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External disk - prevent XP from scanning it on connection

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Anonymous
May 8, 2005 6:46:44 PM

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I have an external 250 GB disk which I connect to my laptop using Firewire. When
I do, Windows XP insists on scanning the entire drive in order to present a list
of suggested tasks.

This feature of Windows XP comes in quite handy when connecting a digital camera
(where I might be promted to execute an image browser or start the digital
camera wizard) or inserting a DVD (where I can have XP launch my DVD-player
software automatically) but I find it annoying to have this pop-up come up
everytime I connect this particular disk.

I do not want to have to hold down shift everytime I connect it. I was rather
thinking I might getting away with creating a autostart file or something. I've
tried googling on the subject but didn't come up with anyting useful.
Anonymous
May 8, 2005 6:46:45 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Go to My Computer, right click the drive, Properties, Auto Play and select
the action you would like from the list, including do nothing.

"Tomas Eklund" <tomas_eklund@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have an external 250 GB disk which I connect to my laptop using Firewire.
>When I do, Windows XP insists on scanning the entire drive in order to
>present a list of suggested tasks.
>
> This feature of Windows XP comes in quite handy when connecting a digital
> camera (where I might be promted to execute an image browser or start the
> digital camera wizard) or inserting a DVD (where I can have XP launch my
> DVD-player software automatically) but I find it annoying to have this
> pop-up come up everytime I connect this particular disk.
>
> I do not want to have to hold down shift everytime I connect it. I was
> rather thinking I might getting away with creating a autostart file or
> something. I've tried googling on the subject but didn't come up with
> anyting useful.
>
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