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Autorun Error

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#1 hydeeeho


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Posted 04 February 2005 - 01:44 AM

Hi everyone hope I have the right room here as this is my first post

I subscibe to PC User mag. and their CD'S will not autorun on my PC, yet every other CD I have music, DVD, Norton's or anything at all will auto boot with no trouble, could some very kind soul help me out, as to why just PC User CD's will not start up.

In fact a notice appears on my screen which says:


An error has occurred and your brower cannot be started.
If the problem persists your may have to re-install your brower to enable Windows to associate the HTML file extension with your browser.
If you still have problems follow theses steps:

1. Restart your computer.
2. Go to MY COMPUTER on the desktop.
3. Right click on your CD ROM icon and select EXPLORE.
4. Find the file name DEFAULT.HTM and launch it.

I have re-installed both my browsers, IE 6 and Firefox v1 (Preferred), and I cannot find the file name DEFAULT.HTM anywhere, help please. I have also done a virus check and run Spybot and Ad-aware SE all to no avail.

My system is a P4 1.8
512 mb RAM
Windows XP Pro.
Browsers: Firefox v1 (the preferred) & IE 6
Norton System Works & Internet Security 2004

Thanks all


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#2 mangosteen


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Posted 05 February 2005 - 09:29 AM

4. Find the file name DEFAULT.HTM and launch it.

This is the file to be autorun.
Since you cannot find it in the CD, it means the file isn't there. And that's why the autorun won't run.

Open the file Autorun.inf in the root directory of the CD to see what file is exactly needed to be autorun.

For example:

Autorun will launch the file INDEX.HTML located in the folder STARTHERE
Let's stay happy and healthy.

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