Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

AWARD Bios Case Open Status?


  • Please log in to reply

#1
njantman

njantman

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
Trying to track down what is causing a random boot up failure (desktop seems to power up but no video signal, problem goes away after unplugging and or tripping PSU switch several times).

Sorting through the AWARD Bios settings I find in the PC Health Menu "Reset Case Open Status". Of course the motherbaord manual offers no explanation other than default selection is "disable", I cannot find an explanation from AWARD Bios, nor one from the case manufacturer.

What is Case Open Status and how is it used?

System Specs:
OS: Microsoft XP Home Edition w/ Service Pack 2
CPU: (Socket AM2) AMD Athlon™64 X2 3600+ Dual-Core
MEMORY: 1GB (2x512MB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory
MOTHERBOARD: GigaByte GA-M55SLI-S4 nForce4 SLI Chipset DDR2/800 SATA 16x PCI-Express MBoard w/GbLAN,IEEE1394,USB2.0,&7.1Audio
CASE: CoolerMaster Stacker 830 Tower
POWERSUPPLY: Apevia 680W BEAST POWER ATX Power Supply
FAN: AMD ATHLON64 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK + 3 EXTRA CASE FANS
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS 512MB PCI Express x16
HDD: 250GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
16X DVD RW
16X DVD ROM
LeadTek WinFast 2000 XP Capture Card
INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
dsenette

dsenette

    Je suis Napoléon!

  • Administrator
  • 26,019 posts
  • MVP
the "case open status" (if memory serves correct) is intrusion detection...this can be used on computers that have a compatible case architecture to stop people from getting inside your computer...basically there would be a switch or a relay somewhere in the case...and if you open up the side of the case it would "trip an alarm" with the system...so the next time the system boots it would somehow alert you that the case was opened...or possibly not even boot after the case was opened for a certain period of time or untill a condition was met

i haven't seen any home machnes that actually use this function
  • 0

#3
Titan8990

Titan8990

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,189 posts
Just wanted to add that the two Gigabyte boards I have personally worked with included that function. Load your fail-safe defaults in your BIOS and see if you are still having problems.

Edited by Titan8990, 16 July 2007 - 01:47 PM.

  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP