3D max 3 : hardware lock?

When I’ve istalled max 3d ( that I’ve downloaded from the internet ) and try to start it , it gives the error HARDWARE LOCK NOT ISTALLED OR ACTIVATED or something .Could anybody explai to me wat it is ?

i’m guessing there must be a crack included in the files you got with the program. if not check this site for it http://www.astalavista.box.sk/
if it was legit you get this thing you put in your parrall port. that is the hardware lock.