Resetting "perform this task when blank disc is inserted"

By kcking
Sep 30, 2009
  1. Probably a really simple fix, but I am unable to reset the "automatically perform this task" box that used to pop up when a blank disc was inserted. Somehow it was set to automatically open RecordNow to create an audio cd.
    Windows XP Home
    Thank you in advance for your replies.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,183   +225

    Go to Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs, Set Program Access and Defaults
  3. kcking

    kcking TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Under 'Set Program Access and Defaults' I am given options for browser, e-mail, media player, IM, and VM for Java. I don't see any options for setting the default operation when a blank disc is inserted.

    Here is the actual dialog of the box i am referring to:

    Windows can perform the same action each time you insert a disk or connect a device this type of file:
    Blank CD
    What do you want windows to do?
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +181

    You need to set the "autorun" (sometimes called autoplay) option for the drive letter. You'll find all that plus many more XP interface tweaks in tweakui tool. You'll find tweakui here. (It will install itself into C:\Windows\system32).
  5. kcking

    kcking TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Issue resolved - Thanks

    I really appreciate your replies on the issue.
    I found the 'autoplay' options by right-clicking the drive and selecting properties. (Had a feeling it would be pretty simple fix)
    Thanks for the link to tweakui. I played around with it some in votech, so I'll definitely check it out.
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