Southernboy 16:48 16 Jul 2007

I have a nasty feeling my DVDRW drive is beginnng to play up.

The Evesham PC is just over two years old, but I rarely use the DVDRW as all the backups go onto an external 300gb HD. I guess I use it less than 20 times a year. It is useful to move work to the second PC which I inherited from my son.

The PC is not connected to the internet, nothing has been installed, or uninstalled, since I bought the PC new. and nothing has been transferd or viewed on it. In short, nothing has changed.

When I made a backup a couple of days ago, I waited for the CDR to run on autoplay after I completed it. Nothing happened.

I have tried several times, but autoplay no longer seems to run.

Any ideas, please?

  mole44 17:03 16 Jul 2007

go to Google and search for Microsof autoplay,you will get to microsoft autoplay repair wizard.its a titchy 77kb download and will fix your problem.

  SANTOS7 17:04 16 Jul 2007

click here

fear not, tis this ye need....

  wee eddie 18:09 16 Jul 2007

Southernboy. What writing Software are you using?

  skidzy 18:25 16 Jul 2007

On an internet connected pc,download the file from SANTOS7 link and copy to usb pen/flash drive and install that way.

This pc in question could be in great need of updates !!!

  wee eddie 18:28 16 Jul 2007

why should it need the Updates, they are almost entirely related to counteracting threats form the Net.

  skidzy 18:45 16 Jul 2007

Simple things really wee eddie like .Netframework updates.
If any new software was to be run on the computer,it may require these updates for one.

Any preinstalled software may need updating.

Driver updates maybe.

Possible reader updates like Adobe.

Its not always internet security that needs updating.

  SANTOS7 18:49 16 Jul 2007

My eyesight needs up dating, good spot wee eddie...

  skidzy 18:52 16 Jul 2007

Hi was those Lightening fingers again Lol :-))..hence my response of flashdrive and your link.

  lotvic 01:07 17 Jul 2007

Check that Autoplay is enabled for that drive

Start > My Computer > right click on the DVDRW Drive and left click on Properties > AutoPlay tab
and choose from the menu
Or you may want to just put a dot in 'Prompt me each time to choose an action'

  LAP 11:02 17 Jul 2007

or...C:\Windows\Repair & copy ‘autoexec.nt’ file and paste onto/into system32 folder

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