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xp doesn't open zip disk with password

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ecomel, Feb 9, 2003.

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  1. ecomel

    ecomel Thread Starter

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    I just bought a new notebook running XP.
    My previous computer was running 98.
    I keep data on password-protected zip disks with an external Iomega zip drive.
    I found that XP won't accept the password to open the zip because it says " the drive is already is use".
    I think this is because XP automatically mounts the disk when it is inserted in the zip drive whereas 98 used to wait until the drive was "selected" with the cursor in My Computer or an application attempted to open a file on the disk before 98 would attempt to mount it.
    How can I set XP not to immediately mount the zip disk when it is inserted in the drive?
     
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    ecomel Thread Starter

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    I think another way of posing this question may be:
    "How can I turn off Auto Play"?
     
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