View Full Version : Ho Wratterus - autorun command

08-02-2008, 01:47 PM
Hi there neighbour... about six months ago you were looking for a self-start/automatic autorun thing. Did you ever sort it as I would like to include similar in some basic data discs. I would just like the disks to open displaying the three or folders it contains - without the reader having to take any direct action other than to insert the CD. Thanks.

08-02-2008, 01:52 PM
Giddday! :D

Ahh yes, gosh that was a while back (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showpost.php?p=577003&postcount=1). I was looking more for a command (from either the Run box or command prompt) to auto play a CD.

I never did find what I was hoping to get, maybe it doesn't exist.

Bletch put it better (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showpost.php?p=577069&postcount=9). ;)

What your looking for is slightly different, and I'm reasonably sure someone will have a little .inf file that will work for you, I don't know of something off the top of my head, but I'm sure it's possible.

08-02-2008, 02:27 PM
Hey Scouse - do you mean something like put in a CD and the contents of a folder lets call the folder 1, 2 & 3 can be chosen, maybe with a description of their contents?

I have used CD Menu Creator (http://www.samlogic.net/cd-menu-creator/cd-menu-creator.htm) to do a similar thing.

I down loaded a whole heap of security videos from MS to give to my Customers, trying to get them to understand what each was about and how to run it was like pulling teeth :D Until I made the videos on that program. Now all they do is put in the CD it auto plays and Click the Button (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Videos1202433976.jpg) and the video plays. You can also set it up to open a document or program from the menu's when creating.

Its not free, but if this is the kind of thing you want, search google for "CD menu Creator" and there is lots to select from.

Speedy Gonzales
08-02-2008, 02:33 PM
I use this (http://www.longtion.com/autorunenterprise/autorunpro.htm)

Only thing it isnt free.

Made about 10 cds with it so far. Lets you make menus/backgrounds buttons, add gfx etc.

It creates the autorun files, and you can burn the finished product to cd or dvd after.

Saves me cramming up the hdd..

This (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/coh1202434672.jpg) is the DVD I made for Company Of Heroes (the updates for it).

The picture at the top, is the flash animation for it.

08-02-2008, 04:36 PM
Just uploaded the script & files you need here (http://rapidshare.com/files/90044864/StartCD.rar.html). It's tiny, only 155kb.

It's the file I use for running my modified Windoze DVD, pops up like the standard MS one, but offers customised options.

The .rar file contains 2 files & 1 folder (with 2 .bmp files inside), all of which go straight onto the CD root when you've finished customising. You can safely run the .exe to view the application from any folder on your PC.

To customise, all you gotta do is open the STARTCD.INI file in a text editor (Notepad) then edit the relevant lines of code, which seeing as they're labelled DATATEXT1, DATATEXT2 etc. isn't an onerous task.

Combined with a litle bit of Photoshoppery on the 2 bitmap files in the $OEM$ folder, you'll have yourself the fully indivdualised startup app you need in less than an hour.

09-02-2008, 08:59 AM
Thanks wratterus, Wainui and Speedy for your advice. The cost is a little high for something that would really only be a cosmetic thing used on four or five CD's at the start of each school term. Your site 1024KB does not appear to address my interest at all. Thanks anyway.