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  • I've been using this program for years on my laptop, just got a new desktop PC, and was very happy to see it finally updated (in the past year or so, anyway) when I went to install it on the new machine. Well, I guess this is one of those cases of, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". Both machines are running Windows 10, and 100% up-to-date with the latest patches. NEW BUGS with 1.1.7.38: - Crashes left and right, especially during desktop startup. - When interaction with keyboard LEDs is enabled, it somehow interferes with hovering over stacked Windows on the task bar. It causes them to disappear intermittently, when they should not as long as the mouse is hovering over them. Very strange. Obviously, both of these are show stoppers which need to be fixed. Besides backing off to the previous version, anyone have work-arounds for these issues?

  • I noticed that a lot of real disk activity is not actually indicated by this tool. Just tried other similar tools near this one and compared with hardware HDDLED, and noticed the difference.

  • Had to uninstall (delete) it because I found it was chewing up a lot of resources.

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • I think this is a great product. I would PREFER the consumer market refuse to buy a laptop without an indicator ... because it took a democrat or a college graduate to decide to eliminate 'em. Next, they will eliminate windshields on automobiles. Sheesh.

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • A great tool. I don't know why the laptop manufacturers scrimp on a teeny tiny LED HDD activator, which is essential to know if your system is working or not. Thank you very much for this tool.

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • I'm using a Toshiba Satellite C855-S5111 with Windows 10 installed. No problems here. The program works like a charm. Very useful since my laptop didn't come with a HDD light built in.

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • A nice easy utility for monitoring current file & disk activity. Also for gaining a flashing HD LED.

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • It does not seem to work on my Lenovo Thinkpad X240 -- Windows 7 Enterprise. It used to work several months back when I loaded an older version. When the older version stopped working, I downloaded this new one. Same problem -- no disk activity at all. I also tried disabling Symantec Enpoint Protection. No help.

  • I have tried what ve3xqq says and still doesn't seem to work. Furthermore, I don't know how to uninstall and I have two instances running simultaneously, but none of them show up on the task bar. Could you help me, please?

  • This project seems to have died. The e-mail doesn't work. The developer's site no longer exists. My problem is that after I fooled around with Windows updates Activity Indicator started getting errors in MS's dot Net 3.5.1 . I would like to uninstall the app, but there are no instructions.

  • Good Minimalist tool. I like to monitor writes which in my mind is more important for malware. Here how set it up This should work on all versions of Windows, I have it working on 8.1. Copy the contents of Activity indicator to C:\Version 1 Final++\Activity Indicator 1.1.4.29.exe From an elevated command prompt run regedit.exe Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Add a new string value in Run and name it to something like HDDicon Edit the string and fill in the blank with: C:\Version 1 Final++\Activity Indicator 1.1.4.29.exe Restart Windows When Activity Indicator runs the slash screen will open, select the Program settings tab, uncheck Show splash screen and check Start in tray. Close Activity Indicator window and you are good to go. Hope this helps.

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Nice and neat little tool. Does its job without any commercial. Thumb up. I have some difficulty on the keyboard LED but am okay with it.

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • Useful, nice and light. Really free, no ads, no asks for donate, absolutely reliable and honest. Thanks for developers!

  • Nice tool, but sorry i must say this: 49MB+ of RAM usage for a blinking LED in system Tray. lol Take a look to you taskmanager.

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • Never use another. Nice and simple.

  • Very nice!

  • Good work:)