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Hard Drive Light Won't Go Off

Mystiq

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II 3.0 GHz
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon 6870

PeterCooke

New Member
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 beta

davehc

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Pro User
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Use several different computers during a day, so specs are irrelevant.

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