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    Help me friends.

    Somehow the kids have deactivated the auto-play cd function that starts most of their games when inserted. I can find a bunch of sites that tell how to turn the feature off, but none that tell how to turn it back on...I used to be able to do it in Windows 98SE, but with XP Home it is frusteratingly different.

    Can someone help???
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    To change how your computer handles multimedia content

    Open My Computer.

    Under Devices with Removable Storage, right-click the device you want, such as a digital camera or 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.

    Can also right click on drive in Windows Explorer Folders.

    However, I can't find anything on how you add a new content.
    It's probably buried somewhere in File Type options or other bizarre place.

    I like XP better than Win98, however, somethings are still not easy.

    Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - Q314855
    CD-ROM May Not Run Automatically in Windows XP
    The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional

    For a Microsoft Windows 2000 version of this article, see Q173584.

    When you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM or the DVD-ROM drive, the CD-ROM may not automatically run.

    The Autorun.inf file and the programs that the Autorun.inf file is designed to run may not run if you are logged on to Windows XP as a user without either Power User or Administrator rights.

    By default, only users who are logged on to Windows XP with Power User or Administrator rights are allowed to install software. In Windows XP, files that have an .inf extension are considered to be setup information files. As a result, the Autorun.inf file does not run if you do not have Power User or Administrator rights.


    To work around this issue, log on to Windows XP as either a Power User or an Administrator.

    More Information

    When a CD-ROM is detected, Windows XP is notified that a new volume is available and the drive is checked for an Autorun.inf file. A user who is neither a Power User nor an Administrator is prompted with an "Install Program as other user" message when the CD-ROM autorun is processed.

    First Published: Dec 14 2001 12:42PM
    Keywords: kbenv kbhw kbsetup kbSecurity kbprb

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