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Windows 7: Auto play not working

01 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Auto play not working

Howdy all,

Just a short rant please...just purchased a new Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and I cant count the hours I have spent in trying to get this thing to work correctly. Had an XP until it couldnt run no more, hated to move to anything else and thus far my experience confirms that fear.

I have an HPE-519C and its a couple of weeks old. My current problem is that auto play doesnt work when I insert a _____ fill in the blank, DVD, CD, data disk, anything.

Help

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01 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Try this tutorial:

AutoPlay - Turn On or Off
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01 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Click on , type "AutoPlay" and there should be 4 Control Panel results. Click on 'Change default settings for media or devices'. Tick 'Use Autoplay for all media and devices' and select 'Save' to save changes.

AutoPlay is not recommended since it's one of the sources for malware infections. Viruses infiltrate/breach your computer easily through AutoPlay.
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01 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Tried the tutorial and the next post. No change. I made sure the box "Use Autoplay for all media and devices" was checked. Under "software and games" I assigned "install program or run media". I then reinserted the programs CD...and...wait for it....nothing.
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01 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Windows 7 64 bit worst OS I've ever dealt with. cant believe it. Every app I try to use is buggy on it.
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03 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Hi

I have had problems with Autoplay too and the following solved my particular issue. Can't remember where I found this but thanks to whoever provided it.

Save the following as a text file and then rename to .reg extension. Remove the semi-colon from the second two lines and the semi-colon from the line that does what you particularly require - I have marked in bold the line that worked for me - that is allow CDs and DVDs to autoplay but nothing for all other drives, e.g. USB drives and USB flash drives. I have the usual settings in Autoplay set as per previous comments. You will need to have administrator access to run this .reg file. If you use Windows Restore then you should be able to revert if this doesn't work for you. If not then use Regedit to locate the items in the second two lines and export them so that you can import them back in the case it doesn't work.

Good luck.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
;[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
;[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
;Disables Autoplay on unknown drives only
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000081
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives omly
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000004
;Disables Autoplay on fixed drives only
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000008
;Disables Autoplay on network drives only
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000010
;Disables Autoplay on CD-ROM drives only
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000020
;Disables Autoplay on RAM disks only
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000040
;Disables Autoplay on all drives (Recommended)
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000FF
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives and fixed drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x0000000C
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives and network drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000014
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives and CD-ROM drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000024
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives and RAM disks
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000044
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000085
;Disables Autoplay on fixed drives and network drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000018
;Disables Autoplay on fixed drives and CD-ROM drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000028
;Disables Autoplay on fixed drives and RAM disks
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000048
;Disables Autoplay on fixed drives and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000089
;Disables Autoplay on network drives and CD-ROM drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000030
;Disables Autoplay on network drives and RAM disks
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000050
;Disables Autoplay on network drives and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000091
;Disables Autoplay on CD-ROM drives and RAM disks
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000060
;Disables Autoplay on CD-ROM drives and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000A1
;Disables Autoplay on RAM disks and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000C1
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, fixed drives and network drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x0000001C
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, fixed drives and CD-ROM drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x0000002C
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, fixed drives and RAM disks
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x0000004C
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, fixed drives and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x0000008D
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, network drives and CD-ROM drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000034
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, network drives and RAM disks
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000054
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, network drives and unknown drives (Default)
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000095
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, CD-ROM drives and RAM disks
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000064
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, CD-ROM drives and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000A4
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, RAM disks and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000C5
;Disables Autoplay on fixed drives, network drives and CD-ROM drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000038
;Disables Autoplay on fixed drives, network drives and RAM disks
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000058
;Disables Autoplay on fixed drives, network drives and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000099
;Disables Autoplay on fixed drives and CD-ROM drives and RAM disks
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000068
;Disables Autoplay on fixed drives, CD-ROM drives and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000A9
;Disables Autoplay on fixed drives, RAM disks and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000C9
;Disables Autoplay on network drives, CD-ROM drives and RAM disks
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000070
;Disables Autoplay on network drives, CD-ROM drives and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000B1
;Disables Autoplay on network drives, RAM disks and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000D1
;Disables Autoplay on CD-ROM drives, RAM disks and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000E1
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, fixed drives, network drives and CD-ROM drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x0000003C
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, fixed drives, network drives and RAM disks
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x0000005C
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, fixed drives, network drives and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x0000009D
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, fixed drives, CD-ROM drives and RAM disks
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x0000006C
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, fixed drives, CD-ROM drives and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000AD
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, fixed drives, RAM disks and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000CD
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, network drives, CD-ROM drives and RAM disks
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000074
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, network drives, CD-ROM drives and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000B5
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, network drives, RAM disks and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000D5
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, CD-ROM drives, RAM disks and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000E5
;Disables Autoplay on fixed drives, network drives, CD-ROM drives and RAM disks
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x00000078
;Disables Autoplay on fixed drives, network drives, CD-ROM drives and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000B9
;Disables Autoplay on fixed drives, network drives, RAM disks and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000D9
;Disables Autoplay on fixed drives, CD-ROM drives, RAM disks and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000E9
;Disables Autoplay on network drives, CD-ROM drives, RAM disks and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000F1
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, fixed drives, network drives, CD-ROM drives and RAM disks
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x0000007C
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, fixed drives, network drives, CD-ROM drives and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000BD
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, fixed drives, network drives, RAM disks and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000DD
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, fixed drives, CD-ROM drives, RAM disks and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000ED
;Disables Autoplay on removable drives, network drives, CD-ROM drives, RAM disks and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000F5
;Disables Autoplay on fixed drives, network drives, CD-ROM drives, RAM disks and unknown drives
;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x000000F9




So in effect my .reg file consists of the following: -

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x0000008D
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04 Nov 2011   #7

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

If the OP is still around and interested - the method in the previous post might not work but the following should - replacing these with your appropriate values.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x0000008D
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:0x0000008D

I'm not sure if the first method applies the change to both keys - no-one has commented to correct this though. I altered the registry by hand and found that just altering the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE value did the trick but both should be altered.
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