09-13-2010 06:26 PM
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?
09-14-2010 09:32 AM
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 126.96.36.1998
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
09-14-2010 10:25 AM - edited 09-14-2010 10:30 AM
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.
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