Autostart in Vista?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by Maximushq, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. Maximushq

    Maximushq New Member

    What's the trick to get anydvd to autostart in vista? I saw a few threads here about it, but no solution yet. Is vista blocking it from auto starting or is this a problem with anydvd? In any case it would be nice to have a solution or at least know a solution is in the works. It's not the end of the world or anything cause I can manually start it, but just a minor annoyance. Thanks.

    On a positive note I have been a registered user of anydvd and clonedvd2 for some time now and it has never let me down when installed on winxp.
     
  2. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    The trick is right clicking on the little fox icon and selecting "Autostart." It works fine for me.
     
  3. Maximushq

    Maximushq New Member

    Thanks for the reply, but that trick is not tricky enough. I already had that set. The only way I can make any progress is to set anydvd to run as administrator always by right clicking on it's icon, going to properties, and then under compatibility tab I set it to run as administrator. This way after rebooting it at least tries to start, but now windows pops up a balloon in the system tray saying windows has blocked a startup program. Any idea on how to make vista allow anydvd to start without flagging it as not having permission to run?
     
  4. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    I really have no idea, AnyDVD autostarts for me on Vista even with UAC enabled. I have seen other people report this problem before though.
     
  5. Maximushq

    Maximushq New Member

    Yeah it's werid, if I can figure out where to go to add or allow anydvd to be trusted or allowed the right permissions to autostart then I think it will work. Just have to research it and see what I come up with.
     
  6. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Other members and staff will help you, they know more than me.
     
  7. zebadee

    zebadee Well-Known Member

    Hi :)
    This does seem to give a mixed response. Some work, some don't. I have heard one a case where it starts automatically on some ocassions but not on others despite the settings remaining constant. Suggest you try Right click Fox* > Goto properties click > Goto Compatability tab > Check the run compatability mode box & select run as in Windows XP SP2 mode.

    *This is the Fox shortcut/menu, not in taskbar one.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2007
  8. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    From what I can find, the problem is with UAC (User Account Control) in Vista.
    There is a free software to disable UAC called TweakUAC. It is an executable file so no install is required.
     
  9. d.chatten

    d.chatten Well-Known Member

    I have done a lot of testing with AnyDVD and Vista, if you have UAC disabled then AnyDVD autostarts as it should, but if you have UAC enabled what you need to do is this, when you start your computer and you get to the logon screen, let the hard drive activity die down before you logon to Windows and AnyDVD should autostart, this also goes for CloneCD's system tray icon.
     
  10. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Vista allows you to turn off UAC. Why use a third party tool?
     
  11. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    I do not use, or plan to use in the near future, Vista so I wasn't aware that UAC could be disabled by the user. Thank you for clarifying that.
     
  12. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    It's not easy for an average user to disable it, but it can be done in a few minutes.

    EDIT: Actually, you can just use run, msconfig, and go to the tools tab and disable it right there, easier than I had previously thought.

    EDIT: It even shows you the registry key. C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2007
  13. d.chatten

    d.chatten Well-Known Member

    All you have to do to disable UAC is click start then click on the picture at the top of the start menu, this will open your user account, you will then see Turn User Account Control on or off at the bottom of the list in the main window, it's that easy.
     
  14. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Thank you. Another way, easy too.
     
  15. Maximushq

    Maximushq New Member

    Yeah the UAC is a bit of a pain. If it had some kind of allow list that you could add to it would help, but I guess that might defeat it's purpose.
     
  16. The Fly

    The Fly Member

    Auto-Start 6.1.2.5

    Still not working with this version when UAC is enabled :doh:
    When will this be fixed ??
     
  17. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Does it work with UAC disabled?
     
  18. Seeker2

    Seeker2 Member

    I just disabled UAC and upon first reboot AnyDVD autostarted. But, in my case its difficult to say that disabling UAC solved it, because in my situation AnyDVD did autostart once in a while.

    We'll see as I will leave it disabled.
     
  19. d.chatten

    d.chatten Well-Known Member

    With UAC enabled you must leave the hard drive activity to die down before loging on to Windows, ie: untill the hard drive light stops flashing, a bit of a pain but it works.