auto play question

  charlton200 15:37 21 Feb 07
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Hello,
could you tell me please why when I put a disc in the auto play don't work any more, so that I have to open My computer and open the program from the disc.

many thanks.

  moorie- 15:43 21 Feb 07

if you right click the drive, click properties then autoplay and select the app you want to play it with

  johndrew 15:47 21 Feb 07

You may well have inadvertently changed the settings for it.

You can either open `Help and Support`, type in `autoplay` and follow the instructions under `Change how your computer handles multimedia content` or use the extracted secion of it below.

Open My Computer.
Under Devices with Removable Storage, right-click the device you want, such as a digital camera or CD-ROM drive, and then click Properties.
On the AutoPlay tab, click the multimedia content type you want to change.
Under Actions, click the action you want Windows to perform when it detects the media type you selected.

  charlton200 16:15 21 Feb 07

Thanks.

What I don't understand is this. This action is for a particular action like if you want to play a dvd movie you set it to the movie player.

Now if i bought a new game or a new program and i wanted to install it, i would inset my disc and the hour glass who show its busy and the install program whould come up. How do i set it to do this please.


Thanks for your time

  skidzy 16:21 21 Feb 07

Autoplay repair wizard click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:32 21 Feb 07

If the wizard does not work then manual option:

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:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CDRom
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.

  charlton200 21:35 21 Feb 07

Thanks very much- download the auto play wizard and it worked OK. Now every thing works as I like it to.

Cheers.

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