Monitor Installation CD-ROM Won't Autoplay

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wrightsites, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. wrightsites macrumors newbie

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    Hi all:

    I just got my Mac Mini and have been setting everything up. So far no problems. However, when I inserted the installation cd for my monitor, it won't autorun. The cd shows up on the desktop, but I can just open it and read the files - can't run it. The cd seems to be a hybrid. This is my first mac and not having a cd autorun seems like a real headache! Can anyone help??

    John
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    The auto-run feature is most likely a sign that this is a Windows CD.
    The auto-run information is stored inside a file called, wait for it, autorun.inf, a file Mac OS X does not understand.

    If there are also files readable by Mac OS X on the DVD, they should be marked or in a special folder.

    Also know that Mac OS X can't run Windows executables like .exe files or many other Windows files.

    Btw., why do you need to install software for your monitor?


    Also good sites to visit for Mac OS X newcomers:
    http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/ , http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/ and http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I would guess, unless it's an unusual monitor, that you do not. Plug it in, and if you can adjust the resolution to the native display resolution and everything works fine, just ignore the CD. If not, go to the MFR's website and see if they have OS X drivers.
     
  4. wrightsites thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys - actually the monitor is working fine....perhaps it is a Windows CD after all....the monitor is a Dell 2709W
     
  5. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I don't know why Dell even bothers putting a CD with it, even Windows doesn't need special drivers for that monitor... Color collaboration maybe?
     

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