Stop EHD's from being scanned

Acer & hp / Acer netbook aoa150-1029...
March 11, 2009 at 23:35:51
Specs: XPH w/SP3 & Vista HoPrem, 2.0 Ghz with 2Gb RAM
Must be some means to stop EHD's from being scanned every time one's introduced to an OS, but each time I bring one online, the autorun pane opens and a loading bar rapidly animates (indicating something, maybe scanning the EHD) and the autorun pane also has my settings (do nothing for all types of files).

I'd also sure like to stop EHD's from being included on system restore monitoring.

Both of these issues seem insolvable as I've tried dealing with these annoyances for years.

I've even tried frequently checking SR to make sure the EHD's aren't being monitored, and they seem to get included either (and/or) when I've overlooked removing the EHD's from the system before I shutdown (I rarely forget to do that), or it seems that when a daily restore point time is activated, likely then the EHD's are getting inadvertantly included.

If there's a way to stop automatic restore points, I'd like to know how for Vista HoPrem & XPH).

Maybe what I'm needing is just disafforded in Windows software and Windows users are forced to seek 3rd party software to manage EHD's?

I just want to stop autorun from 'scanning' and the 'problematic-needless' inclusions of my EHD's into the system restore monitoring.

I suspect this's why many attempts at using SR are failing.

Even monitoring SR, unticking the EHD's whenever I find them being monitored, then even turning SR off and then back on for all drives* so as to hopefully expect SR to work at a future time doesn't seem to work as I believe even though the EHD's might not have since ever been included in SR monitoring, attempts at using SR always refers to them by drive letter along with the obligatory prompt that restore might not work on those drives as they may have been excluded from SR.

Seems MS fails to afford a SR setting for turning on only specific drives and that short-sidedness is causing EHD's to be included in monitoring and failed restorations.

Regards and hap-e-trails, Steve Hopper

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March 12, 2009 at 05:32:11
Open explorer, go to tools, folder options, file types and highlight drive. Click advanced. What does it say under actions?

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March 12, 2009 at 23:01:20

ticked - confirm after download

and the folder options pane lists the extension for file type "Drive" is named "(none)"

Regards and hap-e-trails, Steve Hopper

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