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HP CD wont play

by joker4440 / June 16, 2006 8:46 PM PDT

Well I have just got an Ipaq h5550. I can't get the Installation CD to work. Auto play wont work. I've tried right-clicking and clicking the Autoplay but nothing happens. The only thing I can do is right-click open. The CD opens up the files...but no Auto play. I've been into properties and everything seems to be fine. I tried the CD on my laptop and it worked fine, but on my Desktop all I get is a...''popup blocked by Google Toolbar'' messege...even though internet explorer isn't even open!!!
Question...why is google blocking the CD???? Strange don't you think??!!

Both my DVD players play everything else I have just fine. Please help.

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Some CD's do this
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 16, 2006 9:05 PM PDT
In reply to: HP CD wont play

if they have security measures included.

I see the HP Ipaq h5550 is a hand-held device or PDA.

Why does it need a CD, and why do you need to load the CD into a PC? Excuse my ignorance, but I have never used a PDA or similar device.

If the file structure on the CD is such that there is no recognisable file on the root directory, then possibly Windows doesn't know which autoplay option to select.

EG, if the CD has folders only on the root directory, and any exe, video or music files are inside a folder, Autoplay may not be able to make a suitable choice.

Just clutching at straws here. Perhaps someone else will have a better idea.


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by sheilakmcd / June 16, 2006 9:13 PM PDT
In reply to: Some CD's do this

It's probably software that came with the pda to allow syncing to the pc.

When browsing the files on the cd, you need to find and click setup.exe instead of autoplay for the cd to run.

If Google Toolbar is blocking it for some reason, go into the Google Toolbar options and uncheck the pop-up blocker. You can turn it back on when you are done.

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by joker4440 / June 16, 2006 9:31 PM PDT
In reply to: setup.exe

Setup doesn't work either. Google keeps blocking it. I disabled the popup blocker and still google is blocking the program. I de-selected google from the Toolbar option so now Google is 'gone'...and it's still blocking. This is really strange.

I remember that when I tried the CD in my laptop I got a message that the CD has Active X on it. I was asked if I wanted to proceed...I selected 'yes'. I'm not getting that option on my desktop. On the other hand, isn't Active x associated with Internet Explorer??

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Advanced internet options
by sheilakmcd / June 16, 2006 9:48 PM PDT
In reply to: SETUP

You might try going to Internet Options, Advanced, and uncheck Allow 3rd party browser extensions, and check Allow active content to run from CD's and see if that helps. And check out your security options for activex, and see if you can loosen those up, temporarily.

Be sure to put everything back like it was when you are finished.

If all else fails, you could uninstall the Google Toolbar, and then reinstall it when you're done.

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IE pop-up blocker
by sheilakmcd / June 16, 2006 10:18 PM PDT

Internet Explorer has it's own pop-up blocker, also. Have you turned it off? Are you running any other software that blocks pop-ups?

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by joker4440 / June 16, 2006 9:19 PM PDT
In reply to: Some CD's do this

oops...sorry I didn't mention that it was a PDA!!! Well the CD is to install the software onto my Desktop. The PDA will be able to synchronize with my desktop. There are a lot of other programs on the CD too. I can't tell what they are until I install them. I think there is a tutorial and owners manual too. Anyway, I'm sure it's stuff i might need. I guess I could always install everything through the right click option...then delete what I don't need. Do you think I could possibly 'miss' anything if I manually install the programs?

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S'ok :)
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 16, 2006 9:28 PM PDT
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As Sheila says, you should look for a setup.exe program on the CD.

It's difficult to say otherwise because not all programs may be suitable. If you Open the CD and look at what folders and files are listed first, is there any thing like "Install", or "Setup", or similar?

Good luck.


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If it is the desktop
by glb613 / June 16, 2006 10:30 PM PDT
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