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windpiper
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:43 pm    Post subject: Magicjack autorun

Can someone tell me if you can disable autorun were it don't startup at bootup from computer to computer ? Can you disable the autorun on the magicjack drive itself. not the msconfig or the startup control panel untility.I want to start it up manualy on diferent computers without using any untilities. Question
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VaHam
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:21 am    Post subject: Re: Magicjack autorun

windpiper wrote:
Can someone tell me if you can disable autorun were it don't startup at bootup from computer to computer ? Can you disable the autorun on the magicjack drive itself. not the msconfig or the startup control panel untility.I want to start it up manualy on diferent computers without using any untilities. Question


I haven't tried it but the following might work.

By default, Windows autoplays many types of USB devices. You can turn off autoplay in Windows XP by clicking Start and Run. In the Run field type in "gpedit.msc" (without the quotes). On the Group Policy screen, select Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates. Click System. Double-click Turn off Autoplay. On the Setting tab, select Disabled and click OK.

Of coarse this would turn off autoplay for all devices.
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Pismire
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:30 pm    Post subject:

Haven't tried this as well but how about renaming the autorun.ini on the MJ drive to something else. You would have to change the attribute from read only.
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Denver Dave
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:51 am    Post subject:

If a solution is found - I'd be interested. I don't mind MJ booting, but the image display that is always on top effectively stopping the use of all other apps on the computer for a minute is very irritating - I just unplug the darn thing before startup and plug it in when I need it, but there should be a better way.
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ejg528
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:01 pm    Post subject:

There is a better way.

I'll admit, the first couple of times I saw the "splash screen" saying something like "Magic Jack - a minute of waiting, a lifetime of savings" I thought it was cute. But that got old fast.

You can create a shortcut which bypasses the splash screen. The executive line is something like this:

"C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\mjusbsp\magicJack.exe" /foreground /scf _magicJackPersonalDataRoot "F:\magicJack"

where username is the account that runs the Magic Jack software and F: is the drive that Magic Jack is running on. My Magic Jack actually takes up the F: and G: drives, but I found I had to use F: to get this to work.

You'll want to disable Magic Jack at startup then start this shortcut manually. Or you can even put the shortcut into a startup folder if you're still using the old Microsoft Office startup programs (the old way of getting programs to start upon boot - I guess I'm a bit old school!). Or alternatively, you can just run Magic Jack as a service, completely in the background - that's my favorite solution so far. I'm actually toying with the HP Thin Client or the ATA route, but I don't think the latter is sanctioned by Magic Jack (not sure about the former), and I've spent so much time getting Magic Jack configured on my PC that I just want to spend some time enjoying it for a while - haha!

I hope this helps.

--ejg528
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Denver Dave
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:24 am    Post subject:

Quote:
You'll want to disable Magic Jack at startup
How do we do this?
Thanks.
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ejg528
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:31 pm    Post subject:

To disable the MagicJack software/service at startup, go into Start / Run and type msconfig. On the Startup tab, there will be either one or two checkboxes called "cdloader2." Uncheck the box(es).

Reboot your machine, and you'll see a popup about some configuaration changing. Put a check in the box saying something like "never show this again" and click OK. That should do it. Magic Jack should never start automatically again.

--ejg528
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Jim Chagares
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:27 pm    Post subject: msconfig startup

Whenever I disable the cdloader2.exe file in msconfig it enables itself the next time Magic Jack is manually opened. I have even deleted the cdloader2.exe file in the mjusbsp folder and it makes a new one. I have also deleted it in the registry and it creates another entry. Can't get rid of this startup bully.
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Stewart
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:49 pm    Post subject:

Try replacing the cdloader2.exe file with one containing 0 bytes, and mark it read-only.
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Jim Chagares
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:22 pm    Post subject:

I deleted everything within the cdloader.exe file making it 0 kb and marked it read-only. Unchecked it in msconfig. Rebooted and no Magic Jack. Manually boot Magic Jack and the 0kb read-only file returns to the original 50 kb file and the check mark resets itself in msconfig.
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Stewart
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:07 am    Post subject:

Jim Chagares wrote:
Manually boot Magic Jack and the 0kb read-only file returns to the original 50 kb file and the check mark resets itself in msconfig.

What action did you take to manually boot? If you're running one of the loader or setup programs, perhaps that's causing the unwanted reinstall. Make a shortcut to magicjack.exe with a command line that looks like:
Code:
"C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\mjusbsp\magicJack.exe" /foreground /scf _magicJackPersonalDataRoot "G:\magicJack"

In the above, substitute the appropriate name for 'username' and the drive letter where the MJ USB drive (not the pseudo-CD) appears for G:. Now delete cdloader2 again and try starting MJ using the above shortcut.
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Jim Chagares
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:31 am    Post subject:

That did it. Now if I could only get it to load as a service without the splash screen. I have the service installed but it won't load without the splash screen. I'll keep watching the other thread "the simplified method" in the "tips and trick" forum.

Thank you for you help,
Jim
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astro46
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:35 pm    Post subject:

i was using the magicjack.exe manual load successfully, until i rec'd a new model mj. i find that it starts itself after coming out of standby, so: when system boots it uses the manual method (good), then i have to close program on mj to go into standby. when coming out of standby mj auto starts itself without me using the manual method (bad). i may go back to the old mj since they insist on disabling the use of standby while mj is running. i haven't seen any benefit to the newer mj.
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thanks
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 5:20 am    Post subject: THANK YOU

thanks for helping work this annoyance out ...

performing the actions described in these three posts ABOVE , will fix ya good Wink
VaHam : post#2
ejg528 : post#5
ejg528 : post#7

1. turn off autoplay for ALL DRIVES
2. create a shortcut per post #5
3. kill cdloader2 (msconfig - uncheck)

thanks again to VaHam , ej528 , and Stewart for sending me to this thread .
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