It sounds like your ME firmware may need reset. A couple of things to try.
You can see if you can go into the System BIOS to enable AMT or enable Ctrl + P for AMT. Some OEMs put these options in their system BIOS for AMT while others have no reference to AMT in the system BIOS. All OEMs are different.
You could try and update the system to the latest BIOS to see if this recovers your ME. Again, all OEMs are different but many of them wrap up the latest AMT firmware in their BIOS updates.
(This is not the easiest) but you can pull the cmos battery from your laptop and this will reset ME back to factory defaults.
I hope one of these options can recover your ME.
Thanks for the tips, however:
1. If I go back to previous BIOS, where I can disable/enable AMT; if I enable it's still the ME error, because the BIOS tries to run the AMT setup and fails.
2. If updated the BIOS - see above - went back and forth, no change.
3. Thanks! This is what I figured out from many documents as well, no I need to find out how can I open up the laptop and get my hands to the battery.
Can you by the way help with that? (Asus V1s)
I'll write if I tried option 3.
Do you know why this "ME error" could happen? Anyone? (I guess if I next time keep AMT disabled via BIOS it cannot happen?!)
i have directly tha same problem with my ASUS V1S, it was working and all was fine, and then suddenly it started to make problems,
i noticed that the fan was working now all the time, so i updated the BIOS to newsest 301AS and all other drivers, now the fan works better, but i noticed performance dropdown (a graphic application was running 100frames (max), now only 30~64)
also i get the Intel ME error during boot and windows tells me :
A device has a configuration problem that prevents it from starting properly.
device, Intel(R) Management Engine Interface, cannot start properly. It
may not have the correct driver installed or may be experiencing a
hardware failure. The Plug and Play ID for this device is
1. Verify the correct driver is installed.
2. Try updating the drivers using Windows Update.
3. Check with the manufacturer for an updated driver.
4. Attempt to uninstall and then reinstall the device using Device Manager.
A device is disabled preventing it from working properly.
device, Intel(R) Active Management Technology - SOL, is disabled. If
this device is no longer used it may be intentionally disabled. The
Plug and Play ID for this device is
1. Determine if you need the device.
2. If you need the device, enable it in Device Manager.
3. If you do not use the device it can be left disabled.
if i try to reinstal the drive for Intel(R) Management Engine Interface from http://downloadcenter.intel.com/confirm.aspx?httpDown=http://downloadmirror.intel.com/14617/eng/HECI_AllOS_184.108.40.2066_PV.exe&agr=N&ProductID=2887&DwnldId=14617&strOSs=All&OSFullName=All%20Operating%20Systems&lang=deu
it tells me : The system doesnt meet the minimal requirements to install, setup will abort
what should i do? i dont want to open the nb and manipulate with hw (i would lost my warranty), and would it help either?
The driver that you are installing is available directly from ASUS and should recognize your system as meeting the minimum install requirements.
Go here: http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us , select your system and then expand the "other" category. Download the "IAM_LMS Intel Active Management Technology Driver" and "IAM_ME Intel Active Management Technology Driver" and follow the installation instructions.
thats my nb, but i have installed the latest drivers from the asus support page...
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7700 2.4 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 4MB L2 Cache)
1GB Turbo Memory
Genuine Windows® Vista™ Business
Mobile Intel® PM965 Express Chipset
2GB DDRII 667MHz, up to 4 GB
15.4" WSXGA+ (16801050*) Color Shine LCD Zero Bright Dot ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology
NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT dedicated 512 VRAM, 768 Shared RAM
1.2 GB Total Video Memory, DX10
2.5" 9.5mm IDE HDD /w Ultra DMA 100 / S.M.A.R.T. supported SATA 160 GB(5400rpm) Swappable hard-disk supports SATA
8X DVD-Dual Light Scribe Support Module HOT Swap Function and 2nd HDD/Batt.
MMC/SD/Mini-SD/XD/Memory Stick/MS Pro/MS-Duo/MS-Pro-Duo
1.3 Mega Pixel Swivel web-cam
56K S/W MDC Fax/Modem (Motorola M3 Function supported)
On board 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet Controller
Intel® 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN Network connection
Built-in Bluetooth™ V2.0+EDR
1 x Express Card
1 x VGA port
1 x Headphone-out jack (SPDIF)
1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x RJ11 Modem jack for phone line
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1x IEEE 1394 port
1 x TV-Out
1 x E-SATA & USB combo port
1 x HDMI
1 x Docking Connector (hot swappable)
Built-in Azalia compliant audio chip, with 3D effect & full duplex
Built-in speaker and microphone
Battery Pack & Life
8-cell, 5200mAh, 77Whr
Dimension & Weight
363 x 263 x25-35.7 mm, 2.4 kg
Spill-proof Keyboard with 87/88 keys
Does anyone find solution? I have similar problem with my V1S (it appeared after system was crushed). I update BIOS and AMT drivers, but there is no result. I also found this on ASUS forum. Sorry for my English.