the yellow light for hdd

November 3, 2013 at 18:56:50
Specs: Windows XP
I have a Compaq Presario 1103wm , the HDD lep light stays on like for ever and freezes up every thing, i have to wait ,wait,wait and wait some more till it turns off. when after it dose every thing works in till it dose it again ... can any one tell me whats going on or what to do. HELP ME HELP ME!!!


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November 3, 2013 at 19:07:24
If your hard drive is running constantly it could mean several things. It could be anything from a virus to a bad hard drive and Windows is trying its best to read bad sectors. If your computer comes with its own diagnostic tools, run the hard drive tester and see what it says, many Compaqs/HP computers will have a hard drive diagnostic in the BIOS. If not, either open up the case or go into device manager and find out who makes the hard drive. Then go to their website and download the hard drive diagnostic utility.

Do you have an anti virus program installed? I would run a scan. It wouldn't hurt to run Malware bytes either.

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November 4, 2013 at 22:58:06
THX 1138 .. ty you may be right about windows trying to read bad sectors, i ran all other scans every thing was good. but bad thing is (that i forgot to add on) was it only doing it when im using explore 8 on Win xp home. dont know it that would cause the problem or not ?

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November 5, 2013 at 07:31:16
It could be something wrong with IE8 or it could be that the IE8 program is located were the bad sectors are on the drive.

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