dvd player probs

  Abi-Moore 21:31 14 Jun 2007

quite wierd but... here i go...
if i insert a dvd into the drive it whirls away and nothing happens but... if i go into the drive properties and select autoplay and highlight dvd play with media player before inserting dvd it works
the o/s is xp pro
i presumed autoplay was corrupt, so downloaded the autofix,do i need a reinstall or...

  ArrGee 21:49 14 Jun 2007

Could be a number of problems. Is this happening with any DVD you insert?

  skidzy 21:53 14 Jun 2007

Have you actually ran the Autoplay repair fix ? click here

If so,make WMP your default player or try this click here and select download for windows (right hand side)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:53 14 Jun 2007

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.

  Abi-Moore 22:03 14 Jun 2007

yes argee its with all dvds whichever make,thats what i find so confusing, its like a autoplay issue but its not..ithink
if i select the drive then autoplay. choose media player then apply everything works as normal

skidzy/fruitbat yes ive done both of those

  skidzy 22:14 14 Jun 2007

Abi have you made a media player your default player,if not windows will not know what to use,unless you manually select....as you are currently doing.

Try my VLC link and reboot the pc,see if this autoplays. VLC click here

  Abi-Moore 22:26 14 Jun 2007

thanks skidzy
ive got vlc already installed to play the iso images ive already got,its new/any dvds inserted i have the problem with,on inserting it, whirls away as though no dvd installed

  skidzy 22:34 14 Jun 2007

And you tried manually setting program defaults ?

Im on Vista but i believe xp is something like Start/Set programs and defaults/ then i believe its the custom tab you need.

Here we go,just found a link click here

  Abi-Moore 22:40 14 Jun 2007

ill try them in the morning
thanks so much for your help xx

  Abi-Moore 19:56 19 Jun 2007

thanks skidzy,
that seems to have rectified the problem,touch wood
*taps head*

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