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MY PIONEER dvd-RW dvr- 212d drive will not autorun. When I put a disk in the drive i have tto maually open the disk aand then have to double click on the autorun file load the program. Is this normal anf if not how can I fix it, Thanks Russ

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Hello russredM,

Here you can find a detailed step by step about how to enable or disable the autorun option in your DVD

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Enable/Disable Autorun How To Enable/Disable Autorun (Windows 95/98/Me)

  1. Access the System Properties Dialog. Using Control Panel: My Computer: Properties or Explorer: My Computer: Properties.

  2. Select the Device Manager tab.

  3. Select the CD-ROM folder.

  4. Select the entry for your CD-ROM drive.

  5. Select Properties.

  6. Select the Settings tab.

  7. Turn on or off the Auto insert notification option.

  8. Select OK.

  9. Select OK
How To Enable/Disable Autorun (Windows NT/2000)
  1. Start RegEdit (regedt32.exe).

  2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Services/Cdrom.

  3. Edit the Autorun value to '1' to enable autorn, and '0' to disable autorun.

  4. Close RegEdit
How To Enable/Disable Autorun (Windows XP)
  1. Open Windows Explorer by pressing the Windows + "e" key.

  2. Right-click the desired CD-ROM and select Properties from the menu.

  3. Select the AutoPlay tab.

  4. Select each item from the pulldown list and for the Action to perform, select "Take no action" to disable autorun, or pick the apporpriate action to take if enabling autorun.

  5. Select OK.
How To Enable Autorun for Other Removable Media Autorun can be enabled or disabled for all Removable media types, such as a floppy or Zip disk. Windows systems are configured to enable CD Notification, other removable media are by default disabled.
The System Properties User interface only exposes the CD Enable or Disable selection. The setting reflected in this dialog makes an entry in the System Registry. It is in this same location that other media types are configured.
  1. Modifiying the Registry is not for the inexperienced user. Anyone will tell you, be VERY careful.
  2. The modifications made in this case use Hex not Decimal numbers. If you are unfamiliar with the Registry or the characteristics of base numbering and Hex, studying these topics prior to making these modifications is advisable.
To Modify these Registry Settings, Use Regedit and navigate to the following Key:
The default value for the setting is 95 0 0 0. Change the first byte to 91. Restart the computer to make the new setting take effect. You may have to right-click on the floppy and choose AutoPlay from the menu to see the AutoPlay behavior.

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    Nathan Ayers Jun 18, 2008

    just follow the steps i have provided and you will be fine.


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Yes this is only a setting in windows I will walk you through it step by step.

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    Lee A. Jun 18, 2008

    Before attempting the below instructions ensure the CD that may
    not be AutoPlaying is capable of doing this. Not all CDs are capable
    of being auto played. CDs that are AutoPlay data CD's will have a
    "autorun.inf" file in the root
    directory of the CD.
    AutoPlay on a data CD (Windows 95, 98, and ME)

    1. Click
      Start, Settings,

      , and
      double-click the

    2. Open

    3. Click the + next to
      CD-ROM and double-click the currently installed CD-ROM drive.

    4. In the
      CD-ROM properties click the Settings Tab and verify that there is a
      check within the Auto Insert Notification section. If there is no
      check in this box, place a check into the box, then click Ok and restart
      the computer.

    Enabling AutoPlay on a data CD (Windows
    NT and 2000)
    Note: Performing the below steps
    will require that you edit the system registry.
    Make sure you are aware of the issues that could occur if the
    incorrect registry entry is made.

    1. Click
      Start, Run,
      type regedit and press enter.

    2. In the Registry Editor open the below registry






    3. When in the Cdrom folder change the Autorun from a '0' to
      a '1'

    4. Close the Registry Editor.

    Enabling AutoPlay on a data and audio CD
    (Windows XP)

    1. Open
      My Computer or

    2. Highlight
      the CD-ROM

      right-click the CD-ROM drive
      and click

    3. Click the AutoPlay tab.
      Within this section you will be able to specify all Windows
      AutoPlay features.

    Enabling AutoPlay on an audio CD (Windows
    98, ME, and 2000)

    1. Click Start, Programs,
      Windows Explorer

    2. Within
      click View and then Folder Options.

    3. Click the File Types tab and locate
      Audio Track" category within the list of available file types.

    4. Highlight
      "CD Audio Track" and click Edit or Advanced.

    5. In the Actions category double-click
      the option listed Play; if this is not listed, see the next paragraph.

    6. If you wish to use the default
      Windows CD player ensure that within the "Application used to perform the action"
      section is c:\windows\cdplayer.exe

    7. Once set make sure this action
      is the Default.

    If Play was not an option listed when following the above
    steps, in the "Edit File Type" window click New, for the Action
    type Play, for the Application used to perform this action
    type c:\windows\cdplayer.exe -play .

    Note: The above steps
    are for setting audio CDs to be played with the default
    Microsoft Windows CD player. If you have a different CD player
    you want to use you will need to edit the play to point to the
    program you wish to play your CDs.

    Enabling AutoPlay on an audio CD (Windows

    1. Open My
      Computer click View, Options, File Types

    2. Highlight
      the "Audio CD"
      section and click edit.

    3. Double-click the Play option and ensure that
      the Application used to perform this action is cdplayer /play.
      If this appears to be set properly, click ok and ensure that the play
      is bold indicating that it is set as the default action.

    Note: The above steps are
    for setting audio CDs to be played with the default Microsoft
    Windows CD player. If you have a different CD player you want to
    use you will need to edit the play to point to the program you
    wish to play your CDs.

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    Lee A. Jun 19, 2008

    Still waiting to hear back from you if you need anything else please let me know. If I don't hear back I will assume you got everything you needed and my solution was more then helpful. If you do get a chance and could accept and rate accordingly it would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you,


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Then it means the link file for auto run is missing.

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 18, 2008

    Go to My Computer.

    Right click on DVD icon.

    Click Properties.

    And go to autoplay.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 18, 2008

    Try downloading Tweak UI from Microsoft (free) and checking your Autoplay settings are correct.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 18, 2008

    go to ur registry... HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\CDRom

    and value was set to 0, so manually set it to 1 and it must work.


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