Frequently Asked Question

Why won't the install screen pop up when I put the CD in the tray?
Last Updated 6 years ago

Q. Why won't the install screen pop up when I put the CD in the tray?

A. You probably don't have the CD auto notification feature turned on with your computer.

To turn this ON follow these steps:

********************** Windows 98 ******************

-> Click 'Start' button

-> Click 'Settings' option

-> Click 'Control Panel' option

-> Click 'System' Icon

-> Click 'Device Manager' tab

-> Click the '+' sign next to the CD ROM to expand the list

-> Right click on the device you wish to turn the feature on for

-> Select 'Properties'

-> Select 'Setting

-> OK, see the check boxes? One is called "Auto insert notification". Left click on the check mark and then click on the "OK" button on the bottom.

-> After clicking the "OK", the Control Panel window will be displayed. Click on the "Close" button and your computer will ask you to reboot. Click the "Yes" button.

********************** Windows 2000 **********************

-> Normally when you insert a disc into your CD-ROM drive, the contents are automatically launched. This tweak allows you to enable/disable this behavior.

-> Open your registry and find the key below.

-> Change to value of 'Autorun', or create a new DWORD value if it doesn't already exist, and set the data to equal '0' for Autorun disabled.

-> Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

(Default) REG_SZ (value not set)
Autorun REG_DWORD 0x00000000 (0)


Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CDRom]
Value Name: Autorun
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0=disable, 1=enable)

Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

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