dvd drive not auto playing

  jay.p 00:53 31 Dec 2006

both my writer and dvd rom drive will not autoplay i can only access a disc through my computer.bit of a prob if i try to install a 2 disc game as it will not access the 2nd disc automatically.how can i get them to autoplay.
also when i explore a disc and later eject it the drive still shows the disc as being in the drive.

  terryf 02:06 31 Dec 2006

right click on 'my computer>properties and go to hardware>device manager. Right click on each of the 2 devices and uninstall them, reboot and let the os find them again

  jay.p 02:15 31 Dec 2006

did that terry but still no joy i,m afraid.

  Staz 02:30 31 Dec 2006

But try right click on the drive in my computer and then it gives you autoplay options on one of the tabs

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:14 31 Dec 2006

Autoplay Repair Wizard click here


Autoplay disable/enable
1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
2. Locate and click the following registry key:
3. To disable automatically running CD-ROMs, change the Autorun value to 0 (zero). To enable automatically running CD-ROMs, change the Autorun value to 1.
4. Restart your computer.

  jay.p 14:31 31 Dec 2006

excellent suggestion fruit bat.already tried auto play wizard which found no problems.
never thought of the registry,anyway they have the 1 value in there ok but the top line has this.
name type data
ab (default) reg_sz (value not set)
do i try setting this value as 1 or not.i am wary of trying it without comfirmation as it is the registery. any chance peeking at yours for me to see what it is set at.

  Gongoozler 15:57 31 Dec 2006

jay.p, that is the same entry as I have, so don't change it. The line after AutoRun in my system has AutoRunAlwaysDisable, and a list of drives. Does yours have a similar line, and if so is your drive in the list?

  Hertz Van Rentyl 16:06 31 Dec 2006

Could try reset DMA will not do any harm if it does'nt do any good if you follow.
click here

  Hertz Van Rentyl 16:08 31 Dec 2006

Might get a milicious script warning from your security stuff, just ignore it.

  jay.p 14:40 01 Jan 2007

not exactly a pc wiz. so how do i use the dma vbscript file hertz... thanks in advance.

  Hertz Van Rentyl 20:51 01 Jan 2007

just run it after downloading, click run and then run then reboot.

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