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Windows 7: The blinking light of annoyance fix, can anyone help?

30 Nov 2013   #11
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Cranky, there is usually a setting in bios to disable USB charging when the computer is off.


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30 Nov 2013   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Just as an experiment, turn off the PSU on the computer and see if the lite goes off. I`m betting it will.
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30 Nov 2013   #13
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Just as an experiment, turn off the PSU on the computer and see if the lite goes off. I`m betting it will.
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01 Dec 2013   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

After checking in the bios you could try using another usb port. Maybe a usb 2.0 just for testing the light. Swapping the usb connections of the two externals.
This may allow you to figure out whether the bios, Windows or the external drives is causing the problem.
I don't know why Windows Power Options would only effect one of your external drives or just certain USB ports.
** If you swap the port connection between the two externals it should let you know whether it's the hard drive and its enclosure or the computer.
Here is a goofy thought.
Partition your bigger drive. Could be that Windows doesn't know what to do with a 2 tb drive/partition.
Could you show us a picture of Disk Management with every thing plugged in.

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Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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01 Dec 2013   #15
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Strange, I never noticed that 31mbs of unallocated space. Do you think I should do anything with it Layback Bear ? Would extending the space that comes before the 32mb be a good idea, or should I make a new simple volume first? Strange indeed. Or move the data off my L drive onto another, and create one large partition with the 32mbs included?


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01 Dec 2013   #16
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Cranky, I do not presume to answer for Laybackbear. However, that 31 MB will not hurt anything if it stays just like it is and is not enough space to be concerned about. I would think you have backups of everything on your computer anyway. If not, it is highly recommended to have backups in at least 2 different places. If the 31 MB bothers you, I see no resaon you could not extend the L partition to include the 31 MB without any issues.
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01 Dec 2013   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I agree with essenbe. I wouldn't worry about that 31 mb. I'm presuming that both external drives are hook up at the time of the snapshot.
I don't understand why a MBR (Master Boot Record) is on Disk #6 (L) (Movies).
Is (L) one of your external hard drives?
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01 Dec 2013   #18
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Ralph have you had a go at the WD site for Firmware last time that happened to me that fixed it


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01 Dec 2013   #19
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

crankypenguin can you boot into Windows without Drive (L) hooked up.
That would let you know if a MBR is also installed where it should be and removing it from (L) wouldn't stop you from booting.
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02 Dec 2013   #20
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok guys. Answers. I can boot just fine into my PC with L drive not hooked up.( External USB3 ) just fine. Solar - When doing my google searches, yeah I was lead to this all in one WD firmware repair .exe but im afraid to use it, does it wipe the data on the drive while updating, not to mention I have 7 other drives hooked up 1 of which is also external. So yeah, bit of a pickle here. I have backups OF backups, no worries there. I am really anal about backing things up.
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