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My pc is going to beep 9 times on startup, then take a while and again start bleeping 9 times.

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Make, Model and OS please.
SKU: if possible by this method
WinKey + R and type
Read Line 9
System SKU: N6K07EA#ABU

Please do not post Serial Numbers.


Depending on the age of the PC and the BIOS vendor...


But there is no obvious match for a NINE set of Beeps.






The embedded controller has timed out waiting for BIOS to return from Main-Board initialization.


Main-Board isn’t initialising quickly enough for component.

1 Verify the correct power supply being used.

2 Reset CMOS.

3 Reseat components,

4 Test known good components.

5 Replace defective parts found.

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Hi, @Mj232 


Please see the troubleshooting guide at the link below, appendix A, page 59, for how to troubleshoot the 9 beep code.


Hopefully it is something simple like step 1 or 2.


If not, it is probably time for a new PC.

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