I have an IBM IntelliStation M Pro 6868 30U, next day when i start it up it showed following errors:-
176 The system has been tampered with.
System-security - Administrator password required.
Type your password, then press Enter.
kindly help me in this regard and your co-operation in this regard will be highly appreciated please.
Muhammad Daud Asi Karachi, Pakistan
Had you opened the cover of your system ? Are you getting this message after you closed it ?
There is something called as : System Intrusion.
If the system is opened, the System Intrusion sensor built in the Chasis gets activated and this message is seen after next power on.
Please search in BIOS setup after submitting password and reset the LOG / System Intrusion Detected flag.
Hope this works.
This message is generated by BIOS of the motherboard when the system is opened physically.
Please enter CMOS setup and do either of the following :
1. clear Events Log
2. reset settings in intrusion detection
If this doesn't work, please do the following :
Open the system, Reset all motherboard settings, Enter BIOS setup, Disable Intrusion Detection, Close the system, and that should be all !!
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Re: Request for Help
Hi, Muhammad, It sounds to like you have been infected with a virus and will need to run an
antivirus program at bootup. If you are unable to do this yourself then it is not a big job for a computer technician to do for you.
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Have you tried any troubleshooting? It is most likely the System board or power supply. You could take a known good power supply and swap it out to see if it will turn on, if not it's the system board.
Hi, Here is the link to your system BIOS tools and updates: http://www-947.ibm.com/systems/support/supportsite.wss/supportresources?categoryind=5050379&selectedButton.x=12&selectedButton.y=13&selectedButton=category&familyind=5050008&brandind=5000004&osind=5053379&typeind=5178890&modelind=0&matrix=Y&taskind=2
As this is the first time powering up, check the 115/230V switch on the back of the machine to ensure it is set properly. Then if you're ok going inside the PC follow each cable to it's connector and make sure all are connected firmly then try to start the pc again. If this doesn't work it's likely a dud.
These power supplies are cut to a funny shape so you do have to replace them via IBM. You can take it to any IBM service center or got to:
check for part exchange discounts and then submit, on the next page it will ask for the IBM part # which will be on a sticker on the power supply. The part is fairly easy to swap out if you're at all handy with a screw driver. If you're not, call the 800 number on the above page and ask them for the closest service center.
I had the same problem with an Intellistation 6868 for years. It just wouldn't load XP but ran fine on Windows 2000 SP4. I tried 3 different XP Installation CD's with no luck. After several attempts at installing XP I bought a clean XP Upgrade from ebay.
It took me 3 goes to install it but eventually I got it in there. If you can get XP to start on the 6868 press F8 and start it in safe mode first then when it's booted fully, shut it down and and then start it clean again. It worked for me. I've been running it for 5 months now and it's fine.
I couldn't get it to work at all on the 6868's onboard IDE so I installed a PCI Raid Card and it boots fine on that.
IBM 6868 52A M-Pro Intellistation
2 x Intel P3 866 CPU's 256 mb cache
2 GB ECC RD Ram
2 x Seagate 320 GB 8MB Cache HDD on a Sunix ATA133 PCI Raid Card
2 x Seagate 10000 rpm SCSI HDD on Adaptec Raid Card
ATI 9520 AGP 128mb Graphics
Win2000 Professional SP4 - Upgraded to XP Professional Edition SP3
Dual Boots with Xandros Linux Desktop Destop 3.01C
Mayeb you need to repair the OS - In which case you will need to have SCSI Controller XP OS floppy driver obtained from IBM website.
Start up the computer booting up from the CD ROM. Then when it comes to "install thrid party devices" - press 'S' and insert the floppy with the SCSI Coontroller on it and follow the on screen instructions.