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[Resolved] partial autoplay

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by rayj, Jan 23, 2002.

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  1. rayj

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    i am running windows 98. i have been unable to get any cds to autoplay until i downloaded autorun.reg which i understand is a patch for the registry entry. this has solved the problem when it comes to audio cds but not for installing software. i still have to do this by finding the appropriate .exe file either by using the start/run command or from 'my computer'. is there a way round this hassle?
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    I'm assuming you have autoinsert notification checked in the CD-Rom's Device Manager>properties> settings page.

    If you have TweakUI installed, check also on the Paranoia tab to see if "play data CDs automaticaly" is checked.

    Personally I think its probably better not to have somthing try to install automatically when you put the CD in.
     
  3. rayj

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    yes, auto insert is checked. what is TweakUI - i don't have it!
    do you think it better to install from the add/remove programs in control panel?
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

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    Well it probably depends on the type of installation CD you are talking about. Some ISP cds will try to automatically install if you insert them. On the other hand a CD like the Windows CD will just open and allow you to select what you want. Not all data CDs will autoplay, but if your Windows CD will not at least open automatically, then something is amiss. Of course you can still open any CD manually through the control panel.

    If you want to install TweakUI and see if the check box for that feature is checked when you view it, or try unchecking and rechecking it -- you can read about it here, and get the installation file.

    http://www.pcforrest.freeserve.co.uk/tweakui.htm

    The best way to install it is to create a folder for the zipped download, extract the files to the SAME folder, then look for a file with an .inf extension. Right click on that and select "install". When it's done you should have TweakUI in the Control Panel.
     
  5. rayj

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    Thanks, Rollin' Rog - that has done the trick - neat little program that TweakUI.
     
  6. Rollin' Rog

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    Great, glad to hear it. I'm not sure what the independent registry setting was, but TweakUI is indeed handy for getting at them.
     
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