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HD status light flashes... issue with DVD

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Purchased 30 HP Pro 3000 small form with downgrade XP. I've set up 2 so far and both of them have an issue that I can not resolve.

The HD status light flashes every 1.5 seconds, like a heart beat. There are no processes in task manager popping on and off. I searched the internet for a solution and found that if I disable the DVD drive the flashing stops. That "fix" does work but then I have a DVD drive that doesn't :)

I restored one of them from the restore CD's seeing if I tweaked XP too much the first time I turned it on, but its still the same. The only thing I've changed in the BIOS is the HD from ahci to IDE.

Any ideas??

 

 

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