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Windows 7: Red lights on Motherboard (New build)

02 Aug 2014   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

1. Do the red lights on the motherboard stay on after boot while your computer is running?

Reg lights should come on while the boot is in the bios. They are test lights of various circuits and hardware. Once booted into Windows the red lights should stay off if things are okay.

2. Does you power supply have it's own self diag.?

Some power supplied have a self dia. program that it goes through if the power at the switch or wall is lost or turned off. If will start fans ect to use in the test and then shut off and then boot.

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02 Aug 2014   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
I have an ASUS Z77 motherboard and the ASUS BIOS loads twice on it, too. Everything is working OK. This is my first ASUS motherboard so I have nothing to compare. But, if yours does it, it must be a common thing with ASUS motherboards???
I had a older Asus motherboard PP6X58D-E that had that problem except it booted 3 times.
A bios update solved the problem.
The bios update did not state it was for that problem but I run out of ideas so I tried it.
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03 Aug 2014   #13
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I updated the BIOS on my ASUS M/B and it didn't make any difference.
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07 Aug 2014   #14
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Do you guys have dual bios on your board, and is fast boot on? This sounds normal to me if you have a backup bios that it checks with. My vi extreme also starts with red lights as it goes through its paces. Red for boot should mean power to the areas then it should go orange then green then normally turn off and only your bios light stays orange I believe.
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07 Aug 2014   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't use fast boot.
Sometimes using fast boot things don't get loaded.
My system still boots around 30 sec.
Different motherboard have a different light structure. That is why one must keep and read the motherboard manual.
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08 Aug 2014   #16
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I always download the manuals for my main components off the manufacturers website for reference later. In the excitement of the build I tend to gloss over the pages and only going back later do I learn more of its features and benefits.
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