How Do I Enable Autoplay?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Jim, Feb 18, 2002.

  1. Jim

    Jim Guest

    When i insert a cd into the drive , winXP is just loading a list of files on the cd, how can i enable autoplay so that it plays music or runs setup files straight away. I have taken a snapshot of where i thought it should be, but it seems to be blank.
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Open My Computer.
    Under Devices with Removable Storage right-click on the CD-ROM drive and then click Properties.
    On the AutoPlay tab, click the multimedia content type you want to change.
    Under Actions, click the action you want Windows to perform when it detects the media type you selected.
     
  3. Jim

    Jim Guest

    No Autorun Tab

    I have included a snapshot of my cd rom properties, there is no autorun tab available.
     
  4. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Are you logged on with administrative rights? It should be there, honest.
     
  5. Jim

    Jim Guest

    Thanks for reply's Lonman, I have finally worked how to get my
    Autoplay back on my CDRom. I thougt I'd let you know in case
    anybody else has this problem.

    I was tweaking around in the XP services and must of set the
    SHELL HARDWARE DETECTION to manual, so I put it back to
    automatic and everything works ok now. :D