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Windows 7: HDD led non stop blinking

05 Oct 2010   #1
IgorJ

Windows 7
 
 
HDD led non stop blinking

Hi I have 2 HDD (Seagate 250gb (ATA) and WD 1tb(SATA)) and I have noticed that one of these 2, or both, is causing led blinking. Its not stoping... What can I do?


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05 Oct 2010   #2
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

If you close all of your active programs, does it stop? I rarely hear my drives stop on my other computer, except when I am completely idle or logged out.
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05 Oct 2010   #3
IgorJ

Windows 7
 
 

Now I installed HDD led indicator and I see its working normal but I still hear something that sounds like HDD reading or writing.
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05 Oct 2010   #4
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

If you pull out the drive connection that is not your system drive, does it still do it? (please remember to shut down the computer first)

Or, IIRC you can disable a hard drive... If someone else has how to do this before I finish searching for it, chime in.
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05 Oct 2010   #5
habibi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My Vista is giving the same problem until I run Performance Monitor and saw that Vista keeps on writing to a file for system restore. I turned System Restore off and the hdd stopped blinking.
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05 Oct 2010   #6
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

hit CTRL+ALTShift+ESC click on the performance tab, click on resource monitor, then the HDD tab expand all drop down arrows and it will tell you every service application, anything accessing your hdd.
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05 Oct 2010   #7
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

typo CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
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05 Oct 2010   #8
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

7 might be performing a scheduled defrag, your AV program might be updating and/or scanning your machine, or you could have malware "phoning home". If you need greater detail than Task Manager provides you could use the free Process Monitor or Process Explorer. You don't have to install them, you can run them in your browser. I'd also suggest running the free Malwarebytes to make sure you don't have any malware.
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05 Oct 2010   #9
IgorJ

Windows 7
 
 

I have found malwares...
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05 Oct 2010   #10
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IgorJ View Post
I have found malwares...
If you need any help removing the malware or if you have any other questions please post back. There are some knowledgeable people on the forum who have Microsoft Most Valuable Professional status in consumer security. They visit the forum regularly.
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