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How can I make Windows not mount a drive when it is plugged in?

How can I make Windows not mount a drive when it is plugged in?

Due to my employer's IT policy, I'm not allowed to have any kind of MP3 playing software on my computer. I do, however, like to plug my iPod into my computer to keep the battery charged during working hours. Normally, I plug the iPod in, Windows mounts the drive, then I have to go in and eject the drive so I can run my iPod normally while still keeping it charged.

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Guest [Entry]

"You could get a spare cord and cut the green and white wires. Then the computer won't be able to see it, because there isn't any way for the data to get to the computer.

If you're good with a knife I would carefully cut a 1 inch (25 mm) slice along the length of the wire. Then cut a slice around the wire, about in the middle of your first slice. You need to be careful not to nick the red or black wire. Then just cut the green and white wires.

Then just tape each end of the wires separately, and you have yourself a power cord.

I would like to note that USB ports aren't supposed to allow much current to go through the plug, until the device has connected. Since we prevented the two devices from connecting this won't happen. Many USB ports actually don't do this, so you may be fine there.

Some chargers pull the data pins high through a resistor, to indicate to the device it can pull more power."
Guest [Entry]

This doesn't answer your specific question, but I would look at using a USB charger instead of connecting the iPod to your desktop. Something like the Belkin Mini Surge Protector should work.
Guest [Entry]

Go to Device Manager. Under Disk Drive tree, disable your removable disk and it won't mount again.