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Can't find I hear it make that little musical note when it has found autoplay but doesn't show it. when I go to my computer and click it locks on the hourglass and stays at that point. What to do?

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The autoplay feature is turned off.So to enable it please do the following.

FOR WINXP:
  1. Double click on the My Computer icon on your Desktop until it opens.
  2. Then gently click on your CD / DVD Rom Drive just until it becomes highlighted.
  3. Then click on the word File, which is contained in your top tool bar area.
  4. This will pull down a menu for you to now click on Properties.
  5. Then click on the Auto Play tab at the top of the screen.
  6. You can adjust settings for Music CDs, Music Files, Pictures, Video Files and Mixed Content.
  7. Now select a multimedia types by using the pull down arrow to the right with your mouse.
  8. Then for each multimedia type, use your mouse to encircle the Select an action to perform: option.
  9. To disable that multimedia type, click on the Take no action icon at the bottom of the screen.
  10. Now click on the Apply button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes.
  11. Continue in the above fashion for each multimedia type, choosing the Take no action option.
  12. And ensure that you click on the Apply button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes.
  13. Once all options have been set, then click on OK button to exit the CD Drive Properties window.
  14. Repeat the above procedure on any additional CD Rom Drives you have in your system.
  15. Note: If you feel you have made a mistake, you can click on the Restore Defaults icon at any time.
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FOR WIN VISTA:


Windows Vista's AutoPlay options are a great improvement over Windows XP in terms of flexibility, but unfortunately there are so many options that it can be confusing, especially since there's no specific mention of USB Flash drives in the options.
Open your Control Panel, and then click on "Play CDs or other media automatically" to open the AutoPlay dialog.



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How to disable Autoplay of Audio CDs and USB Drives in windows


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All recent versions of widows contain features called AutoPlay and AutoRun. AutoPlay lets you choose which program to use to start different kinds of media, such as music CDs, or CDs or DVDs containing photos. For example, the first time you try to play a music CD, AutoPlay asks which media player you want to use, if you have more than one installed on your computer. You can change AutoPlay settings for each media type.Autorun is the technology used to start many programs or enhanced content (such as videos on a music CD) automatically when you insert a CD or USB drives into your computer. This is different from AutoPlay, but the result are the same, when inserted, the CD or USB drive starts automatically, using a particular program. Autorun is incorporated into the media types that use it, and you can't modify it.
When a disc is inserted or a drive is connected to your computer, Windows looks in the root directory of the disc or drive for a file named autorun.inf. If found, Windows executes the instructions in that file. ( whether it be start the music or install the virus.)
For example, an autorun.inf file on a CD might contain a line that reads open=setup.exe. This tells your computer to launch a setup program as soon as the CD is inserted into the drive

Removable USB/thumb drives use the Autorun feature to load files when the drives are plugged into the USB port. Malware exploits the Autorun feature to spread from thumb drive to PC. Disable the autorun feature to prevent malware from spreading.


For XP users:

1.Click Start and then click Run. Type gpedit.msc and click OK. The Group Policy window will open.

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2. In the left pane, double-click Administrative TemplatesIn the right pane, double-click System, scroll down the list and double-click Turn Off Autoplay

3.In the Turn Off Autoplay Properties window, select Enabled. From the dropdown next to Turn Off Autoplay on, select All drives and then click OK.


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4.Exit Group Policy by selecting File, then choosing Exit from the menu.

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Start the ripping process by clicking on the "Start Rip" button (e.g. in Windows Media Player 11, for example, it's on the lower right once you're in the Rip menu). You'll also have an option to use your Internet connection and have Windows Media Player automatically find details about the CD you're using so you don't have to fill out album and song details yourself (for this tutorial, let's assume that you're not connected to the Internet, which means you'll end up with an unknown album with unknown songs). You'll know the ripping process is done once all the songs show "Ripped to library" under "Rip status."

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NORMAL RIP
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Start by launching Windows Media Player yourself via the "Programs" option by clicking on either the "Start Menu" tab in Windows XP or the Windows logo in Vista or Windows 7 (both at the lower left of your screen). Insert your music CD. (To simplify things, just cancel and close down the "Autoplay" menu in case it shows up.)

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  4. In the column on the left, click on the plus symbol (+) next to My Computer and select Special Folders. ht1866_01.jpg
  5. In the right pane on the Folderlist, click My Music.
  6. Click the Change Location button. You may see a warning message appear with precautions for changing this setting; after reviewing the message, click Yes. ht1866_02.jpg
  7. In the resulting window, browse for the My Music folder as described in step 1, and click OK. ht1866_03.jpg
  8. Reinstall or open iTunes.

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on the welcome screen of cd autoplay .
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