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Trusted Platform Module Has Malfunctioned Error


If you encounter the "Trusted Platform Module (TPM) has malfunctioned" error on a Windows computer, it indicates an issue with the TPM chip, which is a hardware component responsible for secure cryptographic operations and data protection. Follow these steps to troubleshoot and potentially fix the problem:

Restart your computer

Sometimes, a simple restart can resolve temporary glitches with the TPM.

Check for firmware updates

Visit the website of your computer's manufacturer and look for firmware updates for your TPM chip. If there's a newer version available, download and install it.

Check TPM settings in BIOS/UEFI

Access your computer's BIOS or UEFI settings during boot (usually by pressing a specific key like F2, F12, or Del) and verify that the TPM is enabled and properly configured. If you're unsure about the settings, consult your computer's manual or the manufacturer's support documentation.

Clear TPM

In some cases, clearing the TPM can resolve issues. Before attempting this, ensure you have a backup of your important data, just in case. Here's how to do it:

Update Windows

Ensure that your Windows operating system is up-to-date. Microsoft regularly releases updates that might contain fixes for TPM-related issues.

Check for driver updates

Make sure all your drivers are up-to-date, including chipset and TPM drivers. You can usually find these on the manufacturer's support website.

Run hardware diagnostics

Some manufacturers provide built-in hardware diagnostic tools. Running these tests can help identify any hardware issues, including problems with the TPM chip.

Check for hardware problems

If you suspect a hardware problem with the TPM, contact the manufacturer's support or take the computer to an authorized service center for further investigation.

Restore from a system backup

If you have a recent system backup (created before the TPM malfunction), you can try restoring your system to that point.

Remember, the steps provided may vary depending on your Windows version and computer manufacturer. Always back up your important data before attempting any major changes to your system. If you are uncertain about any step or feel uncomfortable with technical troubleshooting, it's best to seek assistance from a qualified technician or the manufacturer's support.

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Posted: 2023-07-20
By: dwirch
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