For Windows, it is common for CD-ROMs to automatically start a program when its inserted. This is normally the way the Pronunciation Power CD-ROMs behave. Perhaps your Windows settings were changed to stop this from happening. You might also have security software on your computer that is preventing the auto-start from happening. You can manually start the program by following the steps below.

To manually start the program on the CD-ROM, follow the steps below:

  1. Insert the CD-ROM into your computer.
  2. Click the “Start” menu and choose “My Computer”.
  3. Right-click on the icon of the Pronunciation Power CD-ROM and choose “Explore”. The contents of the CD-ROM will appear.
  4. Double-click the program file with “.exe” extension (such as “ProPow1.exe”).

Note: You may want to make a shortcut of the .exe program file and place it on your desktop for easy access next time. Versions of all of our Pronunciation Power products can be downloaded from “English Computerized Learning Inc.” and installed onto your hard disk so the CD-ROM will no longer be required. If you prefer to do this, contact ECLI Support and we will give you the URL to the download page.