Autorun not working on Windows® 7
Why does the autorun not work on Windows 7?
Windows 7 is an advanced operating system released by Microsoft. The Windows 7 provides many advanced computing features to the users. You can enable the autorun feature on your Windows 7 based computer. The autorun allows executable files on a drive to be run automatically when that drive is accessed. This feature works via a file named 'autorun.inf'. As a drive is accessed, Windows checks for the presence of 'autorun.inf' and, if found, follows the instructions contained within that file. The autorun.inf is the primary instruction file associated with the autorun function. The autorun.inf itself is a simple text-based configuration file that tells Windows 7 which executable to start, which icon to use, and which additional menu commands to make available.
Some of the causes due to which autorun on Windows 7 may not work and the tips to fix those issues are:
- Autorun file missing
- Hardware and software troubles
- Tips to fix the issues
Autorun file missing
By default, the autorun option is enabled on your Windows 7 operating system. The Windows 7 performs autorun by making use of the autorun.ini file. When you insert a CD, DVD, or a flash drive on your computer, you may have problems in running the autorun function. This happens when your autorun.ini files go corrupted or is missing.
Hardware and software troubles
There are many reasons that can cause the Windows 7 autoplay or autorun function to not work properly. You may face this issue if there is a software or a hardware trouble on your computer. If the shell hardware detection service is not running, autorun is disabled in your registry. The connected hardware device may create issues with your autorun function.
Make sure that your connected hardware device is working properly. Also check your autorun settings and enable the autorun. Ensure that your shell hardware detection is working. Run the Registry Editor (regedit), and navigate to the autorun registry value on the right pane, and set the value data for autorun to 1.
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