XP autoplay not working after virus cleaning

Dell Inspiron 1545
June 24, 2010 at 06:38:49
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional sp3, 1.995 GHz / 3032 MB
My system was infected with some maleware and viruses. I have it all cleaned now. The only problem I have now is the autoplay. When I plug a jump drive or external drive in my USB it will not auto play. I have right clicked the drive and made sure it was enabled. I have checked in Tweak UI and made sure it was enabled also. Also when I right clicked the USB drive I went to the options to change it and set it to default and still it will not auto play.

What could be going on with my system oh great computer gur ru's?

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#1
June 24, 2010 at 06:47:31
Does the drive show in My Computer, Disk Management or Device Manager?

If so, can you access the drive by using My computer> explore?


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#2
June 24, 2010 at 06:58:03
Yes it shows in all 3. That is where I checked to see if the auto play is on by right clicking. It's not just one drive. Any drive I plug in the auto play will not work. Something in windows.

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#3
June 24, 2010 at 07:18:41
Try looking up Autoplay at kellys-korner under A. Link below.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...


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#4
June 24, 2010 at 09:37:39
There is also this from MS:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...


Google is NOT the only Search Engine!


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June 24, 2010 at 11:26:01

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June 24, 2010 at 11:26:36

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June 24, 2010 at 11:27:12

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#8
June 24, 2010 at 12:03:00
I tried the fix from MS and it did not work. Also tried the other fixes from the other post. Maybe I should just reformat. I still see my freeze in Internet Explore. I have tried everything I know to try. Thanks for all the help. Also this is the post that needs to stay. I just cannot figure out why they would add "after cleaning virus"
to my subject Line. But anyway it caused alot of confusion. Also I looked at my post in the My Home and did not see this post. That is why I reposted. But if whoever modified it in the first place would have just left it alone then all this confusion would not have happened. I am not dumb. I know how to post messages so please do not modify my post. As I have said it just causes confusion.

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#9
June 24, 2010 at 20:07:29
OK The problem is solved. I have formatted my drive. My system came with the Vista Ultimate XP Downgrade from Dell. I have installed Windows Vista Ultimate. I now have a question about Vista Ultimate but I will post in the Vista forum. Thanks for all the help. And to all who helped with the virus issues. I have found out my 17 year old nephew has been going to porn webcam sites. One of those sites installed a virus thru a downloaded program or plug in from a porn site. Anyway problem solved.

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#10
June 24, 2010 at 20:25:33
Right, basically just don't use the Internet Explorer and there will be no "Internet virii" xd

Btw., in order to minimise risks while browsing & using the web, Firefox comes with Adblock Plus (with automated filter lists, so you don't have to do anything :)). There are like 4 main subscriptions needed, after installing the Adblock Plus Element Hiding Helper and these are: 1. EasyList (The main ad-blocker subscription), 2. EasyPrivacy (additional tracking & privacy invasion blocker), 3. Adult/Dating Blocking (for blocking adult and dating ads), 4. Rickroll Blacklist (by Jamie Wilkinson).

I am very much pro-Mozilla, pro-Firefox, but there are similar solutions for other browsers also. For example, one such solution for the Opera browser, which uses almost the same filters as the EasyList, is @ fanboy.co.nz/adblock/opera/

P.S.
If you want to go "extreme" noscript.net/getit

P.P.S.
Fyi., the Shell Hardware Detection Service is in charge of AutoPlay, "Provides notifications for AutoPlay hardware events."


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