1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 13, 2012 9:47 AM by egardiner

    Can an AC fail event permanently disable a system due to Management Engine corruption?

    egardiner Community Member

      From what I understand, on systems that implement the Intel Management Engine (ME), the ME firmware will periodically write to its local data store (i.e. a protected region of SPI flash).  If an AC fail even occurs while one of these writes is in progress, can this cause the ME firmware image to become corrupted, potentially preventing the system from booting?  In general, can an AC fail event lead to ME firmware corruption, and if so, what are the consequences of such corruption?

       

      Thanks,

      Eric G.