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All of the sudden, when I put in a cd, say a game, which should just start up... rather I get windows showing me the contents of the cd... files and stuff. I have auto play enabled... Hmmmm
 

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Check what you've selected for the "Action to Take" for AutoPlay and be sure you don't have "Open Folder to View Files" selected as the default for any of the different file types.

Right on MyComputer and select Explore. Now right click on the CdRom drive and select Properties, then click on the "AutoPlay" tab. Then be sure to check each file type listed in the drop dwon box.
 
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I had that happen to me recently and had to reinstall the media components to fix it.
Have a look here for the fix.

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Bryan. I dont have any option for autoplay in cd rom properties. I've sent a screen cap of the properties window... If I could just find autoplay settings applet, I imagine I could fix my problem.
 

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From what I can tell from the attachment, you're not looking in the correct place. The screen print you provided appears to be a "Properties" view from Device Manager.

Try this, right on MyComputer and select Explore. Now right click on the CDRom drive and select Properties, then click on the "AutoPlay" tab.
 

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I checked both places, I just happened to capture that view. Here is the view from your direction... I dont see a autoplay tab anywhere.... I am familiar with the option, and I have seen it before. Tweakxp pro has the autoplay as an option, I changed it there, and fixed it, but Im still wondering where the heck autoplay is on winxp, where I can change it rather....
 

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In that last pic with the DVD-ROM highlited, did you try clicking "properties" lower right?
 

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So if I'm reading your post correctly, you fixed the problem using Tweak but you still wondering why your missing the AutoPlay tabs.

I'm not sure why you don't have them. I have the AutoPlay tab on all of my XP PCs. I'll have to check around and see if I can figure out why you don't have the tabs. In the meantime, maybe someone else will know.
 

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Ok, I distinctly remember a setting in XP where it asks, "when I insert a cd, A: show me a list if files on the cd B: Automatically play/run the cd.... there may have been more to it than that... but my cd drives properties does not have a tab for autoplay, anywhere. It is a supported burner, with a xp certified driver...
Can anyone just tell me, where in windowsXP, not cd properties, is the autoplay on/off function setting??
 

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Thanks DVOM... my cd properties applet looks exactly the same as the image on the link you provided, without the autoplay tab.... daggum it, where'd my autoplay tab go???
Oh where oh where has my autoplay gone, oh where oh where can it be.... remember polly purebread? Underdog.... Oh well, it is working anywho, thanks to TweakXP Pro... so I'll quit wastin ur guyz time... anyone ever come across something on the subject, give me a hollar......
 

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Ok, sorry, on more wierd thing... here is another screen capture, showing my cd drive properties, WITHOUT a cd in the drive... notice the free and used space.... I swear to you there is no cd in the drive, look at the icon to prove it... Hmmmmmmmmmmmm
 

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