dennise I also have a devil of a time trying to find it however the trick is
to actually search for the string 'NoDriveTypeAutoRun' that usually makes
the little devil appear. See this link from my website:
In particular see step 10
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Windows Desktop Experience
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"dennise" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> My "autoplay" doesn't work for blank DVDs. The drive works (read and
> write) if I cajole and use unacceptable workaround methods, so I'm sure
> this a software problem and probably Vista related as many others are
> having autoplay trouble.This is a new PC, and autoplay doesn't work!
> I tried all the Control Panel autoplay settings .... nothing works. Yes
> the Shell Hardward Detection service is running and set to Automatic.
> I have some Registry change(s) suggested to fix this problem, but the
> suggestions point to subkeys that do NOT appear in my 2-week old Vista
> SP1(32 bit) eMachine Vista registry.
> Missing keys are:
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\Explorer
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer
> In both cases, there is NO 'Explorer" subkey after
> Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies \. Now how can I
> correct the failed autoplay problem if these subkeys are missing from my
> Why are these keys missing? This is a new PC !!!
> Help please:sick: