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    Default Re: HDD Activity Light on continously

    Quote Originally Posted by maddog
    HDD light on continuously? When I fix up my PC wrongly, some of the lights will be on continuously. This is a sure indication that something is not plugged in right. Time to open up pc and check.
    Initially I setup the system and it was running fine for 2 weeks plus, until the video card issue. Hmm alright, will go home and disect the PC again. Sheesh. I hate hard labour work

    The light just stays on, no blinking, nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Initially I setup the system and it was running fine for 2 weeks plus, until the video card issue. Hmm alright, will go home and disect the PC again. Sheesh. I hate hard labour work

    The light just stays on, no blinking, nothing
    Maybe you insert the HDD LED cable in reverse, (either the cable end on the HDD or the cable end on the LED.) That is a sure way the LED will stay ON forever.

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    If I resolved the LED light, how to explain why a 4.4GB DVD takes 50 minutes to write ? I still puzzled. for a 2.2GB my Mac takes 9mins to write,

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    If I resolved the LED light, how to explain why a 4.4GB DVD takes 50 minutes to write ? I still puzzled. for a 2.2GB my Mac takes 9mins to write,
    The motherboard is teaching you a lesson on being sloppy. Maybe the light is stealing all the juice from the I/O.

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    Default Re: HDD Activity Light on continously

    Quote Originally Posted by maddog
    The motherboard is teaching you a lesson on being sloppy. Maybe the light is stealing all the juice from the I/O.
    maddog

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    I had same problem before. It is some trojan sitting on my hard disk. Do a complete scan in 'Safe Mode'. Also you may want to check your virtual memory setting. May need to increase it. BTW how much disk space you have left on your C drive? Also during this unusually high cpu usage, does your memory also go haywire?

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    1 more suggestion...

    if your nero is from the friendly neighbourhood store, ver 6.6.x.x, maybe got problem. I got a few friends also same, not HDD lights up, but burning keep on buffer underrun.

    Though it completes burning, I suggest throw away, coz it's still readable, but the data on it is a littlle mis-aligned, maybe better DVDRW drives won't, but mine mis-aligned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbma
    I had same problem before. It is some trojan sitting on my hard disk. Do a complete scan in 'Safe Mode'. Also you may want to check your virtual memory setting. May need to increase it. BTW how much disk space you have left on your C drive? Also during this unusually high cpu usage, does your memory also go haywire?
    Pretty sure my VM is ok. Your problem refers to buffer under-run on Nero? Or the HDD light? Hehe.

    My C: has 13GB left, it's soley dedicated to my OS, my programs, downloads, workfiles, images, music etc occupies their own partition.

    My burning is at normal usage, 50% CPU usage+, my memory no issue, I can fire NC and PSCS2 together as mentioned and work concurrently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AReality
    1 more suggestion...

    if your nero is from the friendly neighbourhood store, ver 6.6.x.x, maybe got problem. I got a few friends also same, not HDD lights up, but burning keep on buffer underrun.

    Though it completes burning, I suggest throw away, coz it's still readable, but the data on it is a littlle mis-aligned, maybe better DVDRW drives won't, but mine mis-aligned.
    Nope, 6.0.0.6 I believe. I can ignore the HDD lights, but not when it takes 50mins+ to write a full DVD disc at 4X!!!.

    I tried the disc I just burned on my PC and my Mac, both is able to read fine tho'.

    Sigh what could be the issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Pretty sure my VM is ok. Your problem refers to buffer under-run on Nero? Or the HDD light? Hehe.

    My C: has 13GB left, it's soley dedicated to my OS, my programs, downloads, workfiles, images, music etc occupies their own partition.

    My burning is at normal usage, 50% CPU usage+, my memory no issue, I can fire NC and PSCS2 together as mentioned and work concurrently.
    Hmmm very strange. Mine is not buffer underrun but hard disk light always on as if it is doing something. My solution is rather extreme hehe. I format my HD and walla everything is back to normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbma
    Hmmm very strange. Mine is not buffer underrun but hard disk light always on as if it is doing something. My solution is rather extreme hehe. I format my HD and walla everything is back to normal.
    I don't mind formatting, but would need to wait till weekend I need to go and dig out drivers again.

    I'm not that worried on the HDD light as it's not blinking, just lit up like a bulb. My main concern is why buffer underrun?

    My previous Athlon 1GHz + 640MB RAM can handle the Plextor drive with no issues, earlier before my bootup problem after migration to 64 3000+ and 1GB RAM it also burned with no issue... suddenly now I get this... SIGH.

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    the only solution quick and easy...
    Format, Format, Format

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    Quote Originally Posted by marlin
    the only solution quick and easy...
    Format, Format, Format
    It's not going to help if the problem persists, took me another 50mins to cut a DVD just now. Sigh.

    Just flashed the drive to the latest firmware, will test again when I need to burn. For now, if I'm not in a rush I leave the PC to burn, else I'll burn off my Mac.

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    Default Re: HDD Activity Light on continously

    have you tried booting up in safe mode yet?

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    Oh no... haven't, safe mode can cut DVD? I try the next time I got DVD to cut. My bad, forgot about starting up in safe mode

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    How about disconnecting the dvd drive and boot up see see?
    Is your dvd drive running on dma or pio mode ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Oh no... haven't, safe mode can cut DVD? I try the next time I got DVD to cut. My bad, forgot about starting up in safe mode
    no, the purpose to boot up in safe mode is to determine whether is it your HDD is failing you or something else is causing the problem.

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    Default Re: HDD Activity Light on continously

    Kei, good idea, I'll plug out the DVD RW, currently only plugged this drive in, my other DVD ROM is not plugged in.

    I'm running my DVD RW on DMA mode.

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    Default Re: HDD Activity Light on continously

    Quote Originally Posted by Kei
    How about disconnecting the dvd drive and boot up see see?
    Is your dvd drive running on dma or pio mode ?
    yeah, good idea too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drudkh
    no, the purpose to boot up in safe mode is to determine whether is it your HDD is failing you or something else is causing the problem.
    Erm.. how to test if HDD failing hahah...

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