touchmaster
3 Argentum

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

Thanks! Lets hope nothing happens.

XPS 630

Intel Core 2 Duo E8300 @ 2.83 GHz
nVidia GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
320GB Hard Drive
2GB Ram
Windows Vista Ultimate

mikeonthebike
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

Hi I called Dell and they told me that it is normal for the hard drive light to blink because windows vista has technology built into it that monitors the computer all the time. I have windows vista ultimate
honeycomb42
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

I have Vista Ultimate too - be surprised if it was responsible for all the blinking. Anyway Ive put a sticker over it; otherwise my xps630 has been fine.
touchmaster
3 Argentum

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

Does it happen on XP?

 

 

XPS 630

Intel Core 2 Duo E8300 @ 2.83 GHz
nVidia GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
320GB Hard Drive
2GB Ram
Windows Vista Ultimate

mikeonthebike
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

I had XP and it was ok. They told me that Vista is more sophisticated.
touchmaster
3 Argentum

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

@___@

 

Thanks!

XPS 630

Intel Core 2 Duo E8300 @ 2.83 GHz
nVidia GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
320GB Hard Drive
2GB Ram
Windows Vista Ultimate

throt
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

touchmaster,,

 

I got XP and it always blinks..The tower is tucked under my workstation so its not a prob...

touchmaster
3 Argentum

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

Cool, but can you set the lights and there is no problem?

 

Or is all the problems with vista users?

XPS 630

Intel Core 2 Duo E8300 @ 2.83 GHz
nVidia GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
320GB Hard Drive
2GB Ram
Windows Vista Ultimate

foehammer25
3 Argentum

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

The problems are not just with Vista users.  There have been no Vista related problems talked about in these forums.  There are Vista problems of course, but NONE of the issues that you read about on these forums about the 630i are being caused by any operating system.  XP users have had the same problems.

 

Before someone posts an ignorant response such as, "I have XP and have had no problems", I will speak first.  I have Vista and have had no problems.  In fact, I love Vista for the most part.  There is no reason to fear Vista.  In fact, DirectX 10 is pretty awesome in the games that I play.

Message Edited by foehammer25 on 08-19-2008 06:55 PM
kevpan815
3 Argentum

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

As I Previously Mentioned: It Blinks On Both Open Source Linux Ubuntu 8.04.1 And Open Source Linux Fedora 9.0 As Well, So This Is Something Completely Un-Related 2 Just Microsoft Windows Only, Just FYI.