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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by zxspectrum, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Can anyone explain why my flash drive automatically synchronizes with my windows media player . I have 2 drives and also an MP3 player, the MP3 player and the 256mb flash drive are no hassle what so ever and work great. Every time i put the 1 Gig flash drive in, it will start loading loads of songs on when i dont want it to.
     
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  2. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    is there an autorun.ini file in there? or is it all just your mp3's, and no other file..

    i heard of some drives have autorun enabled, but never managed to see one (think it was Kingston).

    edit: also sometimes, when you shove a mem pen/card in your comp, it asks what you want windows to do, could you remember whether you selected to play files (with WMP) and had the [x] ticked for always remember this setting or something like that.
     
  3. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Cheers Cheeks.

    The drive is a kingston, and ill look for the auto run feature. Im sure though i clicked it to not sync with my kingston tho.

    Eddie
     
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  4. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Can anyone remember how you change that setting once you've selected it?

    I know it can be done, just can't remember where you unselect it. :blink
     
  5. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    i couldn't remember either otherwise i would of posted the "fix" for it.
     
  6. Cockles

    Cockles Megabyte Poster

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    Can you not change it in: right click on flash drive/properties/autoplay? You can command it to do nothing at all from there
     
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  7. C_Eagle

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    Hi,

    There is no default X to make the drive synch with media player etc. There is just the normal options but it doesn't include a tick box the perform that action everytime like the unrecognised file pop up your thinking of.

    Is it possible you let media player search your PC for music when the pen drive was plugged in and it has added some tracks on the pen to the media library?

    Just a thought.
     
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  8. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    If ya on about disabling autorun, ya just rightclick the drive, goto properties, and use autoplay tab
     
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  9. r.h.lee

    r.h.lee Gigabyte Poster

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    zxspectrum,

    Questions:
    1. What operating system are you using?
    2. Which version of Windows Media Player are you using?
     
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  10. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Im on win xp pro and im using media player 10.
    Its a problem with the drive that im oing to have to look into as it only happens with the kingston one

    Eddie
     
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  11. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    By the way lads thanks for your time but there is an autoplay feature on it where you dot a radio button and select it to take no action.

    They should be set fropm that as default i reckon.

    Thanks tho lads
    Eddie
    PS if people want a screen shot just ask and ill post
     
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  12. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    is this problem only on your pc, or does it happen on every pc you plug it into?
     
  13. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Well id say just mine but the computers at uni dont have windows media players on them.
     
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  14. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    friends?
     
  15. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Never put it in a friends computer
     
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