Component Object Model (COM) Error – FVE_E_POLICY_STARTUP_PIN_REQUIRED 0x80310061

In this post, you’ll learn about the error “FVE_E_POLICY_STARTUP_PIN_REQUIRED 0x80310061” that is returned when working with COM based APIs or libraries in Windows.

COM Error Message


What is COM?

Microsoft’s COM stands for Component Object Model. Component Object Model (COM) is a networked, object-oriented framework for building interoperable binary software components.   Microsoft’s OLE (compound documents), ActiveX (Internet-enabled components), and other products are built on the COM base technology.

Error Description

Below is the description of this COM Error.

Group policy settings require the use of a PIN at startup. Please choose this BitLocker startup option.