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    When I start up Windows 7, my external hard drive (USB) is now opening eah time, prompting me for what to do.

    How can I shut this off?

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    [quote name='CWBillow' post='763959' date='06-Mar-2009 14:21'][/quote]

    1.) Unplug the USB device.
    2.) Change the Autorun settings for the various file types in the Control Panel.
    3.) Examine the registry to see if there is a "RUN" key in HKLM or HKCU that is starting Windows Explorer.

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    Joe, I checked the Autoplay settings and they are all tuned "off" except for CD's and DVD's.

    But the drive still opens up a window on startup.

    I wish I knew what I had set differently in my old setup, 'cause it didn't do that before...

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeperez' post='763965 View Post
    1.) Unplug the USB device.
    2.) Change the Autorun settings for the various file types in the Control Panel.
    3.) Examine the registry to see if there is a "RUN" key in HKLM or HKCU that is starting Windows Explorer.

    Joe
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    I just re-installed Win_7 from scratch, and the USB drive opens up a window upon Windows startup.

    How come?

    Why can't I shut that off?

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    Chuck

    Did you try actually any of Joe's suggestions?

    Perhaps also read the article on AutoRun about 1/3 of the way down a recent Windows Secrets newsletter, to see if there is any applicability.

    If you work with beta software you must be prepared for more problems than you would expect to get with production software. If you can't cope with these niggles perhaps it would be best to wait...
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    [quote name='BATcher' post='764023' date='07-Mar-2009 03:14']Chuck

    Did you try actually any of Joe's suggestions?

    Perhaps also read the article on AutoRun about 1/3 of the way down a recent Windows Secrets newsletter, to see if there is any applicability.

    If you work with beta software you must be prepared for more problems than you would expect to get with production software. If you can't cope with these niggles perhaps it would be best to wait...[/quote]

    Batcher, yes I went through Joes's suggestions. I DI you a sraerup handler rather than directly reviewing the regiistry, but I can do that one now.

    I will also look ata the Windows Secrets article.

    Couple things:

    I certainly undertand the nature of beta software. That's not the point I don't think. What IS strange, with beta or any other software, is to have it work one way for what, 6 weeks or so now, and then decide to work differently.

    Again I mention:

    This is happening to a CLEAN, BARE install of Windows 7. I've done NOTHING to it yet. And, it has been working just fine before.

    So the question here, is what could possibly cause this type of thing, since my hardware hasn't changed, and my install is, as mentioned, bare?

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    [quote name='BATcher' post='764023' date='07-Mar-2009 03:14']Chuck

    Did you try actually any of Joe's suggestions?

    Perhaps also read the article on AutoRun about 1/3 of the way down a recent Windows Secrets newsletter, to see if there is any applicability.

    If you work with beta software you must be prepared for more problems than you would expect to get with production software. If you can't cope with these niggles perhaps it would be best to wait...[/quote]

    Joe / Batcher,

    I apologize.

    I went back throught the Windows Secrets information, and it appears to have worked.

    I missed something on first read, most probably because I was anticipating a "no solution here."

    Thanks for the patience.

    You know though, I'. still baffled as to why this hadn't popped up prior. Very strange.

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    I have installed Windows 7 on 3 machines and have external USB drives and thumb drives attached, and they have not ever open on boot up.

    What kind if TWEAKING are you doing?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    [quote name='DaveA' post='764103' date='07-Mar-2009 22:07']I have installed Windows 7 on 3 machines and have external USB drives and thumb drives attached, and they have not ever open on boot up.

    What kind if TWEAKING are you doing?[/quote]
    Chuck mentioned "This is happening to a CLEAN, BARE install of Windows 7. I've done NOTHING to it yet."

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    [quote name='HansV' post='764104' date='07-Mar-2009 13:09']Chuck mentioned "This is happening to a CLEAN, BARE install of Windows 7. I've done NOTHING to it yet."[/quote]

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    [quote name='DaveA' post='764103' date='07-Mar-2009 13:07']I have installed Windows 7 on 3 machines and have external USB drives and thumb drives attached, and they have not ever open on boot up.

    What kind if TWEAKING are you doing?[/quote]

    Dave, neither did mine until the last cople days.

    *That's* what was so frustrating. Even beta software is usually somewhat consistent -- maybe consistently wrong, but nonetheless...

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    [quote name='DaveA' post='764107' date='07-Mar-2009 13:15'][/quote]

    You may find that hard to believe, Dave, and yes, I was hoping to get at it, but after 2 (re) installs, I figured I'd just wait and see.

    AND that even after, the last time I re-installed last night, I deleted the partition and truly started from scratch.

    Now, obviously I screwed up and missed the pointer Joe had given me from Windows Secrets, but that stiil leaves the question of why it didn't happen right fom the start.

    This being beta software leads me to "This is a glitch."

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    This being beta software leads me to "This is a glitch."
    It appears to be only a "Glitch" on your installs, as I see NO reports of this happening to any one else.

    Was this USB Drive connected when you did the installs?

    I remove ALL non required external devices when I install ANY OS.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    [quote name='DaveA' post='764126' date='07-Mar-2009 18:16']It appears to be only a "Glitch" on your installs, as I see NO reports of this happening to any one else.

    Was this USB Drive connected when you did the installs?

    I remove ALL non required external devices when I install ANY OS.[/quote]


    Yes. It's a WD drive I use for backups, and it's always connected.
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    [quote name='CWBillow' post='764131' date='07-Mar-2009 20:19']and it's always connected.[/quote]

    Next time you rebuild this system do NOT have it connected and see what happens

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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