You should be able to reset the switch in the BIOS menu.
However that said, I've never seen an Intruder Switch used in a consumer model of computer, only in buisness machines where only the IT dept should be accessing the internals of the machine in question.
Hi! I have a Gateway E-Series PC. This PC has an intruder switch located underneath the top/side cover of the PC. The switch is set off whenever the cover is removed. I did not know this computer had an intruder switch, and I set it off. It used to boot fine, but now all it does is have the fan on full-blast and do nothing. I have removed the CMOS Battery, cleared the BIOS, switched RAM chips - everything. Does anyone know what I can do to fix this?
Model: Gateway MATXHRN MDW E4100 E6000
Mfg Date: 01/08/04
40 GB HDD
1 GB RAM
Windows XP Pro