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13-Dec-2009, 05:24 PM #1
Solved: DVD won't autoplay
Okay.......once upon a time, my DVD player would automatically start the executable of whatever was put in there to run. Now, however, no matter what I put the autoplay properties for the DVD player at, it will NOT start playing whatever is in there.

I have to go to My Computer and then double click on the DVD player, and then go through all the files that show up in a folder, and try to guess which one is the right one to click on.....

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get this thing to start "autoplaying" again?
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13-Dec-2009, 05:50 PM #2
Check and see if it's disabled in the registry;

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ System \ CurrentControlSet \ Services \ CD\ROM

Double click AutoRun and make sure the value is set to "1"
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13-Dec-2009, 06:09 PM #3
Here is an odd thing.

In my registry, I have CurrentControlSet, a CurrentControlSet001, a CurrentControlSet002, and a CurrentControlSet003. Is that normal?

I checked in the first CurrentControlSet, and that value is set to 1. Underneath the "autorun" value, is a AutoRunAlwaysDisable. Next to it it has a bunch of information under Data--I think it's the name and stuff of my DVD.
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13-Dec-2009, 06:38 PM #4
Try the following reg fix for XP Pro: Enable CD AutoPlay

Save the reg file to your desktop. Double-click on it to merge it to your registry.

Reboot.

If no luck,

Try this one (Xp Home): Enable Autorun

If still no joy, AutoPlay Repair Tool

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13-Dec-2009, 09:01 PM #5
Yay! The Repair Tool worked. Tried the first link, and that did not help. Didn't try the second one, since I have Pro, not Home. Tried the Repair tool, and it said that "current user policy" was the problem. Repaired that, logged out, logged in, and it still did not work. Ran it a second time and it then said that the problem was "local computer policy." Repaired that, logged out, logged in, and YES, it works!

How on earth those two policies got messed up, I have no idea. I never changed them.

But thank you, Phantom, for those registry edits.
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