Every Sec HDD LED flashes

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Mike, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Just built a number of PC using Asus K8V-MX motherboards as workstations. A
    IDE not a SATA HDD has been used, and SATA is disables in BIOS.

    The latest BIOS is used and the build is

    AMD Sempron 3400 64 CPU
    Kingston 512MB mem from qualified list
    CDROM drive
    400w Power supply
    Windows XP Pro SP2
    Latest drivers from Asus web site for MB

    All the PC's work perfectly in standalone or networked mode.

    The question is: I notice the HDD LED flashes on/off at about second
    intervals continuously. This happens all the time. Even half way through
    loading XP before activation this can be seen when the PC is sat waiting for
    a input from you. After build and loading the same thing continues networked
    or not, busy or not.

    As mentioned the PC's are working on a daily basis in a business environment
    without any problems so to much cannot be wrong.

    Anybody notice this with theirs or have any comments.

    Thanks - Mike

    Please reply to group.
    Mike, Mar 27, 2006
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  2. Mike

    RonK Guest

    It is probably polling the cdrom or dvd. You can disable AutoPlay and that
    will stop it from checking the optical drives every second.
    RonK, Mar 27, 2006
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  3. Mike

    Bill Guest

    Yes, this is perfectly normal activity.

    Windows polls the CD/DVD drives to see if anything has changed. If a new
    disc is inserted, Windows will detect it and attempt to run any setup or
    configuration files from the "autorun.inf" file.

    As mentioned, using a handy little utility like TweakUI you can disable
    the CD/DVD autoplay. Windows will still detect that you inserted a disc,
    but it will not try to run it automatically.

    In other words, don't worry about the lights.
    Bill, Mar 28, 2006
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