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Old 09-21-2005, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I put a software CD in the drive, nothing happens. Well it seems to spin up but it doesn't start automatically. I have to start it manually. But other than that, it works fine.

Likewise, when I put an audio CD or DVD in the drive it doesn't offer me the option of choosing a program to open it with, it just does nothing. I have to start ITunes or WMP manually and press "play"

Any ideas what's going on? Is there an option somewhere that I've checked that means it won't start anything automatically?

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Old 09-21-2005, 08:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Does this happen with every CD?

It is possible that a setting to auto-boot has been disabled.
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Old 09-21-2005, 08:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yep, happens to every CD. Audio, DVD, software.

I figured there may be a setting somewhere to auto-boot, but where could it be??
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Old 09-21-2005, 09:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Fixed it! Even though Autoplay seemed to be enabled for my CD drive in Windows, I downloaded this program, which checks autoplay settings:

http://www.cdmenupro.com/autorun/autorun-check.htm

and it seems the setting for "CD ROM" wasn't checked. Even though everything seemed to be enabled in Windows. Hmmmm. These things are sent to test us.
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