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Old 02-04-03, 06:50 PM
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Need help with my Samsumg HD!

Hello, I need help I have a Samsung 20 GB Hard Drive that has been working fine exept that it can't autorun. All of my other drives have the autorun. I tried upgrading from Windows 98 to Windows xp and I still have the same problem. I need some advice on what to do and I can't delete it because I have alot of important information on it.
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Can anybody help this guy?
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I would try, but I don't have a clue what autorun on a hard drive is supposed to do. Autorun is what makes CDs execute when you stick them in the CD-ROM.
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Let me make it more specific...

Ok... sorry let me be more specific. You know when you are going to access the HD it has a little picture or whatever. Well, mine dosen't. I can still open it exept that when clicking it I have to right click and press open instead of directly clicking it. This did not bother me until my uncle gave me this old (but cool) game. I tried to install it with Windows 98 at the time and it said basiclly that my HD didn't have autorun so it could not install. I don't know what to do to put the picture there (make it have auto run.
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Posting to move it back to top.
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It looks like you mean you don't have autorun set on for your CD-ROM. What you are calling autorun is just having a shortcut on your desktop.

You can either turn on autorun in the properties of your CD-ROM (I can't remember exactly how to do this with Win98) or you can use Windows Explorer on the CD and find a program on the CD called setup or install and run that. If you opened the program called autorun on the CD it would tell you exactly what program you needed to run.
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Originally posted by moyam
Posting to move it back to top.
We call that a Bump
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Ok thanks Amadeus. X it's not that. It's my Hard Drive not my CD-ROM. I got Windows XP, Do you know how to do it in that in Windows XP? IF I enable autorun will it delete all my filess or what?
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I never heard of autorun on a HD. Even if it existed, wouldn't autorun on a HD just start running the app with a autorun file on the drive? That's what autorun does on a CD.
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There is no such thing as auto-run for a hard drive. What do you mean by:
You know when you are going to access the HD it has a little picture...
Are you saying there is no icon for the drive in Windows Explorer?
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Posting to Bump Oh yeah there you go. The picture there is missing. What there is is a Sheet with a pictue inside. When I click on that drive a Window pops up saying " Windows cannot find AUTORUN.EXE. This program is needed for opening file for type 'File'. Type the executable file to be used instead" then there is a box saying "E:\cdsample\autorun" and when i Press ok it just pops up again.
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did you copy a cd rom directly to the root of this harddrive?
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The what? The Root? Can you explain to me what is the root? This problem has been at me for a long itme now. When I replaced my old with this one (because it fried) and I installed windows 98
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The root mean the top level of the drive like C:\, D:\, E:\, F:\, ... etc.
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yep, as zuffy said.. the first level of the drive

if you copy the contents of a cd rom to this level of a harddrive, sometimes it will act as a cd drive in explorer and give you the same types of messages.. especially if there was an autorun.ini file on the cd that was copied and its trying to run from that harddrive...

just rightclick the drive and go to explore.. then look to see what is currently sitting on that drive.. do you have applications installed to that harddrive right now? if not, you can temporarily drop all files from the root of that drive into a temp folder.. and see if that clears up your problem.
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Or just delete the file called "autorun.inf" from C:\.
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i just skimmed the thread.. missed this part about this being his C drive

definitly dont try to copy everything into a temp folder
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Well, the thing is I do Have files on the HD. What do I do now?
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Well is there an AUTORUN.INF file in the root of the C:\ drive? If so, delete it or move it to a temp folder.
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How do I access the Root of the drive? Where is the Temporary Folder?
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Originally posted by moyam
How do I access the Root of the drive? Where is the Temporary Folder?
Just go into Windows Explorer and navigate to your C: drive. Look for a file called "autorun.inf" and delete it.

Forget the Temporary Folder stuff.
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I searched the root and I only have 2 files with the autorun name and that is " AUTOEXEC.MTM and a document called autorun. There is no autorun.inf file. what do I do?
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Most likely, the "autorun" file that came up in the search IS "autorun.inf", but you have the option to "hide extensions for known file types" applied. Just delete that autorun file, or if you're really paranoid, move it to your desktop first, then delete it later after you've verified that your problem has been fixed.
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I backed it up to a disk and it still dosen't work. I got the error message and then I directed it to open with the autorun and no when click it it says C:\ is not a valid win32 appplication. What do I do?

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