Fixing Windows® XP® AutoPlay
Know about issues that stop the functioning of AutoPlay in Windows® XP® and how to fix them?
AutoPlay is a feature in your Windows XP operating system, which automatically recognizes compact disc insertion. You can play the audio or video CD by opening the appropriate media and application in the system. The system will run the program if the CD contains any program. When you insert a CD or DVD into the CD drive, the AutoPlay happens to operate automatically. In your Windows XP system most of the disk drives come with AutoPlay feature. This feature in Windows XP helps to customize the automatic initialization of disc contents such as programs, music, movies or pictures. The AutoPlay feature is capable of operating multimedia contents on a CD, DVD or on other media inserted on to your system. You can restore the AutoPlay settings in your Windows XP operating system to settings you prefer if the AutoPlay settings are disabled or changed.
Following points will give you an idea of the causes that stops the functioning of AutoPlay in Windows XP system:
- AutoPlay stops working
- Tips to fix the issue
- Symptoms of error
AutoPlay stops working
AutoPlay in Windows XP operating system will not work with 64bit version. If you use 64 bit version of the operating system and Adobe Bridge, you will be unable to resolve this issue due to incompatibility between the two. You can only resolve this issue by running the Adobe Bridge CS4 in compatibility mode. It can be initiated by right clicking the program shortcut, choosing 'Properties' in the context menu and selecting 'Compatibility' tab.
Tips to fix the issue
You will have to open the option ‘My Computer’ located in the 'Start' menu of your desktop. Click on the 'DVD/CD drive' where you wish to change the settings of AutoPlay. At the top of the 'My Computer' window, open the 'File' menu and then select the 'Properties' from the drop-down list. Select the AutoPlay option and change the default setting for music discs, picture discs, video discs and more. Press 'Apply', and save your AutoPlay changes and then click on 'OK'.
AutoPlay in Windows XP will neither detect the CD or DVD inserted in your system nor will it prompt the Windows XP to scan newly inserted or connected media for files such as MP3 and video files. The options like import pictures and videos will not work properly in AutoPlay and the time taken by the AutoPlay to find a file in your disk will increase.