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DVD insertion causes Media Center to startup


Joker

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After installing MyDVD 9 Studio Premier, when I insert a DVD, media center launches. Just launches, does not try to play the DVD, although it is able to if I tell it to. This is not while running MyDVD9. Have checked autoplay options and verified set to "ask me every time". Tried different autoplay options on DVD drive, such as "play DVD with..." tried several programs, with this Media Center still launches while specified program goes ahead and starts playing DVD. Uninstalled MyDVD9 and problem went away. Reinstalled MyDVD9 and problem returned. I have SP2 and all software has latest updates. Dont know why system info says "XP Pro", this is OS that came with Dell Dimension and it is XP media center.

System info:

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600

OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation

System Name DJSMS391

System Manufacturer Dell Inc.

System Model Dell DV051

System Type X86-based PC

Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2793 Mhz

Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2793 Mhz

BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A03, 10/8/2005

SMBIOS Version 2.3

Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS

System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32

Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2

Locale United States

Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2705 (xpsp.050622-1524)"

User Name XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time

Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB

Available Physical Memory 539.16 MB

Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB

Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB

Page File Space 2.38 GB

Page File C:\pagefile.sys

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I edited the register and re-booted. Now nothing happens when I put any kind of disc in. Re-edited and re-booted back and now back to how it was--MCE launches on DVD insertion, but does not try to play it, and CD insertion correctly ask's me what I want to do.

 

It's OK (at least for me) that nothing happens. That is how I prefer it to work. However, if you insert your CD/DVD and then select the application you want to play whatever it was you inserted, it will work. The regedit I gave you disables the AutoRun, which is different than the "AuotPlay".

 

I'm trying to figure out how to insert a couple of screen shots from the MSKB but I can't figure it out.

 

There is another solution but I don't know if it really works. MS support is a bit shallow of MCE as the support is supposed to come from the hardware vendor but search for KB886254 in the MS knowledgebase.

 

That is what I am/was trying to figure out how to attach to this post.

 

 

 

As far as I know, this is the first time we have seen this.

 

Not true.. Same problem here.

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I don't think I want to do this, as this would stop me from being asked what I want to do when a disk is inserted--which is still what happens when I put a music CD or blank CD in. I just want the computer to ask me what I want to do whenever I insert a DVD aqain, like it did before MyDVD9 was installed.
Installing EMC should not have changed any of the settings for your CD/DVDROM. Easy to set it back.

 

Open My Computer

RIGHT CLICK on the drive and choose Properties

Click the AUTOPLAY TAB

In the drop-down list select DVD MOVIE

Near the bottom, click the radial button "Promtme each time to choose an action"

Click APPLY and then OK

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Installing EMC should not have changed any of the settings for your CD/DVDROM. Easy to set it back.

 

Open My Computer

RIGHT CLICK on the drive and choose Properties

Click the AUTOPLAY TAB

In the drop-down list select DVD MOVIE

Near the bottom, click the radial button "Promtme each time to choose an action"

Click APPLY and then OK

Have already done this, but Media Center still launches. It does not try to play the DVD, it just launches. The only way I can insert a DVD without Media center launching is to un-istall MyDVD9, which I think I'll have to do again and wait until they fix this strange bug in MyDVD9.

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Have already done this, but Media Center still launches. It does not try to play the DVD, it just launches. The only way I can insert a DVD without Media center launching is to un-istall MyDVD9, which I think I'll have to do again and wait until they fix this strange bug in MyDVD9.

 

Joker... Just for fun could you edit your reg like I suggested? You can put it back when you are done.

 

If you decide to, reboot your machine after the edits and see what happens.

 

I choose to take out the autorun because I was tired of waiting for a cd-dvd to read and then the stupid window would always pop up asking me what to do even though I always had "take no action" checked.

 

I am very curious to see if MCE will still launch.

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Joker... Just for fun could you edit your reg like I suggested? You can put it back when you are done.

 

If you decide to, reboot your machine after the edits and see what happens.

 

I choose to take out the autorun because I was tired of waiting for a cd-dvd to read and then the stupid window would always pop up asking me what to do even though I always had "take no action" checked.

 

I am very curious to see if MCE will still launch.

I edited the register and re-booted. Now nothing happens when I put any kind of disc in. Re-edited and re-booted back and now back to how it was--MCE launches on DVD insertion, but does not try to play it, and CD insertion correctly ask's me what I want to do.

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Have already done this, but Media Center still launches. It does not try to play the DVD, it just launches. The only way I can insert a DVD without Media center launching is to un-istall MyDVD9, which I think I'll have to do again and wait until they fix this strange bug in MyDVD9.
If it was a 'bug', don't you think that everyone else would be having the same problem? As far as I know, this is the first time we have seen this.
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This will require you to edit your registry. Back up your registry first!

 

If you are not comfortable with this, don't do it.

 

Run Regedit.exe

 

Navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Cdrom" in the left pane

 

In the right pain, you will see "AutoRun" listed.

 

Click on AutoRun and change the 1 to a zero.

 

This is not the same as the autorun that typical users can set using the GUI. (AutoRun Vs. AutoPlay)

 

Depending on your setup, you may have more than one instance of "ControlSet00X" - The "X" means that it could be ControlSet002, ControlSet003, and so on. There will also be a CurrentControlSet key. The CurrentControlSet will change by itself once you change the other ControlSets.

 

So, the next control set would be:

 

"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\Cdrom"

 

Change the AutoRun in this key from 1 to zero.

 

If you have other controlset keys, do the same.

 

Thats it... All done.

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This will require you to edit your registry. Back up your registry first!

 

If you are not comfortable with this, don't do it.

 

Run Regedit.exe

 

Navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Cdrom" in the left pane

 

In the right pain, you will see "AutoRun" listed.

 

Click on AutoRun and change the 1 to a zero.

 

This is not the same as the autorun that typical users can set using the GUI. (AutoRun Vs. AutoPlay)

 

Depending on your setup, you may have more than one instance of "ControlSet00X" - The "X" means that it could be ControlSet002, ControlSet003, and so on. There will also be a CurrentControlSet key. The CurrentControlSet will change by itself once you change the other ControlSets.

 

So, the next control set would be:

 

"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\Cdrom"

 

Change the AutoRun in this key from 1 to zero.

 

If you have other controlset keys, do the same.

 

Thats it... All done.

I don't think I want to do this, as this would stop me from being asked what I want to do when a disk is inserted--which is still what happens when I put a music CD or blank CD in. I just want the computer to ask me what I want to do whenever I insert a DVD aqain, like it did before MyDVD9 was installed.

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I don't think I want to do this, as this would stop me from being asked what I want to do when a disk is inserted--which is still what happens when I put a music CD or blank CD in. I just want the computer to ask me what I want to do whenever I insert a DVD aqain, like it did before MyDVD9 was installed.

 

Oh.. Ya big chicken... :D

 

I understand.... I have MCE and I only launch it when I need it. It was always launching whenever I would put in a CD or DVD. It wanted to play everything.

 

I suppose you could change the file associations.

 

Good luck..

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