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POST Errors / BIOS Issue

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Z240 SFF Workstation
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I bought a Z240 Workstation on Ebay.  On Boot it had an error on bootup.  
"(A7) Me FW Downgrade - Request MeSpiLock Failed"

Researching this error led me to update the BIOS to version 1.78a
After the installation of this BIOS Update through HP I received the above error in addition to:
"Error sending End of Post message to ME: HECI disabled, proceeding with boot!"


Unfortunately, a BIOS restore is not possible.  I formatted the drive, and reinstalled windows.

All of my firmware is up-to-date through the drivers available on the website.

I have disabled Intel AMT, which I don't need anyway.  That has removed the "(A7) Me FW Downgrade - Request MeSpiLock Failed" error.  However the "Error sending End of Post message to ME: HECI disabled, proceeding with boot!" error still exists.

The Intel Management Engine Software V11.0 software will not install saying it's not for my platform.


I would appreciate any help available.

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Repairing a corrupted ME firmware, is not a trivial task but it can be done in most cases


go to the link below, ( register if necessary) and then post a request for help in the correct forum

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