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CD's don't autorun anymore

Posted on 2003-12-11
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Where do you go to check to make sure that CD games & such autorun.  I know that I have seen it but mind is going going gone!  Thanks!
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by:war1
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lila,
   Go to Device Manager > CDROM.  Go the driver properites. Click Settings.  Check the box next to "Auto insert notification".
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by:lila1160
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Thanks war1, that's where I saw it!  You are always jolly on the spot!
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by:CrazyOne
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>>>that's where I saw it!

You did in XP then you have something a I don't.

For me I open Explorer and right click on the drive and then click on properties then click on Auto Play. There you will see a whole host of options. They can be confusing so you have to play around with the settings.
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by:CrazyOne
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Or download this free utility http://www.xteq.com/ and when you open it go to

System > File System > CD Auto Star
Then Click on the the Auto Starts.
After each change you must click on the Apply Changes button before moving on to do anything else.
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by:lila1160
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I was just in the middle of writing that I can't find it.  All I have is General, Programs, Volumns & Driver no where is there settings.  CrazyOne, isn't there somewhere I can set the CDr to autoplay besides getting that program?
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by:CrazyOne
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Take a look at my first comment.
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by:CrazyOne
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Or download this file and double click on it

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/autorunenable.reg
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by:lila1160
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I see Autorun but it just has files & it is set on music files; then a place for other files on a drop down menu.  There is no place to auto run games & such.  Only Prompt me each time.  Geez
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by:lila1160
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I downloaded the file now I will see what happens.  Thanks CrazyOne!
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by:CrazyOne
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Yeah I know Lila that Autorun tab is damn confusing to me to. I don't like that thing to tell you the truth.
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qfren earned 100 total points
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hi:

perhaps..

Start >Run type "regedit" {enter}

Navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CURRENTCONTROLSET/SERVICES/CDROM

Change the variable Autorun from 1 to 0 to disable
Change the variable Autorun from 0 to 1 to enable


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by:CrazyOne
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Personally I prefer what ever the xteg does because if allows you to choose Autorun for data and Auto run for music rather then just atuorun for everthing.
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by:qfren
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CrazyOne :

oops...I didnt check the links b4 i post.....
sorry.. :)

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by:qfren
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by the way is qfren not gfren...

cheers... :-)
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by:CrazyOne
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Ooops sorry qfren I transposed a g for q. :)
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by:Stevejones123
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Incidentally TweakUi covers this and a load of other things. You can download it from Micorosoft direct, try doing a search, or get it from other download sites like tucows.
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by:lila1160
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Thanks everyone, I'll try the suggestions.  Actually, I was asking for my son on his computer so going into the bios is dangerous for him so I downloaded the autorunenable.reg from CrasyOne.  He'll try that one & if it doesn't help I'll send him to TweakUi.
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by:qfren
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CrazyOne 's comments should accepted as answer ...... :-)



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