CDs don't autorun on Win XP

  chub_tor 19:18 10 May 2004

Something has changed over the past few days and I can't get audio or data CDs (or DVD's for that matter) to autorun on insertion. I have checked with Tweakui Paranoia, opened up Properties on my CDRW and DVD and all parameters seem to be as they always were but no discs automatically start as they used to. any suggestions welcome.

  cycoze 19:21 10 May 2004

Download and run the Microsoft AutoPlay Repair Wizard from click here .

  mole44 20:07 10 May 2004

thanks thats solved a problem i had

  chub_tor 21:53 10 May 2004

Tried that on both drives with no success. TEst results say that the device may not be working and the problem cannot be resolved. I can make both the drives operate manually it's just autoplay on insert that doesn't work

  woodchip 21:57 10 May 2004

If you have a full XP disc go to Start\Run and type sfc /scannow then press enter with the XP disc in the comp

  hugh-265156 21:58 10 May 2004

try this:

click start/run and type regedit

navigate to:


in the right pane look for "autorun"

double click it and set the value to 1 to enable and 0 to disable

  woodchip 21:58 10 May 2004

on the other hand you could look to see if you have a old restore point that take you back before the prob

  chub_tor 09:39 11 May 2004

Thanks guys, I did eventually use a very oldrestore and got it working again, unfortunately the system stuck and wouldn't let me return to a later one. I am now re-installing all the programmes I have added since March 15! Nevertheless Autoplay is working again. Thanks

  Stuartli 10:27 11 May 2004

You could have gone to My Computer>Explore and right clicked on your D drive to bring up a menu - on the panel which comes up via Properties is an AutoPlay tab which you can set to your preferences.

  chub_tor 12:41 11 May 2004

I found the culprit which stops Autoplay, it is X-OOM CD Clone 4.5 if I uninstall it the autoplay works, when installed it stops it. Thanks to all this matter is now resolved.

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