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Windows 7: Why does my Hard Drive Activity Light Constantly Blink

30 Dec 2009   #31
Jambe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
have you unchecked everything in your startup list there has to be something that is tying up the memory and hard drive access.
I admit I have not eliminated everything from the startup list. I'll have to try that.


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30 Dec 2009   #32
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Indexing

Also you have to take into account the amount of data on your drive the more data there is the longer it will take to index it.
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31 Dec 2009   #33
Jambe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

All indexing is turned off. (if your reply was directed to me.)
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31 Dec 2009   #34
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Activity

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jambe View Post
All indexing is turned off. (if your reply was directed to me.)
how is the activity with indexing off?
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31 Dec 2009   #35
Jambe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

No change. A bit more than one second between blinks.

(My main complaint about this disk activity is this: I use Wizmo and if I run it when there is disk activity (the blink) the computer goes into sleep mode but then immediately comes back to life. Then it takes longer to sleep when Wizmo is run again.)
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31 Dec 2009   #36
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Power Settings

try killing all the power saving settings
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31 Dec 2009   #37
ajamminman

Windows 7
 
 

I've killed all power saving, indexing, eliminated much of the start up services, turned off most Windows Features, ran a full virus scan and the light still blinks like its measuring my heartbeat.
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31 Dec 2009   #38
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Blinking

where are we at with the blinking if it's just intermittent blinking that's fine but hearing the hard drive thrashing and seeing the light on almost constant is another.
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31 Dec 2009   #39
ajamminman

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
where are we at with the blinking if it's just intermittent blinking that's fine but hearing the hard drive thrashing and seeing the light on almost constant is another.
Like I mentioned earlier, I wouldn't mind so much but the disk activity seems to be causing recorded audio to skip. I do a lot of digitizing of cassettes and albums using Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio but I am unable to any since the upgrade. I am assuming that the disk activity is causing the skipping.
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31 Dec 2009   #40
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Upgrade

well I gotta tell you that doing an upgrade is the worst thing to do you would be better served to just wipe the disk clean and start over and I mean delete the partition create a new one format it and install 7 not upgrade to it these forums are littered with problems stemming from upgrades I've said a thousand times that Microsoft needs to stop offering upgrades it does nothing but cause trouble and gives them more of a bum rap because people do it and when it doesn't work properly they bash the OS itself you have to remember if you have any existing problem with the operating system that you are upgrading the upgrade will only magnify the issue.
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