Autoplay not working is a common problem in windows 10 and many users seem to be affected by this annoying problem. Here in this article, we have suggested working fix for this problem.
Fix 1 – Check Shell Hardware Detection Service
1. Press windows key + r together to open run.
2. Now, write services.msc and Click OK.
3. Now, Locate Shell Hardware Detection, right click on it and Choose properties.
4. You will have to make sure that Shell Hardware Detection service is running and startup type is set to Automatic.
5. If it is not so, set startup type to automatic from the drop down and Start the service.
Fix 2 – Using Registry Editor
1. Press Windows key + R together to Open run.
2. Now, write regedit in it and Click OK.
3. Now, Browse to the following location in the registry editor.
4. Locate NoDriveTypeAutoRun key on the right side.
If it does not exist, right click on an empty space and create a new DWORD (32-bit) value on the right side.
5. Now, make sure that Hexadecimal is selected as an option and then change the value data to 91.
6. click OK and Close the registry editor.
7. Reboot your PC.
Fix 2 – Autoplay settings through Control panel
1. Press Windows key + r together to open run.
2. Now, write control in it and Click OK.
3. Now, Select View buy Large icons from drop-down.
4. Click on Autoplay.
5. Select desired option for each kind of devices.
6. Click on save and close the window.
If it does not work, Scroll down and Click on Reset all devices
Fix 3 – Turn Notifications on for Autoplay.
1. Press Windows key + I to Open settings.
2. Go to system.
3. Click on Notifications & Actions.
4. Locate Get Notifications from these senders section.
5. Make sure that Autoplay Option is turned ON.
Fix 4 – Disable and Enable Autoplay
1 – Open Settings by hitting Windows and I keys
2 – Click Devices
3 – Turn Off Autoplay
4 – Then Turn it back ON again
Fix 5 – Run net start shellhwdetection command
1 – Search CMD in windows taskbar search box
2 – Right click and click run as administrator
3 – Copy and paste the code below and hit enter key to execute
net start shellhwdetection
4 – Close the window and check if the problem is resolved
Fix 6 – Check Autoplay Policies in gpedit
1 – Search Group Policy editor in search box and click on it
2 – Browse to the following path given below
Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Autoplay Policies
3 – Click on Disabled and click Apply and OK
4 – Check again to see if Autoplay started working or not after closing Group policy. If not, Restart and check again
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You have ‘fixed’ my AutoPlay not working.
Something so simple as ‘Turn ON Notifications’ was causing me so much grief. I was ready to go back to my non-supported any longer Win 7 machine.
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