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CD Rom

Posted on 1999-07-11
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Last Modified: 2013-12-28
In the past, when I would install a CD rom, my computer would automatically recognize the disc, and start the program. Now, for some reason, it does not recognize the disc, and I am forced to go into the programs menu to start the program. I am currently running win 98. Can anyone assist with this problem?

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ID: 1673499
Probable obvious, but in the Device Manager/cdrom/settings, is there a check beside autonotification?


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rpmartins earned 200 total points
ID: 1673500
Is the auto-run option for the CDROM switched on?
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ID: 1673501
Isn't that what oldgreyguy just commented about??? Looks like you stole his comment and posted as an answer?? Maybe the exact wording is different but still the same thing
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ID: 1673502
Check out TweakUI from the Win98 CD. It's in tools, reskit, powertoy. Just right-click the inf and select install.

Make sure that Data CD's are set to play on the paranoia tab. The registry can override the auto insert notification and still not play a data CD. TweakUI is the safest way to check, rather than editing the registry.

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ID: 1673503
Please clarify. Autorun option? Please provide step-by-step instructions. Thanks.

Expert Comment

ID: 1673504

Click on start, go to settings, and click on control panel.

In the control panel double click on the system icon and then click the device manager tab.  Double click on the CD-ROM catagory and a menu will drop down with your cd listed on it.  Click on your cd to highlight it and then click the properties button, click the settings tab.  You will see acheck box on this page for "autoinsert notification".  Put a check in this box.

OldGreyGuy got it first, he deserves the points.  Please reject rpmartins answer and award the points to OldGreyGuy.


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