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How do I stop our Dell server from displaying "Alert! Cover was previously opened" screen at startup?

Posted on 2009-04-13
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I just set up a new Dell server (Windows Server 2003) and needed to open the server. After opening it, I get an error message screen at every start up - " Alert! Cover was previously opened.
Strike F1 key to continue, F2 to run startup utility." Of course the cover is now closed.
How do I stop this screen from appearing so that I can restart the server without pushing the F1 key?
Thanks,
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In the BIOS under the heading "security" (may vary slightly from server model to server model), there is a setting for "chassis intrusion". Clear the warning or select disabled here.

Justin Chandler
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You can select disable 'intrusion detection' in the BIOS.
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Thanks for the quick and accurate solution. Both answers came in at 3:59.
However, Justin's answer was more complete.  Therefore, I awarded him more points.
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