Why I can’t use the CD/DVD Auto Run feature?

What is the CD/DVD auto run feature?

Many types of CDs/DVDs contain software and games that designed to make the CD/DVDs to run automatically once you insert them into the CD/DVD drives, this happened because the Windows already has this feature within it’s own configurations.

How can I control this feature?

The CD/DVD auto run feature is designed to be saved and controlled by the Windows registry files, so in case if you are facing some problems with this feature and all your CD/DVDs aren’t work in auto run mode any more for some reasons, you can edit the registry key which is controlling this feature.

 
Note: fooling around with the registry files is a fatal mistake, so don’t try to change other registry key values or delete any key, simply stick to the below steps to succeed in the desired action.
 

How can I enable or disable this feature?

It’s so simple, by following the below steps:

  • Click on start menu, select Run

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  • Type regedit and click OK

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Note: For Vista it’s the same process only you need to type regedit on the search bar directly from the start menu.vista regedit
 

  • Now navigate to this key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdrom

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  • Scroll down to continue then click on Cdrom key.

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  • Double click on the AutoRun key located on the right pane (as the arrow no.6 above)

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  • If you are facing problems with the auto run feature you will find the Value data set to (0), Change the value to (1) and hit enter from your keyboard.

 
Note: In case you don’t have problems but you want to disable this feature you will find the Value data by default set to (1) so change it to (0) and click OK
 

  • Restart your computer for the action to take the affect.
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