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Usb Thumb Drives No Longer Prompt For Action

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#1 greenhorn


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Posted 30 October 2007 - 06:08 PM

my Kingston Datatraveler 2gb usb flash drive and toshiba 1 gb flash drive have both stopped prompting for action when i insert them on my laptop ( i run windows XP home sp2). The drives are detected fine - i can see them in 'My Computer' and they show the 'Safely remove' button in the system tray, there is also no problem in transferring files. But both drives used to prompt for action till a couple of weeks back but now they don't! this is not a major problem but a slight annoyance as now each time i have to go to 'My Computer' to reach the drive and open the drive folders, instead of just choosing action from the prompt window that used to open earlier. this happens only on my comp, on others the prompt window comes up just fine.
i have gone to autoplay in drive properties and turned on the 'Prompt me each time to choose an action' option for all content types yet it's not working. can anyone help please..

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 08:39 PM

sounds like you might have accidentally checked the box "perform this action every time" one of the times you stuck it in there. What happens if you try a different drive? Same thing?

#3 Budapest


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Posted 31 October 2007 - 01:22 AM

You could try using Microsoft's Autoplay Repair Wizard.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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