Component Object Model (COM) Error – TPM_E_PPI_BLOCKED_IN_BIOS 0x80290304

In this post, you’ll learn about the error “TPM_E_PPI_BLOCKED_IN_BIOS 0x80290304” 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.

The Physical Presence command was blocked by current BIOS settings. The system owner may be able to reconfigure the BIOS settings to allow the command.