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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kerri Ann, Sep 9, 2003.

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  1. Kerri Ann

    Kerri Ann Thread Starter

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    id like to know what i need to do now that ive pieced together a computer- when i start it, the award bios setup utility comes up, and a window that says this- the system intruded, chassis opened or tempered before. please check system.
    it didn't say this the first time i started, only after i put the windows cd in it.
    how do i install windows on it?
    i also have win 2000, and windows me, ill install either one, i just need to know how.
    it works good- here's the specs on it:
    maxtor hdd- 20 gb 5T020H2
    asus motherboard tvus4x
    pentium III cpu 933mhz
    48x cdrom
     
  2. McTimson

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    You have to get into the BIOS, and make sure the settings are correct. If you want to install Windows off of the CD, then make sure it's set to boot off of the CD first, then hard drive second.

    To get into the BIOS, hit Ctrl, Del, F10, or other such keys, one of those should work....

    If the message comes up, try just hitting F1 or F2, and you may be able to continue anyway - unless something is physically wrong with the components inside.
     
  3. hammerbill

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    Just a wild guess-do you have one of those boards that has a keylock lead in its panel connectors? I haven't seen them on many newer boards, but who knows? You may need to short the lead to convince the board that the computer is not being comprimised. Which is strange because these particular pins are usually "normally open" circuits. In light of that, you may want to check to see that you hooked the panel leads correctly. If you hooked, say, an LED to the keylock prongs, it could be triggering the alert.
     
  4. Kerri Ann

    Kerri Ann Thread Starter

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    well, ive never put one of these together, so maybe i did something wrong....
    im not sure about the keylock lead thingy, how would i know that? just so you know- i doubt this is a newer board, im not sure how new or old it is.

    McTimson, i tried to change the boot order, i think i did it right... i moved the cd drive up to the top of the boot sequnce, saved the changes, then rebooted, but that same strange message shows up right away. i click ok (thats the only option i have) and all the changes are still there, but the cd didn't do anything.
     
  5. greengeek

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    There could be a setting somewhere in the BIOS to disable that warning. I saw one like it once on a Dell computer.
     
  6. Kerri Ann

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    thanx greengeek, i hadn't thought about that...
     
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