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USB Keyboard and the BIOS

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Wolfeymole

#1
Need to reformat?

You have a USB Keyboard which is all you should need to access and move around the bios settings yes?

Think again as a USB or wireless keyboard will not operate in a bios environment, you will need a good old fashioned PS2 keyboard.

Read more here.
 

Seth

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#2
Many newer Dell computers don't even have PS2 ports.

The good news is, if the computer came with the USB keyboard, then the BIOS should support it.
 

Seth

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Nice catch Wolfey.

I changed it from "will support it", as with USB you just never know.
 
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#5
Most modern bioses (what is the plural of bios ?) will detect and use usb keyboards, you must have found an old motherboard ......

Some do have an option you have to turn on, in the bios of course <grin>

Dave