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CD ROM Stops AutoPlaying
Super Admin
By Super Admin
Published on 02/24/2005
...and the AutoPlay Tab has disappeared in My Computer, Devices With Removable Storage, Right Click on CDROM, Properties

CD ROM Stops AutoPlaying
The service: "Shell Hardware Detection" has been set to Manual or Disabled. Go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services. Return this service to "Automatic".