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Old 06-27-2006, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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when i put in a usb harddrive the computer begins scanning thru all files, can u turn this of, cause 1 of the files has a crc error and it fux up my computer every time.

i tried putting autoplay cdrom to 0 in regedit and do nothing in he properties for all files and even holding shift but it still scans thru each time.
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Old 06-27-2006, 06:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I havnt tried this but give it a go found it from another source:

In Windows XP, you can disable autoplay for the entire computer or just
one user account by doing the following:
Start ---> Run...
type "gpedit.msc"
This is the group policies editor.
Click "Administrative Templates"
then "System"
then find "Turn off Autoplay"
Doubleclick it and set it to "Enable"
You can choose to turn it off for CD Drives or All Drives from the
dropdown menu.

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http://www.mcse.ms/archive42-2005-7-1698818.html
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Old 06-27-2006, 06:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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that worked for my stationary computer w xp pro, any ideas what will work for my lap top with home edition?
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Old 06-27-2006, 06:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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use tweak UI (downloads in the left hand bar)

[url]http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx (SP1 and later systems)

OR

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/cd_autoplay_home.htm
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installed it, now what? didn't get an icon or anything, and can't find it anywhere.

turning of autoplay cds didnt work w harddrives.
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Old 06-27-2006, 07:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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go to start then control panel did it add a new icon called tweakUI?

EDIT:

it didnt appear in mine... so go to start then run and type tweakUI the box should appear. Then go to my computer in that new window and autoplay then change the settings.
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