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"noname" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> 2nd question just for my knowledge what do u mean by ' Windows polls the
> for a CD.
Every few seconds, Windows will check to see if you
just inserted a CD into the drive, and will look for
an autorun file, and fire it up if it finds one on the CD.
That's one reason why your hard drive and CDROM drive
lights will continually flash. Some people like to disable
the polling in order to do everything possible to prolong
the life of the hard drive and the CDROM drive.