Odd problem here and I have been unable to find a solution anywhere on the net yet.
One of my customers has a computer I built with Windows XP on it. A couple of weeks ago he noticed when he put a CD/DVD in nothing happened. No autoplay. I go over and run the Microsoft autorunfix program. It finds errors and fixes them. Then I go through and manually check all the registry entries any Google search tells you to do.
Now autoplay works fine in either drive (he has 2) for music, DVDs and flash drives. However, if you put in a program or driver CD/DVD it does not process the autorun.inf file and auto start the setup.exe or whatever other program the autorun.inf file is configured to run. It just opens a window on that CD/DVD. So autoplay is working, it's just not doing what it's supposed to do with a program CD/DVD. It does this in either of the drives.
Seems to me it would be a registry entry to control this but I have found no information to lead me to that entry.
Yes. I have right clicked the drive (each of them) and went in to the autoplay properties to check those settings. There are only settings for music, pictures, video, mixed content and DVD movie and the actions one can select for any of those is open with a media player or open a folder which it is already doing but not supposed to be.
I have also uninstalled and re-installed both drives in the device manager. Pretty much everything I have so far been able to find on Google I have tried to no avail.
I put 2 XP systems side by side. The one with the problem above and one that works fine. What I noticed is that when a CD is inserted, say a Windows XP install CD, when you right click the drive (the CDROM where the disk is) the context menu shows "Open" as the default action on the non-working correctly computer while it shows "AutoPlay" on the working one.
I assume changing the default setting from "Open" to "AutoPlay" would solve this problem.
Therefore my question would be how does one change the default action for a CD with autorun.inf on it from "Open" to "AutoPlay"?