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Seems the problem could be to-do with the default working directory.
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I've used Jstart before and it works well, however my goal was to do all of this in Flash in order to avoid a lot of extra work on the PC side (the final product will be a cross-platform disc) and relying on extra software to make it all work. Turns out that's unavoidable. After researching this over the course of a few days I've determined that when it comes to autorun functionality, Flash is not powerful enough for what I'm wanting to do. (not sure if "powerful enough" is the right way to put it, but that's the jist of it) I've created Flash autoruns for CDs before and they worked fine, however they were calling on simple items like .html files or basic installers. In this case, since the .exe being called has extra functionality built into it that calls on external files I'm assuming it's a security thing that's causing the problem. Hard to say since no messages or warnings came up. In my research I didn't find any specific reference to my problem, but one of the re-occuring comments made by other developers is that Flash isn't really meant for autorun apps and that autorun specific software is the best route to go. Having used IndigoRose's Autoplay software ( http://www.indigorose.com/site/index.php) in the past, I downloaded that and had everything working in a matter of minutes. I haven't had time to go into the details as to how it all works and what what makes it better than using Flash. At this point I'm just glad that solved my problem. Hope it helps anyone else with the same issues. Autoplay is super easy to use and customize. (the buttons and templates included are crap) The downside is that costs $400. There's a trial version, but it's limited to 30 days and the final autorun packages that are produced last only 4 days. After that they won't function.