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.

[scheaven_infobox color=”grey” width=”100″ align=”left” icon=”info2″]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.[infoclose color=”grey”]

How can I enable or disable this feature?

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

  • Click on start menu, select Run


  • Type regedit and click OK


[scheaven_infobox color=”grey” width=”100″ align=”left” icon=”info2″]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[infoclose color=”grey”]
  • Now navigate to this key



  • Scroll down to continue then click on Cdrom key.


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


  • 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.
[scheaven_infobox color=”grey” width=”100″ align=”left” icon=”info2″]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[infoclose color=”grey”]
  • Restart your computer for the action to take the affect.

Firas Sameer

This is me Firas Sameer the founder of Dealing With Windows, I am a computer and telecommunication engineer with over 14 years of experience, I love helping people and I love spending some of my free time posting useful articles for free about Microsoft windows.

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