In short, the usual hardware LED drive activity indicator is not controlled by Windows drivers or software.
I'll write that something is amiss with this story.
I wanted to get some feedback on something someone told me the other day. This person claimed that during a software install, the LED that shows hard drive activity won't light up when the system is writing a hidden file.
Now this sounds like a bunch of baloney to me, but I thought I'd check and see if anyone more knowledgeable might be able to shed some light on this. It seems to me the light is going to go on whenever there is any read/write activity, regardless of whether the file is hidden or not. Exactly how would the hardware know what the attributes of the file are?
Thanks for any input.