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  1.    07 Jan 2016 #1
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    Frustrating AutoPlay behavior


    I've got a new gaming PC, all with latest BIOS, drivers and Windows 10 updates. I have Auto Play configured properly, but it doesn't work as it should.

    When I insert a disc into the DVD drive, the system will respond (lights on DVD player and HD flash), but then the PC just sits there....... until I open File Explorer a minute of two later, when the process resumes and the appropriate action takes place.

    I have to open File Explorer for Auto Play to work properly.

    I'm scratching my head to figure out this one. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thx.
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  2.    07 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2016
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    Windows 10

    You can use Brink's tutorial to double check the configuration. See: AutoPlay - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

    Other than that, it's Windows 10... you know what I mean.
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  3.    09 Jan 2016 #3
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    Thread Starter

    After checking around, I see that many folks are having similar problems with Auto Play not working properly for CD/DVD drives. I learned that if I want notification when I insert media hardware, I must have the "Safely Remove . . ." icon visible - only then, when I insert a USB device, will File Manager open.
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  4.    11 Jan 2016 #4
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    Ah - FINALLY! The solution is simple. There is a belief that setting a registry value will fix this:

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:00000091
    Well, what did the trick for me was to rename the key to:
    "XNoDriveTypeAutoRun . . . " because changing the dword did not fix the issue.
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  5.    15 Feb 2016 #5
    Join Date : Feb 2016
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    Win 10

    Quote Originally Posted by jmikef View Post
    Ah - FINALLY! The solution is simple. There is a belief that setting a registry value will fix this:



    Well, what did the trick for me was to rename the key to:
    "XNoDriveTypeAutoRun . . . " because changing the dword did not fix the issue.
    My Registry does not have that Key at all. I read somewhere that if it doesn't have that's ok, it's just that sometimes if it does have it the value is set wrong. So i don't know what I should do now.
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  6.    15 Feb 2016 #6
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    It wasn't the solution that I though it was. I'm working with MS to do troubleshooting.
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  7.    15 Feb 2016 #7
    Join Date : Feb 2016
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    Does yours act the same way with the usb also? My USB Autoplay works fine, only the CD/DVD Drive doesn't work. I found another post here: DVD/CD Drive not recognising media on new Dell laptop (Windows 10) - Windows 10 Forums

    This person has the exact same series of Dell computer that I have and it was brand new also.
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  8.    15 Feb 2016 #8
    Join Date : Feb 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmikef View Post
    It wasn't the solution that I though it was. I'm working with MS to do troubleshooting.
    Here's something interesting. If I restart the computer, the first time i put a disc in the drive it works as you would expect it to, depending on your autoplay settings. But anytime after that first time it just does nothing until you try to read from the drive in File Explorer. If you double click the D:/ drive icon it will spin up the drive and display the contents of that new disc I put in. Sometimes when it does that autoplay will pop up also but not always.

    So maybe it's a problem with Explorer not refreshing and not so much with autoplay???
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  9.    15 Feb 2016 #9
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    jmartz, you describe exactly what I'm experiencing. We are legion.
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  10.    15 Feb 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmikef View Post
    jmartz, you describe exactly what I'm experiencing. We are legion.
    have you done a complete new installation of Win 10? The person in thread I posted a link to earlier said that fixed his. He had the Dell computer series as mine. To me it's crazy to have to do that to a brand new machine though.
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