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My Dell Studio 540 blinking hard drive light
\015 My Dell Studio 540 4 gig sdram OS:Windows 7 64 bit. Brand new. Hard drive light blinks every second. A post suggested it might be CD polling. Can this be turned off? (I disabled cd and blinking slowed to only occasional blinks not CONSTANT blinking. Re-enabled and blinking started up again) I don't use a lot of CD's so would like to turn this feature off but can't find it. Any suggestions? Have already turned off autoplay-no effect.\015
The hard drive light blinks whenever the Hard drive is accessed, and sine this is where everything is stored, that happens a lot. the only way to completely disable it is to unplug it from the motherboard.
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