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Help with Uninstalling SP2

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by doors11, Sep 22, 2004.

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  1. doors11

    doors11 Thread Starter

    Sep 29, 2003
    I'd like to uninstall SP2..If i use the remove programs and remove it ..will my computer go back to the way it was, before i installed SP2..It won't cause problems and ruin it or cause crashes will it.

    My auto play no longer works and after spending about 2 hors in the chat room with a micro soft guy..It still doesn't work...

    Thanks for any help
  2. mike5532g


    Jun 11, 2004
  3. doors11

    doors11 Thread Starter

    Sep 29, 2003
    Thanks for your reply

    I tried the file and still no auto play for anything..

    Here is the help file Microsoft told me to try ..The only thing is the second thing in the reg file that it says to edit is not there..it's there but not as says.
    There is no box to edit and put the number 91 in..The HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer one the first has that box to put the 1 in the second one doesn't for some reason.. Any others thoughts to try

    Please Post

    Used to work fine...every since i nstalled SP2 it just doesn't work

    Click Start, and then click Run.
    Type regedit, and then click OK.
    Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

    Do one of the following:
    If the value for Autorun is 1, go to step 3-e.
    If the value for Autorun is 0, right-click Autorun, and then click Modify. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
    Locate and then click the following subkey:

    Look at the value of the NoDriveTypeAutoRun entry. A value of 0xb5 turns off the AutoRun feature for CD-ROMs. To turn on the AutoRun feature, right-click NoDriveTypeAutoRun, click Modify, type 91 in the Value data box, select Hexadecimal, and then click OK.
    Quit Registry Editor.
    If AutoRun is turned on in the registry, make sure that your CD-ROM driver is current:
    Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
    On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager.
    In Device Manager, expand DVD/CD-ROM drives, and then right-click the CD-ROM drive that you want to update. Click Update Driver to start the Hardware Update Wizard, and then follow the instructions that appear on the screen to install the latest driver for your CD-ROM drive.
    Test to determine whether the issue is resolved. If the issue is resolved, do not complete the remaining step. If the issue is not resolved, go to step 6.
    Check the Microsoft Hardware Compatibility List to determine whether your CD-ROM drive is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

    If your CD-ROM drive is not compatible with Windows XP, replace the CD-ROM drive with a compatible model.
  4. doors11

    doors11 Thread Starter

    Sep 29, 2003
    Ok I ran that file and took a look at my reg..That one modify reg entery now has that box with the number 91 in it..

    The DVD drive still didn't auto play..

    So i restarted my computer and it

    NOW WORKS FINE thank you so much
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