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Do I have hard drive problems?


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steverino1997a

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Not sure if this is a problem or not, but thought I'd check. I have an HP Media Center Edition running Windows XP Pro. There is a yellow light below the on/off switch that used to turn off when boot up was complete. It would flicker on and off as computer was being used, accessing programs, files, etc. Now the light stays on steady - doesn't flicker or turn off. I contacted HP help. At 1st they said it was normal, then that it should go on and off, then if the computer was working fine, the light being on steady is fine. Really, I think they gave me the answer that I wanted to hear - that all was OK.

Seems like all is working fine - no boot up problems, no decrease in speed, etc., but wondering if this could be a sign of impending doom of a hardware failure.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Steverino
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warriorscot

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Well it shouldnt be on all the time, all it means is that the HD is constantly being accesed. But if the computer is running fine i wouldnt worry if the hard drive fails its not the worst thing that happen and it does happen if you have a pc for a while back up all your data that you want to keep reguarly and that way if it ever fails its not a disaster.
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Thanks for the reply. I have already backed up all important stuff and will contnue to do so on a more regular basis. Just was curious as the light has never been on steay before - maybe an hour or so if virus scan or something was running. now it's been on for days.

Thanks again!

Steverino
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