Question About Nexstar External HDD

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  1. DocWatsonExe

    DocWatsonExe Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I recently purchased a Nexstar External HDD for my Laptop and Desktop.

    I have never really utilized my USB 2.0 ports, but now I have this HDD attached to it, I need to figure out how to power it down correctly...other than the XP Remove Safe Hardware.

    I do not wish to leave this device on all the time, but do I turn it off after system shutdown, and power it up before system startupo_O?

    I did power it up while the system was on, and it tries to AutoPlay like a DVD or CD, and that was rather strange. :blink:

    I would like to keep it turned off most of the time unless I need it, but am unsure of the correct procedures and/or how to stop it autoplaying. Going into the "My Computer" and telling it not to does not work. I am wondering if there is a registry hack that would stop it trying to load all it's data.

    It is 200GB with two partitions.

    Any Advice is most appreciated.:)
    ~Ana
     
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    thats what i do.
    happens here too.

    check here for turning off autoplay (windows xp - solution 2 is likely what u want)
     
  3. DocWatsonExe

    DocWatsonExe Registered Member

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    Thanks WSF, that worked and solved the problem! :)
    ~Ana
     
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