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hi....question one~~~i just installed a new cd-rw but cannot figure out how to enable autoplay, any help please? i tried looking in the properties of the cd-rw but there is no option.
question two~~~i also just installed a 3d prophet 4000xt graphics accelerator. i followed the instructions and removed my previous video drivers (SiS) but now whenever we turn on the pc it finds new hardware and wants to re-install the SiS drivers. did i miss something? if so where do i look?
question three~~~when you install a new graphics card does it automatically set your system up in the best way? i am unsure about opengl and direct3d, and screen resolution and what color setting i should choose. the manual and website werent much help. i just want to make sure i have everything set up and running in the best possible configuration to get the most out of the card. any tutorials anywhere? thank you~~~~blixa
 
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Here's a tweaking guide for a 4500, should help you out as the video card will not set itself up correctly.
http://www.tweak3d.net/reviews/hercules/prophet4500/

sounds like you have to disable your onboard vga either in the bios, with a jumper, or in device manager. Never had a sis chip so not 100% sure which method will work You could try going to device manager as below, select the sis chip if it's showing up under display adapters, select properties, and check the disable in this hardware profile option.

start/settings/control panel/system/device manager/cdrom tab, select your cdrw, properties, should be a tab to enable autoinsert notification.
 

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thanks for responding. i had never tried disabling the previos vid drivers, just always tried uninstalling, perhaps that will help. as for the autoplay...nope, theres no tab for autoplay/autoinsert. im running win2k if that makes a difference. and thank you for that link.
 

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well, all is great now except i still cannot figure out how to enable autoplay/autoinsert. is it possible that this cd-rw just cant do it? if it helps i am running win2k. thanx
 

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oh man ,brian ,i wish that helped, i was so close but the value is aready set at 1. i was so hopeful that would be it, but, alas, no go. any other ideas?
 
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It should be able to autoplay

did you check these two registry keys also
There are two other registry keys that can affect this functionality:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
NoDriveTypeAutoRun = 0x00000095

-and-
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
NoDriveTypeAutoRun = 0x00000095
The correct value for each is 0x00000095 .
 

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Hey!!! that did it!! Thank you so very, very much. i dont know what id do without this forum and you guys/girls. thank you!!!!!
 
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