Method 2: Make sure that AutoPlay is turned on
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: How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
The AutoPlay feature may not be turned on. To turn on AutoPlay, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. Type regedit, and then click OK.
3. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
4. Double-click Autorun and see whether a zero or a one is displayed in the Value data box.
* If the value for Autorun is 1, go to step 5.
* If the value for Autorun is 0, right-click Autorun, and then click Modify. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
5. Locate and then click the following subkey:
6. Double-click NoDriveTypeAutoRun to see its value. If the value is 0xb5, the AutoRun feature for CD-ROMs is turned off. To turn on the AutoRun feature, follow these steps:
a. Right-click NoDriveTypeAutoRun.
b. Click Modify.
c. In the Value data box, type 91.
d. Select Hexadecimal, and then click OK.
7. Exit Registry Editor.
Note: Before testing to see if this has fixed your problem, you might have to reboot for the registry edits to take effect.