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Intel IME / IME / HECI Windows XP driver issue on HP 8200 Elite SFF pc

August 2, 2011

When adding the Intel IME driver for Windows XP on a HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF computer, i would get an error saying: An error occured during the installation of the device. The name is already in use as either a service name or a service display name.
Appearantly some other device driver already created a service called HECI , with a service Display Name of “Intel(r) Management Engine Interface”
To resolve this, i had to delete this service in the registry, reboot, and after that the driver would succesfully install.
Specifically i had to remove the registry key HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\HECI
This key actually points to the correct driverfile (heci.sys) and also the correct version of the file.
But when i re-install the driver for the IME device, it creates a different service:
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MEI
With also a DisplayName of “Intel(r) Management Engine Interface”
So the other service called HECI is preventing the MEI service from being created, and thus, the driver from being installed.
How did this HECI service get in there in the first place?
Maybe it was already in the capture image i made with sccm?
I might have to remove it manually from this capture image then.
Or, maybe i can edit the .inf file of the heci.sys driver and change the DisplayName of the Service so they won’t conflict?
To be continued…