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Hard Drive Light Won't Go Off


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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
    AMD Phenom II 3.0 GHz
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon 6870


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Pro User
Denmark (But English)

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
    Other Info
    Use several different computers during a day, so specs are irrelevant.