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Boot_Device LED error code 99 Bios Update? Asus Motherboard

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January 15, 2014 10:20:19 PM

Hey everyone, I keep getting error 99 and a red light on boot_device LED .

I can't get into the bios. Do I need to flash the bios or something?

I don't think it is the other components because the LEDs Are not lighting up.

I am just not getting an image, not getting into the bios

Specs:
4670k i5
Z87 pro mob
8 gig g skill ram
1tb HDD from my last computer
Also 850 watt PSU
a b V Motherboard
January 15, 2014 10:36:58 PM

Is your boot device your HD? If so, have you tried using the Windows DVD or a bootable USB? Is there a chance your HD has failed? Did you make your recovery DVD? If none of these is an option, you can go to Kaspersky's site and download a Linux recovery system. It had a Linux OS which runs from the disk and gives you access to your windows files. There is even a very useful browser. If you use this disk (which is intended as a temporary OS to run a virus scan) and everything else works then you can be pretty sure that the problem is your primary boot HD. ( It's free! )
http://support.kaspersky.com/4162
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January 15, 2014 10:41:20 PM

this code 99 typically means the motherboard is dead and needs to be replaced. The code is usually seen when the board has either experienced a power surge, or was short circuited. I suggest you try resetting the CMOS to see if that helps by unplugging your power cable from the PSU, pulling the CMOS battery off of the motherboard, then holding the power button for 10-15 seconds. Once you've done this, reinstall the battery, plug the power cord back in, and try to boot. If it still won't work, you'll need to replace the board; if the warranty is still valid, you should be able to get a replacement by following the RMA process from either the place you purchased the motherboard.
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January 16, 2014 12:10:41 AM

This is crap... Everyone is telling me something different. Asus support which sucks btw are telling me it needs a bios update... You guys think it is a failing hard drive, or that it is burnt out which is more crap.

Not to be upset, I appoligize I just want this damn motherboard to work.
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January 16, 2014 8:26:34 AM

Taking your present state of mind in concern I am trying to put this very simply...............

BIOS is a firmware that comes with your mobo integrated and has nothing to do with your optical drives (DVD-R/RW/Blue-Ray/HDD/SSD/...) and the bios screen should initiate even if none of your optical drives are connected. booting into the os or installing one is a complete latter aspect. Now then its definite that there's something wrong with the mobo. As long as Code book says - the error 99 refers to some damage of your mobo. But also you can flash your BIOS as recommended by the ASUS to give it a last try - btw can i know what exactly did you do after which your pc is behaving like this ?
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January 16, 2014 8:58:27 AM

SPEED94 said:
Taking your present state of mind in concern I am trying to put this very simply...............

BIOS is a firmware that comes with your mobo integrated and has nothing to do with your optical drives (DVD-R/RW/Blue-Ray/HDD/SSD/...) and the bios screen should initiate even if none of your optical drives are connected. booting into the os or installing one is a complete latter aspect. Now then its definite that there's something wrong with the mobo. As long as Code book says - the error 99 refers to some damage of your mobo. But also you can flash your BIOS as recommended by the ASUS to give it a last try - btw can i know what exactly did you do after which your pc is behaving like this ?


Yea, sorry I was upset last night. I understand that the bios is firmware and the OS and other hardware is different. I am hoping that the bios is corrupt and I can just flash it.

This is my second motherboard with the as problem, I have built computers before I am not new to any of the procedures.

I work from home, and have a lot of work to do. I been going to the library instead. I was hoping to get this done and over with.

To answer your question: everything is new and just built.
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January 16, 2014 9:13:52 AM

error code 99 : any initialization required after the option ROM test has completed.configuring the timer data area and printer base address next

if your procie cold , i think ic "clock generator" is bad

my solution
- try to power up with 1 stick ram in slot far for cpu, in there any beep?
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February 16, 2014 8:24:56 PM

I am experiencing the same issue. I tried one stick of RAM, but wasn't able to boot up or get video either. I am using a 4770k, I tried doing the BIOS update, still no go. This is my 2nd motherboard with the same error.
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March 18, 2014 4:50:18 AM

Schwartzshack, Please let me know if you managed to fix this problem. Im having the same problem where on initial boot the computer would go off immediately then start again. My specs seem identical to yours too.

Charles
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March 19, 2014 2:26:32 AM

chalzirungu said:
Schwartzshack, Please let me know if you managed to fix this problem. Im having the same problem where on initial boot the computer would go off immediately then start again. My specs seem identical to yours too.

Charles


Hey Charles,

Yea I found out the issue. Error 99 is not actually an error it is shown error 99 when it goes through its initial start-up through the Bios.

Maybe the right pins in your motherboard are not connected, CPU fan not in the right header, or Ram not completely pushed in.

All of these plus could have the computer turn on and turn off again. What error is the motherboard reading? If any at all... I think something is simply unplugged and go back and make sure everything is firmly in its right place.
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