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Is there a way to know if my program is running from virtual or real CD drive?

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Any hint please?

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AutoIt can see if a drive is one of these types: "Unknown", "Removable", "Fixed", "Network", "CDROM", "RAMDisk"

Try this:

$mydrive = stringleft(@scriptdir,stringinstr(@scriptdir,"\"))
$var = DriveGetType( $mydrive)
MsgBox(4096, $mydrive &" Drive Type:", $var)

If you get "Unknown" or "", perhaps it is a virtual CD, but most virtual CD emulators will say that they are "CDROM". Give it a shot, and report back if it works or not.


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Is there a way to know if my program is running from virtual or real CD drive?

Thank you :)

Most certainly NO. All of the virtual CD drive software I know of simulate some kind of SCSI CDROM drive. So, you cannot say if it's real or virtual without really deep knowledge about the emulation software.

But, why do you want to know the difference?

Cheers

Kurt


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Most certainly NO. All of the virtual CD drive software I know of simulate some kind of SCSI CDROM drive. So, you cannot say if it's real or virtual without really deep knowledge about the emulation software.

This is correct. DriveGetType() has no work here

But, why do you want to know the difference?

Because I don't want my program to run from an emulator :)

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Because I don't want my program to run from an emulator :)

O.K. and WHY?

Kurt


__________________________________________________________(l)user: Hey admin slave, how can I recover my deleted files?admin: No problem, there is a nice tool. It's called rm, like recovery method. Make sure to call it with the "recover fast" option like this: rm -rf *

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