|If he is referring to the hard drive activity light, he may be talking|
about flashing that I consider abnormal and bothersome.
Almost 17 years ago, when I got Windows 95, the hard drive
activity light started flashing regularly. I got it to stop by removing
the printer software, which had a thingy that was constantly and
unnecessarily monitoring for printer messages.
With my current computer, the flashing has returned, not only in
Windows 7 but also in Ubuntu. It generally flashes once each
second, but there are often "grace notes" of extra flashes.
I have disabled a whole slew of different things but-- with one
exception-- it refuses to go away. Once, more than a year ago,
I did *something* that stopped the flashing, but it started up
again, and I forgot what I did that stopped it. I would do that
again if I could discover what it was.
I asked about the flashing on this forum some time ago, but
got no explanation of what might cause it.
-- Jeff, in Minneapolis