When you press the power button to put a Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005-based computer in Away mode, a CD or a DVD does not stop playing

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SYMPTOMS

When you insert a CD or a DVD into an optical drive on a Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005-based computer, AutoPlay plays the disc. For example, if you insert an audio CD or DVD into the drive, music starts to play. However, if you then press the power button to put the computer in Away mode, the CD or the DVD does not stop playing.

CAUSE

This problem may occur if the following conditions are true:
  • Media Center is running in windowed mode.
  • You insert a CD or DVD that contains media.
  • AutoPlay is configured to play the media.
If these conditions are true, AutoPlay uses the appropriate program to play the media. However, the program may run outside the Media Center shell. Away mode is only designed to control processes in the Media Center shell. Therefore, when you press the power button to enter Away mode, Away mode cannot stop the media from playing.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about Away mode and the power button, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
909313 When you press the power button on a Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005-based computer, the computer may not respond as expected


Note Away mode is not installed as part of Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. Away mode is available only if the following conditions are true:
  • The Away mode component was preinstalled by an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or system builder.
  • The Away mode component was preinstalled on a new Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005-based computer that supports Away mode technology.
For more information about Away mode, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
902437 Description of the new Away mode for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Media Center Technical Support

Because Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition was included with your hardware device or system, the hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for this software. Your manufacturer may have customized the installation with unique components such as specific device drivers and optional settings to maximize the performance of that manufacturer's hardware. If you require technical help with Windows XP Media Center Edition, contact your manufacturer directly because the manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that the manufacturer has installed on the hardware.

You can also visit the Windows XP Media Center Edition product information Web site at the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/

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Article ID: 909312 - Last Review: October 14, 2005 - Revision: 1.2
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  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
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