If you have experienced this error message, or one like it, this blog may help you to understand what might be going on. It is likely that your system may not have the right Manageability Engine Interface drivers installed (MEI or also known as HECI drivers.)
First let us cover what are the key Intel Technologies that utilize the MEI Driver:
AMT is a management technology from Intel. It's embedded in the motherboard (if your laptop or desktop is "VPro") and accessible from the network with a simple and standard web interface.
With AMT (and after configuration at the BIOS level), you can boot your desktop remotely with a simple web service "SOAP" call. And many more ... check www.intel.com/technology/platform-technology/intel-amt for more information and use cases.