I know, it should be real simple, but I can't make it work. a while back I clicked "take no action" and then checked the box that says "always do this" at the bottom when I put a disk in. but now I wish I hadn't, but google searches weren't helpful, and clicking "prompt me each time" in the properties>autoplay part of the folder didn't change anything. and by the way I'm using xp. the other thing is that all files on a disc show up with the ie icon instead of what they really are. is there anyway I can change that? thanks for any help, sometimes I'm good with the computer, others, like this, I'm oblivious.