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what is TPM??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by polsid, Sep 24, 2007.

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  1. polsid

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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!!!!:confused:
     
  2. polsid

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    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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    If you can elaborate what TCG is, then maybe I can help you.
     
  5. Glitchy81

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    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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    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.:)
     
  7. polsid

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    TCG->Trusted computing group developers of TPM(trusted platform module)
     
  8. jos-kohn

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    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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