activity light always on

  phil&steph 22:00 16 May 2004
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ive recently fitted a phillips cd.rw as a slave to my hp.pavilion 8750, since doing so the activity light stays on all the time, i had advice from hp support, so i replaced the cd.rw with another new one at pc.world, i re-installed all software, it all works fine, but the activity light is always on , can anyone help

  LastChip 22:40 16 May 2004

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  phil&steph 11:50 17 May 2004

WINDOWS ME

  LastChip 15:04 17 May 2004

Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to bring up Task Manager. Now close down applications one at a time, except Systray and Explorer.

After closing each application, note whether the light continues ON. If closing an application turns the light OFF, you have identified which application is trying to access to drive and it will probably be a configuration setting within that application, that is causing the behavior.

If the light remains ON, then it is probably in the setup of the drive itself somewhere, and bearing in mind what you have already done, will be more difficult to resolve, I fear.

Post back the result please.

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