I don't like the autorun feature of Windows at all. I don't see how inserting media in a drive should be interpreted as a command - I think someone at Microsoft just had a brain explosion when they thought this would be a good idea. There are one or two instances where having the auto-insert notification is nice, but generally the hassel of not having the nice ones far out ways the hassel of having the rest of them. I can't handle when my computer slows me down for 2 seconds; 5 seconds is out of the question.
At any rate you can disable it on Win2k by:
btw: I found out how to do this from www.annoyances.org. I only just discovered this site this morning via a google search, seems like it might be worth checking out for other settings like this.