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    autoplay/run on cd/dvd drive

    A friend just got a new DELL VOSTRO 200. When he puts an installation disk in the CD/DVD drive, the drive spins but then does nothing. To get the program to install, he has to go to Windows Explorer, find the D drive, double click on it and then click on the SETUP.EXE file. How can the CD/DVD drive be configured to automatically run the installation programs? He is running Windows XP Home edition.

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    Re: autoplay/run on cd/dvd drive

    You should be able to click on "My Computer"
    Right click on the CDDVD drive>Properties>Autoplay
    Select the action you want and OK out.
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    Re: autoplay/run on cd/dvd drive

    Viiking33's response works in XP. If your friend has Vista, open Control Panel (Classic View) and select AutoPlay.
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    Re: autoplay/run on cd/dvd drive

    Uhhhhhhh...... John....??

    "He is running Windows XP Home edition." <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: autoplay/run on cd/dvd drive

    <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30> <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30> . I completely missed that Doc. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: autoplay/run on cd/dvd drive

    Not to worry. I missed it on the first read too. <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>
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