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#1 arknaz

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 04:32 AM

I have disabled the auto run for USB devices and other such (external HD, cds, dvds etc) (so it doesn't pop that "what do you want to do with this file")but what i cant remember is how..i know i didnt change the registry at all and i remember doing something with the services but i cant for the life of me remember what.. Also right clicking>>properties>>autorun tab has "prompt me what to do" clicked..so i didn't change anything there.

Anyone know how to do it? even looking at my settings vs my brothers on his laptop i couldnt find anything.

If it matters its on xp system SP3

-Scott

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 09:44 AM

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967715
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 03:12 PM

Thanks for the link ^^

That is helpful, but not what i did. When looking at steps

1Click Start, click Run, type Gpedit.msc in the Open box, and then click OK.
2Under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, and then click System.
3In the Settings pane, right-click Turn off Autoplay, and then click Properties.

Under step 2 under Administrative Templates, i do not have an option for System. So it cant have been this way (and i dont remember doing a GP)

Also under the "other operating systems" it has to edit the registry which i know i did not do.. :/

Thats the weird thing, i have tried googling it and almost every time it points to either editing the registry or GP...which from what i remember i did neither of.

Is there any scan i can do to tell what i have done? or how to fine if i did indeed change my registry even though i cant remember?

Thanks again

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 03:17 PM

Also i checked out my registry and it differs from what the site says i should have changed it to to disable autorun.

I pathed to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\NoDriveTypeAutorun

It says to change the value to "In the Value data box, type 0xFF" But mine says "143" Which i would assume means i haven't changed it via this way to block auto run so i am stumped.

-Scott

EDIT

One more thing i found kinda strange.. under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Services/Cdrom/Autorun It should have a value of 0 to disable, but mine has a value of 1. And the AutoRunAlwaysDisabled (same path) has a value of

NEC MBR-7
NEC MBR-7.4
PIONEER CHANGR DRM-1804X
PIONEER CD-ROM DRM-6324X
PIONEER CD-ROM DRM-624X
TORiSAN CD-ROM CDR_C36

Which i don't understand.

Edited by arknaz, 23 May 2010 - 03:22 PM.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 04:49 PM

Look back at the site and follow the instructions for XP. The instructions you followed were for win server 2008.
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 10:32 PM

Ok found the file to exist, but ive never seen it before and have never done anything with the registry like i said...Is there anything else that could have changed it that way? finding the location is easy enough, but not knowing how it got added is whats bugging me.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 06:49 AM

That registry setting should have always existed. How it got turned to all on could have simply been a function of one of Microsoft's updates. They love to reenable stuff we turn off.
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Posted 24 May 2010 - 12:34 PM

Oh no i think you misunderstood me or i wrote it wrong. It IS disabled..tho i have no clue how the registry got edited hah, which is what i want, i dont like auto run..i was just trying to find out how i did it again hah, thanks tho :thumbsup:

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