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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #30 on: Apr 29th, 2006, 7:11am »
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What worked for me was formatting the thumb drive and setting the partion active ( make it bootable ) which makes windows see it as a local drive instead of a removeable drive. then the standard autorun.inf works, but XP will still ask if you want to run the program or open the drive with explorer.
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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #31 on: Jun 11th, 2006, 12:31am »
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>>by formatting the thumb drive and setting the partion active ( make it bootable )  
 
So, how do you set the partition active?  I don't see anything in the format command to do that.
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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #32 on: Jul 4th, 2006, 2:15am »
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on Jun 11th, 2006, 12:31am, DCFrench wrote:
>>by formatting the thumb drive and setting the partion active ( make it bootable )  
 
So, how do you set the partition active?  I don't see anything in the format command to do that.    

 
It's more likely a partition management function.  Might be an idea to see if FDISK can do it (assuming it can access the USB drive), or possibly marking the partition as "active" by right clicking My Computer, choosing Manage and clicking on Disk Management.
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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #33 on: Jul 17th, 2006, 5:45pm »
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the disk management in Windows XP or 2000 might do it but I used Partition magic. HP used to have a program (I believe it was called makeboot) that would do it to and I have seen it done with Fdisk and some dos usb drivers( from Iomega ) so that your pc does recognize the usb device from dos, if boot with a dos floppy or the like. the Iomega way isn't very reliable though, it seems like there is alot more devices that won't work with it than devices that will work. so that is trial and error. but if you can find Makeboot, it simply formats your thumbdrive and makes it bootable. Or MKBT from www.nu2.nu will take a floppy disk image and put it on your thumb drive to make it bootable, this is alittle more in depth though.
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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #34 on: Aug 18th, 2006, 12:24pm »
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easiest way to set a partition active is to plug it in a linux system. linux fdisk tools are more powerfull imho... (cause I only know dos fdisk and disk maanagement tools AND the linux ones)
 
I don't think it's posible from within windows without special tools. (the dos in XP doesn't even has fdisk if 'm correct) The option "set as active is not available for usb-sticks.
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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #35 on: Sep 30th, 2006, 1:56am »
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on Jun 11th, 2004, 1:04am, Richard Page wrote:
Is it possible to create an Autorun or Autoplay that works on a USB drive or stick?
 
I want to be able to make my own application on a USB stick/drive run as soon as it is inserted into the PC or laptop....

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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #36 on: Nov 23rd, 2006, 12:15am »
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fdisk was replaced by format
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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #37 on: Dec 10th, 2006, 5:37am »
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To sum up guys, there is no way to do what the post writter meant to, right? Still waiting for the solution and still looking for it with any success. Take care.
 
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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #38 on: Apr 2nd, 2007, 7:58am »
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Any update on this issue? It would be very useful to have a simple program that automatically runs a file on my flash drive when inserted into any computer.
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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #39 on: Apr 16th, 2007, 12:11pm »
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u3 has that stupid thing that pops up every time you insert your drive.  first it loads a cd with its program and autoruns it, and then it loads the drive.  I found a program to delete that cd the other day because it is really annoying.  If U3 can put it on the disk, and I can take it off, shouldn't someone be able to do the same...
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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #40 on: Oct 31st, 2007, 11:19am »
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I've tried the DeskMount tool mentioned before... seems to do exactly what I needed. No more annoying popups! Thanks!
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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #41 on: Nov 19th, 2007, 12:07pm »
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 I'm going nuts over this issue.  I have a couple of USB drives that I use to share data between home (Windows XP MCE) and office (Windows XP Pro), both equipped with Autorun.inf files.  They execute as soon as I plug them in in the office but I can't get them to behave the same way at home!
 
BTW, getting back to the beginning.  For your original project to work you will need a PowerPoint player that can be installed entirely on the USB drive (no registry entries, etc.).
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Re: Autorun on USB drive
« Reply #42 on: Mar 3rd, 2008, 2:16pm »
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I will like to re-open this subject since newer and different usb drives are emerging from different companies. Can someone upload a working USB autostart.inf file for everyone to use. I am personally trying to open a projector file(.exe) that plays fullscreen when the usb drive is pluged. so far I have this and it doesn't overpass the choose what to do with popup window from xp.
 
[autorun]
OPEN=broadvox.exe
shellexecute=broadvox.exe
shell\Auto=&Autoplay
shell\Auto\command=broadvox.exe
ICON=broadvox.ico
action=Run broadvox program
label=My Broadvox
shell=Auto  
 
thanks,
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Re: Autorun on USB key pen drive
« Reply #43 on: Apr 22nd, 2010, 12:15pm »
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Hi  ???
I've been reading the post and getting kinda confused. I have no technical background so please bear with me.
 
I got a 20kb USB stick that won't autorun on Vista & Win7. A popup will appear asking if I want to open the folder to view files. When I open it I see 2 files. Autorun and an IE icon that says click here and when I do, it takes me to a website link. When I open the autorun file, i see this
[autorun]
shellexecute=w w w . websitelink
 
The problem is this: I want it to autorun without being asked if I want to view the files or not. The USB has only 20kb capacity so I can only store a small file and the website link. It this possible at all??? It has to autorun on XP, VISTA & WIN7----HELP Please!!!
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Re: Autorun on USB key pen drive
« Reply #44 on: May 17th, 2010, 2:58am »
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be aware of that the autorun feature has been turned off in Windows 7 for USB flash drives. It will only work in Windows Vista or earlier.
 
For the rest I'm using www.cdfrontend.com to create the autorun, you can show either a presentation (big or small) or a menu (to run files or powerpoint or PDF etc etc, and also place link to web sites
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