Hard drive light on even when hard drives unplugged
Posted on 2004-04-14
I noticed today my hard drive access light is on steady red, no blinking no blips. I shut off the machine, checked all the connections, even mouse and keyboard, restarted and got the same thing. I unplugged each hard drive including floppy and LS-120 one at a time and restarted after each one. The light stays on all the time even when all hard disks are disconnected. I checked the MB connectors for HDD LED and it was a solid connection. I am at a loss. I assume that the hard drive is not spinning forever being accessed as the light would not be on when there are no hard drives if that were the case. But i am annoyed.
By the way if someone knows a quick link for directions to change the boot drive (Win 98) in a multiboot system with Win XP on the D: I would appreciate it. I know there is a way to do it without using a cloning program because I just did it last November but lost the directions.