How to stop auto scan when USB hard drive is connected?



NoSpam@aol.com
07-10-2005, 12:35 AM
Evert time I plug in a hard drive to a USB port, XP scans every volume
(partition) and then puts uf a dialog box asking me what I want it to do.
For a drive with 3 volumes, I end up clicking "cancel" 6 times.

I always want the same thing to happen: NOTHING. I would just like the
drive to be there like any other disk.

Are there any settings I can use to prevent the auto scanning of the drive,
etc.?

Many thanks.

Bob I
07-10-2005, 12:35 AM
Please review Help and Support, Autoplay.

NoSpam@aol.com wrote:

> Evert time I plug in a hard drive to a USB port, XP scans every volume
> (partition) and then puts uf a dialog box asking me what I want it to do.
> For a drive with 3 volumes, I end up clicking "cancel" 6 times.
>
> I always want the same thing to happen: NOTHING. I would just like the
> drive to be there like any other disk.
>
> Are there any settings I can use to prevent the auto scanning of the drive,
> etc.?
>
> Many thanks.

Vincent Xu [MSFT]
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
Hi,

Thank you for posting here.

From your post my understanding of this issue is: You want to disable
AutoPlay of your USB HDD. If this is not correct, please feel free to let
me know.

To solve this issue, please follow the steps bellow:

1. After you have a USB device connected, right-click it and select the
¡°Properties¡±.

2. Select the ¡°Auto Play¡± tab.

3. On the ¡°Action¡± pane, make sure your selection should be ¡°Take no
action¡±.

4. Click the little triangle above the ¡°Action¡± Pane to select different
file types.

5. Make sure that each file type¡¯s ¡°Action¡± should be ¡°Take no action¡±.

I hope that the above information can be of assistance. Thanks for using
Microsoft Newsgroup

Best regards,

Vincent Xu
Microsoft Online Partner Support

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| Evert time I plug in a hard drive to a USB port, XP scans every volume
| (partition) and then puts uf a dialog box asking me what I want it to do.
| For a drive with 3 volumes, I end up clicking "cancel" 6 times.
|
| I always want the same thing to happen: NOTHING. I would just like the
| drive to be there like any other disk.
|
| Are there any settings I can use to prevent the auto scanning of the
drive,
| etc.?
|
| Many thanks.
|


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