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Windows 7: HDD light blinks every second.

18 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
HDD light blinks every second.

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate to my new PC (was XP before) and I noticed that the HDD light blinks every second even if the PC's idle. Is that a normal behavior for Windows 7?

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18 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

In the early days, yes.

Windows 7 uses Superfetch to quickly learn which are your favourite programs and this task plus indexing means there will be a lot of hard drive chatter, which of course is more noticeable when your computer is idling.

Give it a few days and things will quieten down.
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