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No autorun on usb devices or cd rom

When i plug a usb stick in to my computer or put a cd in the drive they do not autostart, but i can access them through my computer

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

Applies to:
Windows XP with Service Pack 2

Requirements
Windows XP with SP2

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File Size
0.1MB

File Name
AutoFix.exe

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Microsoft

Description
Windows XP was designed to make it simpler to identify content on CDs or DVDs, and assist in launching the correct program to open or view the files. For example, insert a movie DVD and Windows XP should show options for programs that can play a DVD. Unfortunately things can go wrong - settings get altered and the autorun no longer wants to be your friend. This free tool can help diagnose and repair autorun problems in XP. It is a tiny download and doesn't require installation. Simply double-click the exe file, click a few buttons (OK, some options are a little cryptic) and you can change or repair your Windows XP autorun options.

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