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Laptop searches through ext HD when docking

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jgsketch, Aug 27, 2004.

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  1. jgsketch

    jgsketch Thread Starter

    Mar 2, 2004
    When I put my laptop on its docking station, a Autoplay window pops up and searches through my entire external hard drive. Is there a setting that I'm missing? I can't seem to get it to stop doing that. Sometimes a window will popup asking me how to play the Hard drive. I've tried None and Automatic. I thought None would have stopped it from searching through the hard drive. Any ideas? Thanks
  2. AquaFire


    Mar 22, 2003
    Windows XP is designed to "autoplay" any USB device that you attach. When you're docking your notebook, it is recognizing that the usb device is attached and letting you know, as a convenience. Obviously to some (i.e. you), that intended convenience is an inconvenience- welcome to Windows!

    Do you have an option on the autoplay window that says "Always choose this option" or something like that? Click that checkbox and select the "Do nothing" option in the list. That should be the easiest cure.
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