From: Grinder on
On 7/28/2010 12:18 PM, Robert Hall wrote:
> Everything I have tried is below.
> When I put a CD in the computer, or plug in a USB flash drive, I don't
> get a window asking me what I want to do (play music, open folder to
> view files, nothing, etc.) I tested the USB drive on my other
> computer, and I get the dialog.
> The devices show up in My Computer. If I right click and select
> properties, auto-play is enabled for all file types.
> Microsoft suggestions tried: http ://
> 1. Roxio Easy CD Creator is not installed.
> 2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CDRom Autorun
> = 1
> 3. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies
> \Explorer NoDriveTypeAutoRun = 91
> 4. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
> \Winlogon allocatecdroms = 0
> 5. The ASUS DRW-014L1T cd/dvd drive has the latest drivers, and is
> compatible with XP.
> Microsoft autoplay repair wizard: http ://
> details.aspx?familyid=c680a7b6-e8fa-45c4-
> a171-1b389cfacdad&displaylang=en#Instructions
> 1. Downloaded and ran autofix - if reported a repair, and said to
> reboot. No change. Ran tool again, now it says it already ran, and I
> need to log on/off before running it again. I logged off/on and also
> rebooted several times, and I still get this message.
> Googled suggestions not redundant with the above -
> The Microsoft tool APPMDiag is supposed to do a postmortem report on
> it's last autoplay when you remove a device - nothing appears in the
> window when I take out a USB flash drive or a music CD.
> Running gpedit.msc (to open the Group Policy window) :
> 1. Local computer policy - User configuration - Administrative
> templates - System - Turn off autoplay = disabled
> 2. Local computer policy - Computer configuration - Administrative
> templates - System - Turn off autoplay = disabled
> Any other ideas?

TweakUI is a handy control panel with lots of features, including
Autorun control. I would probably install it to see what it says about
the current state of settings -- both by Logical Driver Letter *and*
Device Type.

From: Patok on
Robert Hall wrote:
> Everything I have tried is below.


I don't have any advice to help you, but I'm genuinely curios - why
do you need auto-play? All people I know have actively disabled it. I
consider it highly annoying, and a security risk. From what I remember,
one of the primary reasons I had for installing TweakUI was to make sure
it is disabled, and (especially) flash drives would never autorun.
I think you should consider it a blessing in disguise. :)

You'd be crazy to e-mail me with the crazy. But leave the div alone.
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