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Disable all cdrom from Auto Running

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Any body tell me where/what the setting is to disable all cd-roms from auto running when i stick them in my cdrom.
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by:stevenlewis
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Determines which drives the Autorun feature is enabled on (All Versions)
Category: Security > System
Determines whether the Autorun feature is enabled on each drive connected to the system. When Autorun is enabled, media is started automatically when it is inserted in the drive.

This value is comprised of 32 bits. The lower 26 bits each represent a drive, with the lowest (right- most) bit representing drive A and the 26th bit from the right representing drive Z. If a bit is set to 0, the autorun feature is enabled on that drive. If a bit is set to 1, the autorun feature is disabled on that drive.

For example, if the value of this entry is 0x8 (1000 binary), autorun is disabled on drive D. Note that a value of 1 in the bit representing the CD-ROM drive takes precedence over the value of Autorun.

 
http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/156/
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by:stevenlewis
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YOu can also just hold down the shift key when you insert the cd, this temporarily disables it
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by:CrazyOne
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If you have Tweak open it up go to the "Paranoia" tab and look near the bottom for "Things that happend behind your back" and should see two stettings one for data CD's and one for music CD's. Remove the checkmark(s) for that which you do not want to have launched atuomatically.
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by:CrazyOne
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If you don't have Tweak you can get here.

Tweak
http://www.microsoft.com/ntworkstation/downloads/PowerToys/Networking/NTTweakUI.asp


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To enable or disable automatically running CD-ROMs, you must edit the registry:

Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then press ENTER.


Locate and click the following registry key:


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CDRom
To disable automatically running CD-ROMs, change the Autorun value to 0 (zero). To enable automatically running CD-ROMs, change the Autorun value to 1.


Restart your computer.

As noted in stevenlewis' post, hold the shift key while inserting if you want to disable on a per CD basis
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by:mjokeefe
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Thanks for that...I've done it in the past, but had totally forgotten the registry hack.  Should write this stuff down...

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