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AutoPlay - Windows XP

Prompt isn't working.. yes I have gone on properties, autoplay tab and selected take no action/restore default.. yet it still doesn't prompt.. also my autorun inf file isn't working.. I have tried everything.. I have formatted my usb and tried again but it still isn't working. it will however if i select an action to perform open to view files but that is it.. i have tried microsoft autoplay fix as well.. it hasn't worked :'( please help?

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  • Fred Flinstone Jan 10, 2013

    Thanks for all your help guys! Even though I had done everything to fix the new update to xp, with autorun, the autorun was still not working. I found the update file and uninstalled the autorun update by microsoft and now the autorun file is coming up with a promt to run TrueCrypt but! i cannot select the little box saying 'always perform this action'. It used to do it automatically. Thanks again guys! any solutions on how to get it run automatically again?

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Autorun is a feature of Windows XP that brings up a screen with actions that the user can perform any time a storage device or piece of media is inserted into a computer. This feature can be disabled by changing a value in the system registry. If the Autorun feature is not working on your Windows XP system, fix the computer so that the Autorun options will be displayed when a USB device is connected.

Select the "Start" button and choose "Run." Type "regedit" (no quotation marks) and click "OK." Click on the key "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\NoDriveTypeAutorun" in the left side of the window. Right-click on the value "NoDriveTypeAutoRun" in the right side of the window. Select "Modify" from the menu. Enter "91" into the "Value data" box. Select "Hexadecimal" as the type. Click "OK" to enable Autorun on all types of drives, including USB devices. Close the registry editor and reboot the computer. Hope this helps.

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