"auto start" doesnt work fro winXp

By SornyPanafonic
Mar 14, 2004
  1. when i put in a new cd into my drives i get no response whatsoever from the autostart feature nor does the icon change on the drives when i open up my computer. this has plagued my comp since 2001 but never thought it was a biggie (i thought it was a known bug of winXP). what happened and continues to happen is that if i restart my comp with a cd in the tray the icon will take over on the drive and wont go away even if i remove the cd. what i do is remove it and restart my comp. this is annonying. ive tried to look at about a year ago but couldnt find anything of anyuse. if anyone knows how to fix or upgrade this let me know. much thanks
  2. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    sounds like a problem with icon cache. If you have TweakUI(or one of several other similar utilities) it is easy to fix by repairing Icon cache.

    You can also fix it like this:

    At a command prompt, change to the %SystemRoot% folder
    Remove the hidden attribute from the file:
    type "attrib -h shelliconcache" (without quotes) and press ENTER.
    Delete the file:
    type "del shelliconcache" (without quotes) and press ENTER.
    Log off and back on and the default icons should be restored.
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