Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Who remembers how to fix Autoplay in XP

08 Jan 2010   #1
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
Who remembers how to fix Autoplay in XP

A friend lost her autoplay in XP. Since I never used XP, I am a little lost. I played around with the USB/device port Properties > Autoplay tab, but that did not yield anything. It must be a more serious problem. She thinks CCleaner damaged it, but I doubt that. Anybody remember how to fix that?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #3

Vista Premium 64b (HTPC), Windows 7 Premium 64b (LapTop)

Hey whs...

Since I'm using an XP machine right now, I figure I could look into that for you...

My the cd/dvd drive, wrong click (okay, right click if you must, but Michael's left handed, so I'm sticking with my wrong click comment) to pull up the properties window, then select the Autoplay tab and change away...

I believe you need to do this for the drive itself...I was able to turn it off, verify that it was gone, then turn it back on and re-test...

Hope this helps!!

All My Best,

My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Jan 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

theog, thanks for the link. I will try that when I get to her house.

mkensinger, thanks for trying to help us. What you described was exactly what I was trying to do on her system - but to no avail. With my limited XP skills I was already proud to get that far - LOL. But there must be a more serious problem. Maybe the link from theog will get me somewhere.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Who remembers how to fix Autoplay in XP

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Firefox 15 remembers to forget old memory
Read more at: Firefox 15 remembers to forget old memory | The Download Blog - CNET
A free countdown timer that remembers on exit?
Does anyone know of a timer that has the following features (in order of importance)? Free Counts down in hours and minutes. Be able to pause countdown timer, remember this time on close/exit and resume this time on startup? When the countdown stops, it must show a message box and be able...
Portable devices not listed in Autoplay option . Won't pop autoplay.
Hi I have protable device that won't autoplay when plugged , but it is shown in my computer and it's fully functional , it is not visible in the Autoplay option in the control panel , I tried reinstalling the device , but same thing , I followed Shawn's topic , how to set autoplay for...
Hardware & Devices
Does anybody here remembers this program(to kill running processes)?
I had a program on Windows XP that I used every time that I tried to close an application or to safely remove my external HD, when an error message appeared that said that some process is still running and I need to close it first... you all know how annoying this is. With this program I could...
Windows 7 never remembers my password credential
Hi Everytime I need to connect to something in my company I get a dialog like this So I type in my password(this can popup when I am in IE 9 or outlook or whatever.)...
System Security

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:17.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App