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Solved: How to turn off "Autoplay" for external HD

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  1. jsklaroff

    jsklaroff Thread Starter

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    Hi, I have a Seagate internal hard drive installed in an Ultra housing so I am using it as an external drive. I have that connected using USB 2.0. My operating system is Windows XP SP2. I have music and pictures on the external drive and keep it off most of the time. The problem is when ever I turn the hard drive on Windows does an "Autoplay" and scans the complete drive. This is starting to take longer and longer as I add content to the drive. When the scan is complete a window opens with this at the top " This disk or device contains more then one type of content. What do you want Windows to do?" There is no option to never scan, only the option to open programs or files or "do nothing". Is there anyway to turn off the "Autoplay" feature?

    Thanks for your help!

    Jay
     
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  3. jsklaroff

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    Hi.

    That worked perfect!

    Thank you!!

    Jay
     
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