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#1 Nebon


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 02:16 PM

How To Enable/Disable Autorun on DVD/CD drives

1. Open Windows Explorer by pressing the Windows + "e" key or open My Computer.
2. Right-click the desired CD/DVD drive and select "Properties" from the menu.
3. Select the "AutoPlay" tab.
4. Select each item from the drop-down list and for the Action to perform, select "Take no action" to disable autorun, or pick the appropriate 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 (to open, click on the start button > press 'run' > a dialog box should appear > enter regedit and press okay ) and navigate to the following Key:


In your window it should look something like this:

The key should be displayed like this at the bottom of the regedit window: HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/Explorer/

The default value for the setting is 95 0 0 0. Change the first byte to 91. To do this double click on the "NoDriveTypeAutoRun". You should then be presented with a screen like this:

Select the value and change it to 91. Restart the computer to make the new setting take effect. You may have to right-click on the floppy/removeable media and choose AutoPlay from the menu to see the AutoPlay behavior.

Note: Combofix may also affect Autorun on your computer, if so check for the value
in the registry.

If those fail please download this tool from Microsoft here.

For more information go to http://autorun.moonv....com/enable.htm