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Win95 FAQ Part 9 of 14: Maintanence
Section - 9.9. How do I stop the constant CD-ROM access when there's no disk in the drive?

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   Win95's CDFS auto-detects disks when inserted, so Explorer can
   properly update the drive and folder windows. It also looks for an
   AutoPlayer on the disk (autoplay.inf) and will launch it. Because of
   this continuous checking, the CD-ROM drive light will flash. If it's
   an IDE drive, your HD light will flash along with it.
   
   You could use real mode CD-ROM drivers and MSCDEX instead, but this
   leads to very pathetic performance. I would say ignore it and don't
   worry, because this auto-detect takes about 0% processor time. But if
   you insist on being annoyed by it:
   
   Bring up My Computer/Properties and select Device Manager. Bring up
   properties for the CD-ROM drive, and turn off "Auto-Insert
   Notification". This is also advisable for CD-ROM changer owners,
   otherwise it will scan all of your platters when you insert the
   cartridge. Maybe turn it on for the first platter and leave it off for
   the rest; CD-ROM changers show up as multiple drives, because each
   platter has its own SCSI LUN ID.
   
   TweakUI also lets you turn off autoplay, but it does not stop
   auto-insert notification, so it won't have any effect on this
   annoyance.
   

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Top Document: Win95 FAQ Part 9 of 14: Maintanence
Previous Document: 9.8. How do I stop the constant floppy drive access?
Next Document: 9.10. How do I set up user profiles so I can keep my own desktop clean?

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