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Hard Drive Light Won't Go Off

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    Hard Drive Light Won't Go Off


    Even when Task Manager and Resource Monitor show no disk activity, my hard drive light won't go off. My computer has two hard drives, a 250 and a 1 TB. The 250 has Windows 8, the 1 TB has Windows 7.

    If I boot into 7, it's fine.

    The light is fine as the computer is doing pre-OS loading but it seems like once Windows 8 gets control of the drive, the light won't turn off.

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    I have a single drive in my computer, and since installing Windows 8, the drive activity light blinks at approximately two second intervals, continuously. It did not do this under XP.
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    Try checking for malware and viruses. And you can try checking for driver problems in Device Manager.
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    I have the same phenomena as peter. But, in my case, it started way back with the installation of Vista - but continues into Windows 8.
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Hard Drive Light Won't Go Off
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