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Q: HDD light solid

Hi all, I've been having a problem where my HDD light suddenly becomes solid, and my computer slows right down. I won't be running any intensive applications, it'll just occur, so I don't think it's a memory problem. I have 4 GB of memory on a 2.1Ghz dual core processor. I don't know if I need to be posting any logs. I'm running Nod32 antivirus and Comodo firewall.

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A: HDD light solid

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I did a new build with my son. We get everything together and turn it on..... no post.

Just a solid red cpu light.

I am using a ryzen 5 2600
MSI x470 gaming plus board.
Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Single DDR4 2666 MT/s (PC4-21300) DR x8 DIMM 288-Pin Memory - BLS8G4D26BFSE I have two of these.

When I power up with one or both sticks of RAM I get the CPU light.
When I power up with no RAM then the ram light comes on and not the CPU light.

Please help me. We want to play some games and can?t wven get a display.

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Once or twice a week my Dell 1100 Dimension XP Pro SP3 machine will free solid, and Cntr-Alt-Delete does nothing, the mouse does nothing. The screen just shows what I was working on when it froze.

The interesting thing, is the hard disk light is on solid. I have to unplug the computer to reboot it.

I ran spinrite on the drive, but found no problems.

I see my event log after the crash shows:

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000008e (0xc0000005, 0x806f0753, 0xb4df5878, 0x00000000).

I had read online here that:

A bugcheck of 0x0000008e combined with the first parameter of 0xc0000005 indicates that a driver attempted to access an area of memory that it should not have.

I'll attach a zip file named Archive.zip with the contents of my \windows\minidump\ and msinfo32.nfo file

In case anyone knows how to read them and tell me if they see anything out of the ordinary.


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Bought recently the new XPS 13 and have a weird problem.
The battery indicator always shows a solid amber light when it is plugged in (100% battery) and what is more strange when it's turned off.
I have updated BIOS although I think I had the latest one anyway.
There are no other evident problems.
Please advise, thanks.

A:New XPS 13 - solid amber light always on

The battery charge LED for the XPS 13 will glow amber if the battery is low on charge.  With the AC adapter connected and the system turned off the battery should charge fairly quickly and then the LED should turn white indicating that the battery is no longer low in charge and is being charged. Once fully charged the LED should go dark.
Battery Charge LED —
LED that indicates battery charge state.

Illuminates white while plugged in and charging. When the charging is completed LED turns off.

Battery level is low, LED illuminates in amber color.
 Please reply back if it looks like the system is having problems charging the battery.

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I don't know why the first desktop I've ever owned that broke down is a Dell, but it definitely upsets me seeing as how I spent over $2000 on my XPS 420, and less than $600 on any other computer I've ever owned (which I used for 4+ years on average).  I've had this computer for exactly 1.5 years.  It's had a couple of glitches, such as the HDMI cable not working if the computer gets shut off, computer turning itself on sporadically when it is in sleep mode, etc... but this morning it stopped functioning completely. What's worse about all of this, is the $2000 computer I paid for lacks customer support, I have to pay for it.  Of all the "cheapo" computers I've used in the past, I was ALWAYS able to call the manufacturer for free if there was any issue, regardless of how long I'd owned it.
I was awoken by the whirring of the main fan on my computer (another one of those times when the computer decides it's time to wake itself up without anyone's input), except this time the computer never finished it's turn on phase (you know, when the fan quiets down and the thing powers up), I just kept hearing the fan that sounded like a skipping record (sound of it went up and down very fast, over and over and over again, and never stopped).  I looked at it, and the power button was solid amber.  I tried shutting it down and restarting, and again, the same thing.  I went through Dell's lengthy online he... Read more

A:XPS 420 Won't Start, Solid Amber Light

Wow, this can not be a strange coincidence.  I also have an XPS 420.  I awoke this morning,7/4/09, to it in what appeared to be sleep mode.  Amber power button.  But it would not wake.  I have gone through every part as well and can not get it to post.
Just as above It will make a sound as if one of the fans is running, or trying to run.  A soft repedable skiping sound is heard.
And of corse I am now out of warenty.

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I have an old Dell Dimension (I know but it's a great kids web surfer) that hangs up on startup. The on/off button stays a solid yellow and the monitor does not receive a signal of any kind. I have reset bios, redid cabling connections, reseated video card and mem sticks.

I'm thinking its a faulty video card but want advice before investing anything into it. Does the video card make sense? Are there other troubleshooting steps I should take before replacing the card.


A:Solid yellow light with no display

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Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 545 desktop about 4 years old,Duel Core intell,6 gig ram,500 gig hd.The electric at the house went off and then back on.Computer was dead.Took it to a local Tech.they replaced the power supply.Computer ran for 30 days or so just fine then I heard something like a click .The computer went into like sleep mode with a solid amber light.after a bit of reseach I checked the back connection from the power suppy (4 wires).I just unplugged it and reconnected it.I then took out the ram and reseated it.Worked fine for 3 days and then back to solid amber light again in front.Will not do anything. I dont think the psu fans are running either.Any help would be great! Thanks.ZZ

A:Dell solid amber light

The User Manual typically has the meaning of the LED lights in the trouble shooting section.

You can also check here: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/Product/inspiron-545

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I have been having some problems with my system the last couple of days.

At first I thought it was the hdd, so I went out and purchased a brand new hdd. (Seagate 320g)

So I get installing windows, everything is fine, I start downloading updates and installing drivers...

Boom, HDD light goes solid, whole pc locks up .. So I reset.

Try to boot back into windows, same thing soon as windows loads.

Reset, go try to do a restore point .. works for a little bit, then same thing.

Go into safe mode, nothing shows in event viewer, I back track and get rid of everything I did, and reboot, works for a little bit, then same problem.

So I get a little frustrated, and rip apart the entire machine. Take out the a drive and the cd burner (never use either), swapped in a new cord on the hdd, and cleaned everything out so it shines, rebuilt the pc and it seems like its working for the moment, so far been 24mins and no problems yet.

However, if the problem returns, does anyone have any idea what the heck is causing it?


A:[SOLVED] HDD Light Goes Solid - Lock up

How old is the computer? I could be the mobo or the HDD cable going bad.

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When i turn on my HP Elitedesk I get a SOLID RED LIGHT on the power button that doesnt go away. I opened the case and blew it out with a can of air. I also re seated the Ram. I ren Quick Diagnostics but everything passed. The PC still boots up and works like normal. Does this indicate a bad HDD. What does a solid red light on the power button mean? Its not flashing or beeping. Remains solid red throuought use. 

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its been a week since this problem occured, i open my pc..no response from mouse and keyboard, black screen.. well, i disconnected all from VC, ram to power supply and clean it but same thing happen when i open it, i notice that the HDD light freezes to red whenever i turn my pc on so i thought it's my HD i try to back up and reformat, same thing again but when i try not to attached the HD so i can see what's the problem oh well the HDD light still freezes at red even if the HD is not attached

i need you guys, please help me

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I have a Dell Precision T7500 that won't post. After powering it on the #2 diagnostic code light is solid. The power button is green not amber but won't post and 2 light stays on solid.
Any ideas how to get passed this? .

A:Precision T7500: No Post - Solid 2 Light

According to the manual, light 2 on Before POST is "reserved" and nothing shown for possible problem.
If its light 2 after/during POST the documentation says a PCI device configuration activity is in progress or PCI device failure was detected.
If you have any PCI devices plugged into the motherboard, do a reseat and see if that helps.  Reseat, with the PC powered off, open the case and remove the PCI card  and then reinstall making sure its fully and correctly reinstalled.  Power back on and see if this helps.  If not, possible PCI card failure.

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my dell optiplex 780 is not powering on. it indicate solid orange light with processor fan and front fan not moving 

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I recently installed Windows 7 on my laptop (I had Ubuntu on it before) and now my disk activity light is solid. I have an SSD, so this worries me because it is wasting writes.


128GB Crucial v4 SSD
Disabled Indexing Service
Antivirus Not Scanning
Defrag Disabled
TRIM Turned On
Superfetch Turned Off
Prefetch Turned Off

TSG SysInfo Output
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4300 @ 2.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2939 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 6 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114104 MB, Free - 71479 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled

UPDATE BEFORE POSTING: As I am writing this, it is starting to blink randomly. This is the first time since Windows was installed that it has done this.

A:Solved: SSD Disk Activity Light Solid

HOw long was the light on solid? Personally I would download MSE from Microsoft, uninstall AVG and install MSE. Perhaps the light was on because AVG was scanning every file on the drive. In any case I find AVG to take a lot of resources. With MSE you can set the amount of resources it uses when doing a scan.

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Hello, everyone,

Since I am not sure whether this is a driver, software or hardware problem, I decided to start by posting in this general discussion forum. Please feel free to move it if you feel some other place is more appropriate.

I upgraded to Windows 7 shortly after purchasing a new PC late last year. I am using an ASUS P7P55D motherboard, ASUS NVIDIA GeForce 9600GSO graphics card, and a ViewSonic VA720 LCD monitor.

The issue that has stumped me since I got this new computer is that about 33% of the time when the computer initiates the monitor (when coming out of standby or hibernation or when starting the computer), I will see the desktop for about 1 second and then the screen will go black. If I turn the monitor off and on again, I will see the image for another second and then it may or may not go black again. The interesting thing is that the power light on the LCD is still a solid green (it goes orange if no signal is detected). Therefore, the LCD supposedly is still getting a signal, but it does not display anything. Other than not being able to see anything, the computer and Windows 7 operates normally.

If I turn the monitor off and then on, it will either stay on another second before going black or actually stay on, in which case I go about my day. Sometimes this takes 5-6 tries of turning the monitor on or off. Other times I give up and use these 1-second intervals to turn the computer off with my mouse (or restart blindly with the ... Read more

A:Black Screen Sometimes with Solid Green Light

Hi Pal and welcome to the 7 forums ... is it possible for you to fill out your system spec in full ... just makes it easier to troubleshoot ... thanks

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I have a HP desktop model p6142p case that had a failed motherboard (bad capacitors). After replacing the power supply and a motherboard with one from a DELL Inspiron 546 (because it was only $30 on amazon), the PC functions just fine with one exception: The power light in the HP case instead of normally being blue is amber. I'm not sure if this is indicates an issue or if there's simply an incompatibility with the dell motherboard and the HP power light. There are no known errors from post (single beep on bootup). The case power light is initially blue for about a second when the PC is initially powered on, but immediately turns solid amber from then on. I have ran Dell's online PC diagnostics which detects the PC as an Inspiron 546 with UNKNOWN service tag and reports no hardware issues.

Should I ignore the solid amber light and go on or should I be concerned?

HP model p6142p case
DELL F896N 0896N Motherboard
AMD Phenom 9650 Quad-Core (socket AM2) 2.3Ghz
Coolmax ZX Series 500W power supply

A:Solid Amber Power Light, but no known issues

Sounds like the dell board just doesn't
display the same way as the HP.
Might make it difficult to see that the
computer is in standby mode,if you use standby.
I don't see it causing any major issues otherwise though.
I have an HP board that flashes green in standby.
That thing was annoying when I was trying to sleep.

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Hey folks
A few weeks back, I had the four beeps and amber light on my 8300. Following forum advice, I reset my memory into their slots and trying booting again. This time, no four beeps, but amber light and the screen still blank.
I had to go away for a while, and when I tried again on my return, I was getting the four beeps again. Reset memory once more, but this time it remains along with the amber light.
Help me Dell forums, you're my only hope.

A:XPS 8300 four beeps plus solid amber light

The four beeps is a memory failure like you've read before. If you have more than one memory stick, try isolating it down to a certain stick. Like having one stick in and turning on, then swapping for the other stick.

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Hello!I was curious if anyone had any suggestions regarding this issue and what may be done to correct it? 
We have replaced the power supply, CMOSS, HDD & motherboard and we still only get the solid amber light and a black screen along with the 1-2-4 diagnostic lights.

Thank you!

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I have a solid white light when I plug into outlet charging the notebook hp stream x360 will not power on or nothing just black screen and solid white light any help please!!

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I have changed my gpu to gtx780 and psu to cooler master b700 about 2 years ago. I haven't played any game for a long time. I tried to play arma 3, total war etc. yesterday but i have a black screen issue. After about 15-20 min (arma 3 doesn't even launch) black screen comes.( i can still hear the game).
I opened the case and saw an amber light which is under "aux-pwr". It doesn't blink, solid. What does it mean? Do i have to change the psu?


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Posting here after google led me to a thread here with a similar problem, though I never really discovered what their solution was.

ABIT AT8 32X motherboard with ATI Xpress 1200(?) chipset
dualcore AMD Athlon 64 X2 2800+
2x 128MB PCIe Radeon X1900 GTs in crossfire mode
Western Digital 120GB SATA1.5 HDD
Windows Vista Ultimate x64

At completely random intervals, with no obvious pattern, the HDD light just goes on and stays on. The system continues to run normally for a bit (except that no new data can be loaded for whatever I'm doing- i.e. if i'm playing a game if anything new such as a player joining an FPS game happens, their model wont show up for example, and music gets stuck in a short loop) then windows eventually (I affecitonately call this) has a heart attack and locks up.

Things I've checked:
- microsoft memory tester boot CD runs for half an hour, no errors found
- CHKDSK full scan turns up no errors except some data loss if the problem occured while data was being written
-Cleaned dust from fan grills and front/rear panel vents

(System locked up while typing this message twice, so posting now in case I lose it again)

Several months ago, when my PC seemed to be in good shape and was running quite cool, I decided to try OC'ing the CPU very slightly (5mhz to the clock, literally) Though I didn't experience any problems, I turned it back to normal the same day because I decided I wasnt much of a risk taker.
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A:HDD light goes on solid, system locks up a short while later

a small additional note, if hte system is completely idle with no apps or anything running, nothing will happen. As far as I can tell it only happens when there's disk activity.

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Good Afternoon, I am currently working on a HP 2000-369WM.  Was having a problem in that it would not shut completely down.  I tried making sure that all of the current drivers were installed etc.  In the process, I noticed that there was a solid white led lit up on the ethernet port that will not shut off unless I disconnect the power adapter and remove the battery.  I eventually go to the point where I thought it would be best to use the recovery partition to restore the computer.  It was missing completely.  I asked the owner, and he said that he had brought it in to another person to have them fix it.  I ordered recovery media directly from HP.  I have run the recovery media multiple times, and it has failed everytime.  It gets to the point where it says "Windows setting up for first time use".  Needless to say, this laptop is not useable without windows, and am looking for some suggestions on things to try.  I tried contacting HP support and they of course told me that the laptop was out of warranty, please fork over your first born response.  I tried telling them that I had just purchased the recovery media and that was what I was having problems with, but of course they gave me the same response.   Looking forward to some helpful suggestions.

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New monitor & video card: Samsung 2433BW Plus & EVGA GTX 470. Sometimes from a cold boot the screen just goes a solid light blue colour with no cursor. I have to turn the machine off either via the PSU or holding the power button for about 4 seconds.

Any ideas?


A:Solid light blue screen instead of desktop

Open the computer up and remove the video card. Place it back in, then remove and replace, remove and replace.. do this like 4-5 times.

Sometimes with brand new cards (especially video cards), there can be some invisible.. stuff.. on the card that will cause problems. Inserting and removing the card multiple times is often the best fix.

See if this resolves your issue

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greetings all,

i recently built a server using a SAS HBA card with 4 sas drives (1 is a hotspare). all in a SYS-7045B supermicro server. The green LED indicator is a solid green where as in any other server, the green light blinks on 'n off which indicates "activity". I have no idea if this is "normal" so my curiousity made me call supermicro themselves and ask if this behavior was normal. They said "we have these servers here in use and have the same behavior with no issues what so ever, this is normal."

does anyone else here use SAS drives? if so, i'm just curious to know if anyone else is experiencing this type of behavior.


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Hello, SevenForums Community

My Computer is giving me a problem for 1 month!

The problem is that, my computer Freezes randomly, while that is happening my HDD red light Turns Solid RED!

This is totally random, but it happens more times when i'm playing games (ex: Skyrim , GTA San Andreas , The Sims3).

But this happens also when i'm on my desktop.

This problem is making me bald , my pc "back in the days" could run Crysis 2 without a problem, now it freezes randomly.

I hope that you can help me, SevenForums Community.

If you need any information about my Computer tell me.

A:My Computer Freezes randomly while hdd Light turns solid red.

Hey LeonPT, welcome to Sevenforums

First remove all non-essential cards from your machine, i.e sound, modems etc, etc.

Download burn and run memtest from PassMark MemTest86 - Memory Diagnostic Tool. This will test your PC's memory. Leave it running for a few hours.


Download the manufacturers disk for your hard drives. Test and ensure that they are functioning properly.

Remove and clean all components contacts and clean the CPU fan and any other fans in your system.

Report back with results.

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I've been using computers since Win 3.0, but have recently built my own computer for the first time.

Generally, everything works great... right up until the point it doesn't.

Sometimes my PC will randomly just "lock up". The screen freezes, the keyboard is completely unresponsive (including ctrl-alt-del), the mouse cursor is the spinning circle. The only way out is to hit the RESET button.

It seems fairly random, and has happened while I was using iTunes, Outlook, or other programs.

The one constant is that every time it happens, I can see that the HDD activity light is *solid*. It's not flickering / blinking like with normal HDD access, just solid. I don't know whether there is something truly being accessed, or whether the solid light is just a red herring.

Also, I don't know if the system is actually frozen, or whether there's something hogging the system to the extent it's so slow that it appears frozen. It's a pretty beefy system, so whatever it is would have to be really doing a number. I've only ever waited like 2 minutes before giving up.

Given that every time it happens the HDD light goes solid, I have to suspect it's something with the hard drive subsystem, but I don't know how to begin troubleshooting whether it's a mobo SATA port issue, an Intel RST driver issue, a hard drive issue, a cable issue, or maybe it's not the hard drive at all!

Here's some details (see more in my Systems Spec)Recently purchased DZ68BC mobo
Prior to Win7 in... Read more

A:Win7 Randomly Locks Up - HDD Activity Light Solid

When everything stops is it like BANG all at once? Or is it more like first one app "goes white" then maybe another and another then the cursor stops moving in the span of maybe a few seconds?

If it's the slower one by one scenario then chances are greater than yes it's a HD issue somewhat specifically. As each app gets starved for HD access they white out waiting for it, finally the OS itself is starved for HD access and blocks. If it's an instantaneous hard lock, then the HD access may be pushing something over the top (like memory stability) but may not be the actual cause of the lockup...

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first off, this is my first time here, and i apologize if this has already been answered. that being said, every time i am on the internet it randomly loses connectivity. the pc/ activity light on my Motorola SB5101 Surfboard modem stops flashing and stays solid. this happens every 30 minutes or so, whether my computer is on or off. it was never a big deal before, i would just unplug the modem and plug it back in and it would work again, but then cut out after a short while. it is very annoying lol. anyways, i now want to fix the problem, because it seems every time i am in a game on xbox live it cuts out. i tried calling the mediacom tech support but i didnt get any help. can someone please help me with this?

A:Randomly losing connection.. pc/activitly light solid

According to the User Guide that LED flashing means "Transmitting or receiving data." On solid means "A device, such as a computer or
hub, is connected to the USB or
Ethernet connectors on the back

So with computer off it shouldn't be flashing. With computer on the non-flashing probably means that your computer has lost connection (e.g., bad modem ethernet port, bad cable or bad NIC or maybe malware has messed something up) of is too busy to do internet stuff.

Seriously doubt that this has anything to do with Mediacom.

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The computer in question is an HP G62 laptop.  THIS is the problem:  When I plug it in, the light where I  plug it in goes on indicating power is on, but the monitor doesn't power up at all. I was told that's the motherboard.  Is it, or how do I find out for sure?  It's the stock OS that came with it...I think Win 7 (32 bit?...not sure) Thank you

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I am having a very frustrating intermittent problem. Windows 7 64 bit. The system freezes, sometimes for just a few seconds and sometimes permanently and I have to do a hard shutdown. When it is throwing its fit, the HDD light is lit up solid. I can usually still move the mouse, but the taskbar is locked.

I have a SSD and a 500g HDD, both of which passed chkdsk with no errors or bad sectors. I unplugged the 500g drive and the problem still happens. I'm just wondering what I should try next, it has been doing this since it was new and I am wondering if my memory or SSD is defective.

A:System hangs at random times, Solid HDD light

Hello and welcome Ben I can't find a specific testing program from Kingston but see if you can run this on it AS SSD Benchmark 1.7.4739 Download - TechSpot

If the drive is bad then I am guessing maybe it will not run correctly on this.

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Hey there, everyone.I've got this 2 year old ThinkPad Yoga 12 that was working fine one day, and then won't boot at all the next. No screen activity, no backlight on keyboard, nothing except for a solid light on the "i" and then nothing. I've tried taking out both batteries, I've tried all kinds of combos of power button pushing, and I tried the reset switch. That caused the light to blink three times and now it's not doing anything. It does blink when I put the power cord in. Is my mobo borked, or is there something I haven't tried? Thank you!!!

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Hello. After I accidentally unplugged my pc, I tried to turn it back on but only got a solid amber light on the power button, nothing comes on the screen and there are no beeps, the PSU light on the back is green so I don't know if it's a PSU problem. The fans run and I can open the CD tray. I already tried unplugging the cord and holding the power button without results. Thanks

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When my Dell Inspiron 11 is plugged in, the power/battery indicator light is solid amber. When it's unplugged, it's somewhere between amber and white--almost like a pinkish white. It's charging and working fine both plugged in and on battery power.
Another symptom that has started at about the same time is that the USB ports don't seem to be recognizing hardware and when I ran a diagnostic, I got an error W11US-362 error (haven't figured out where I'm supposed to look it up!).
Any advice about what to do next? Thanks in advance.

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Hello, First post so be gentle I have a compaq presario SR1044BB that has no video output to the monitor and the processor light on the front of the case stays solid yellow. I have done everything short of paying a $60 bench fee to figure out the problem. The memory is new and specific for the model, hard drive is good, cd/dvd drives are good. both fans come on, basically everything seems to work but there is no video output. The board is a P4SD-LA and the video is onboard. I tried to reset the cmos by the jumper method and have even tried loading a bios boot cd, ( downloaded latest bios update, renamed bios files to hpbios.rom and loaded) but nothing has worked. Anyone else have this problem and is there any other test I can do?

A:New Presario With NO VIDEO OUTPUT - Processor Light Solid????

The light on the front is for hard drive activity ... Yours may have failed ...

Try this ... Power down, disconnect the power cord, and open the case. Remove the ribbon and power cables from the cd drives and floppy drive. Plug the machine back in and see if it boots.

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Hi everyone

for the last 2 weeks or so my computer has been locking up and freezing with the data light on the computer to go into a solid state of red.

i thought i had fixed it by trying a few other solutions i had found here on the net such as....

1. re-applying thermal paste to CPU
2. removing build up of dust
3. checking ALL connections
4. Re-installing windows
5. checking hard drive for bad sectors (which it found and fixed)

im running...
windows 7 32bit
3gb RAM
ATI HD6870
1 320GB western digital HDD
1 500GB western digital HDD ( which i think is causing the problems but its only a year old and shouldnt be failing now).

so yeaa..thats my problem..reall starting to anger me and im considering building a completley new system but this ones only a year and a half old :/ any help from you guys would be much apriciated


A:Hard drive light goes solid red and computer locks up...

It does sound as though the hard drive has failed or is not far off it.

I may be wrong, but I think Western Digital have a five-year no-quibble guarantee on their hard drives so it'll pay you to check with them.

A hard drive can fail at any time so I think you've just been unlucky.

You should try and get any important data off the drive as soon as possible.

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My G780 has recently developed the problem that it won't start up, properly.It has a Crucial SSD Crucial_CT250MX2 running Ubuntu Mate 16.04I press the power button, the lights come on and all stay on when it has this problem.If I disconnect power and R&R the battery then the next few times it behaves normally, the lights come on, the drive light shuts off and boots with random flicker on the drive light. Thanks, Fred

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Hi there. This problem wasn't too bad, but one reboot later, and the computer is almost unusable. Every 10 minutes or so, the hard drive light goes solid and I can't do most things, only the most basic, and even those have limits. Google has been redirecting me for a very long time, also.
DDS.txt log:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.15.2
Run by Mary Conway at 22:27:10 on 2013-03-06
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.5887.3399 [GMT -7:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 6\ASCService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\logishrd\LVMVFM\UMVPFSrv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DockLogin.exe
C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\SbieSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
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A:Google redirects, computer becomes frozen with solid HD light

Hello Spadurgan Welcome to The Forums!!Around here they call me Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at ... Read more

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This is on an HP HDX16 1370us laptop

About 8 months ago I kept getting BSOD's and several programs indicated that my hard drive had failed. I replaced the hard drive, but was unable to reinstall windows due to this hard drive light issue which I will describe below. I used linux for the past 8 months since it worked fine with no problems, but I am tired of it and want to go back to windows.

Right now I'm trying to get a fresh install working properly. The installation was a normal speed about until it went to load the desktop for the first time, although in the past it has started freezing during the installation process. Basically here are the symptoms:

- On boot, the hdd activity will be normal until it gets to the end of the windows logo with the black background, about then the hdd light comes on solid
-I've only been able to boot into windows normally once, and that was on initial installation.
- In safe mode it was still very slow, like right clicking on the taskbar and opening task manager, then waiting 5-10 minutes for it to load.
- If I boot into the recovery manager and run chkdsk from command prompt, it has no problems accessing the hard drive normally.
- When I turn it on, it takes about half an hour to get to the login screen. So far it's been 50 minutes since boot and I still don't have a desktop. I did have welcome screen for a few minutes, now I have a black screen with the cursor. The cursor is not frozen.

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A:Solid hdd light, disk 100% highest active time, very slow

So of course I managed to fix the problem shortly after posting this. I had to boot into safe mode with command prompt and manually change the power settings to high performance. As soon as I did this it started working perfectly. Anyone know why?

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I have a Latitude e5540 that doesn't turn on (at least not easily). But when it does turn on, it can stay on for weeks/months as long as it stays in sleep mode. This has happened three times now. If I shut down or reboot the computer, it doesn't turn on again -- or at least it's very difficult to get it on and it seems to randomly correct itself and turn back on.
Here are the symptoms when it doesn't boot up:

Screen is blank.
The Power light on the power button and edge of laptop are both solid white, no other lights on. Power light remains on as long as it's getting power from the battery or power cable. If I press the power button to turn it off, it sounds like it's going through a shutdown process of some sort -- not like windows shutting down, but it doesn't immediately turn off. The fans will spin up for a few seconds, then it will power off after another few seconds.
When power button is pressed, the fans turn on momentarily then spin down after a second. But they will randomly turn back on for a few seconds here and there as long as the power remains on.
HDD sounds like it's on. HDD light on the edge of the laptop is off.

Troubleshooting so far with no noticeable difference:

Removed the battery and power cable, held power button to drain residual power and tried to connect just the power cable and turn it on. Didn't work.
Connected to an external monitor via HDMI to TV -- once the laptop powers on, the TV detects a new source, but... Read more

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Hello, (she says through gritted teeth)

My son spilt a glass of coke around my pc tonight, as I was cleaning the keyboard I assume I hit the power off button as it shut itself down. I decided this probably wasnt such a terrible thing so I could continue to clean the keyboard and the rest of the mess. I then powered it up and the fan ran furiously (louder than normal) with a solid amber light from the power button and monitor power button. I turned it all of at the power point then turned it all back on, same again. So I decided to remove it open it up and check for moisture inside. There was no moisture in and around the mother board or anywhere else that I could see other than some coming out of the plastic case area which I cleaned (also vacuumed it out to remove dust), but the metal case / base and all insides looked fine. After a while I plugged it back in but same again, fan going flat out and just amber lights. Oh yes and I tried the mouse from it on another computer and it won't work either!

Which part is cactus?

Can I retrieve any of the information / files from the hard drive? I have an Acer and a HP Compact, am I able to put the hard drive into either of these to get my files?

I had files I hadn't backed up on there ( I know it's a sin)

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Ok my husband the computer illiterate came up with the solution! I can't believe it, but I suppose it's common sense, he said maybe the keyboard was... Read more

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I cannot turn on my Dell XPS One Desktop. The on off switch doesn't work. There is a solid red, or amber light on the back panel just below the plug, when it is plugged in? Can you explain what the solid red or amber light indicates please? Thank you.

A:Dell Desktop XPS One solid amber light on back panel

First suspect would be the power supply - about $50 to replace.  If that doesn't solve the issue, it's the mainboard - which is more like $400+ to replace.

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My Optiplex 780
- will not post
- will not beep
- will not output any video

When I push the power button, 
- Diagnostic lights 1 & 4 flash
- Power button is of solid amber

When I turn the computer off:
- if I press the Power Supply test button, it illuminates green
If I disconnect the power cable
- A tiny LED on the circuit board (next to AUX PWR label) stays amber for a minute or two.

Diagnostic lights 1 & 4 are not documented in the Dell manual. I have tried to disconnect all peripherals, all drives, all cards, even all RAM, still no POST no beep, no video: just the fan running, and diagnostic lights flashing.

Any hope for this computer? 

A:Optiplex 780 diagnostic lights 1 & 4 with solid amber power light

Thanks for writing to us. 
Diagnostics led 1 & 4 indicate power connector faulty. Please reseat the PSU connector if not yet done. 
If issue still the same, then consider replacing the PSU . Sometimes the PSU connector on the motherboard to be faulty. 
Do let us know how it goes post reseating the PSU connector.

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Hi everyone

for the last 2 days my computer has been locking up and freezing with the data light on the computer to go into a solid state .
as for the locking up thing i mean it completley locks..mouse doesent move.. CTRL ALT DEL does nothing..only thing i can do is hit the power button untill it shuts off. I'v tried leaving it but the computer was still the same.

im running...
Hp pavilion desktop
windows 7 64bit
4gb RAM
Nvidia Geforce GT 130
500GB samsung HDD ( which i think is causing the problems )

And also i didn't mention to one thing that when I unplug the wire of Pc my BIOS didn't recognize the time and date , I have to change it myself (Not always) just when I unplug the wire .

so please help me with that im getting mad on that

A:Hard drive light goes solid and computer locks up and freeze

You seem to have a couple of issues.

And also i didn't mention to one thing that when I unplug the wire of Pc my BIOS didn't recognize the time and date , I have to change it myself (Not always) just when I unplug the wire .

This happens when the CMOS battery is unable to keep enough charge, so when you unplug the PSU power source
+5V Standby Power also drops and clears your CMOS (BIOS).

for the last 2 days my computer has been locking up and freezing with the data light on the computer to go into a solid state .
as for the locking up thing i mean it completley locks..mouse doesent move.. CTRL ALT DEL does nothing..only thing i can do is hit the power button untill it shuts off. I'v tried leaving it but the computer was still the same.

Hard Hangs are usually hardware related .
I would start by taking a closer look at the HDD indeed as it is the first culprit that comes to mind.

Testing the HDD:
Perform a Disk Check | Disk Check
Then Post the results following | THIS METHOD
Download SeaTools for Windows if you don't want to use a CD to test the HDD you can use YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator to create a bootable USB (instructions are found at the bottom of both pages).

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I recently purchased an ASUS P5N-D motherboard, and it has worked just fine for about 3-4 months.

Recently in the last month or so, on occasion when I tried starting it, it would hang on the ASUS screen. I would power it down and restart and it would boot normal. However this morning, even after powering it down, It still hangs on the ASUS screen. It beeps once, saying it has POST'd correctly but just hangs.

Pressing DEL to enter setup does nothing. I cannot boot from a CD or flash. The HDD light stays solid.

EDIT: Also have tried different ram, and moved them around and stuff, no change in boot.

I have tried clearing CMOS, I have check all connections. I can't seem to find anyone with my exact problem. So any suggestions would be great.

A:Solved: MB Posts, solid HDD Light, Hangs on ASUS screen.

Well, while sitting there staring at my computer deciding if I should burn it, my printer made a weird noise...even though it was turned off. I disconnected it from my computer and the computer started right up.

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So I walked away with my computer and returned and oddly it was off. I had my iphone plugged in and Chrome was running.

I then turned my PC on again and then it Randomly froze went to a black screen and shut down. The HDD Activity light turned a solid blue (no flicking just constantly light up). I have no idea whats happening and It's scaring me since this is my first ever Custom build.

The HDD's i have install are:

Primary for OS etc: 128GB Sandisk SSD
Secondary for files: Seagate Baracudda 1TB

Other hardware is:
Corsair CX600M - PSU
i7 4770 - CPU
Gigabyte GA H87M DRH - Motherboard
MSI R7770 - GPU
16GB G-Skill Ripjaws - RAM

It's only just happened as of now. The computer otherwise runs perfectly fine and I built it about 2 weeks ago. This has occured maybe 3 times as of total.

All help is appreciated


A:Win 7 Random freeze & Shut down (HDD Light, lights up solid blue)

Please check in C:\Windows\Minidump for files with a .dmp extension. Do any exist?

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my friend is having a problem with a netgear n600 wireless dual band gigabit router WNDR3700v3 in that it will not connect to the internet. When you power it up, the power light stays amber. this used to work before but something happened and we are not sure what happened but now it does not work.. I went thru the automatic setup again and that does not correct it.

we contacted the netgear support and the lady had me do a ipconfig and we could not see any ip addresses. she said that the interface settings were corrupt.

the router is out of warranty and to have her correct it, my friend would have had to re-activate the warranty at 199.00 for a two year unlimited plan or a 1 year unlimited plan for 129.00. he did not want to do that.

I am hoping that by submitting this to the forum, we could get this router fixed. I have a linksys router and that is what I will be using to communicate to the forum. my friend has this router hooked to a hp desktop running windows 7. if you tell me to do something with the router, I will have to disconnect my linksys router from my dell windows xp machine and hook it to the netgear.

please let me know if there is anything that you need from me in order to help in correcting this.

thank you in advance for the help

A:netgear WNDR3700v3 router with a solid amber power light

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I have an Inspiron 3650 i3 desktop pc that is a few years old and seldom used. When not in use it is in sleep mode.
Yesterday i tried taking it out of sleep mode, with no luck, and noticed the power button light was solid orange. After a few tries I hard reset the pc and it would not boot up completely. The fans come on and the harddrive sounds like its working but i get no video and the power button remained solid orange. After troubleshooting from several forums i ended up disconnecting everything from the motherboard and taking out the battery then after replacing it and trying to boot with just the cpu fan plugged in. same result, solid orange power button. The PSU seems to be working fine after troubleshooting it so im thinking its either the processor or mobo that has gone bad. Any suggestions?

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just before my last HDD failed, the PC would freeze for 2 minutes or so with the HDD light solid, somtimes in a browser, somtimes watching a vid file, now that I have a replacement drive, the same thing still happens

the mouse still moves, but the clock stops and catches up when the computer un-freezes

I changed the SATA cable, updated the BIOS, loaded the recommended chipset software, also updated the vid driver

I am about to reload Win 7 from scratch, since this install is from 2010, hoping a fresh install will fix.

any ideas? could it be the M/B?

I have:

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Biostar G31-M7 TE with a Pentium Dual Core E5200 @ 2.5 GHz
1x 2 GB RAM
Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS 512MB PCI-E
Western Digital 500 GB HDD
Plextor DVD/RW

A:PC freezes for 2 min, HDD light solid, mouse still moves, clock stops

I am also getting numerous errors in the Event Viewer while using the DVD drive

"The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort2"

there are no Event Viewer entries at the times that the PC freezes up

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