Bill, try this;
Open up My Computer. Right click the CD/DVD Drive and select Properties.
In the dialogue box, click the AutoPlay tab and make your choice there.
Does that help?
I have an HP with windows XP and the works.
Do not know if it is a new problem or whether I have had it for quite a while, but It will not open autorun to start a new CD program.
It says if autorun is not enabled on your system, run StartCD.ex in the root folder. Seems simple in the old MSDOS system, but it got my head spinning. Root folder????