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Re: AutoPlay Problem On Hard disk drives
You are affected with a spyware that fault your current drives in opening normally. If you can still access and open the drive please do the following.
1.) goto tools> folder option on the windows explorer. 2.) the click the View Tab. 3.) Select hidden files and folders. 4.) Unchecked Hide extentions for known file types. 5.) Unchecked Hide Operating protected system files. 6.) Click Apply to all folders button then press OK button.
Now, try to open the drive by exploring it and delete all the hidden file which you observed you didn't seen it before the changes was made.
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Sounds like Autoplay is not configured. You can see how to change your Autoplay settings on Microsoft's web site here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/change-autoplay-settings#1TC=windows-7. Autoplay is a strange duck, doesn't always work regardless of settings. You can also open 'computer', which in Windows 81 shows as your User Name, not 'Computer' or 'My Computer' like older versions, then right-click Drive: D, and click 'Play with VLC Media Player', which is the best player I believe - I've used it for years.
It seems that you have Autoplay disabled on your computer, OR the disk is damaged OR the disk don't have "autoplay.inf" file on his root.
The best solution is to put your disk into the drive and try to access it via FileManager: Double Left-Click on MyComputer icon on desktop -> locate the CD drive and make Right-Click on the CD icon followed by the "Explore" option selection. A new window appears which shows the CD content.
Locate a file called "setup.exe" or "install.exe" or similar, and make double left-click on it! That's it! Good luck!
In My Computer, right click on the drive you want to AutoPlay (it will not display if it is not plugged into your computer) and select AutoPlay.
Choose the best option for you and press OK. Remember, there are several options available, including playing Media Files, copying pictures to your drive or if you have a program installed that can AutoPlay (autorun) such as PortableApps.com Menu from PortableApps.com. If you need to reset your options, just follow these instructions again!
If the CD-ROM will boot from a recovery CD, then this would
indicate a Windows software problem instead of a CD-ROM issue. It can usually
be attributed to a corrupt driver. To reinstall the drivers:
1. Go to Start>> Right click My Computer>>
Properties>> Hardware>> Device Manager.
2. Expand DVD/CD-ROM Drives line item.
3. Right click on the items below and select Uninstall drive
on the resulting menu.
4. Re-boot the system and Windows will automatically detect
the CD-ROM drive and re-install the drivers for you.
Try a different media - some brands will just not work
correctly with a given CD-ROM drive. Watch out for compatibility problems with
Maxell, Memorex and Macromedia CDs.
Check for unusual noises, maybe a ticking type noise. This
could indicate a cracked disk. Or, the media may not be seated correctly on the
Is the access light on?
Is the CD Clean?
Check error messages in Event Viewer. Here's how:
Go to Start>> Settings>> Control Panel>>
Administrative Tools>> Computer Management (or Event Viewer)
Check your manufacturer's web site for software updates and
drive updates. Check for QSI firmware updates.
For DVD - Are you trying to write to a DVD that is READ
If all has failed, you may be faced with performing a
complete Operating System Recovery or Repair (preferred).
If nothing above has worked for you, then you may need to
take the drive in to a service facility for repair or replace the drive.
Right click on Start, left click on Explore. On the left panel in Explorer find your External hdd. Highlight the drive, right click and open properties. You will find a tab that says Autoplay Select this tab and choose what you want this drive to do.
Another way to disable autoplay in XP (don't know if this works in other versions of Windows) is to click Start -> Run -> type "msconfig" -> click the Services tab -> and uncheck the selection called "Shell Hardware Detection". This will disable autoplay for not only all of your CD-ROM drives, but any other form of removable media (ie memory cards from your digital camera).
Hi. How do you open a flash drive anyway? Cause me... I'll just right click the drive then click the "Explore" menu and thats the way to avoid virus menu like the Autoplay(once you double-click the drive, it wont open 'cause it has an extra Autoplay menu}. By the way, does your PC virus-free?Try to check the drive by right-clicking the drive. If you see two Autoplay menus and the other Autoplay is highlighted or the font is thick, your PC surely has a virus. You must remove it first.
Or try to go to do this:
Contol Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Disk Management and look for the drive. Right-click it and click the Open or Explore menu.
I hope I help you with this kind of suggestion.
Did the software cd not start? If not, go start, click on my computer> right click on your cd drive>click on explore. There should be a file autoplay, setup or install. They all get you to the same place. Start with autoplay. Double click. Your software should start. If there's no autoplay just work your way down the list. If this solved your problem please rate this as fixed. If this was not your problem or need further help just add a comment and I'll be happy to help you further. Thanks.