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Windows 7: HDD light keeps blinking

22 Sep 2012   #21
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikiep View Post
Even though its old stuff here.... I just couldn't keep my mouth closed...
Hdd blinks because.... you didn't read the instructions from Microsoft.

If you have a battery back up.. then it you might be able to disable 'Microsoft Write Cache Flushing' in Device Manager on your drives. Try it - Look at your hard drive light.
That is if the drive has it's own power supply, not a battery backup. Disabling it is a good way to lose data in a power loss.


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22 Sep 2012   #22
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Does selecting "Hide empty drives in the Computer folder" have any effect regarding the light flashing issue?
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13 Nov 2012   #23
nasitopo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
I solved the blinking

I solved the blinking as per follow:

- Changed phisically SATA connection from Intel P55 controller, to Marvell controller on the motherboard. I have Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4 with 2 onboard controller

Moreover I noticed that Intel controller was setted up as AHCI in BIOS setting for complete SSD functionality, while Marvell controller was setted in IDE mode. I don't know if it is relevant.

After this changing my CD/DVD Drive has stopped blinking

I'll glad if it can help somebody to solve the light blinking.


Bye Andrea
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13 Nov 2012   #24
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nasitopo View Post
I solved the blinking as per follow:

- Changed phisically SATA connection from Intel P55 controller, to Marvell controller on the motherboard. I have Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4 with 2 onboard controller

Moreover I noticed that Intel controller was setted up as AHCI in BIOS setting for complete SSD functionality, while Marvell controller was setted in IDE mode. I don't know if it is relevant.

After this changing my CD/DVD Drive has stopped blinking

I'll glad if it can help somebody to solve the light blinking.


Bye Andrea
If you have an Intel system using the Intel controller and AHCI will give you somewhat better performance. Just tape ove the light.
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