autorun cd rom

  rambus 19:22 14 Nov 03

could anyone please advise how i can activate my pc`s cd rom to autorun when i put a disc in . thanks.

  rambus 19:23 14 Nov 03

sorry, i should have said that i am using xp home.

  hugh-265156 19:39 14 Nov 03

right click your drive in my computer

select properties/autoplay

from the drop down list choose the action to perform with different media content.

pics click here

if you have no prompt to choose the action when the disc is inserted you may need to edit the reg.

click here

  hugh-265156 19:44 14 Nov 03

short version of ms kb article

click start/run type regedit click ok

back up the registry by clicking my computer

click file/export and save somewhere (desktop is good)

navigate to


on the right find "Autorun"

double click it and give it a hex value of "1"

close the registry and restart the computer.

  beeuuem 20:36 14 Nov 03

If you don't want to play with the registry click here

  hugh-265156 21:52 14 Nov 03

you can also just click no.10 on this page click here (also works for home etd)

save to desktop and click.

  rambus 19:48 15 Nov 03

thanks for all your help, after a very frustrating afternoon trying to resolve the problem i gave up and purchased a new cd rom drive, and it works a treat, old one must have become worn out, even though xp was telling me the device was ok. it was well worth the £16.45p to replace it.
thanks for your help again. rambus

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