You may well have inadvertently changed the settings for it.
You can either open `Help and Support`, type in `autoplay` and follow the instructions under `Change how your computer handles multimedia content` or use the extracted secion of it below.
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.
What I don't understand is this. This action is for a particular action like if you want to play a dvd movie you set it to the movie player.
Now if i bought a new game or a new program and i wanted to install it, i would inset my disc and the hour glass who show its busy and the install program whould come up. How do i set it to do this please.
Autoplay disable/enable 1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then press ENTER. 2. Locate and click the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CDRom 3. To disable automatically running CD-ROMs, change the Autorun value to 0 (zero). To enable automatically running CD-ROMs, change the Autorun value to 1. 4. Restart your computer.