Thanks Lee but that didn't help, the service was on Auto and running.
Sfc /scannow found issues and this is the 4th run with a reboot after each of the first three.
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
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Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.
Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of th
Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example
The system file repair changes will take effect after the next reboot.
C:\Windows\System32>net start shellhwdetection
The requested service has already been started.
I should add I installed a driver
for this reader panel and it was Realtek USB driver. If I remember the auto play issues started after that, so I uninstalled it.
The reader: http://www.raidsonic.de/en/products/..._objectID=7499