Autorun problems


#1

lately few problems occur while i was working with my WD passport.

  1. the aoturun is not wirking in any computer that i tried

  2. the computer recognize the drive, for example as drive G, but he recognize all the folder as part of drive E, so i cant open them

please help me- i cant solve this 


#2

I believe a recent MS disabled autorun as a security feature. you may need to reenable it.

Joe


#3

I just tried Win7 x86 SP1 and it has autorun enabled by default. I just disabled it and as I never use autorun. Latest version of Avira AV has autorun disabled by default.


#4

I am interested in this topic because I am trying to find out if I should install Vista update KB971029  which says:

This update disables AutoRun entries in AutoPlay, and displays only entries that are populated from CD and DVD drives. Effectively, this prevents AutoPlay from working with USB media.

I bought My Passport and  installed smartware and I am wondering if it will still work if I install the Vista update.

Ohadshi says he is having problems : can you check if you installed this Vista update?

Mabkay replies to this :

I just tried Win7 x86 SP1 and it has autorun enabled by default. I just disabled it and as I never use autorun. Latest version of Avira AV has autorun disabled by default.

So what should this be telling us? Is WD passport still working   - are you using smartware??


#5

The term “Smartware” is used in universal for WD preparatory Backup software, Drive lock/Unlock utilities + VCD and for drive management utilities (health etc.).

Yes I do have My Passport Essentials SE 1TB drive but I use none of above mentioned software bits and pieces.  And I did manage to get rid of VCD partition as well. Don’t ask me how. It just got disappeared when I deleted the existing partition(s) and created a new under Windows 7. (Now I have 999GB-NTFS and it serves me as a simple drag and drop drive) Please note that I did the repartitioning after the firmware upgrade.


#6

Mabkay : that is what I thought - you are just using the drive as a drag and drop drive.

So do I with my previous WD.

However now with the new drive I would like to use the Smartware and password protection.

So I would like to know if Ohadshi installed the Vista update I mentioned.


#7

hey

i did not install the vista update.

the problem is in the window xp i got, i am trying to figure it out with the “kapresky” cleaning progrem.


#8

Usually when the program smartware is installed on the computer the the auto run feature pops up have you tried installing smartware?