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TPM service not detected: Quick Fix

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Since Windows 11 came out, TPM has become a rather important part as the new OS requires at least TPM 2.0 to run. If your processor doesn’t support TPM, you can miss out on the latest and greatest Microsoft offers. 

However, having TPM support isn’t enough; sometimes, your TPM module might not get detected, which can leave you hanging. This article discusses the “TPM service not detected” error and gives you three fixes for the problem.


Update your BIOS

Updating your BIOS is also a good idea if facing problems with your TPM module. However, keep in mind that the process for updating the BIOS differs greatly depending upon the make and model of your PC’s motherboard, so be sure to consult with an expert if you don’t know what you’re doing.

Also read: How to check Windows shutdown reason in BIOS?


Disconnect the laptop battery

If your laptop has a removable battery, try removing it and keeping it aside for a couple of minutes to give your board time to reset. Removing the battery removes any residual power from your board, allowing it to shut down entirely and reset. Once a reset is complete, your motherboard essentially restarts, solving any TPM-related problems. 


Reset BIOS defaults

If you’ve recently made changes in your BIOS settings, this error can show up in case any of those changes conflict with your TPM module. The best way to circumvent this is to reset your BIOS to its default state and restart your computer. 

BIOS settings can be tricky to get right, and we recommend leaving them in their default state unless you know what you’re doing. If you must change settings and changing them is triggering the TPM error, try changing settings one at a time instead of all at once to single out the problem and deal with it accordingly. 

Also read: What is Network Stack in BIOS? Should you enable it?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: yadullahabidi@pm.me.

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