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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Windows : Autorun is Disabled?

Here is a solution for the Geeks; it modifies the Windows registry:

  1. Start RegEdit (regedt32.exe).
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Services/Cdrom.
3. Edit the Autorun value to '1' to enable autorn, and '0'
to disable autorun.
4. Close RegEdit.

NOTE: You may have to restart the system.

A simpler solution (not guaranteed to work if autorun has been disabled in the registry, as in my case) is:

  1. Right-click on the drive.
2. Choose properties.
3. Choose Autoplay.
4. Choose the action you want to take for various file types.

1 comment:

rampy said...

At the same time, if you dont want the CD to autoplay (without knowing the regedit option when autorun is '1' (on)), just press 'Shift' button, once CD is inserted and is loading(on Windows)