i think i have a much more difficult problem than i thought. the "autorun" function works on every type of cd except audio. Immediately upon inserting the audio cd into the drive, it does try to read it. It then comes up with an error message "access to specified device, path, or file is denied". I clicked the "ok" button and the desktop came up. I then went into the my computer, d drive, right click and selected play. This time another error message came up "file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. create an association in the folder options control panel".
also worthy of note, i have run a regedit and set the autorun value to "1". When you right click on the d drive it also offers an option of "play with powerdvd" which is the program i installed with the drive. If i select this option, it immediately brings up the program and plays my audio cd without any error messages.
I also tried to follow your instructions, but when i went into the properties of the d drive, there was no option to enable or disable autorun. i have a windows 2000 nt operating system.
please advise when you can,