| | Re: Hard drive light stays on
Jon Davis wrote:
> Incidentally, I've defragged this drive to hell and back, even used BootVis
> to optimize.
> I'm talking days.. like, weeks, solidly on, with tons of hardware RAM to
> spare. This is NO visible performance hit, all like I said.
> Is there anyone out there who reads this stuff? If I say "it's solidly on
> when I go into my BIOS", people tell me to look at my operating system, and
> I say "it's not wiring because it worked normally before, until I added
> another drive," and people tell me it's a wiring problem. Oh my god.
> I think my drive is just toast, because one would think someone out there
> who knows how to read and who has seen this problem before (apparently a
> rare combination) would be able to point me in a meaningful direction
> without wasting my time, and theirs for bothering to repeat that which I
> already eliminated.
I'm confused. There's no visible performance hit, yet you think your
hdard drive is toast. One of these things is very much *not* like the other.
Here's what I'd try (in order):
--Did you use the hard drive manufacturer's install utility. Some may
argue that it's unneccesary, but it can't hurt. It should be downloadble
if it didn't ship with the drive?
--I don't think you mentioned what OS you are running. Assuming XP, have
you gone gone to My Computer | Right mouse cick | Manage | open the
"Storage" entry and checked what's going on under "Disk Management" ?
There may be some clues there for you.
--Clear the CMOS jumper. Yeah yeah yeah, I read what you wrote about the
BIOS. I'd still give this a try as a last resort.
Based on everything you've said...over and over...sounds like
wiring/cabling issue to me.
Please don't ask if I read your posts. I did. You've probably received
more help than you deserve.