INFO: How to Burn Your CD-ROM

INFO: How to Burn Your CD-ROM

Document ID: IR03004
The information in this article applies to:
  • AutoPlay Menu Studio 3.0

SUMMARY

This article provides information on burning your AutoPlay Menu Studio 3.0 menu to CD-ROM.

DISCUSSION

Burning Your CD-ROM

Here are five steps that you can follow in order to burn your AutoPlay Menu Studio 3.0 menu to a CD-ROM properly:

  1. Set up your Virtual CD-ROM Folder properly: Make sure that your Virtual CD-ROM Folder mimics the root of your CD-ROM exactly.

  2. Reference all your independent files properly: Any file not automatically stored in the DATA directory should be referenced using %SrcDrv% or %SrcDir%.

  3. Build your AutoPlay Menu Studio project to your Virtual CD-ROM Folder: If you set your Virtual CD-ROM Folder to: "C:\Virtual CD" you should set your output folder to: "C:\Virtual CD".

  4. Check the contents of your Virtual CD-ROM Folder: Your Virtual CD-ROM Folder should now contain all the files and folders, including your AutoPlay Menu, that will exist on your finished CD-ROM. The contents of your Virtual CD-ROM Folder should mimic the root of your finished CD-ROM exactly. Give the files and folders one last check and you're ready to burn.

  5. Burn the Contents of your Virtual CD-ROM Folder to the ROOT of you CD-ROM: You are now ready to transfer your AutoPlay Menu to your CD-ROM. To do so you must burn the contents of your Virtual CD-ROM Folder to the root of the CD-ROM.

    This point cannot be stressed enough. Do not burn the actual Virtual CD-ROM Folder; instead burn everything that exists within the Virtual CD-ROM Folder.

    Remember that the Virtual CD-ROM Folder is used to mimic the root of your CD-ROM, so whenever you burn, the root of your CD-ROM should be identical to the contents of your Virtual CD-ROM Folder.

    In general the following should be burnt to the root of your CD-ROM:

    E:\Autorun.exe
    E:\Autorun.apm
    E:\Autorun.inf
    E:\Data

    Note: The above example assumes that E is the drive letter of the CD-ROM; this is not a constant value.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information please see the following topics in the AutoPlay Menu Studio 3.0 help file:

  • Command Reference | Built-In Variables | Built-in Variables
  • Command Reference | Virtual CD-ROM | Virtual CD-ROM Layout Screen

  • Users Guide | The Basics | Virtual CD-ROM Layout

  • Users Guide | Building and Distributing

KEYWORDS: AutoPlay Menu Studio 3.0, CD-ROM, Burning


Last reviewed: October 29, 2002
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