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Neither the helper or autorun works on dvd or cd. Problem preceded by spyware infusion which tech claimed caused all kinds of problems. Tech could not fix dvd/cd autostart. Occassionally a quick flash comes up indicating something wants to start. NO helper app opens but I can play going into windoz explorer and starting manually. Tech also claimed spyware corrupted my adwarw/spyware/av so had to put back on pc. Have tried most or all fixes fround on web to no avail.

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  • jamescb Feb 26, 2009

    All I see is how to DISABLE. I want to ENABLE. I can follow reg directions if they are step by step.

  • jamescb Feb 26, 2009

    BTW, After that experience I BOUGHT Malwarebytes and SUPERantispyware. Also use a couple others now and then including XoftspySE, Adaware and spysweeper

  • jamescb Feb 26, 2009

    All the simple steps have been done. This is a registry issue.

  • jamescb Feb 26, 2009

    HKEY Current User\Software\MS\Win\Current Version\Policies\Explorer
    I have 0X00000143(323) Change the 143 to 91? Now 91 (145) after changing hex number from 143 to 91

    NO CHANGE I know there are a couple more reg settings.


  • jamescb Feb 27, 2009

    OK, now I'm totally confused. I am not a techie, just an intelligent user. This appears to be a problem in Group Policies? One thing I did notice while attempting to follow registry settings - If HKCU is Current User instead of Users plural, I do not have the explorer sub key. A guy from MS in China where all help seems to stem, sent me a file which he says fixes the group policy but when I look inside I fail to see this. It says remove to my semi-intelligent head.
    removegp.reg and sent in a zip file

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft]

    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft]

    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects]

    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies


  • jamescb Feb 27, 2009

    One other thing, I was reading about holding down the shift key to do something. Tried this while inserting a cd and got a brief momentary "hourglass" from the mouse. Does this say anything?

  • jamescb Feb 27, 2009

    I have managed to make a new sub folder under policies in the left hand pane named "Explorer" but unsure how to add the correct parameters in the right pane. Need to make the name "NoDriveTypeAutoRun" and insert type and data. This would be a lot easier with direct email.

  • jamescb Feb 27, 2009

    Under Policies, I now have associations, explorer, network, system, uninstall and windows update

  • jamescb Feb 27, 2009

    Trial and Error
    Have right pane set to nodrivetypeautorun and 91 hex value or at least it reads 91


  • jamescb Mar 01, 2009

    Explorer under policies has the default and nodrivetype key I made. NO third entry If I had a direct email I could send graphics using a screen capture program called snagit. I have the autoplay manager but unknown what to put for entries. Cannot post image here.

  • jamescb Mar 01, 2009

    CANNOT run your pgm, I don't know what parameters to enter and "selection dialog" mentioned does not appear when cd is inputed into drawer. No instructions.

  • jamescb Mar 01, 2009

    Seems this comment did not add
    I do not know how to use the pgm, what to enter into autoplay manager. No help file. Text says if helper appears but nothing happens - my helper does NOT appear

    reg now has 3 entries in explorer. Third is NoInternetIcon with a single 0


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Read thru this Microsoft help page on enabling/disabling autorun. If you need additional help or if their info is hard to decypher just give a shout.

The tech may have been accurate in his assessment, some spyware/malware can wreak serious havoc on both the registry and the system files of a Windows machine.

A great app for doing quick and accurate cleaning of malware is Malware Bytes, it's worth the download just in case you ever need it...

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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  • John Elliott
    John Elliott Feb 26, 2009

    You can always try this to toggle the autorun:

    How To Enable/Disable Autorun (Windows XP)

    1. Open My Computer

    2. Right-click the DVD/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 appropriate action to take if enabling autorun.

    5. Select OK.


  • John Elliott
    John Elliott Feb 26, 2009

    I got a chance to look up the registry value for the autorun:

    regedit + edit + find + NoDriveTypeAutorun + right click on NoDriveTypeAutorun + modify + add the value 91


  • John Elliott
    John Elliott Feb 26, 2009

    Go to this wiki entry and scroll down to Evaluation Order, it contains info on the other location for autorun settings.

  • John Elliott
    John Elliott Feb 27, 2009

    You're doing great. Scouring a registry can be a little confusing even to a tech. I find myself doing reference searches even if I've done editing on the same key a couple of days prior, lol.

    I did find autorun settings under one of the entries you specified:

    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    My setting is 91

    I added the exact sub folder where it's located in bold.


  • John Elliott
    John Elliott Feb 27, 2009

    Under:

    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\

    You should have 2 folders:

    Explorer
    3 entries
    (default) [with no value]
    NoDriveTypeAutorun [with a value of 91]
    NoInternetIcon [with a value of 0]

    System
    only 1 entry
    (default) [with no value]


  • John Elliott
    John Elliott Feb 27, 2009

    I found this link/download which may help repair the issue. Click here to grab it and try it out.

  • John Elliott
    John Elliott Mar 01, 2009

    Did you try the autorun repair program I posted (my last post)? Curious to see if it's effective...

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