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24-Sep-2007, 08:02 PM #1
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When i boot my system i get a wierd errror which reads ->

TCG error :TPM initialization failed

Then i tried entering setup and disabling TPM it still pops the same error.
On entering the setup again i see that TPM state shows : NO CHANGE eventhough i have disabled it and save the changes and rebooted.I really dont get this .So help is MUCH appreciated!!!!
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24-Sep-2007, 08:18 PM #2
what is TPM??
Hi guys ,
i have this weird error message on bootup
TCG error : TPM initializatin failed

Press F1 to resume

when i hit F1 everything works out fine and i absolutely dont face any problem with any function of my pc.Its jus annoying to press F1 every single time on bootup.Help is much appreciated!!!Thank you.
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24-Sep-2007, 08:46 PM #3
It is the Trusted Platform Module

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

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/ID/10441443/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4360793.stm

There may be an option in the BIOS to disable it, since you aren't using any of its features.
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24-Sep-2007, 09:12 PM #4
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Originally Posted by polsid
When i boot my system i get a wierd errror which reads ->

TCG error :TPM initialization failed

Then i tried entering setup and disabling TPM it still pops the same error.
On entering the setup again i see that TPM state shows : NO CHANGE eventhough i have disabled it and save the changes and rebooted.I really dont get this .So help is MUCH appreciated!!!!
If you can elaborate what TCG is, then maybe I can help you.
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24-Sep-2007, 09:20 PM #5
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Originally Posted by polsid
Hi guys ,
i have this weird error message on bootup
TCG error : TPM initializatin failed

Press F1 to resume

when i hit F1 everything works out fine and i absolutely dont face any problem with any function of my pc.Its jus annoying to press F1 every single time on bootup.Help is much appreciated!!!Thank you.
Hmm, interesting. I'm going to say, is there anything trying to access your kernal? That could be the problem. Perhaps it's a virus. But don't quote me on that. Anyway, I might say that...if you can't fix it, and in an extreme situation, I would do a clean install. That would help it.
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24-Sep-2007, 10:18 PM #6
oh okk!!
Thanks again....but jus one last question ....since this problem doesnt hamper my system performance and i have jus scanned the system for viruses and spywares with a negative result ..... can i jus leave it alone for the time being or do ya suggest immediate action...and if so can i do a clean install from the back provided oe one of the drives or do i need a retail vista dvd.Thank you for your help.
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24-Sep-2007, 10:21 PM #7
Tcg
TCG->Trusted computing group developers of TPM(trusted platform module)
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26-Sep-2007, 12:08 PM #8
yes, you can leave it alone for the time being!!! - unless you explicitly want to use it.
The TPM is a totally optional device; you can activate and enable it in the BIOS to take advantage of it - but it is not a must.

Your symptoms are pointing towards 2 possible rootcauses:
- either an incorrect BIOS implementation to support the TPM:
if you went to the BIOS, tried to disable/deactivate it - but after saving the settings it didn't change, this could be a poor BIOS implementation...

- or: it is simply the TPM HW itself that is the problem (defect)

Which Computer do you have? which TPM manufacturer is it? Which TSS Software-Stack is running on your computer (if at all...) ?
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