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Run Inserted CD-ROMs Automatically (All Windows) Popular

When you insert a data disc into the CD-ROM drive, it may not be run automatically, changing this setting should correct the problem.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new Binary value, or modify the existing value, called "NoDriveTypeAutoRun" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|NoDriveTypeAutoRunREG_BINARY95 00 00 00 [*Windows 95,98,Me]|
|NoDriveTypeAutoRunREG_DWORD0x00000095 (149) [*Windows NT,2000,XP]|
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|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\...|
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Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer]
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer]
Value Name: NoDriveTypeAutoRun
Data Type: REG_BINARY (Binary Value)
Value Data: 95 00 00 00

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: August 15, 2002