Can't enter into bios on dell

Dell Inspiron 6000
March 27, 2008 at 16:26:05
Specs: winxp, 512mb
Im pretty good with computers so my friend gave me his laptop to sort out for him, it's a Dell Inspiron 6000 uk model.

I cannot for the life of me get into the bios or setup screen when the splash screen loads, it says press f2 to enter bios and f12 to enter setup, but pressing these does nothing, if i press f2 to enter bios i just get a black screen and if i press f12 i get the options of where to boot from using the arrow keys but the arrow keys are not moving anything it's just stuck on Internal HDD, any help would be much appreciated, cheers.

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March 27, 2008 at 16:56:24
Could be a faulty keyboard and they are expensive to replace. Try plugging in an external keyboard and see if that makes any difference.


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March 27, 2008 at 20:51:18
Keyboard is working perfectly in windows it just won't let me use the cursor keys when choosing f12 at startup.

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March 28, 2008 at 04:49:27
Obviously it's not working perfectly then. Did you try an external keyboard as Stuart suggested?

What was the original issue with the computer?

Life's more painless for the brainless.

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April 20, 2008 at 18:39:19
Go into the f12 and at the bottom you will see BIOS setup go into this and go into the boot order use the U/D keys to change the boot order might work using these keys after pressing f12.


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