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Boot Problem

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HP ProDesk 490 G1 MT
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)



since 2 weeks I got a boot-problem - if I start my system, I get a black screen with a beep, followed by this text: 

"Copyright HP 2013... Version 2.15.1236   Copyright American Megatrends...

16384 MB

2234-HECI error during initialization.



At the bottom appears "F1: Boot" in blue, and if you press F1 then it starts with windows. I already used the on board hp-tools including updates, did Windows updates, BIOS-updates. I was not able to update the IME, because there was a non-compatibility-text and it stopped. I used the following link:

The mainboard is HP, the processor is Intel.

My software-guy tells me there was a mainboard-problem and I should buy a new pc, but I don`t want to because it is quite good (besides that booting-bug). Actually I switched the HDs on continuous operation mode to work without disturbance (every time they wake up I have the bug with beep and F1...).  I like my hp and I hope to get help from you... 


Thank You, 




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Could the RTC/CMOS battery be discharged?

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Hallo and thanks,


we already found a solution in the german hp Forum:

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