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Storage devices won't autostart

Computer running windows xp home edition. when a cd, dvd, or usb stick is inserted they do not autostart. No window comes up to offer options, however i can access them though my computer

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I have the opposite problem - I can't stop them!

  1. Open Windows Explorer by pressing the Windows + "e" key. 

  2. Right-click the desired CD-ROM and select Properties from the menu.

  3. Select the AutoPlay tab.

  4. 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.

  5. Select OK.

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

  • M Norwood Feb 06, 2009

    This also works with USB sticks and DVDs, just substitute 'CD-ROM' for the device.


    Advice credited to: http://autorun.moonvalley.com/enable.htm

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It means that your computer is missing a file that windows xp needs to run boot properly or is missing a program that your home edition xp needs. Repairing the OS or windows xp home edition by means of your xp instalation cd will do the job. Just insert your xp installation disk to your cd/dvd rom and select install windows xp home edition. Then select ( repair ), and so on let it finish repairing . Once your system rebooted, let it run without pressing enter or space bar. Just watch and let your computer do the job. This will probably solve your boot problem. But before doing all of this, please check your IDE or SATA cable and also the power cable that is connected to your hard drive. Try to unplug and plug again to ensure a good connection. If this won't work, you can proceed repairing Your windows xp installation or reinstalling a new xp operating system. Have a nice day and i hope i was in any help to you friend.

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No autorun on usb devices or cd rom


run AutoFix.exe
download clik here Windows XP autorun repair wizard

Applies to:
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Requirements
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File Size
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Xp problem


That's a very strange problem...

I guess I would first remove all the USB devices with Safe Remove, then go into Device Manager, and update or reinstall the drivers. You could also delete the USB drivers, reboot, and let Windows rediscover them.

But I wonder if you're running an archiving program somewhere along the way which takes a directory and builds an "SFX" or self extracting file. Essentially, it compresses a folder, then creates an exe which uncompresses it. Does that sound familiar? If the USB device is not installed, do you still have these exe files? That would point to this kind of problem.

When you insert the device, windows should beep, and tell you a new device was found. Then on My Computer, it should appear (may take a minute or so). Then you should doubleclick to open the device.

If you're doing something other than that, or you have installed some kind of data compression program, your problem might be related to those actions.

If that doesn't help, please post additional information about messages you're getting.

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