choose the Tools tab and click on "Check now..." under Error checking area Did that, and after about 2 minutes it said "Drive Repaired", I looked at the details but don't So I'll say thanks, and +1. :) –Ben Richards Nov 3 '11 at 22:56 add a comment| up vote 1 down vote As mentioned by the others, the Indexing service, and Malware is always a possibility, of course. Problem does occur when booting without loading startup programs. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/540913/hard-disk-light-almost-constantly-on-computer-very-slow/
Went into Indexing Options, found it was in the list, removed it, and now it's sitting silently, finally! lukegukMay 13, 2010, 6:02 PM I have exactly the same issue, started last week. Grif tells more at:http://forums.cnet.com/7726-6132_102-5098912.html?tag=posts;msg5099421Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Not seeing any success yet by towacodaddy / December 5, 2012 12:14 PM PST In reply to: We had Such a simple solution.
You can then search for the name of the process to find out what's going on. Your cache administrator is webmaster. Glad I looked up the problem on the off chance of finding a cure carmenpNov 24, 2013, 2:01 PM rdewey said: This is an old thread but it still comes up Hard Drive Light Solid I would never have thought the DVD drive had anything to do with the HDD light staying on.
He's as at home using the Linux terminal as he is digging into the Windows registry. Hard Drive Light Stays On And System Slow But suddenly a few days ago it just started running extremely slow for no apparent reason. woodskidJul 29, 2012, 5:59 AM Thank you to all. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/254438-32-hard-drive-light-stays-system-slow If you are going to run chkdsk you should use the /r switch.
My wife is so done with this thing.Turned off file indexing and got a slight performance gain, but not even close. Hard Drive Light Stays On Computer Freezes So much appreciated. Soemtimes it is frenetic, while at other times the activity is slower, but constant. If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post).
I'm posting this because I just spent two hours trying to figure out why my computer (Windows) was slow and the hard drive's computer grinding noise was making me CRAZY. Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Hard Drive Light Always On Windows 7 Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restartI'm taking it to a professional, aren't I??? Hard Drive Light Always On Windows 10 So now I have to replace the DVD drive, which is easy.I was not noticing a performance hit, so this is not necessarily the same problem as the original poster on
No errant processes were showing in the task manager. More about the author You didn't say what you might be running for security software, lack of such could allow unwanted items, such as malware and or spyware, to infiltrate the system and create a How to Activate Your iPhone on AT&T's Network A Guide to Mechanical Keyboard Switches Best Tech Deals of 2017: Super Bowl TV Discounts and More Best High-Tech Cars on the Road At some point, though, I noticed my DVD drive was no longer showing up in explorer. Hard Drive Light Stays On All The Time
My boot drive is a SSD and I was worried about that... GotMeAgainDec 26, 2011, 11:38 PM Mine was doing the same thing. gdk2014Sep 24, 2014, 3:01 PM I don't think that will work for UNIX686 (Linux Mint 17 MATE (Qiana) 64bit so I will just have to wait until the kernel gets updated http://2theprinter.com/hard-drive/scanning-dirty-hard-drive-from-clean-hard-drive-in-same-computer.php Failing this i guess I will be re-installing the OS.
My light just starting staying on constantly and bogged the whole laptop down to a painful crawl. Hard Drive Light Solid Windows 7 Find Windows Indexing Service at the bottom of the list and disable it. Ask !
Click START, then type CMD in the search box, right-click CMD.EXE and click Run as administrator. BUT... I have a very busy day tomorrow, so if I don't reply tomorrow then I will over the weekend. Hdd Light Stays On No Boot Generated Tue, 31 Jan 2017 04:52:20 GMT by s_za2 (squid/3.5.23) Best picks Reviews News Tutorials Forum MORE All articles How to Gift Ideas Downloads Tom's Hardware Tom's IT Pro About Tom's
I will keep you updated in case it still acts up. No errant processes were showing in the task manager. THEN I hit the "Show Processes from All Users" button at the bottom of the Task Manager. news When I look at the task manager, it shows my disk activity at a constant 100%, even when there is only about .5 MB/s of activity going on.
but no amount of disk fixing made the light go off. Likely a BIOS issue, plus system seems to be dropping a hard drive? You can run an antimalware scan if you're worried. Scheduled Antivirus Scans: Antivirus programs and other security tools are often configured to perform regular, scheduled antivirus scans by default.
I have had cases where the disk is in constant usage and it is because the system is stuck trying to read a bad block on the disk. I have checked all the cables and they are connected and not that old.Any ideas??[ I had the same problem and I discovered that the Windoes SEARCH program was indexing every I either get:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot deviceor: A Disk Read Error Occured. How much RAM do you have installed?
So now I have to replace the DVD drive, which is easy.I was not noticing a performance hit, so this is not necessarily the same problem as the original poster on BTW, I believe SeaTools for DOS will work on any brand of hard drive, not just Seagate hard drives. (Fortunately I had reliable OS images and backkups, so I didn't lose Eads 8/13/2009 7:47:42 AM (admin) local system accounts Administrator 7/6/2007 4:47:13 PM (admin) ASPNET never Guest 4/17/2009 10:30:37 PM Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account HP Photosmart C4200 series Thanks! 02-11-2010, 10:59 AM #7 dawnneedshelp Registered Member Join Date: Feb 2010 Posts: 2 OS: Windows Vista I have a Gateway Computer running Windows Vista.
it seems the problem of the HDD light staying on is because the Data connector to the DVD is still connected even though I have unplugged the power connector, I have Checking What Programs Are Actually Using Your Disk That's all well and good in theory, but you might want to know what your computer is actually doing. First of all, if you're If you remove the check from a box it disables the service. I recall in the past having plucked astute advice from Toms Hardware.
so I'm taking this as a good sign!