DKHardDrive-Light monitors the computer's hard drive and reflects activity by blinking a Red Light on the desktop. (Erratic blinking, but ALWAYS blinking) After purchasing it, I had to send it in for a warranty claim on a bad mother board. The hard drive light stays on permanently after start up and the computer is very slow, but I don't think there is any drive activity. About 10 days ago I put in a new hard drive and reloaded everything. Task manager shows no processes using CPU or Memory extensively, and resource monitor shows very low disc write/reads. Constant Hard Drive Activity Light Gateway DX4860 For as long as I've had this machine (a little over a year) the HDD light is constantly going wild. somedude92. Hi! If your hard drive light is solid, that is usually an indication of 1 or 2 things: 1 (unlikely)- The wires for the HDD light on the system board are not properly connected thus leaving the light on all the time. The replacement disk is from HP, the same specs, model number ST9146803SS. 2 (more likely)- There is a process/application running in the background and you need to determine what it is. Double-clicking on the icon brings the Preferences window into view. I have a Dell Inspiron 8100. Since Wed. of this week the hard drive light has remained on constantly and from the heat around where the drive is located I suspect that the drive … This screen has a graph that is updated in real-time, and represents the actual read and write performance of the drive. One of the disks have failed and we replaced it. Nope, that light is only for hard drive activity, lets you know when the hard drive is actually writing or reading data. Partition hard drive to install Windows 7 in Installation and Upgrade Hello all, I've already upgraded to Windows 10 on my desktop PC, and there were no issues with the upgrade. The HDD light is lit solid all day and the system has slowed significantly. But the program does more. The … Article ID: SLN302349 Last Date Modified: 07/22/2020 03:45 PM Hard Drive Activity Light Always On. Here's what it looks like. Running i7 with 15.3Gb RAM on 10.04 Read though many threads online and checked the I/O which seems to be negligible and Archive View Return to standard view. Members. Has nothing to with the health of the hard drive. It displays the values in MB/s (Megabytes per second). from October 2009; to October 2010; last updated – posted 2010-Oct-5, 12:02 am AEST posted 2010-Oct-5, 12:02 am AEST User #266895 516 posts. Current ... now after completing its 3rd year I am experiencing a problem i.e the HDD indicator light is constantly on and my laptop slows down, the problem is so disgusting whenever I turn my laptop on for general working it starts to hung up and freeze. We have a PowerEdge 1950 with 4 SAS disks in a RAID5 configuration. 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