How to disable automount on Windows XP of new installed hard drives?

How should I disable automatic mount of hard drives on Windows XP ?

When I connect a hard drive (USB or through IDE port), windows XP automatically mounts the partition.

It is critical for data safety no to let windows manage the drive....so I need to disable that option.

HOW ?

Thanks to anyone who can give an advice.
nmellaAsked:
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and235100Commented:
I take it that you want to disable read access as well?

This article disables write access to usb drives:

http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/1536/how_to_prevent_windows_xp_users_writing_to_usb_drives

You can create an adm (to use on the local policy - or domain policy) to stop all external drive installation:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=555324
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and235100Commented:
Glad I could help out.

Thank you.
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