Posted 22 March 2010 - 08:17 PM
I have Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2
I was trying to install the Setup CD-Rom for a new Canon printer that I recently got, but when I insert the CD, the AutoRun feature does not come on where I get prompted to start the installation process (I tried the CD for the new Canon MX860 and the old MP830 that I had). I remembered that awhile ago I disabled autoplay, so I spent some time looking online how to re-enable it, and I was able to re-enable autoplay by changing the NoDriveTypeAutoRun value to 91 (Hexadecimal) and deleting the NoDriveAutoRun entry in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer.
So now whenever I insert my thumb drive or cd rom the autoplay feature is okay, but the autorun feature is still missing. According to the printer manual there should be a Run Msetup4.exe option when the autoplay thing comes up, but I do not see it there. I also tried exploring the cd but could not find anything that looked like a ".exe" file so I could run it manually.
The settings in control panel are already set to default to use autoplay for all media devices. I've already checked in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CDRom to make sure that AutoRun is set to 1 (hexadecimal), but I noticed there was also a AutoRunAlwaysDisable entry with the following in it (see below) but I'm not sure if this entry is affecting my ability to use AutoRun (I tried deleting but since nothing happened I put it back):
TORiSAN CD-ROM CDR_C36
PIONEER CHANGR DRM-1804X
PIONEER CD-ROM DRM-6324X
PIONEER CD-ROM DRM-624X
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I really need to install the CD somehow in order to use the printer, unless you can give me some other way of doing it.
I would really like to re-enable the autorun feature somehow so I don't have this problem again in the future.