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How does Windows XP determine what application to start when a CD ROM movie is loaded?

In other words, if you put a CD-ROM movie in the computers CD ROM player then close the door, an application starts to play the move. How does XP know what application to start?

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It is in your system defaults. You can change this setting, here is info on how: Windows XP autoplay. You can change this setting for more then your CD-Rom. Things like default text editor.

  • This is not right. The settings for my CD-ROM drives are all "Select an Action Each Time", but when I put a CD in, an application is automatically starting. – Tyler Durden May 8 '14 at 12:50
  • What application is starting? Have you tried telling windows to start a different application instead. Then maybe setting it back to "select an action each time". – CodeMonkey May 12 '14 at 16:18

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