How to Cause CD Player to Play Audio CDs Automatically

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If the Auto Insert Notification option is disabled or unavailable, audio compact discs (CDs) are not played automatically. Instead, you must start CD Player and then click Play. This article describes how to cause audio CDs to be played automatically when you start CD Player.


To cause an audio CD to be played as soon as you start CD Player, follow these steps:
  1. Right-click the Start button, and then click Explore.
  2. Double-click the Programs folder, double-click the Accessories folder, and then double-click the Multimedia folder.
  3. Right-click the CD Player icon, and then click Properties.
  4. On the Shortcut tab, change the entry in the Target box to read:
    C:\Windows\Cdplayer.exe /PLAY
  5. Click OK.
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
142361 How to Cause CD Player to Play Audio CDs Automatically


Article ID: 142361 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 95
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