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#1 MAKRLM

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 02:25 AM

Somewhere along the line I have lost the Auto Run function when I put a CD in my CD Drive. And it is not in the Menu when I right click.

Does anyone know the fix for these???

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 07:48 AM

check to see its not disabled from the registry:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967715

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 11:34 AM

enable autorun

How To Enable/Disable Autorun (Windows XP)
  • Open Windows Explorer by pressing the Windows + "e" key
  • Right-click the desired CD-ROM and select Properties from the menu.
  • Select the AutoPlay tab.
  • Select each item from the pulldown list and for the Action to perform, select "Take no action" to disable autorun, or pick the apporpriate action to take if enabling autorun.
  • Select OK.
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Keeping Autorun enabled on USB and other removable drives has become a significant security risk due to the increasing number of malware variants that can infect them and transfer the infection to your computer. To learn more about this risk, please read:These types of infections usually involve malware that modifies and loads an autorun.inf (configuration) file into the root folder of all drives (internal, external, removable) along with a malicious executable. When the removable media is inserted (mounted), autorun looks for autorun.inf and automatically executes the malicious file to run silently on your computer. When a flash drive becomes infected, the Trojan will infect a system when the removable media is inserted if autorun has not been disabled.
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Posted 31 October 2009 - 01:21 AM

Thanks for the info -------

Very helpful.

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