How to Auto Run a CD Drive For Your CD ROM

Are you having trouble playing that new audio CD you just bought? You pop it in the tray and it does absolutely nothing? You wait for a while, then open My Computer or Windows Explorer, and browse through the CD trying to figure out which file to select so that you can see the contents of the CD or to play whatever is on the CD?

There are few things more frustrating than having a CD that would not play automatically. If this has happened to you often and you want to know how to make CDs run automatically one they are inserted into the CD drive, then read on.

When you have a CD drive that will not autorun or autoplay, there are some steps you need to take to make sure that your CDs start playing automatically after insertion. The steps to be taken depend on the Operating System that is loaded into your computer and on the type of CD. Your CD may contain data or audio tracks.

Let us see how to make a CD drive autorun on a PC running the Windows Operating System.

For a Windows XP installation, configuring a CD drive for autorun is very simple – open My Computer or Windows Explorer. Right click on the CD drive and select properties. In the window that pops up, select the Autoplay tab. You will see a drop down box listing several file types typically found on CDs like music CD, mixed content, video files etc. Choose the type of file closest to your requirement and select the option titled Select an action to perform. In the options given below, choose Play from the list. Press OK. This should enable autorun for any CD with the content specified.

If you are not comfortable with the idea of ​​blanket permissions, you can choose the option Prompt me each time to choose an action instead of the one mentioned above. In this case, Windows automatically asks you for your choice whenever you insert a CD.

Source by Pinky Maniri

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