No autorun in Vista Home Basic 32-bit.

Posted on 2009-02-13
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
Good Morning.

I just installed Vista Home Basic (32-bit) on my Toshiba Qosmio X305 laptop.  The system works nicely and there are no flags in Device Manager.  When I insert a music CD or video DVD, Windows Media Player does not start.  I have set the AutoPlay options in Control Panel.

I must note that there are no "Devices" listed at the bottom the AutoPlay Control Panel applet.

On another, possibly related note, when I connect my eSata drive to the computer, it does not automatically come up in Windows Explorer.  I have to restart the computer after connecting the eSata drive, then it works properly.

Thank you in advance for your suggestions.
Question by:drose10
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    Yes, I have already tried that link.  I even manually added the NoDriveTypeAutoRun registry key as discussed, but no luck.

    I think there is something amiss sytem-wide.  My external hard drives do not autosearch the way Vista/XP normally does.  My eSata drive does not autodetect in Windows Explorer, as is normal.  Music CDs and video DVDs do not autoplay in their respective programs.

    I know there is nothing wrong with my hardware.  When I use the Toshiba factory install/recovery partition, everything works normally.  (I just can't stand Vista Home Premium, so I'd like to continue to use Vista Home Basic.)

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