"In Windows XP, you can update the AutoPlay tasks by:
1. Open My Computer
2. Right-click on the drive in question and select "Properties"
3. Go to the "AutoPlay" tab and select what AutoPlay action you would like.
Disable CD-ROM Autostart
It should be set at "1", change it to "0" if you want to turn it
off. You may have to restart your machine.
Logic goes away if it is not the first or seemingly obvious answer to a problem.