Re: P5Q DL - 1 second pulsing disc LED - any solution?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by daytripper, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. daytripper

    daytripper Guest

    On Wed, 31 Mar 2010 00:53:47 +0100, dave <dave@127.0.0.1> wrote:

    >(Mobo P5Q DL with XP sp2)
    >
    >The disc led on my P5Q DL pulses at about 1 second intervals. I have a
    >750Gb seagate sata drive(s) connected. I've done much googling and
    >tried to fix this since I had the mobo a few months ago. I just cannot
    >stop that damn LED flashing away. (I can hear the disc responding so
    >it is actually activating the drive).
    >
    >It's not fastfind
    >It's not any indexing I can see
    >The BIOS is set to IDE enhanced
    >Tried different drives - no difference
    >Tried different sata ports - no difference
    >
    >
    >The problem reduces if I disconnect the sata DVD drive (the pulse rate
    >is the same but it is less "intense" - the LED is on for a shorter
    >time)
    >
    >A newsgroups poster told me he has the exactly same mobo and drives
    >and no problem with flashing LED
    >
    >Perhaps the BIOS corrupt in some way? (Is there a way I can reset the
    >BIOS to the original values?)
    >
    >Is the mobo faulty perhaps?
    >
    >Am just lost for ideas on this one.
    >Thanks for any help.


    So...you have a problem with a blinking drive LED - but no functional issues?

    Turn off Autoplay for that drive.

    /daytripper
    daytripper, Mar 31, 2010
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