After being patient and hoping for a solution from ASUS, I had actually had enough of it....so here comes my story with the Q-code 99.
Purchased my Z590 Maximus XIII Apex, estimated a year and half ago - everyting fine, bios version 1301. After a few months I saw that bios version 1402 was released, let's give it a try I thought...stuck at the famous Q-code 99. I did literally everything you can imagen, remove USB's, remove ram, remove gpu, remove cpu, remove ssd's, you name it - I did it.
Eventually I got tired, booted up my pc, stuck at Q-code 99...and I grabbed my cellphone to do some more research, all of the sudden (after a min or 2) my PC continued booting up. :eek:
Anyways did a restart, booted up instantly. HMMMMM....
shut down the device, left it off for around 15 mins
next boot BAM Q-code 99...left the device sitting for around 2 mins, continued booting
:eek::eek::eek: send an email to the asus support, never received an answer...anyways I got fedup with the long boot times eventually I went back to 1301.
later on, 1601 came out...exactly the same story.
Guess what now we have 1701...exactly the same story.
I can't believe that I'm the only one that is experiencing this???