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Autorun runs in Win98se, but not Win95

By beach ·
I prepared a PowerPoint presentation (Office 97) to hand out to clients and added an autorun.inf and *.lst file as well as the viewer (ppview32.exe) and a couple of other files specified in article Q93604, ISO Support for CD-ROM. I want the presentation to start automatically as soon as the person puts the CD into the CD drive. It works well with all our Windows 98se computers, but not on our Windows 95 computers. As a matter of fact, it does not even recognize the CD on the Win95 computers so that someone could click on the Windows Explorer to open it.

Does anyone have any idea on how to remedy this? I need to send these presentations to about 50 clients and prospects and must assume that some still use Win95, and I want it to work everywhere. Sorry, no Win2000 or other machines here ... so I cannot test.

Thanks a bunch.
Angela
beach@nauticom.net

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by robert_a_mocarski In reply to Autorun runs in Win98se, ...

I did not quite understand from your description whether the cd drive was not recognized, or just the disk you are trying to create.

You may have a problem with the type of media you are using. Older cd drives will not recognize cd-rw disks, and many will not recognize cd-r disks. Unless you can be sure of the hardware, you can not be sure that what you send will run.

I'm not aware of any differences in autorun between Win95 and 98. I believe you are safe in using the same process of CD creation for both.

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by M_Ozog In reply to Autorun runs in Win98se, ...

My answer is along the same lines as the person above. We do CD duplication. The early CD drives we had had problems recognizing CD's made with a certain color, particularly the deep blue color. you may to try a different type of CD-R.

Also, when making the CD are you using Romeo or Joliet format. Joliet format will allow you to use long filenames and still be readable by MS-DOS 8.3 filenames.

M Ozog
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by LordInfidel In reply to Autorun runs in Win98se, ...

Is your autorun.inf file pointing to a command interpeter to output the file.

If not that may be your problem.

Download and unzip this file:
www.directionweb.com/autoplay/autoplay.zip

You will find instructions in there.

***** Also, if it is a win95 machine, make sure that the cd-rom is not some sort of slow speed like a 2x, 4x. If you are using an 8x blank cdr and try to put it into a 2x cd rom player, it will not work. No matter if you burn it off at 1x. The player will not beable to read the CD format.

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