If you Google a feature of a product and the first 50 hits are from people asking how to disable it, you know you have found a turkey.
This 'feature' has caused my sanity to leak at an alarming rate as I wait for slow connections to do... what exactly (I do not know)
Michael Zilberstein SQL Server Blog : Saving Auto Recovery Information
Go to Registry and change to 0 (zero) value of the following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\Shell\General\AutoRecover\AutoRecover Enabled