NjFlash76
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

To Makengee

The auto run is due to power dvd that you have to diable it in msconfig do not play with the reg thats not the problem for the auto run. When you call dell they want to edit the reg and thats wrong and shuld not be done makes more problems on your comuter. i have a xps 630i and I went throgh all that and i found out thats what it is and there is a real simple fix.

staar23
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

@NjFlash76

I do not have Power DVD installed.

What 'real simple fix' are you referring?

 

 

NjFlash76
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

I was not talking about the led lights blinking mine do that as well its due to the cd roms I know that. And id rather deal with it rather then disable the autorun

power dvd come with dell computers and you have to disable it in msconfig for the auto run to work on your computer.

staar23
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

@NjFlash76

Very well. I still think it's odd that a switched off registry setting for CDROM auto run would stop the HDD LED blinking.:emotion-43:

Power DVD was not installed on my new XPS630 running XP.

dmallette
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

I am having the same issues as reported above with my new 630i that dell just sent me as a system replacement for my xps 420 that they could no longer get parts for they claimed. Since receiving the replacement which I was told was a 'brand new built pc' they have had to replace the tuner card two times.. (because the first they sent was for a small form factor case), and we just placed an order for a third because the second one that would actually fit in my case is defective. They have also replaced the media card reader and cable, and the 'new' system didn't come with any cables/installation discs or anything else that a 'new' pc should/would have come with..

I see that there has been no posting from Chris or Dell about a fix yet for the hdd blinking issues and the last post here in this forum was Feb 7th 2009.

Chris what is the current status of a fix for the issues?

Thanks!

DMallette

Dell Precision Workstation M4400 - Windows XP Pro SP3
    Core 2 Duo T9400 2.53GHz
    8GB RAM
    512MB nVidia Quadro Graphics
    160GB Intel SSD + 500GB 7200RPM FFS HDD Internal
    DVD R/W E-Modular Bay
    15.4" UltraSharp WUXGA (1920x1200) RGBLED Display
Dell Precision Workstation T7400 - Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit
    Dual Intel Xeon Quad Core E5430 2.66GHz
    20GB RAM
    Dual 1GB Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Graphics Cards
    4 - 146GB 15k SAS Drives in Raid Array (Boot Drive)
    2 x 1TB SATAII Drives (Data Drives)
    3 x 22" S2209W Full HD Dell Monitors (1920x1080)

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staar23
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

* Click Start- Run
* Type regedit
* Click OK
* Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CdRom
* Double click on AutoRun
* Change the value from 1 to 0
* Click OK
* Click File- Exit
* Click Start- Shutdown- Restart- OK or Click Start- Turn Off Computer- Restart

This seems to work and stop the light from blinking for a lot of XPS machines. Your mileage may vary, but this is worth the time and effort to try.

 

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dmallette
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

Actually now the system has started crashing and blue screen of death ALL the time now.  It hangs up when watching television and the only way to bring it back up is to hold the power button until it hard shuts down then you have to wait for a reboot.

This is getting rediculous. This system was supposed to be a better system than my original.

So far I've seen nothing but problems.

 

DMallette

Dell Precision Workstation M4400 - Windows XP Pro SP3
    Core 2 Duo T9400 2.53GHz
    8GB RAM
    512MB nVidia Quadro Graphics
    160GB Intel SSD + 500GB 7200RPM FFS HDD Internal
    DVD R/W E-Modular Bay
    15.4" UltraSharp WUXGA (1920x1200) RGBLED Display
Dell Precision Workstation T7400 - Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit
    Dual Intel Xeon Quad Core E5430 2.66GHz
    20GB RAM
    Dual 1GB Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Graphics Cards
    4 - 146GB 15k SAS Drives in Raid Array (Boot Drive)
    2 x 1TB SATAII Drives (Data Drives)
    3 x 22" S2209W Full HD Dell Monitors (1920x1080)

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pugface
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

switching off the cd autorun in my registry sorted out the HD blinking

light issue in my vostro 1720.

but hard drive light comes on if i move the mouse.

this is silly.

 

dell why have you done this?

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