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Anonymous
August 15, 2004 12:21:34 AM

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Dual boot XP Pro and W2K. AMD on Abit KT7A board. Western and Seagate
drives. If boot W2k which is on slave drive (C:)  HD light works properly. If
boot to XP Pro on master Drive (F:)  HDD light stays on at all times - it
does flicker during read write, but does not go off. I have seen a posting
on this in another service, but they want $10 a month to read the solution.
Problem not serious, but irritating.
Any solutions?

thanks,
Allan

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Anonymous
August 15, 2004 2:20:08 AM

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"Allan" <kurkial@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> Dual boot XP Pro and W2K. AMD on Abit KT7A board. Western and Seagate
> drives. If boot W2k which is on slave drive (C:)  HD light works properly. If
> boot to XP Pro on master Drive (F:)  HDD light stays on at all times - it
> does flicker during read write, but does not go off. I have seen a posting
> on this in another service, but they want $10 a month to read the solution.
> Problem not serious, but irritating.
> Any solutions?

Dunno. Maybe. I had that problem once, and, after reversing
the HD light plug into the mainboard to no effect, I changed the
BIOS setting of my cdrom drive from "Auto" to "CDROM". For
whatever reason, that solved the problem.

-- Bob Day
http://bobday.vze.com
Anonymous
August 15, 2004 6:11:58 PM

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Bob,
If you mean in BIOS setup, I don't have a CDROM option for CD drives - only
Manual or Auto , same as the hard drives. Thanks for the reply though

Allan
"Bob Day" <xxxxxxx@yyyyyyy.com> wrote in message
news:eJ9vm5mgEHA.3320@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> "Allan" <kurkial@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
> news:u803O3lgEHA.1652@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > Dual boot XP Pro and W2K. AMD on Abit KT7A board. Western and Seagate
> > drives. If boot W2k which is on slave drive (C:)  HD light works
properly. If
> > boot to XP Pro on master Drive (F:)  HDD light stays on at all times - it
> > does flicker during read write, but does not go off. I have seen a
posting
> > on this in another service, but they want $10 a month to read the
solution.
> > Problem not serious, but irritating.
> > Any solutions?
>
> Dunno. Maybe. I had that problem once, and, after reversing
> the HD light plug into the mainboard to no effect, I changed the
> BIOS setting of my cdrom drive from "Auto" to "CDROM". For
> whatever reason, that solved the problem.
>
> -- Bob Day
> http://bobday.vze.com
>
>
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Anonymous
August 16, 2004 3:58:24 PM

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Perhaps there is "CD-ROM" selection under "Manual"

Allan wrote:

> Bob,
> If you mean in BIOS setup, I don't have a CDROM option for CD drives - only
> Manual or Auto , same as the hard drives. Thanks for the reply though
>
> Allan
> "Bob Day" <xxxxxxx@yyyyyyy.com> wrote in message
> news:eJ9vm5mgEHA.3320@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>
>>"Allan" <kurkial@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
>>news:u803O3lgEHA.1652@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>
>>>Dual boot XP Pro and W2K. AMD on Abit KT7A board. Western and Seagate
>>>drives. If boot W2k which is on slave drive (C:)  HD light works
>>>
> properly. If
>
>>>boot to XP Pro on master Drive (F:)  HDD light stays on at all times - it
>>>does flicker during read write, but does not go off. I have seen a
>>>
> posting
>
>>>on this in another service, but they want $10 a month to read the
>>>
> solution.
>
>>>Problem not serious, but irritating.
>>>Any solutions?
>>>
>>Dunno. Maybe. I had that problem once, and, after reversing
>>the HD light plug into the mainboard to no effect, I changed the
>>BIOS setting of my cdrom drive from "Auto" to "CDROM". For
>>whatever reason, that solved the problem.
>>
>>-- Bob Day
>>http://bobday.vze.com
>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
August 17, 2004 1:15:46 AM

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Bob and Bob
Interesting - no there is no selection for CD ROM anywhere, but selecting
Manual in CMOS settings instead of AUTO has no effect on CD ROM performance.
BUT - In Hardware Device Manager I disabled my CD ROM reader, which is
polled constantly as evidenced by its' activity lite and rebooted and now
the HDD lite works properly - so the problem was caused by the CD ROM.
Fortunately I also have a CD Writer and don't really use the old CD ROM
reader much anymore - it does vibrate and is not too reliable.

So it appears Bob Day had an answer after all

thanks to both of you
Allan
"Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:4120E7B0.5050104@yahoo.com...
> Perhaps there is "CD-ROM" selection under "Manual"
>
> Allan wrote:
>
> > Bob,
> > If you mean in BIOS setup, I don't have a CDROM option for CD drives -
only
> > Manual or Auto , same as the hard drives. Thanks for the reply though
> >
> > Allan
> > "Bob Day" <xxxxxxx@yyyyyyy.com> wrote in message
> > news:eJ9vm5mgEHA.3320@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> >
> >>"Allan" <kurkial@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
> >>news:u803O3lgEHA.1652@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >>
> >>>Dual boot XP Pro and W2K. AMD on Abit KT7A board. Western and Seagate
> >>>drives. If boot W2k which is on slave drive (C:)  HD light works
> >>>
> > properly. If
> >
> >>>boot to XP Pro on master Drive (F:)  HDD light stays on at all times -
it
> >>>does flicker during read write, but does not go off. I have seen a
> >>>
> > posting
> >
> >>>on this in another service, but they want $10 a month to read the
> >>>
> > solution.
> >
> >>>Problem not serious, but irritating.
> >>>Any solutions?
> >>>
> >>Dunno. Maybe. I had that problem once, and, after reversing
> >>the HD light plug into the mainboard to no effect, I changed the
> >>BIOS setting of my cdrom drive from "Auto" to "CDROM". For
> >>whatever reason, that solved the problem.
> >>
> >>-- Bob Day
> >>http://bobday.vze.com
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
Anonymous
August 17, 2004 2:50:24 AM

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It's always helpful when someone gets back and posts
what actually solved a problem. Thanks!

-- Bob Day


"Allan" <kurkial@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
news:ePta0e$gEHA.2848@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Bob and Bob
> Interesting - no there is no selection for CD ROM anywhere, but selecting
> Manual in CMOS settings instead of AUTO has no effect on CD ROM performance.
> BUT - In Hardware Device Manager I disabled my CD ROM reader, which is
> polled constantly as evidenced by its' activity lite and rebooted and now
> the HDD lite works properly - so the problem was caused by the CD ROM.
> Fortunately I also have a CD Writer and don't really use the old CD ROM
> reader much anymore - it does vibrate and is not too reliable.
>
> So it appears Bob Day had an answer after all
>
> thanks to both of you
> Allan
> "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:4120E7B0.5050104@yahoo.com...
> > Perhaps there is "CD-ROM" selection under "Manual"
> >
> > Allan wrote:
> >
> > > Bob,
> > > If you mean in BIOS setup, I don't have a CDROM option for CD drives -
> only
> > > Manual or Auto , same as the hard drives. Thanks for the reply though
> > >
> > > Allan
> > > "Bob Day" <xxxxxxx@yyyyyyy.com> wrote in message
> > > news:eJ9vm5mgEHA.3320@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> > >
> > >>"Allan" <kurkial@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
> > >>news:u803O3lgEHA.1652@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > >>
> > >>>Dual boot XP Pro and W2K. AMD on Abit KT7A board. Western and Seagate
> > >>>drives. If boot W2k which is on slave drive (C:)  HD light works
> > >>>
> > > properly. If
> > >
> > >>>boot to XP Pro on master Drive (F:)  HDD light stays on at all times -
> it
> > >>>does flicker during read write, but does not go off. I have seen a
> > >>>
> > > posting
> > >
> > >>>on this in another service, but they want $10 a month to read the
> > >>>
> > > solution.
> > >
> > >>>Problem not serious, but irritating.
> > >>>Any solutions?
> > >>>
> > >>Dunno. Maybe. I had that problem once, and, after reversing
> > >>the HD light plug into the mainboard to no effect, I changed the
> > >>BIOS setting of my cdrom drive from "Auto" to "CDROM". For
> > >>whatever reason, that solved the problem.
> > >>
> > >>-- Bob Day
> > >>http://bobday.vze.com
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> >
>
>
!