The computer still works and boots into Win 10 very slowly and there is an error message:
“(A7) Me FW Downgrade – Request MeSpiLock Failed”.
When I chased this down it appears to be related to a BIOS update that may or may not have happened on the PC. Have been working with this error message for a few months now. This is what I tried to clear the error message – no luck. https://www.dell.com/community/Desktops-General-Read-Only/XPS-8900-ERROR-A7-Me-FW-Downgrade-Request-...
Installed BIOS: 2.2.1 (Dell System XPS 8900) / Gigabit Ethernet 4.8 / System BIOS with BIOS Guard 2.2.1 / Intel Management Engine (Non-VPro) Update 220.127.116.1126
The BIOS that supposedly successfully updated: 2.6.1 (Dell System XPS 8900) / Gigabit Ethernet 4.8 / System BIOS with BIOS Guard 2.6.1 / Intel Management Engine (Non-VPro) Update 18.104.22.16890 / System Map 1.0.1 / PCRO 0.0.0.1
2.6.1 appears to install but it is always 2.2.1 when I re-check it.
What have I tried:
Despite what appears to be successful BIOS Updates – when I check in System Information – the BIOS is still 2.2.1
What is keeping the BIOS from updating? Suggestions?