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Re: he safetydrill shows in the window but when i click...
"Autorun" is a Windows package. You don't need to use any of that stuff on a Macintosh.
Just launch Disk Utility from Applications/Utilities, use the Partition section to define one partition in Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format with the volume name of your choice. In about ten seconds, you will have a perfectly working Mac OS external drive. (If you don't do this, the drive will still appear to work, but will still be in a Windows format, which can cause certain types of data loss on Macintosh files.)
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Autorun.inf is the primary instruction file associated with
the Autorun function. Autorun.inf itself is a simple text-based
configuration file that tells the operating system which executable
to start, which icon to use, and which additional menu commands
to make available. In other words, autorun.inf tells Windows
how to deal open the presentation and treat the contents of
That being said, it would depend on what it is trying to run automatically. If it is trying to run iTunes automatically that is one thing, but if it is running a virus automatically it would not be safe.
You can right click on the file, and edit it with notepad/wordpad to find out what program it is trying to run.
Hi, the new computer should recognise the OneTouch and find the right drivers when you plug it in.
The SafetyDrill recovery CD does not have the drivers on it. It is just for use as a boot disc if you want to completely restore your PC with a SafetyDrill copy which has been made earlier.
There is no installation CD but the Maxtor Manager utilities, including SafetyDrill, were originally on the OneTouch drive itself and should still be there if you explore it. To install Manager click on the icon called 'Launch' (which is a green forward triangle/arrow with an orange square off centre on it)
The 'guides' file should still be on the drive too.
I could only find this, which you have probably followed already:- " Step 1:
Install a new computer hard drive that is equal to or larger than your
old drive. If your new drive is larger than the original drive from
which you made the SafetyDrill copy, the extra portion of the new drive will
not be partitioned during the
system restore from the SafetyDrill copy...."
You also probably know, and I do not know if could be relevant to whether the hard drive can be recognised, that you can only restore a Safety Drill copy to a PC which in every other way is the same (i.e. consists of exactly the same other hardware). The instructions are a bit vague about the identical hardware requirement, except to say 'restore your (my italics) computer' which just implies it, but it does make sense because of all the interrelationships and drivers involved.
Apart from those considerations the questions arise as to whether the new hard drive is plugged in the same as the old one and whether it is itself working normally. It would be worth while to compare them to see if the jumpers are set in the same way, and to test it out in another similar computer.
Step by step instructions for Windows 7 32-bit follow:
Insert the Panasonic CDROM. Don't use autorun - Cancel autorun popup. Right click on CDROM drive in "My Computer" and select 'Open'. Right click on Setup application & choose 'Troubleshoot Compatibility'. Select 'Troubleshoot program'. Select "The program worked in earlier versions of Windows but won't install or run now' & click
the "Next" button. Select 'Windows Vista (Service Pack 2)' & click the "Next" button. Click on "Start the program..." button. Proceed with program installation. When installation finished cancel out of the 'Program Compatibility' window.
If you have Windows 7 64-bit the instructions are:
Insert the program CDROM. Don't use autorun - Cancel autorun popup. Right click on CDROM drive in "My Computer" and select 'Open'. Right click on Setup application & choose 'Troubleshoot Compatibility'. Select 'Troubleshoot program'. Select "The program worked in earlier versions of Windows but won't install or run now' & click
the "Next" button. Select 'Windows Vista (Service Pack 2)' & click the "Next" button. Click on "Start the program..." button. Installation will start. VideoCam Suite will probably be flashing on the taskbar so select it. The window will show: 'This application does not support this 64-bit operating system. Are you
sure you want to install?' !!! Click the "Yes" button !!! Proceed with program installation. When installation finished cancel out of the 'Program Compatibility' window.
To create an Autorun-enabled CD-ROM, proceed as follows:
Create an Autorun.inf File Autorun.inf is a text file that is located in the root folder of your application CD-ROM. It provides to the computer the name and the location of the startup program for your application that is installed when the CD-ROM is inserted. The Autorun.inf file can also contain optional information including the following:
The name of a file that contains an icon that represents your application's CD-ROM drive. This icon appears in Windows Explorer instead of the standard drive icon.
Additional commands for the shortcut menu that appears when the user right-clicks the CD-ROM icon. You can also specify the default command that runs when the user double-clicks the icon. Autorun.inf files are similar to .ini files.
The [autorun] section contains the default Autorun commands. All Autorun.inf files must have an [autorun] section.
icon: Specifies the path and the file name of an application-specific icon for the CD-ROM drive.
open: Specifies the path and the file name of the startup application.
Autorun.infThe following is an example of a simple Autorun.inf file. It specifies Filename.exe as the startup application. The second icon represents the CD-ROM drive instead of the standard drive icon.
[autorun] open=Filename.exe icon=Filename.ico
This issue may have resulted from a virus infection on the machine the drive was plugged into.
You’ll need to delete the file autoruns.inf located on your flash drive.
By default, Windows hides this file, so before you can delete it you must make a couple of changes (you may reverse these after you’ve finished):
Open My Computer
Click on the View tab
Under “Hidden files and folder” choose “Show hidden files and folders”
Remove the tick from “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
Go back to My Computer and click on your flash drive. If you can’t open it that way, try right clicking on it and choose “Explore.”
Find the autoruns.inf file, right click on it and choose “Delete.” Confirm “Yes.”
Unplug and re-plug the drive in. You should be back to normal.
Look into the CD that came with the camera. If it autoruns then install the other applications other the driver. If it does not autorun then Use Windows Explorer to look into the cd details and look for folders like APPLICATION OR SOFTWARE, then run the software or application.