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could someone please help me? i have recently encountered my dvd-cd rom not automatically playing, despite the settings being set to, and also my camera used to automatically enable saving software and that doesnt work any more. another problem i am having with the cd rom is that it doesnt read dvds any more and when i go to run a cd rom game (madden nfl) it gets to the very start and then disappears off screen!
heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeellllp!!!!
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by:NoviceScripter
ID: 8147694
Yikes! Get more specific please.
What do ya mean by disappear!
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by:jt6572
ID: 8147716
by disappear i mean that just before the 'click to start' screen comes on the system does that 'confirming' click sound and then the programme cuts off and i am returned to my desktop. i had this problem a while ago, but it was rectified when i installed an nVidia graphics card. now it does it again. but the autoplay just stopped working! i am worried i am missing a file or two...
sorry, trying to be as specific as my ignorance allows!! thanks.
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NoviceScripter earned 225 total points
ID: 8158298
Hiya,
have you got ur AutoPlay turned on.
If no then try this:
On your desktop point to "My Computer" folder,
right click, and open Properties.
Go to the Device Manager tab,
Scroll to your CDROM or whatever drive
Click properties
At the settings tab, make sure you place a check in the box that says "Auto Insert Notification"
Now restart you PC.
Did that work??
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by:patrickab
ID: 8158510
This is bit difficult to make good recommendations but my guess is that the DVD/CDROM drive is not being registered correctly in the bios. During booting up does it recognise the DVD/CDROM drive and show its TypeSerial number or do you get some very long unintelligible TypeSerial number on screen? If it is unintelligible and you do not recognise it as your type of drive then after you have switched everything off, remove the ribbon cable from the DVD/CDROM drive and the m/b and re-plug it in. If you are unlucky you may need to do this several times until the bios recognises it correctly. Many will tell you this should not be necessary and I'm sure they are correct but in my experience this has solved similar problems for me. It's crude but it can work!

hth
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by:jt6572
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hey guys, thanks very much for the help!
hey scripter, i have gone down that road (device man./props, etc) and have had no joy, but i tried again coz i hadnt heard of the auto notification thing. but when i went there (i am on xp) there was no settings tab. i downloaded a powerdvd update and installed that, so now at least the drive reads dvds and i can play them via the 'play' menu in media player. so half the problem solved! i really appreciate your help mate, thanks.
patrickab, i actually did unplug the ribbon cable tonight and reboot and then shut down and replaced it and rebooted, but to no avail. i dont know about the startup and the serial, but will try and will look and will try removing and starting, etc.   thanks mate. will let you know how i go...
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by:victor2001prince
ID: 8164401
TRY INSTALLING THE DRIVER AGAIN AND CHECK THAT THE UPDATE IS COMPATIBLE.
DO U HAVE A MULTIMEDIA KEYBOARD?
DOES IT WORK WITH THAT?
IF IT DOES NOT WORK EVEN WITH THAT THEN UR DRIVER IS BAD / INCOMPATIBLE
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by:jt6572
ID: 8183810
okay, i have uninstalled and reinstalled both the drive and the nvidia graphics card (which i physically removed). i saw an answer on another guy's question from a guy call dogztar and it sorted out the autoplay problem. for anyone who has the same problem here is the solution :
<b>Well I know there is a key in the registry "DisableDriveTypeAutorun" or
something to that effect that controls what kind of media is autorun (as I
recall, you can change it so that if you have an autorun.inf on your C: drive
and open it in my computer, etc it will do whatever the .inf says...er?)

Try this:
Regedit > 
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
> the NoDriveAutoRun REG_BINARY value is set to all 0's.

Note the default value is hex 95 (on my XP machine, it was set to 0x91
though..?)

You'll need to reboot to find out if that fixes it.

-dog*</b>

but as for the game cutting out, i still have no joy, but will keep trying. any suggestions?
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by:jt6572
ID: 8209820
finally i have my computer all sorted out! the solution to the autoplay was the hkey in the registry as i pasted above from another question and the game crashing to desktop was a specific madden 2003/xp glitch that i dont know how anyone ever figured out! (if anyone cares, you need to rename the music folder after installation...)
anyway, i am happy but have difficulty awarding the points. i must say that the closest to the solution was novice's mention of the autoinsert notification and he also entered two comments...although the first was not all that helpful!
thanks guys....
jt
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