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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.
All recent versions of widows contain features called AutoPlay and AutoRun. AutoPlay lets you choose which program to use to start different kinds of media, such as music CDs, or CDs or DVDs containing photos. For example, the first time you try to play a music CD, AutoPlay asks which media player you want to use, if you have more than one installed on your computer. You can change AutoPlay settings for each media type.Autorun is the technology used to start many programs or enhanced content (such as videos on a music CD) automatically when you insert a CD or USB drives into your computer. This is different from AutoPlay, but the result are the same, when inserted, the CD or USB drive starts automatically, using a particular program. Autorun is incorporated into the media types that use it, and you can't modify it. When a disc is inserted or a drive is connected to your computer, Windows looks in the root directory of the disc or drive for a file named autorun.inf. If found, Windows executes the instructions in that file. ( whether it be start the music or install the virus.) For example, an autorun.inf file on a CD might contain a line that reads open=setup.exe. This tells your computer to launch a setup program as soon as the CD is inserted into the drive
Removable USB/thumb drives use the Autorun feature to load files when the drives are plugged into the USB port. Malware exploits the Autorun feature to spread from thumb drive to PC. Disable the autorun feature to prevent malware from spreading. For XP users: 1.Click Start and then click Run. Type gpedit.msc and click OK. The Group Policy window will open. 2. In the left pane, double-click Administrative TemplatesIn the right pane, double-click System, scroll down the list and double-click Turn Off Autoplay
3.In the Turn Off Autoplay Properties window, select Enabled. From the dropdown next to Turn Off Autoplay on, select All drives and then click OK. 4.Exit Group Policy by selecting File, then choosing Exit from the menu.
Windows Vista's AutoPlay options are a great improvement over Windows XP in terms of flexibility, but unfortunately there are so many options that it can be confusing, especially since there's no specific mention of USB Flash drives in the options.
Open your Control Panel, and then click on "Play CDs or other media automatically" to open the AutoPlay dialog.
Disable AutoPlay Globally.
The quickest way to disable AutoPlay entirely is to just uncheck the box for "Use AutoPlay for all media and devices", which should usually work.
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.
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!