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Enabling Autoplay/Autorun of a CD/DVD by Stretchwickster
Posted: 10 Mar 05 (Edited 10 Mar 05)

Download a diagnosis tool
I discovered a useful Microsoft download which detects if you have an autorun problem and repairs accordingly - the url is http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c680a7b6-e8fa-45c4-a171-1b389cfacdad&displaylang=en&Hash=LJ6SCR
 
or

Modify Registry Keys
Alternatively, check the following registry keys (via Start Menu -> Run -> Type "Regedit"):

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CDRom
To enable automatically running CD-ROMs, change the Autorun value to 1.

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 hex value to set for each of these 2 keys is 95 (0x00000095).

Restart your computer.

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