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Autoplay in XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dhayes1963, Feb 5, 2003.

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  1. dhayes1963

    dhayes1963 Thread Starter

    May 19, 2002
    My PC is running Windows XP Professional. I have some how disabled Auto Play for my CD Burner (D:\) and my DVD drives (E:\). No matter what I do, I cannot seem to enable Auto Play. I have tried using the option in TweakUI for XP to no avail. Where else should I be checking these settings ?
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Dec 9, 2000
  3. paulxp


    Apr 8, 2002
    Hi, I've had this problem twice in XP Home (pre SP1). It would happen after my kids played their Harry Potter Game (DVD) that came with the movie. I was able to get autoplay back to working, but I not sure while this works. I went to Start/run/regedit. Went to: My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINES\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Cdrom . Click on Autorun, there is a value of 1. Retype over the 1 with a 1 (same value) click ok. Exit the registry and reboot. A word of caution; when ever you change the registry you should have good backups, in case you can't restart your machince. You can export the registry and save it . I Myself I use Norton Ghost which backs up the whole Drive. Thats program I've used to restore my harddrive on several occasion. Here also a site here that might help:

  4. chrisbyrd


    Feb 6, 2003
    right click on the drive in 'my computer' then select the 'autoplay' tab and change the settings there
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