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AutoPlay not working for DVD drive

by encinoman62 / December 1, 2003 10:20 AM PST

My PC is suddenly not automatically playing CD's or DVD discs when I insert it in the drive. It use to come up (AutoPlay) whenever I inserted a disc. The only way it will AutoPlay now is if I boot up the PC with a disc already in the DVD drive. I have already tried to update the driver in Windows XP (Home Edition) and I even checked the Registry to see if the drive is set to AutoPlay. The drive itself is a Pioneer DVD 16X slot drive. My DVD drive is set to Secondary Slave, and I have a CD burner (TDK 40X) is set to Secondary Master. If I am forgetting any information, just let me know, and I will post it. Thanks for any info you can provide.

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(NT) XP? Suddenly? Then you use SYSTEM RESTORE.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 1, 2003 10:40 AM PST


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Re:(NT) XP? Suddenly? Then you use SYSTEM RESTORE.
by encinoman62 / December 1, 2003 12:29 PM PST

System Restore does not fix it. Any other ideas?

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Re:AutoPlay not working for DVD drive
by encinoman62 / December 1, 2003 12:33 PM PST

I've also noticed my I can't read any files on my CD burner (the TDK drive).

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That makes sense.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 1, 2003 8:15 PM PST

XP does odd things when hardware begins to fail. You may want to remove the TDK for now.


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Re:That makes sense.
by encinoman62 / December 2, 2003 8:17 AM PST
In reply to: That makes sense.

Well, usually that would be the case, but both drives, the Pioneer DVD 16X and the TDK CD burner, are not able to Autoplay or retrieve data unless I have a disc in each when I boot up Windows. I've tried reinstalling Windows XP Home Edition (not a clean install, just a upgrade install), and that didn't work either. Would it have something to do with the motherboard drivers? (Since the Secondary Master and Slave are hooked up to the TDK and the Pioneer, in that order) I have a Asus P4PE 845 chipset motherboard. Should I reinstall the motherboard drivers?

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by encinoman62 / December 3, 2003 10:04 AM PST
In reply to: That makes sense.

Well.....what about my suggestion? Why take out the TDK when both drives are having the same problem?

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Hello?.......I guess since I haven't got a reply, must mean the moderator doesn't know!
by encinoman62 / December 6, 2003 9:00 AM PST
In reply to: That makes sense.

Do you not know?

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Does it say this in box when you take out disk......

gcasDtServ.exe-No disk

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Matbe this will help from Microsoft....
by Jwd1savh / March 25, 2005 2:24 AM PST

It is called "Autoplay Repair Wizard", not sure if it will fix your problem or not.
You can also go to "My Computer", right click on each drive, then "Properties" and check under the "Autoplay" tab. Go to the pull down window and select "DVD Movie", it should show your DVD player or players in the "Action" box, if not you may want to "Restore Defaults".
Hopefully one or the other will work for you.

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