Disable autoplay in Windows XP.

If you are annoyed by popping out the autoplay box


and don’t want to choose an action never again

Autoplay - action

then click Start -> Run and type services.msc

Autoplay - run

search for Shell Hardware detection and open Properties box

Autoplay - services

now you can turn it off and disable completely (click Stop and change Startup type to Disabled)

Autoplay - properties