By default, Windows XP works with the autoplay option turned on. It means the computer springs into action as soon as a digital camera is connected to the computer or a CD is inserted. If the autoplay window no longer opens on its own, but a CD nevertheless starts playing or saved images on the digital camera are displayed automatically, then in all likelihood the selection on the AutoPlay tab labeled “Prompt me each time to choose an action” is not selected.
To change the autoplay settings for a specific device, right click on the device in question in My Computer. The settings can then be adjusted under Properties. From the System Properties menu, look for Hardware. Mark “Warn – Prompt me each time to choose an action” under “Driver Signing”.