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Red and Green Light on CPU

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rolltide2us, Jan 16, 2002.

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  1. rolltide2us

    rolltide2us Thread Starter

    Jan 16, 2002
    When I turn on my CPU both the red and green light come on. I have it pluged into a power strip and if you turn the power strip on and off real quick the CPU will come on. If not, the only thing that will come on is the red and green light and it will not boot up.

  2. deuce


    May 26, 2001
    Just to check... you mean the cpu as in your computer... not the central processing unit... right? Try using a differnt power strip or non at all and see if that works. Which lights do your red and green leds correspond to? If you are booting both should light up. The green is usually the power led (is always lite green when on... yellow when on standby) the red is usually the HD or IDE led... lights red when the HD or an IDE device is being read/written to.
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