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Windows XP Media Center Issues....help!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by fibfolife, Jan 20, 2007.

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  1. fibfolife

    fibfolife Thread Starter

    Jan 20, 2007
    ok, so i have tried numerous methods to fix this, but to no avail......

    no matter what kind of cd i put into my drive (blank,music,dvd,data,etc...) they all
    autoplay/autostart/autoopen media center.......i can't stop media center from opening!
    it is the biggest hassle/inconvenience ever!

    so, i have tried the following:

    - tweakUI and disabled autoplay on the drive completely
    - tweakUI and set no action for the drive
    - set MediaPlayer as the default application to open
    - gone to the drive , right clicked, and made sure that "take no action" was selected for all media types

    nothing can stop media center from opening! why!!!!

    please help a newb......
  2. Iceworx


    Jan 19, 2007
    Try manually disabling cd autoplay ?

    Start > run > Type "gpedit.msc" without the quotes and press Enter > Open Administrative Templates > Open the System sub-menu
    > Open "Turn Autoplay Off"

    It should be set as not configured. Just go ahead and turn it on by setting it to enable. I would reboot after.


    1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.
    2. Double-click the CDROM branch on the Device Manager tab, and then double-click the entry for your CD-ROM drive.
    3. On the Settings tab, click to clear the Auto Insert Notification check box.
    4. Click OK, click Close, and then click Yes when you are prompted to restart your computer.
  3. fibfolife

    fibfolife Thread Starter

    Jan 20, 2007
    please oh please.....i have tried the above, as well as other things.....to no avail.....

    does anyone know anything about xp MCE ?


    -from a dying unoptimized os user.....
  4. gomerp


    Jan 15, 2007
    Hi-Just wondered if you have resolved your issue?? I had a similar issue of when you put a cd in the drive it would crash and re-boot.Appears to have something to do with the Media Center screen that comes up (blue color screen that says "checking for media information") or something like that and then the next screen that askes what you want the cd to do --play, rip, burn, etc. Working with HP tech support was not fun either, they dont know much if you want my opinion. Anyway I had to do a full re-install of XP. Now it works fine, however I have not opened up the Media Center part yet, I am afraid that once I do that it will bring up that blue Media Center checking info screen again and will have another conflict with the regular windows screen that askes what you would like to do with the cd. I also do not want that Media Center screen to come up, only the regular windows screen. Did you ever figure out how to remove that Media Center Information screen?? Thanks Gomer Pile
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