I’ve noticed a funny issue recently with my Framework laptop that seems to be BIOS related. I partitioned my hard drive into 3 partitions (work, personal, and shared). My work and personal partitions each have Windows 11 installations that I can boot to. I usually use my laptop plugged into a docking station (CalDigit Thunderbolt 3) and if I restart the device while it is plugged in (plugged in, shutdown, plugged in, turn on) then everything works fine (Windows Bootloader appears with the option to boot to work or personal). However, if I shutdown the laptop while plugged into the docking station and then turn it on when it is NOT plugged into the docking station, I get blue screen at start up like this:
If I press F11 at this screen, then I’m taken to the screen where I can choose which partition to boot from, so it’s like there’s not really an error after all? I have BitLocker enabled on my work partition and that partition is the default one in the Windows Bootloader, but the error message about the Trusted Platform Module not being accessible makes me wonder if it’s BIOS related (I have BIOS 3.03 installed). I’ve searched around online and some people recommend that a BIOS update might fix the problem. I’ll test today if it’s only when I’m plugged into the docking station that the issue happens or if I can reproduce it when it is just plugged into the power adapter.