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HDD activity Light runs continuously after starting computer

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#1 Newbie1011


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Posted 31 January 2015 - 08:18 PM



I have noticed a strange behavior in my computer since the last few days


When i start the computer the 1st time in the morning, the HDD activity light keeps running continuously and does not even blink for a second non stop


However, if shutdown and restart, the HDD activity stops after a couple of minutes as it should be !


Can i just  ignore  the HDD activity light and go on with my normal work ?


I am worried that in case the computer is going in some loop and accessing the HDD endlessly, it will reduce the life of the HDD and may cause early failure of the same .


Am I paranoid for nothing ?

Any recommendations on the same ?


My configuration is as follows:


AMD 1090T 

Crosshair IV Formula

2X4 GB Corsair RAM 1600 Mhz

Corsair HX 620 SMPS

WD500 Blue HDD

250GB Seagate HDD

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit updated everyday

Microsoft security essential

MBAM paid version



Thanks for advising



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#2 dicke



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 04:17 PM


Have you checked both of your security programs to see when they run their scans and if they have found anything?

Just before the change you report did you download anything or install any updates?



Stay well and surf safe [stay protected]

Dick E

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 02:58 AM

I am updating the MBAM and Windows Security essentials everyday


I have seen the log sheet for the 2 programs but I cant see and run log


Thanks for advising

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