Hard drive light staying on all the time!

  kattz 12:04 16 Mar 2003

Jetway 266 M/board XP1800 cpu IBM 30g/b and Fujitsu 20g/b drives.H/drive light stays on all the time when IBM drive is connected.This is a new drive after old IBM packed upat 1 year old.I don't want another drive to go the same way.If IBM drive is disconnected the light only comes on with disk access .tried on primary and secondary ide channels.

  The PC Doctor 15:05 16 Mar 2003

I can only suggest the obvious for this one...

Have you set the jumpers corrctly - some HD's need telling there is a slave present even if the slave is set up correctly...

Are you connecting the IDE cable the right way round....

Have you tried the IBM just on it's own as a master......

Hope something helps......


  kattz 23:44 17 Mar 2003

Found the problem After trying all combinations off 2 H/drives 1CDWRITER AND 1 dvd the problem is caused by the dvd. the drive works fine ,no problems accessing dvd's and alldisks play ok.I just don't know if the light staying on is causing any problems or harm .

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