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Windows 7: "No program associated with file" error

28 Mar 2013   #1

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"No program associated with file" error

So, I have been reading in another post, the issues with "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action". I have the same thing, but it only happens when the external My Book storage drive comes on. This has been happening for a while. I have looked at and tried tutorial 78815, but that does not seem to be fixing the issue. It only happens when the drive spins up after being dormant or on a cold start up, but does not affect anything on the drive, as far as I can tell. For some reason, the drive is set to go into "Auto-play" and then the error pops up. I have tried switching from USB to Firewire, but it still does the same. If I can remember where to access the shut-off for Auto Play, that would be great, but, alas, my age is catching up with me and I am beginning to forget things. I think that if I can disable the autoplay for this drive, I may be able to fix the issue. Once again, any help on this matter is greatly appreciated.

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29 Mar 2013   #2

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I found where the autoplay function was and disabled it. Now I don't have that irritating error message anymore. Case solved.
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