There is a problem with my with Maximus IX Hero mobo. After POST and BIOS logo I have an error message: (A7) ME FW Downgrade - Request MeSpiLock failed. In Device Manager there is STATUS_DEVICE_POWER_FAILURE near Intel Management Engine device. And in system event logs there is "Intel(R) Management Engine Interface driver has failed to perform handshake with the Firmware (FWSTS0: 0x90302242, FWSTS1: 0x84100006)."
What I've tried so far: - Installing different versions of drivers. - Changing CSM and secure boot settings. - Updating my BIOS to latest 0906 -> had to return back to 0801 because of startup problems on 0906. - Checked the socket for bent pins - no bent pins.
Nothing helped. I've googled through all the internet and haven't found any direct solution to this problem. Any advice would be highly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
My PC specs: Intel Core i7 7700k Asus Maximus IX Hero motherboard 2x16Gb Kingston HyperX Predator 3000MHz Asus ROG Strix Gaming GeForce GTX1080 WD Black 500Gb HDD 750W PSU Windows 10 Pro x64 Default BIOS settings
- Tried reflashing BIOS, still the same. - Tried flashing new ME firmware, got one from win-raid.com (v126.96.36.1999), created bootable USB-stick with Free-DOS, wasn't able to flash from Windows. The problem persists. I have no idea what else to try. Maybe my mobo came with broken ME region or something...