I'm not sure if this is the bet place to post this, so forgive me if this belongs elsewhere. I did actually find similar issues mentioned in this forum, but none of the solutions suggested seemed to work for me. Rather than bump an old thread, I thought it best to start a new one.
Anyway, I recently built a rig using a ASRock z97 board. I've updated all drivers but have found that the Intel Management Engine device is not functioning (listed with a big yellow bang in my device manager with a message that says it cannot start and code 10). I've downloaded the drivers from ASRock's own site. In this case, the driver was version 10.0.0.1204. I also searched for a compatible driver on Intel's site and came up empty handed. All the drivers for this device that I could find here proved incompatible.
I was speaking with a more tech savvy friend who suggested this might also be related to a problem I am having with Sleep Mode. My PC seems to crash anytime it enters into Sleep Mode (or fail to wake up). There has been no BSOD though.
Other things I have tried include uninstalling and reinstalling the driver (with system restarts between of course), downloading Kernel-Mode Driver Framework version 1.11, making sure my INF is also up to date, and even checking the RAM (I had read somewhere that this issue was sometimes caused by faulty RAM). I should also like to note that my BIOS is the latest version as listed on the manufacture's website. I've already contacted the manufacturer about this issue and their best solution was to do a fresh install of windows. So now I come here in hopes of other insights.
A short list of my system's specifications are below, but if any further information is needed, please let me know.
GPU: MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 4GB GDDR5
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.4 GHZ
SSD (for boot): Kingston 120gb
HDD: Western Digital 1TB
ODD: Asus CD/DVD RW
PSU: Seasonic 520W
RAM: 2x Corsair 4GB
OS: Windows 7 64bit
And of course
Motherboard: ASRock z79 Extreme4
Any help would be greatly appreciated!