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Windows 7: Re-enable Autorun

09 Apr 2011   #11
colinearpsycho

7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

just click the start menu button, and hit all programs. if you haven't changed some of the default programs that are pinned to the all programs menu, above installations, then default programs is there. you can adjust autoplay settings from within that snap-in.

if you've changed your default pinned programs and adds on the all programs menu then get to the run box by either hitting window key+R or getting into the Start Menu & Taskbar properties by context menu clicking and going under properties. Then you hit the Start Menu tab, and click the Customize button and select the option to show the run dialogue box or control panel in the start menu.

The point is, you need to get to control panel if default programs isn't pinned on your start menu. so either get to the run dialogue as described the two ways (showing it on the start menu via properties or windows key+R) and type 'control panel' or click control panel on the start menu (and you can have it show there near your user folder, homegroup, devices/printers and all that, by entering properties the same as for showing the run dialogue box or connect to menu, except find control panel and poke a dot at either show on the menu, show as a link, or don't show).

Once you get into control panel, go to HArdware & Sound, and then autoplay options. I have some psr steps too, but i don't have a webpage to post from so this dragged out bit will help I hope.


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09 Apr 2011   #12
alumahai

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Unfortunately, that also gets me to the autoplay, which is working. My problem seems to be that the autorun.inf files are not being read.
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10 Apr 2011   #13
Carolyn

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Maybe this article can help you sort this out
AutoPlay/AutoRun Not Working or Missing Not Open in Windows Vista My Digital Life

Towards the end of the article, it discusses software that can interfere with AutoRun

The article was updated to cover Win 7 as well as Vista
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10 Apr 2011   #14
alumahai

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I uninstalled every dvd burner/emulator I had to no avail.
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12 Apr 2011   #15
alumahai

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

in a similar topic, Trying to Enable Autorun, am I to understand that he deleted the registry edit and it fixed the problem? Would windows reset the value or something? Is it worth trying?
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17 Apr 2011   #16
alumahai

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Does anyone else have any idea on what to do? Should I attempt the previous question?
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17 Apr 2011   #17
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Time for a fresh reinstall of Win7 from scratch??
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17 Apr 2011   #18
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Couple more things to try just for the heck of it. Try running System File Checker from an elevated command prompt (option two this tutorial):

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If any damaged/corrupt system files are found run SFC three times. If no damaged/corrupt system files are found, try a Repair Install. Your user accounts, data, programs, and system drivers should not be affected.

Repair Install

If you decided to change things in the registry, make sure you create a system restore point or export a copy of the existing registry to a convenient location like the desktop just in case you need to revert back to it.

Registry - Backup and Restore
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17 Apr 2011   #19
alumahai

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

"Windows Resource Protection did not find an integrity violations."

Unfortunately, I left my install disc at home, and am currently living in a college dorm room, 6 hours away... it might take a while to get a hold of a disc, so are there any other suggestions while I'm looking?
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17 Apr 2011   #20
debugged

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alumahai View Post
in a similar topic, Trying to Enable Autorun, am I to understand that he deleted the registry edit and it fixed the problem? Would windows reset the value or something? Is it worth trying?
I think that link points the way to go.

First back up the registry keys.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Right click on the NoDriveTypeAutoRun entry in the right pane and Delete

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Double-click on NoDriveTypeAutoRun entry in the right pane and enter 91 Then click OK

At least then you'll have the default registry settings that usually allow you to set up autorun.
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