Solved

Hard Drive Flqshing LED

Posted on 2002-05-11
4
219 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Since few days, my Hard Drive LED flashes regularly every two seconds for ever.
I went to Task Manager to find the program responsible for it. Nothing. Just Explorer that uses 1% of CPU time from time to time.
It could be that AutoInsert Notification be the culprit. How can I disable it? TweakUI 1.33 does not seem to be able to do it.
Also, the strange thing is that started few days ago.
Thank you for your help,

Daniel Bessis
0
Comment
Question by:dbessis
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:jhance
Comment Utility
AutoInsert does not operate and cannot be disabled on FIXED STORAGE devices like your hard disk.  Therefore, that is not it.

I suspect you have some application that is regularly polling or writing data on your disk.  Think back, what have you installed or reconfigured recently?

Check your Add/Remove Programs control panel and see what you've done.  I suspect you'll find that you installed some package recently that is causing this.

If this really bugs you, take a piece of black tape and cover the HDD LED.  That way, you won't see it going on.
0
 

Author Comment

by:dbessis
Comment Utility
I cannot supress the noise it makes.
What are the following applications that I cannot close with Task Manager
cidaemon?
cisvc?
csrss?
dbessis
0
 

Author Comment

by:dbessis
Comment Utility
I think the problem has to do with cisvc.exe. I am not allowed to close it with TaskManager. The memory usage of cisvc varies enormously from 250 KB to 1900 KB all the time but the CPU usage never exceeds 1 or 2%.
What is cisvc? Is it a memory manager?
dbessis
0
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
jhance earned 100 total points
Comment Utility
Yes, CISVC could be this.  It's the Microsoft INDEXING SERVICE.  To disable it:

1) Open the CONTROL PANEL
2) Choose Administrative Tools
3) Choose Services.
4) Find the "Inexing Service" in the list.
5) Select it and RIGHT CLICK the mouse, choose properties.
6) Click STOP and then change STartup Type to DISABLE
0

Featured Post

What Is Threat Intelligence?

Threat intelligence is often discussed, but rarely understood. Starting with a precise definition, along with clear business goals, is essential.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Scam emails are a huge burden for many businesses. Spotting one is not always easy. Follow our tips to identify if an email you receive is a scam.
This video demonstrates how to create an example email signature rule for a department in a company using CodeTwo Exchange Rules. The signature will be inserted beneath users' latest emails in conversations and will be displayed in users' Sent Items…
You have products, that come in variants and want to set different prices for them? Watch this micro tutorial that describes how to configure prices for Magento super attributes. Assigning simple products to configurable: We assigned simple products…

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

9 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now