CD-ROM or attached media does not run despite the presence of an autorun.inf file


There is a chance that the AutoPlay feature may not be turned on. Sometimes autoplay can be disabled as a security feature.

To check whether AutoPlay is disabled:

  • Click Start, and then click Run.
  • Type regedit, and then click OK.
  • Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’System’CurrentControlSet’Services’CDRom

  • Double-click Autorun and see whether a zero or a one is displayed in the Value data box.
  • If the value for Autorun is 0, right-click Autorun, and then click Modify. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.

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  • If the value for Autorun is 1 locate the following subkey:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER’Software’Microsoft’Windows’CurrentVersion’Policies’Explorer

  • Double-click NoDriveTypeAutoRun. If the value is 0xb5, the AutoRun feature is turned off

To turn on the AutoRun feature:

  • Right-click on the the key NoDriveTypeAutoRun and click Modify
  • In the Value data box type 91. Select Hexadecimal, and then click OK.
  • Finally exit Registry Editor.

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