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Windows 7: HDD light is always ON, slow boot

18 Apr 2012   #1
praeambulus

Windows 7
 
 
HDD light is always ON, slow boot

like the title says.the hdd light is ALWAYS on.ALWAYS..even not a second OFF..and most of the time..boot pauses at motherboard name screen..and it makes the boot slow..

what can be the problem??

thanx


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18 Apr 2012   #2
sk0t0s

Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by praeambulus View Post
like the title says.the hdd light is ALWAYS on.ALWAYS..even not a second OFF..and most of the time..boot pauses at motherboard name screen..and it makes the boot slow..

what can be the problem??

thanx
This pc is new build?
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18 Apr 2012   #3
praeambulus

Windows 7
 
 

umm..no..3rd year of use
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18 Apr 2012   #4
sk0t0s

Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I see, I ask you that question because sometimes we accidentally install the HDD lights pins to LED pins and vice versa, it happens to me last week.

Well, for your problem. Try to check msconfig>startup tab, maybe you have many softwares running in startup. Im no expert to this matter, but im trying to help you until someone from our respected guru's here response to this matter.
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18 Apr 2012   #5
praeambulus

Windows 7
 
 

yes.thank you

but no.i dont think there's many thing in startup..and shouldn't it be gone by now..after hours i started my comp if it even was the startup thing?
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18 Apr 2012   #6
sk0t0s

Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by praeambulus View Post
yes.thank you

but no.i dont think there's many thing in startup..and shouldn't it be gone by now..after hours i started my comp if it even was the startup thing?
Yes you're right it should be gone by a few moments. I'm afraid there is software running in your background thats why your HDD lights is always ON.

Try to boot in SAFE MODE and see if the HDD lights behaves the same.
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18 Apr 2012   #7
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

There are a few things that could cause that.
Oviously virus or malware, particularly trojan\keylogger infection.
Dying hard drive, when files cannot be read accurately the drive attempts what is called a re-read. It happens to all drives occasionally but it can be the signs of problems.

Malwarebytes

MS security essentials

TDSS Killer

Further, look at the running processes in taskmanager to see if any are hogging the CPU or RAM that may be causing delayed reads and writes.

Also try, from start menu type this into the run line.

Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks
press enter. This will force the completeion of any outstanding system tasks that otherwise wait for the system to be idle.
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18 Apr 2012   #8
sk0t0s

Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Also, you can try running HD test. Maybe the problem is the HDD itself.
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18 Apr 2012   #9
praeambulus

Windows 7
 
 

thank you timbog and cyclic

in safe mode it's the same thing.and i checked with task manager and resource monitor..no strange activity
and i've tested the HDDs..they're ok..63% health..they're good

@cyclic

tdsskiller only found this.i didnt delete it yet
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/651/95768559.jpg/

i didi the Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks..nothing

and Malwarebytes hasn't found anything yet..still scanning
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18 Apr 2012   #10
praeambulus

Windows 7
 
 

malwarebytes found ~30 infections.deleted them..same thing
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