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Blinking power light

  1. #1

    Blinking power light

    I've had Windows 8 sitting around since February, and got around to installing it yesterday. So far all is well, except for when I shut my computer off the power LED will keep flashing. At first I thought my computer was just in sleep mode, but after hitting a couple keys that was not the case. Is there a setting some where that would cause this. I know it's a minor issue but damn that LED is bright.

    My systems specs
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300

    EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS 750GB

    CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800

    Yeah this machine is over five years old, working on getting a new one together soon.

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  2. #2

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    As a test you could try turning Fast Startup off, Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
    The Fast Startup uses a hybrid sleep mode and that may be why your power LED is blinking.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Chef, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    In addition, your BIOS/UEFI settings may have an option to enable/disable this blinking night light.

    What brand and model is your motherboard? I'll be happy to look up it's manual to see if I may be able to help spot the setting for this if there's one.
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  4. #4

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    I think your Blinking Light may be some kind of Error indicator for your specific Motherboard.

    You did not list what MB you have, if we know what it is, we can look up the error codes. Look for a pattern to the Flashing, two flashes, 3 flashes? Usually a Single Flash indicates that a stick of RAM is bad, try running Memtest on it.
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