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Sunday, February 15, 2009

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Disable AutoPlay



Some people find the AutoPlay feature annoying, and they prefer to have Windows take no action when they insert a disc into their CD or DVD drive. If you want to disable AutoPlay, you have a few options.

For Windows XP Home Edition:

1. Double-click the My Computer icon on your desktop. If this icon is not available, then click the Start button in the lower-left corner of Windows and click My Computer. If you can’t find the My Computer icon anywhere, do the following:

a. Right-click in the empty space on your desktop.

b. Select Properties.

c. A window opens. Click the Desktop tab.

d. Near the bottom of the window, click the Customize Desktop button.

e. Another window opens. On the General tab, beneath Desktop Icons, place a checkmark in the My Computer box.

f. Click the OK button.

g. You are returned to the previous screen. Click the Apply button.

h. Click the OK button.

i. The My Computer icon appears on your desktop. Double-click it.

2. A window opens. Right-click the icon for your CD/DVD burner or other media device.

3. Select Properties.

4. A window opens. Click the AutoPlay tab.

5. A drop-down menu appears that allows you to choose between seven categories: Music files, Pictures, Video files, Mixed content, Music CD, DVD movie, and Blank CD. Use this menu to select one of the categories.

6. Under the Actions heading, click the Select an Action to Perform button.

7. Click Take No Action.

8. Repeat this process for each of the seven categories.

9. When you are finished, click the Apply button.

10. Click the OK button.

For Alternative Solution: Disable AutoPlay in Windows XP Home Edition

1. Download and install Microsoft’s Tweak UI PowerToy.

2. When the installation is complete, launch Tweak UI.

3. In the left window pane of the Tweak UI interface, double-click My Computer.

4. Double-click AutoPlay.

5. Click Types.

6. In the right window pane, remove the checkmark from the box labeled Enable AutoPlay for CD and DVD drives. Next, remove the checkmark from the box labeled Enable AutoPlay for removable drives as shown in the following figure.

7. Click the Apply button.

8. Click the OK button.

Windows XP Professional Edition:

1. Click the Start button in the lower-left corner of Windows.

2. Click Run.

3. A window opens. Type gpedit.msc in the blank, and then click the OK button or press the Enter key.

4. The Group Policy window will open. In the left window pane, below the words Computer Configuration, double-click the Administrative Templates folder.

5. Single-click the System folder.

6. In the right window pane, double-click Turn Off AutoPlay.

7. Another window opens. Under the Setting tab is a Turn Off AutoPlay heading. Beneath it, click the Enabled button .

8. A drop-down menu appears in the center of the window. Click it, and then choose either to turn off AutoPlay only for the CD-ROM drives or for all drives.

9. Click the Apply button.

10. Click the OK button.

11. Shut down your computer and restart it





Adjust AutoPlay


To adjust the AutoPlay settings, do the following:

1. Double-click the My Computer icon on your desktop. If this icon is not available, then click the Start button in the lower-left corner of Windows and click My Computer. If you can’t find the My Computer icon anywhere, do the following:
a. Right-click in the empty space on your desktop.

b. Select Properties.

c. A window opens. Click the Desktop tab.

d. Near the bottom of the window, click the Customize Desktop button.

e. Another window opens. On the General tab, beneath Desktop Icons, place a checkmark in the My Computer box.

f. Click the OK button.

g. You will be returned to the previous screen. Click the Apply button.

h. Click the OK button.

i. The My Computer icon appears on your desktop. Double-click it.

2. A window opens. Right-click the icon for your CD/DVD burner or other media device.

3. Select Properties.

4. A window opens. Click the AutoPlay tab.

5. You will see a drop-down menu that allows you to choose between seven categories: Music Files, Pictures, Video Files, Mixed Content, Music CD, DVD Movie, and Blank CD (see Figure ). Use this menu to select one of the categories, and then go to the Actions heading below it.

6. If you want AutoPlay to ask you what to do each time a disc is inserted into your CD or DVD drive, click the Prompt Me Each Time to Choose an Action button. If you want AutoPlay to automatically perform a specific action each time a disc is inserted, click the Select an Action to Perform button. Next, select one of the options below it. For example, if you want a CD full of digital photos to automatically appear as a slideshow, then do the following:

a. Click the drop-down menu and select Pictures.

b. Click Select an Action to Perform.

c. Click View a Slideshow of the Images.

There are numerous combinations to choose, so spend time deciding how best to customize AutoPlay to suit your needs.

7. When you are finished configuring AutoPlay, click the Apply button.

8. Click the OK button.



Repair AutoPlay


If AutoPlay isn’t working like it should, it might have been turned off accidentally. You can fix it by editing the Windows Registry, like this:

1. Click the Start button in the lower-left corner of Windows.

2. Click Run.

3. A window opens. Type regedit in the blank, and then click the OK button or press the Enter key.

4. The Windows Registry Editor will open. In the left window pane, double-click the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry key. If you can’t find it, do the following:

a. In the left window pane of the Registry Editor, scroll to the top.

b. If any of the HKEY registry keys are open — as indicated by a minus sign (-) on their left side — then close them by clicking that minus sign. When a registry key has been properly closed, it will have a plus sign (+) next to it.

c. Repeat this process for the remaining HKEY registry keys until the only things visible in the left window pane are the five HKEY keys (see Figure).

d. Double-click the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry key.

5. A new column of registry keys appears. Double-click System.

6. Another column of registry keys appears. Double-click CurrentControlSet.

7. Double-click the Services registry key.

8. A long list of registry keys will appear. Scroll down and click Cdrom (see Figure)

9. In the right window pane, look for a registry value labeled AutoRun. If it is there, then proceed to Step 10. If you do not have this registry value, then you need to create it, like this:

a. Click the Edit drop-down menu located at the top of the Windows Registry Editor.

b. Select New.

c. Select DWORD Value.

d. In the right window pane, a new registry value will appear.

Rename it AutoRun (make sure it looks exactly like Figure).

10. Double-click the AutoRun value.

11. A window opens. Under the Value Data heading, delete any number you see and type 1 in its place.

12. Click the OK button.

13. Exit the Registry Editor by clicking the X button in the upper-right corner.

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