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nonlinear
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HELP: Security chip is generating endorsement key pair

I was working in the lab last week and sprayed a TON of water all over my T400.  It was running at the time, and the water shorted something and turned the computer off.  I let it dry for about 24 hours and was then able to restart it, however the first time rebooting, the BIOS did a bunch of weird stuff at the beginning.  Eventually, it booted into windows 7 though.


The computer seems to run fine, however whenever I reboot, the BIOS gives a weird message "security chip is generating endorsement key pair."  It takes like 5 minutes to start up my computer.


Can anyone tell me what this message means, and what I can do to "fix" it?

 

Thanks!

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Re: HELP: Security chip is generating endorsement key pair

OK, I took out the battery overnight to see if that was the problem, but the date and time were stored, so the battery is good.

 

When I rebooted, here is the full sequences of messages I get:

 

1) Intel ME unconfiguration in progress.

2) Intel ME firmware version 4.1.3.1038

3) [various] table mismatches

4) Security chip is generating endorsement key pair.  Please wait.

 

Does anyone have any idea of what is going on, and how i can

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Re: HELP: Security chip is generating endorsement key pair

Nonlinear

 

Your TPM module is trying to generate and RSA keypair(Endorsment key) as it has been mentioned.It then tried to compare the same with an available set of public keys with your notebook.

 

If you dont use your notebook try disabling the TPM from the BIOS 

 

You may also want to try the Intel support forums.

 

http://communities.intel.com/community/tech?iid=subhdr+communities_home

 

 

nonlinear
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Re: HELP: Security chip is generating endorsement key pair

Still having this problem.

 

What do you mean "if you don't use your notebook, try disabling TPM in BIOS."

 

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Re: HELP: Security chip is generating endorsement key pair

TPM feature is your bios menu under security, you can disable it and see whether that helps.
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Jin Li

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nonlinear
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Re: HELP: Security chip is generating endorsement key pair

can anyone tell me what effect disabling this will have?


Thanks.

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Re: HELP: Security chip is generating endorsement key pair

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_Platform_Module

have a read of the above article.
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Jin Li

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Re: HELP: Security chip is generating endorsement key pair

Instead of disabling the TPM, does anyone know how to fix theroot problem?

 

Thanks

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