Help about this weird error! ??? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-02-2004, 11:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
Veteran Techist Member
 
Slam'n Systems's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 828
Default Help about this weird error! ???

OK...I worked on a friends daughters computer before and got this error before I formatted it:

Message Confirmation
The System Case or Cover has Been Opened or Removed - Please Check the System
[ OK ]

Now I built him a brand new computer with a normal case and all parts but a few days ago that same error popped up. I got confused and suspicious since the computer we custom built by myself. Anyone know what this is? A virus, or just an odd Windows XP Professional error?:amazed:
__________________

__________________
3DMark FireStrike Ultra: 4,266
3DMark FireStrike: 12,043

  • Intel Core i7 920 Overclocked 3.2Ghz - Megahalem Cooler
  • eVGA E758-A1 X58 Intel LGA 1366 Motherboard
  • Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 RAM
  • MSI Armor OC 8GB GeForceģ GTX 1070
  • eVGA 650W G2 Modular Power Supply
  • Thermaltake Armor+ Full Tower Case
  • Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD
  • Corsair Force LE 250GB SSD
  • OCZ Vertex 30GB SSD
Slam'n Systems is offline  
Old 02-02-2004, 11:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 471
Default

check the BIOS. there should be a Case Open trigger you can disable to avoid that.
__________________

subdivizion is offline  
Old 02-02-2004, 11:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 620
Default

Yep...that's what it is...case opened status in bios. Reset it, or disable. It's a feature on some mobos, that is supposed to provide security. Guess it's a good idea for a server, but not for home PC. Plus, inorder for that feature to work properly, you would need a sensor of some kind on the case.

BTW, that is an error message you can just ignore.
__________________

CPU - P4 2.4C, 800FSB W/HT - CONSERVATIVELY OC\'ED
MOBO - GIGABYTE GA-8KNXP 2.0 875P CHIPSET/DUAL BIOS VER. FE
RAM - 1GB (2X512) OCZ PC3200 REV 2, 400MHZ 2-3-3 6
VID CARD - ASUS RADEON 9600XT 128MB W/VIVO
FLOPPY - SAMSUNG 1.44M
HDD - MAXTOR 120GB 7200RPM ATA133 EIDE W/8MB BUFFER
DVD - LG GDR8162B 16X IDE DVD ROM
PSU - ENERMAX EG465P-VE FC 460 WATT
VANTEC VP4-C7040 AEROFLOW HS/FAN
5 X VANTEC STEALTH 80MM CASE FANS
Bleep is offline  
Old 02-03-2004, 09:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 303
Send a message via AIM to T1junkie
Default

I have seen a little trigger on the case that is supposed to prevent people from running the computer with the case open just disable it and it should be fine
__________________
IBM/Lenovo T43 2687DSU
Pentium M 2.0Ghz
1024 MB (DDR2 SDRAM)
80 GB Ultra ATA, 5400 RPM
14.1\" LCD
Windows XP Pro
DVD-R
64MB ATI MOBILITY RADEON X300
Integrated 802.11A/B/G, Bluetooth, 10/100/1000 Eth.
T1junkie is offline  
Old 02-03-2004, 12:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
ADZ
Master Techie
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,231
Send a message via Yahoo to ADZ
Default

Its bloody annoying, It happened to me and It annoyed the hell outa me! I disabled it in tha bios.
ADZ is offline  
Old 02-03-2004, 01:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 500
Default

This can be a great error message!!

At my place of work ,, you should see the faces of users that call with an error issue,, and when you get there,, the case opened message is on the screen,,

They sit there and look out the window ,,, and you say,, Did you take the case cover off at all??

9 times out of 10 they say "No,, I didnt touch it,, i wouldnt even know how.."

I swear that the average person looks at a PC and says,, "well,I look under the hood when my car stops,, maybe I'll do the same with the computer?"

DOH!!
__________________
Crash Abbott
MCSE, MCP+I, A+

\"You\'re the Disease, and I\'m the Cure!\"
CrashAbbott is offline  
Old 02-03-2004, 02:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
HONK if you route packets
 
mikesgroovin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: MD
Posts: 4,715
Default

Yea it can be great, but on older Dell systems, it's a known problem in their proprietary BIOS. After you open the case one time....it will keep displaying....even 2 years later! Very misleading. My 2 cents.....if you don't trust your users, then put a lock on the back on the case.

-Mike
__________________

mikesgroovin is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.