1. Keep shift-key pressed while you insert the DVD. That suppresses any autorun that's on it.
2. Start your antivirus and let it scan the disk.
I have a library book with a cd-rom with practice files. Is there a way to test the cd or dvds for viruses or other threats before I load it on my computer? I have a Dell dimension 5100 xp professtional. Thank you for any ideas.