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CD & DVD drives don't auto-start

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#1 Star Brass

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 11:56 AM

When I insert a CD or DVD with data/video neither drive will automatically start and run as normal. In both cases I must open My Computer and double-click the drive.

Both drives work and show "This device is working properly" in Device Manager.

Is something turned off? Any ideas?


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#2 noknojon


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Posted 05 July 2011 - 06:21 AM

Hi Star Brass - Try this from the inbuilt XP help section -

To change how your computer handles multimedia content

  • Open My Computer.
  • Under Devices with Removable Storage, right-click the device you want, such as a 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 selectedNotes
  • To open My Computer, click Start, and then click My Computer.
  • Your removable storage device must be attached to your computer for it to appear in the My Computer folder.
Thank You -

Edited by noknojon, 05 July 2011 - 06:25 AM.

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