Access Dell BIOS without PS/2 or USB keyboard

Dell Inspiron 530 desktop (intel core 2...
March 3, 2010 at 08:38:28
Specs: Windows XP, 64 bit
no ps2 ports on the board. usb legacy not enabled for usb keyboard. battery has been out for 2 weeks. i need into the bios to set the usb to enable keyboard etc. wireless keyboard was suggested. no go. any other ideas would be appreciated. thanks.

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March 3, 2010 at 09:13:23
If the system doesn't have PS/2 ports, the USB keyboard would HAVE to be enabled by default. And I don't understand why you'd think a wireless USB keyboard would work when a wired one did not?

You don't need to take the battery out for 2 weeks to reset the BIOS. All you need to do is unplug the power cord, move the Clear CMOS jumper from it's normal position to the 'Clear' position, wait a second or 2, then move it back again. That's all there is to it.

Make absolutely sure you unplug the power cord 1st...if you don't, it's very possible the BIOS will not reset.

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