Do a search at Microsoft website for "TweakUI" or TweakUI for XP". Microsoft wrote this "Power Toy" as MS called it, so they should have it for download. When installed it should show up on your desktop as a shortcut. Run it and then take a look at the tweaks that you can do to media files, such as CD R/W etc. One of the tweaks is to turn off "auto run" when you insert a CD into the player. I have a Yamaha 3200 CD/RW running on Windows XP. Using Nero 188.8.131.52 version of sofware, and haven't run into a snag yet. E-mail me if want, or if this helps. GOOD LUCK.
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