Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

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.

Please post a screen shot of the page you would like us to see from here.

Use this tutorial by Brink:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Aug 2014   #13

Windows 10 64 bit

I updated the BIOS on my ASUS M/B and it didn't make any difference.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

07 Aug 2014   #14

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Aug 2014   #16

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Red lights on Motherboard (New build)

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Custom Build Desktop, looking for good, compatible motherboard
Hey, i'm looking for a new motherboard for my desktop as the one i have now isn't working properly, I need it compatible with: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Intel Core i5 3550 Corsair XMS3 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MH (upgrading to 2x4gb soon) Nvidia Geforece GTX 660 Seagate ST31000524AS...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Want to swap motherboard on new build
I just purchased and installed a new LGA 1155 H77 motherboard, Core i5 CPU, memory, GeForce gfx card, DVD drive, and power supply for my home PC, to replace all those old items. I retained the case itself, fans, and both internal HDD's. But for all intents and purposes it's a new build. After...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
first pc build advice/help W motherboard choise
hi guys i am currzntly saving money to build my first pc(gaming build) and i dont know much from motherboards and which one i should chose so these are the specs i have now: intel core i7 3770K with cooler master V8 cpu-cooler gigabyte gtx 670 OC windforce 8 gigs corsair vengeance 1600 Mhz...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
PC build, Red LED on Asus motherboard, no power/HDD LED's on case
So this is a wired one, this is not my PC but a rig I have built from a mix of my old components and new parts. the CPU,motherboard,GPU where old parts and the rest where new. When the build was put together, it worked first time installed windows/drivers, then I powered it off at the wall and...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Transferring hard drive with OEM 7 to new motherboard/build
I don't know a whole lot about computers, so I thought I would ask for help concerning my OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I have a Small Form Factor Acer computer that I am wanting to strip for parts (the CPU, memory, optical drive) for my new build. So I bought a case, a PSU, a...
Installation & Setup
New Intel i5 build advice needed-motherboard
I will be building my mother a work machine and I will be building it around the Intel i5-750 2.66ghz CPU and I have picked out two possible motherboards...the Gigabyte-p55a-UD3 and the Asus P7P55D-E (both on where I will be ordering). Anyone have any ideas,thoughts, or experiences with...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:18.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App