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auto run an ebook

Nickjames Hi Sunil (and everyone else too).

I am slowly working out all the relevant coding for the additions to my first ebook, but after burning the first one to CD it doesn't auto run (as I'd hoped) I've probably got the code wrong

the ebook file is called: tutorialcd.exe

I put a .txt file from notepad in the root of the CD which reads:

what have I done wrong? do I need to add a reference to the icon Ive used too?

The icon I have chosen is from the miscellaneous icon folder in ebookcompiler, (the one with a viedo camra being held by an arm).

All help gladly received

Posted on: 11:50 pm on March 25, 2001
EBookCompiler 1. Make sure the file is called AUTORUN.INF (and not AUTORUN.INF.TXT or any other variation) and is in the root directory of the CD

2. Official Microsoft documentation for AUTORUN.INF  is here:

3. For your example make sure the TUTORIALCD.EXE file is also in the root folder of the CD.  I don't think the icon makes any difference simply to run the file

4. You can test autorun.inf using a floppy disk (and save on CDs) if you know some binary.  Seehttp://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q136/2/14.asp

5. If it doesn't seem to be working after all this. then check on a commercial CD (e.g. a game CD or something).  If it doesn't work on a commercial CD that has autorun, check your registry settings (item #4), as I noticed in some versions of Windows this setting can get messed up by Windows itself very occassionally.  I believe there is a documented bug in Windows 95 along these lines, but can't find the MS KB report number for it

Posted on: 12:42 am on March 26, 2001
Nickjames Thanks,

I'll give it a shot!

Posted on: 12:34 pm on March 26, 2001

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