Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: 7077 causes HD LED "tick" if TSSTcorp burner enabled

01 Dec 2009   #1
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
7077 causes HD LED "tick" if TSSTcorp burner enabled

On Windows 7 32 bit build 7077 the HD LED "ticks" once per second. I googled and found related issues with CDROM drives and AutoPlay. The fix for XP was to set AutoPlay to 0 in the registry for the CDROM device.

I have AutoPlay set to 0 running Windows 7. If I disable the CDROM device in Windows 7 the once per second "tick" of the LED goes away. If I enable the CDROM device it comes back.

If I boot to XP Pro SP2 there's no ticking. I suspect a Windows 7 driver issue. Anyone hear of this and a solution?

edit: when I say "solution" I mean other than pull the wire to the LED, put black electrical tape over the LED etc.. I mean a real solution.

Name:  costumed-smiley-045.gif
Views: 142
Size:  351 Bytes




My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

01 Dec 2009   #2
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Why are you on such an old build? :S
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2009   #3
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Why are you on such an old build? :S
Why should I reinstall all my apps when they work now?
It's gonna' die in 3 months anyway.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


01 Dec 2009   #4
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Why are you on such an old build? :S
Why should I reinstall all my apps when they work now?
It's gonna' die in 3 months anyway.
I suppose your right but still. I wont clog up your thread with my useless posts though since I don't really want to help someone fix an issue thats likely fixed in the RC or Retail version. Sorry!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2009   #5
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Why are you on such an old build? :S
Why should I reinstall all my apps when they work now?
It's gonna' die in 3 months anyway.
I suppose your right but still. I wont clog up your thread with my useless posts though since I don't really want to help someone fix an issue thats likely fixed in the RC or Retail version. Sorry!
Seems like an unwarranted assumption to me. I've seen posts on this issue where XP SP2 didn't do it, but XP SP3 did. Newer doesn't always mean fixed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2009   #6
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post

Why should I reinstall all my apps when they work now?
It's gonna' die in 3 months anyway.
I suppose your right but still. I wont clog up your thread with my useless posts though since I don't really want to help someone fix an issue thats likely fixed in the RC or Retail version. Sorry!
Seems like an unwarranted assumption to me. I've seen posts on this issue where XP SP2 didn't do it, but XP SP3 did. Newer doesn't always mean fixed.
Though I do feel the need to reply to a post that was made to me. Yes, newer doesn't always mean its fixed, but it doesn't mean its not fixed either. You also have a pre-RC build, if it was RC or higher I'd be more helpful but as I said. :|

Not trying to be mean or an ass. :|
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2009   #7
ccatlett1984

 

agreed, you should at least try an in-place upgrade to one of the post-RC builds. you wont lose your apps and it should fix a lot of things. try to find build 7201 thats one of the last that worked with the RC keys
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2009   #8
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Yeah, it's basically the "install the latest version" reply we were all taught in support. It's not that big a deal now that I know for sure what it is. It is a bit ridiculous to expect someone to reinstall the whole OS to see if it might work. Those upgrades never work that I ever experienced. You either have to do a Custom install or format the partition and do it clean. Either way means reinstalling all my apps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2009   #9
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Fortunately in the last couple of weeks I noticed an AutoHotKey script that blinks the Scroll Lock LED to reflect disk access. I made a couple of small modifications to it, such as saving the state of the other LEDs on each poll so when you quit the program the other LEDs will be in the correct state. I wanted to use it because my towers are under the table forcing me to lean back to see the LED.

Anyway, you can download the script from this link:


http://www.autohotkey.net/~MilesAhead/Scripts/HDDMonitorMAmod.zip

I recommend using the AHK compiler to compile as a stand-alone exe. I'm using it now and fortunately it ignores the 1 second pulse. Makes it easier to ignore the LED on the tower. Just google for AutoHotKey compiler. It's a free download and program. Very cool for making small scripts for PC customizations and utilities.


If your machine is under the desk or in a drawer it may be of some use to you.

Name:  large-smiley-018.gif
Views: 91
Size:  25.9 KB


My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 7077 causes HD LED "tick" if TSSTcorp burner enabled




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Force Task Manager "Show processes from all users" always enabled.
Is there a way to force Task Manager to open with the "Show processes from all users" option enabled? I created a shortcut and added "/1" (without quotes) in the property target line but it did not work. (I know, one click will accomplish this but I just like to tweak!) Disregard. Found...
General Discussion
"Bank interleaving requested, but not enabled", but Windows boots fine
Hi guys. I changed the RAM on my system recently, as one of the old sticks was giving problems. It would fail to boot intermittently, and according to the LED light on my motherboard, it was supposed to be a memory issue. So I took out the old RAM and put in the new RAM in the other two slots, not...
Hardware & Devices
Enabled "Hardware Acceleration" causes "green screen"
Hey guys. Can you pleas explain me what does Hardware Acceleration means and why is that when it is turned on, it causes a green screen on the video (with audio working). It happened to me once in YouTube, where I had to go in to settings and unpick the "Enable Hardware Acceleration", then it...
Graphic Cards
Dell SX280 Upgraded now DVD Burner says DL disks "are not empty"
I hope someone can help. I upgraded my trusty old (very old) Dell small form factor PC to Windows 7. All seemed well, until I tried to burn a Dual Layer DVD+R with Nero. I got the message that the disk is not empty. Tried again with ImgBurn - same message.
Hardware & Devices
build 7077 - Networking Doing the "The Lambeth Walk"
Hi all Networking seems to be a real pain to get to work 100% ALL the time with W7. Latest build (7077 x-64) fixes the problem in Network Discovery where Computers on the network are randomly visible - but now I've got that wretched problem again (which was fixed in an earlier release)...
Network & Sharing
Can't install programs from "run" DL option in 7077
Not sure if anyone's reported this yet, but I did a clean install of 7077 on my backup computer and anytime I start an application download and select "run" from the download menu, it downloads the program but will not start it, I have to go back and save the file, and run the .exe from there. ...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:33.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App