Can't get Windows 10 Autoplay to work


  1. Posts : 17
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    Can't get Windows 10 Autoplay to work


    I am a new user of Win10 as I am setting up a computer for our church. I like Win10 so far, but cannot make autoplay work. I searched online and tried several things, but to no avail. I even started Regedit, but there was no key (NoDriveTypeAutoRun) present in the directory that it was supposed to be in (probably the root of my problem). I also checked Services and found that Shell Hardware Detection was active and set to automatic.
    Any ideas how to fix this?
    Forgot to add that I went to Device Mgr to check if the DVD drive had the current driver. It did.
    Also, when I put a DVD in the drive, I don't get the popup that asks what I want to do. I did get the popup the first time I tried this and all it said was, "Take no action", but that doesn't even pop up anymore. In fact, here is a link to all the things I have tried (all to no avail):
    Fix: Autoplay Not Working in Windows 10
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    there was no key (NoDriveTypeAutoRun) present in the directory that it was supposed to be in (probably the root of my problem).
    Hi - reading that article it does say 'if it exists' and that if it doesn't probably a good thing. Doesn't in either case in mine.

    Some Win 10 builds back I found I had to write a little polling loop to have Autoplay work for DVDs. What is your Win 10 build?

    Sadly it's still not a forum requirement so we have to ask so often. Win key + r, winver

    Does autoplay work for other USB devices?
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  3. Posts : 17
    Thread Starter
       #3

    My Win10 is Version 1809 (OS build 17763.529)
    My DVD drive is a SATA drive and is plugged into one of the SATA ports on the MB.
    I plugged a USB stick with an MP4 on it, in the USB port and the video auto starts. Now if I could just get the DVD drive to do that!
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    That sounds very much the problem I had with DVDs. This PC has no DVD drive so I don't have that loop handy- I'm travelling for a week still. I had thought the issue resolved in Windows but I haven't paid particular attention, and rarely use DVDs now.

    But I posted it here:
    Why won't Win10 actually auto play disks?

    Have you also checked the Control Panel Autoplay options?
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  5. Posts : 17
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I checked the previous thread of yours plus I checked my control panel. As I see it (and your old thread pointed out) there is no choice for removable drive. The only choice is to "take no action" or search for a DVD app. BTW, I tried another app and that did not work either. I also tried your Autohotkey routine, and that didn't work either. I am really frustrated.
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
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    Perhaps you might be lucky if you upgrade to 1903..
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  7. CountMike's Avatar
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    If by DVD you mean movies in DVD format, Windows 10 doesn't have native support for it. Must use 3rd party program like VLC etec.
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  8. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    True, but even without VLC it should be be possible to have Autoplay display the files on the disk, but with a player installed you should find you have more autoplay options for the medium.
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    Thread Starter
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    I have WMP, but that didn't work. I installed VLC and now when Autoplay window opens up I get a line that says "play with VLC". So that fixed it for me. Still not sure why WMP did not work. I associated all the video extensions to WMP, but now had to switch them to VLC.
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  10. CountMike's Avatar
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    donnyb said:
    I have WMP, but that didn't work. I installed VLC and now when Autoplay window opens up I get a line that says "play with VLC". So that fixed it for me. Still not sure why WMP did not work. I associated all the video extensions to WMP, but now had to switch them to VLC. I have WMP, but that didn't work. I installed VLC and now when Autoplay window opens up I get a line that says "play with VLC". So that fixed it for me. Still not sure why WMP did not work. I associated all the video extensions to WMP, but now had to switch them to VLC.
    WMP doesn't support DVD movie format on W10.
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