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Q: Hard Drive Light Continuously On

This week I noticed my hard drive light is always on. It used to be predictable with the computer slowing when the light was on during certain operations and then normal speed when the light was off. There is no noticeable slowdown. 24GB of 40GB western digital drive is free. I compared running processes with another similar machine and all were explainable or mandatory. I've run adaware and cleaned up, defrag regularly.

Could the light mean the drive has a problem or is a mystery process doing something to me?

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Hello Not sure if this is a hardware or software problem but here goes This is an eMachines D P GHz Ghz RAM Windows XP Home Hard Drive on Continuously Light SP A week or so ago I noticed that after the computer runs for an hour or so it starts locking up and the Hard Drive Light on Continuously hard drive light stays on continuously Also after this occurs it will not shut down locks on quot Windows is shutting down quot A manual restart corrects the problem but it reoccurs after a period of time What I have done so far Ran malware removal as per MajorGeeks Malware Forum Found and removed a few items All scans now come up clean A Seagate diagnostics program indicated that the hard drive was bad so I replaced it with a new one the problem seems better computer runs faster and doesn t lock up as much but eventually the hard drive light stays on continuously it slows down and begins to lock up I opened up the case blew out some dust removed the HS and CPU and reinstalled with thermal gel as per Arctic Silver instructions Added a pci slot fan ensured that all fans have now are running ok Monitored temperatures with Speedfan CPU temperature normally runs in the mid s occasionally may reach low to mid s When the hard drive light is on continuously I have looked at Task Manager CPU usage is very low to I have terminated all of the processes that I could makes no difference The only thing I can do is manually shut down Using the power button At this point I am at a loss other than to possibly reformat and reinstall the OS I guess that would definitely rule out software issues Any advice would be most appreciated Thanks nbsp

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Getting desperate.

Have done almost everything I can find on forums to my system, but can't get any further.

When I start up my pc the hard disk light is on continuously for up to 10 minutes. After that it seems OK for a long time.

I have Window 7 x64 and 8 Gb RAM ona 4 mth on desktop.

Used to work brilliantly up until this started.

I have a brand new Wd 1Tb hard drive with only 300Gb used. It scores 5.9 on winows score. All other scores 6.7 or 7.5.

I have indexing turned off and do not use any media programs from Microsoft.

Any ideas most gratefully received

A:Hard Disk light runs continuously for up to 10 mins

Sometimes while my computer is booting, I open task manager and go to the processes tab and sort it on cpu time to see what processes are busy. My antivirus software, for example, continues to grab chunks of processor time for several minutes. Try that and you may find the culprit.

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A:hard drive running continuously

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/901637-hard-drive-wont-stop-running.html

eddie
 

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A:Random floppy drive seek and hard drive light flashing

I have a fix for the floppy drive problem. Unplug it!

But er, it could easily be the AV software doing it, or possibly the Windows indexer.

To track it down you could try catching it in the act (if it's prolonged enough) by using the "Resource Monitor" found on the Performance tab of the Task Manager. Click on the "Disk" tab and wait for it to happen and see if something new shows up as doing disk IO.

Though also, disabling the AV software temporarily and see if it stops might be a first try...

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A:Hard Drive Light / Hard Drive Problems

Hi sdh31873

Do not put both hard drives on the same string as the controller will default to the lowest speed hard drive. In fact I would think about getting rid of the old drive entirely as its age means that it should be very slow.

Have you tried turning the led HD connector to the motherboard over?

You can get an Promise PCI controller card that will allow you to add some extra IDE ports. The controller will show the devices on it to be D0, D1, D2 etc. It looks like a SCSI device to the system but hooks up IDE devices.

You need to FDISK and format a new hard drive before windows can see it.
 

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Hello
 
I have noticed a strange behavior in my computer since the last few days
 
When i start the computer the 1st time in the morning, the HDD activity light keeps running continuously and does not even blink for a second non stop
 
However, if shutdown and restart, the HDD activity stops after a couple of minutes as it should be !
 
Can i just  ignore  the HDD activity light and go on with my normal work ?
 
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A:HDD activity Light runs continuously after starting computer

Hi,
Have you checked both of your security programs to see when they run their scans and if they have found anything?
Just before the change you report did you download anything or install any updates?
 
Dick

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A:Wireless Switch displays Orange light continuously

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A:Hard Drive LED light always on

whats your processor speed and how much ram do you have?
 

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A:Hard-Drive light always on

you're going to need a massive amount of free space to support that size
swap file. After setting the new size, the system is going to mung the HD
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suggest you reset it to something more reasonable,
shutdown most services,
disconnect from the Net,
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then resize as you please and reboot.
 

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A:hard drive light always on

i think ur hard disk space is extremely slow
try 2 get a new one and add it to the old one
because the old one is taking too much stress
 

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A:Hard Drive Light Always On

Right click the Task Bar and choose Task Manager. Go to the Processes tab, see what program is using the most CPU usage when it is running slow. Disable or uninstall if you don't need it.

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A:Hard Drive Light!

It could be the symptoms of a virus infection,suggest you run this free online scan http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

The four svchosts are quite normal ......
 

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A:hard drive light

First check in Task Manager (processes tab - click on "CPU" to order the % of use highest to lowest) to see what application is hogging the CPU, it *might* be the same one that is causing the HDD activity.

I would also suspect a trojan or other malware as a possibility.

Also make sure that the HDD actually has useable space left (My Computer - select drive with right click - Properties)
 

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A:Hard Drive Light Won't Go Off

I have a single drive in my computer, and since installing Windows 8, the drive activity light blinks at approximately two second intervals, continuously. It did not do this under XP.

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A:Hard drive light constantly lit.

when it does not flash is the time to worry

the light signifies something is working,probably in the background not just the hard drive

i.e

mail checking
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virus scanner running ect.
 

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A:Blinking Hard Drive Light

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A:Constant Hard Drive Led Light on

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A:Hard Drive light keeps blinking..

This will stop the constant HDD activity:

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/...ws-vista-search-indexer-and-indexing-service/

I did this right after purchasing my new pc a few weeks ago and have not had any problem like it since and can still use the search feature in Exployer. I also use File Seeker if I think the search isn't yielding what I want.
 

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New problem...

My hard drive light blinks every second or two, and is accompanied by the 'reading hard drive' sound.

Why is this?

More importantly - can any of you please help me fix it (i.e., stop it from blinking / reading the drive every second or two)?

Many thanks.

Larry
 

A:My hard drive light blinks every second or two..

Hi

simple fix...turn off the computer

no seriously, even though you arent using the computer , it is still working away, reading and writing to the drive, windows doesnt stop just because you arent using it.

There are many processes running on the average computer and its these that are using the drive.

regards
 

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A:constant hard drive light

WIN2000 HIT CRTL + ALT + DELETE TO BRING UP TASK MANAGER THERE SHOULD BE A LOT OF PROGRAMS RUNNING

LOOK FOR ANTI-VIRUS , ANY SCHEDULED TASKS , LIKE DEFRAGE,

OR BACKUP
IF YOU ARE NEW TO WIN 2000

GOTO HOW TO http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/itsolutions/howto/Default.asp

G7
 

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A:Hard Drive Light Stays On

Have you tried a new data cable?
 

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Is this just a coincidence?
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It never did this before!
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I don't know much about the system, other than it is a fairly old Athlon XP of indeterminate size. It runs XP Pro.

Anyone have any solutions/suggestions? If so I would be immensely grateful!

Cheers!


Jo
 

A:Hard drive light permanently on....

You need to get inside it and check both the power and data cables on the back of the hard drive and the data cable to the mobo to see if they are seated properly!!!

It may be best to pull the plugs out and refit them to make sure!!!!
 

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A:Constant Hard Drive Light

Maybe those programs you removed...are running scans (which would account for HD activity).

Uninstalling a program shouild have no impact on a hard drive...unless doing so terminates a running application.

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Look at the board on the ASUS website. It tells you which memory is acceptable, and which is not. Those ASUS people are verrry particular.
 

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Since you only have one Gig of RAM, that is one reason. That is the minimum. Post a screen shot of your Disk Management and I can check it to see if your files are correct. Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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A:Laptop fan and hard drive light always running/on

It might mean that the computer needs a good cleaning.laptops dont get as dusty and dirty as desktops but it doesnt hurt to look and see.you might have to take it somewhere and have it checked out.
 

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A:Hard Drive Light Flashing Constantly

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HERE

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When I have music playing the 'Hard drive Active light' filashes every few seconds. this causes the music to miss a beat. It sounds like a cd skipping and is really annoying. this only started after i installed a second hard drive. is there a way to disable this light? can i just cut and tape the wires. or is there a better solution?

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1) Does this happen only shortly after boot or all the while the system is up?
2) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?
3) Open Task Manager to the Processes Tab and sort on the cpu column with highest usage at the top. Which process is using the cpu cycles?

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A:Solved: Hard drive activity light stays on

I had that happen with a brand new build a couple of years ago. Changing cases made no difference. The retailer checked the motherboard and replaced it.
 

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2. removing build up of dust
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4. Re-installing windows
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im running...
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A:Hard drive light goes solid red and computer locks up...

It does sound as though the hard drive has failed or is not far off it.

I may be wrong, but I think Western Digital have a five-year no-quibble guarantee on their hard drives so it'll pay you to check with them.

A hard drive can fail at any time so I think you've just been unlucky.

You should try and get any important data off the drive as soon as possible.

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The only process running apart from sys idle is svchost.exe (1%)

I hope someone out there manages to work their magic as they did the last time I posted here!
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A:Hard drive light flashing with nearly no processes running

Sounds like the System Index service is running.

When you find that happening, disconnect from the Internet to be sure MS Update is not running or something on your system is phoning home to be sure.

To see all Internet connections from your PC, grab a copy of CurrPorts - - runas admin and you will see everything. Click on the column heading Remote Host Name to get active connections at the top if the list. The menu Options is used to customize the display; here's my list

display Listen, Established, TCP, UDP, IPv6,

display port in The Address,

sort on refresh,
Ask Before Any Action
That last one is interesting; running as admin, you can Close a port or Kill the application with that port.

CurrPorts identifies all ports on the pc (mine number 112 as I write) and if I select all ports with a Remote Address, I see I have 20 connections.

btw: Remote Addresses shown as 127.0.0.1:nnn are local services (like a proxy or AV service), so out of the 20, only two are actually remote - - both HTTP browser connections.
 

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A:Hard drive light running slowing things down.

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Recently, I've been noticing the hard drive "busy" light starts flashing a lot when it is not in use. The computer has been running slower since I noticed this. Websites "hang" for a second or two when trying to visit URLs as well.
 
Last night, I decided to get rid of AVG and installed Microsoft Security Essentials instead. Left it scanning overnight and it found a potential threat. I deleted the threat before taking note of the name of it. I did another scan after restarting and it nothing else was detected.
 
Afterwards, I ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, which found nothing. I also defragmented my hard drive and cleaned out some clutter with CCleaner (both haven't been done in months).
 
I have been using the computer all day and it still has the same issues. Not too sure what else to do next. Any help would be appreciated!
 
 
Thanks,
Luis

A:Hard drive "busy" light flashes when idle

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A:Why does my Hard Drive Activity Light Constantly Blink

Do you actually have constant hard drive activity, or is the light just blinking?

~Lordbob

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My problem is that my computer will start making a whirring sound and the hard drive activity light comes on and during this period of time, everything is very slow and even typing is difficult. While it is whirring, I cannot easily do searches or any work on my computer until it stops. Sometimes this can go on for a long time and happens many times daily.
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A:Whirring Sound & Hard Drive Acitivity Light Is On

This is a warning that the days to run your hard disk is numbered.

When a corruption develops, say by a dust particle trapped in the read/write head, some sectors of the hard disk becoming difficult to read. The operating system is obliged to try the instruction several times and so that is why everything is slowed down.

If the hard disk is allowed to continue to spin it is equivalent to running it to the ground. I would retrieve the data inside if it is valuable.

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A hard disk should be viewed as a "consumable". Every unit is guaranteed by the manufacturer by a finite number of hours of operating cycles without causing errors. It has to die eventually.
 

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A:Hard drive activity light never stops blinking!

Have you checked in Task Manager under processes to see what might be running that may be causing this?
 

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A:Hard drive light running slowing things down.

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A:Computer won't Boot, hard drive light stays on

clear the CMOS (best to unplug the system and pull out the battery on the motherboard)
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A:Hard drive light on constantly and sluggish performance

Have you tried running the Manufacture of the Hard Drive diagnostic software? I know you said you checked it but you didnt say how.

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A:Hard drive light solid red. There are no indications of a hardware malfunction

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for the last 2 days my computer has been locking up and freezing with the data light on the computer to go into a solid state .
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im running...
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A:Hard drive light goes solid and computer locks up and freeze

You seem to have a couple of issues.






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And also i didn't mention to one thing that when I unplug the wire of Pc my BIOS didn't recognize the time and date , I have to change it myself (Not always) just when I unplug the wire .


This happens when the CMOS battery is unable to keep enough charge, so when you unplug the PSU power source
+5V Standby Power also drops and clears your CMOS (BIOS).





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for the last 2 days my computer has been locking up and freezing with the data light on the computer to go into a solid state .
as for the locking up thing i mean it completley locks..mouse doesent move.. CTRL ALT DEL does nothing..only thing i can do is hit the power button untill it shuts off. I'v tried leaving it but the computer was still the same.


Hard Hangs are usually hardware related .
I would start by taking a closer look at the HDD indeed as it is the first culprit that comes to mind.

Testing the HDD:
Perform a Disk Check | Disk Check
Then Post the results following | THIS METHOD
Download SeaTools for Windows if you don't want to use a CD to test the HDD you can use YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator to create a bootable USB (instructions are found at the bottom of both pages).

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A:Hard drive randomly stopping (HD light goes out - laptop crash)

What brand/model is your laptop?

It's interesting you were able to run a defrag, a HDD-intensive task.

Do you have a way to back up your system?
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A:Constant Hard Drive Activity Light Gateway DX4860

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Barndtron


For as long as I've had this machine (a little over a year) the HDD light is constantly going wild. (Erratic blinking, but ALWAYS blinking)

After purchasing it, I had to send it in for a warranty claim on a bad mother board.

Got it back, works fine. Used it for a few months, light still blinking.

I've always viewed it as bothersome, but nothing serious.

But now I can HEAR the hard drive making little noises. And I'm worried it's going to fail.

Disk check shows everything is OK. Ran Malwarebytes, Spypot S&D, and Avast! Virus Scan, no issues. I've defragged, tried disabling indexing and the DVD drive. Still blinking.

I've looked at Resource Monitor to see what is using the hard drive, and the list updates so often I can't even see what's doing what. It appears to be mostly activity from Firefox and system processes.

I'm all out of ideas. I'm thinking of upgrading to an SSD with a fresh Windows 8 install, but I don't want to do that and have the light STILL blink.

Could it be a still faulty motherboard? Does anyone have any ideas?


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HTH

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My Rock Mobile External hard drive was doing the same thing. It just went completely Blank, and is no longer even formated. Save your data if you can.
 

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A:Hard drive light "sticks" occasionally

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Welcome,
 
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https://support.avg.com/answers?id=906b00000008svJAAQ
 
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