I have a third party app which is a bit flawed that I am distributing to users (on a dvd) who want things to 'just work'. The only solution I could come up with to stop them calling me was to put a readme on the DVD and make it force run when the disk is inserted with autorun.inf. However autorun.inf also had to start the main .exe application on the DVD and usually you cannot get autorun to do two things. This seems to be a common problem that people have so I thaught I would post my way of getting around it and perhaps someone could suggest an improvement. 1. You must put notepad.exe on the disk. 2. Make autorun.inf open autorun.bat instead of the exe. 2. Make an autorun.bat to do the following, Echo Off @START notepad.exe readme.txt @ping (some ip you know is unreachable) @START yourapp.exe EXIT Suggested Improvements: 1. Make the .bat use notepad off the user's machine. 2. I got that Echo and @ stuff somewhere to try to supress the cmd window but it did not work. 3. The ping step is a just like a pause or sleep command, but I don't know a good one to use.