This article was previously published under Q172078
Microsoft Windows 95 and Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 both support the Autorun feature for CDs.The Autorun feature detects when a CD is inserted into the CD drive or DVD drive, andthen runs an application based on the contents of the Autorun.inf file that is locatedon the CD.
A common use of this Autorun feature is to start an application's Setuproutine when the CD is inserted. This article discusses how to enable thisfeature for a Microsoft Visual FoxPro application.
For more information about how to enable, disable, or troubleshoot Autorun functionality, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
126025 How to disable the feature that allows CD-ROMs and audio CDs to run automatically
967715 How to disable the Autorun functionality in Windows
330135 The AutoRun feature or the AutoPlay feature does not work when you insert a CD-ROM in the drive
When a CD is inserted into the CD drive or DVD drive, the operating system checksfor a file that is named Autorun.inf in the root directory of the CD. This filecontains a pointer to an executable file that is named Autorun.exe.
The following Autorun.inf file is on the Windows 95 installation CD: