How can i restore AUTO run on my CD-rom drive?

Question

every time I install new hardware with a cd, my computer does not automatically open it. I have to go into "my computer" and manually open it. I recently subscribed to I tunes and downloaded some music. Everytime I connect to I tunes, it tells me my computer's cd autorun is turned off. I can't find out how to turn it on. Please Help!

Thanks,

Scott Cooper

Answer

This question was answered on March 23, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system.

There is no option to enable or disable automatically running CD-ROMs in the user interface 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.

There are two other registry keys that can affect this functionality:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

NoDriveTypeAutoRun = 0x00000095

-and-

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

NoDriveTypeAutoRun = 0x00000095

The correct value for each is 0x00000095

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 23, 2004