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Old 07-12-2006, 11:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HD activity light flickering

On my Compaq the hard drive light always flickers very lightly about once a second. I'm sure it is not virus activity. I checked my idle internet connections packets and it is normal. Does it at logon screen, not in safe mode. Maybe other computers do this to but I can't see it because the activity light is smaller. Does anyone else notice this on there machines as well?


Compaq Presario
Windows XP home
AMD Athlon xp 3000+
512mb ram
WD 160gb ATA-100

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Old 07-13-2006, 10:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i got the same problem, and it sounds like you need to defrag / scandisk. take time to do regular disk maintence to extend the life of your harddrive and to keep it quieter too. hmm speaking of, i need to go do thoes, havent done it since i reinstalled xp about a month ago...

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Old 07-13-2006, 12:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I always defrag but havn't run a scandisk one. I'm afraid because I did it one time and it ruined XP. That was a while ago and a different drive. Maybe I'll give it a try tonight.
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