AnyDVD HD Autostart on Windows 10

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by Art Masson, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. Art Masson

    Art Masson Active Member

    Is anyone else having trouble getting AnyDVD HD to autostart? On my primary Windows 10 machine, the only way I've been able to get AnyDVD HD to autostart is to add a DOS Batch program to my startup folder. I'm running Windows 10 64-bit Version 1709, Build 16229.192. I'm running AnyDVD Version 8.2.1.5/

    I've tried uninstalling AnyDVD and reinstalling, with no luck. Autostart is checked when I right click the AnyDVD Icon in my task bar. I've tested for this on another Windows 10 machine that I have (running the same windows version) and it works fine...so this is some kind of config problem on my one Windows 10 machine. Strange....

    My batch (cmd) file is simple and reads as follows. This works when added to my startup folder:
    @Echo off
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\RedFox\AnyDVD\AnyDVD.exe"
    exit


    When I look at my task manager startup folder, there are many listings of AnyDVD listed...only one enabled...(see attached)

    Any ideas how to clean this up appreciated....
     

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  2. Android_808

    Android_808 Member

    After uninstalling, are all the entries in the startup list cleaned up? I have one entry "AnyDVD Application (5)" which expands to show ADvdDiscHlp64, AnyDVDApplication, Conhost, Conhost (listed twice) and StopPasskey
     
  3. Art Masson

    Art Masson Active Member

    After uninstalling all the AnyDVD Application entries are gone...except for a number of "AnyDVDtray" items that are marked as disabled. (See screen capture attached).

    However, after I reinstall...I'm back to the long list of multiple AnyDVD startup instances (see below)...And if I enable any one of the AnyDVD listings...it still will not autostart without the batch file I've created and added to the startup folder...
     

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  4. Yaris

    Yaris Well-Known Member

    It sounds like you've micro-managed your system to the point where what's works for less technically savvy users for not tinkering with the registry and other settings, you have created uncommon issues for yourself.
    I've done the same with my PC at work and have had to reimage numerous times, but never with my home system.
     
  5. Art Masson

    Art Masson Active Member

    Yaris -- It could be. I've never messed with the registry directly, but this PC has been the "victim" of a number of Windows Insider beta Windows 10 releases and I've had to restore/re-image it from an older/more stable backup to get back to the current Windows 10 Version 1709 release. I think I'll just keep using my DOS CMD file work around until the next MS Windows 10 public release (Version 1803) planned for March/April 2018 and hope that brings my machine back to a "standard" situation.

    This will be my last post on this subject. I don't want to re-image this machine again. And since this problem only occurs on my primary machine (and clearly autostart works on other Windows 10 platforms including two others that I have). I'm writing this problem off to something amiss with this particular Windows 10 configuration on this machine.
     
  6. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    Before you run away, do you know when 1803 will get pushed to the PRO users?
    -W
     
  7. Art Masson

    Art Masson Active Member

    Current plans are for Release 1803 to go to general availability in March (hence the release number of 18 for 2018 and 03 for March). Microsoft is currently on a track to generate major feature releases of Windows 10 every six months. Release 1803 will be followed by 1809 in September 2018 and 1903 in March of 2019. MS released the latest beta of Windows 10 Release 1803 to their Insiders testers (Build 17074.1002) on January 19th...so the planned March 2018 release appears on track. See attached slide from Microsoft.
     

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  8. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    Hi Art : Not that i have seen on the forum, I think if there was an issue, the forum would be chatting about it , have you tried an uninstall and reinstall?
     
  9. Art Masson

    Art Masson Active Member

    Yes I have (see above) and have tried this multiple times. I believe this is a problem specific to my PC and the Windows 10 instance on it...or, as you say, others would be reporting it. I'm just going to live with my workaround until the next Windows 10 release upgrade occurs and see if that fixes the problem.
     
  10. coopervid

    coopervid Well-Known Member

    If not done already: I suggest to uninstall AnyDVD and then run CCleaner to remove remainders of the program. Then install AnyDVD again.
     
  11. coopervid

    coopervid Well-Known Member

    If AnyDVD asks to delete everything. Say yes but be sure to have your registration information on file to unlock the new install.
     
  12. Art Masson

    Art Masson Active Member

    OK. Problem Fixed !

    1. I uninstalled AnyDVD including the registration/license info.
    2. I ran CCleaner twice. (Once for general problems and again for problems with the registry with all the defaults)
    3. Reinstalled AnyDVD and enabled my registration
    4. Disabled my DOS batch file startup workaround in Task Manager
    5. Restarted my PC...and AnyDVD started up on boot up.

    Thanks for the suggestions...Here is my current Task Manager/Startup Info after CCleaner and reboot...still lots of duplicated AnyDVD startup files, but it is now working in any event.
     

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  13. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    Good job. A lot of time a complete reinstall will fix most things. Now we know it was an issue with your system. I am very happy you have it resolved. Dont hesiate to contact me, if you run into anymore issues.
     
  14. theosch

    theosch Well-Known Member

    To feel safer, when I install a new AnyDVD I always deinstall the old one, then reboot Windows. Then I install new AnyDVD version and then reboot again.
    Never had any AnyDVD Autostart issues.
    (except some other small bug in an old SlySoft AnyDVD-version, when optical drive vanished after AnyDVD deinstallation, and reappearing after AnyDVD reinstall) :)
    (But I haven't used AnyDVD on Windows 10 yet.)
     
  15. Art Masson

    Art Masson Active Member

    Hmm...one remaining small problem. When AnyDVD auto-starts on boot-up it does not start minimized to the task-bar as on my other PC (it launches into status mode and I have to manually minimize it). I don't see a setting to fix/adjust this. Wonder if this is a remnant of my original problem...
     
  16. coopervid

    coopervid Well-Known Member

    Be sure to have no disc in the drive or you don't have a virtual disc drive mounted. Then AnyDVD doesn't start minimized. If that is not the case then you still have a minor issue.
     
  17. Art Masson

    Art Masson Active Member

    No disc in the physical Asus drive... but I do have a Virtual "Roxio Burn Drive" both are Drive E: Could that be causing this?...
     

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  18. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    That's completely incorrect. AnyDVD starts just fine with a disc in a drive, an iso in an optical drive or even both at the same time. Having a disc inserted one way or another had zero impact on AnyDVD's ability to launch minimized or not.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 with Tapatalk
     
  19. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Afaik that shouldn't be possible. 2 drives sharing the same at the same time has to be causing issues one way or another. Windows should be assigning a different letter to one of them.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 with Tapatalk
     
  20. coopervid

    coopervid Well-Known Member

    Maybe the conflicting E: drive letter is the issue.

    Che3vron,

    yes, AnyDVD will start maximized if a CD-ROM is in the DVD drive at startup. I had to exchange the DVD drive in my Lenovo laptop and use now a Matshita DVD drive from my son's trashed HP laptop (AMD graphics chip failed). This drive is not completely compatible with the Lenovo and the laptop keeps ejecting the slot-in mechanism constantly if there is no disc in the drive. Therefore I keep a CD-ROM in it to avoid these nuisance ejects. However, with that disc in the drive the Lenovo always starts with AnyDVD maximized.