Can you get into a Computer BIOS without keyboard

March 5, 2019 at 13:27:28
Specs: Windows 10
My computer has been having issues as of late but just recently managed to get it fixed. The latest problem, however, is that it boots up timely and everything, but the keyboard and the mouse will not work.

Also, apparently none of the USB ports are working.

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March 5, 2019 at 13:35:25
no you cannot get into the bios without smashing the f12 key

if you got one of those ps/2 keyboards laying around, that should do the trick.

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March 5, 2019 at 14:50:00
and what model is the compaq computer?

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March 5, 2019 at 15:05:14
How do you know it's not a Dell?

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March 5, 2019 at 15:15:16
You did not mention, how old this computer is.
If the computer is a real old one, it may have an PS/2 keyboard connector.
Often old computers had problems on using USB keyboards but do work with PS/2 keyboards.
The same problem occured with the mouse on old computers.

Providing make and model would have been helpful.

You may try booting your computer with a live linux system, to check out, whether keyboard an mouse is working.
You can download an ISO image of Ubuntu from this link:

This is an older version but may support more older computer hardware.
Download the ISO file and burn it on a CD.
Then boot your old computer from this CD, if possible.

If everything is working in Ubuntu, your computer hardware may not be supported by the Windows version, you've installed.

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March 5, 2019 at 15:23:53
"Also, apparently none of the USB ports are working"
Upload screenshot ( SS ) of Device Manager please.
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March 5, 2019 at 15:52:15
Also be aware that many ps2 to USB adapters don’t work with many ps2 items; and likewise USB to ps2 adapters frequently won’t work.

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April 8, 2019 at 01:01:02
If you can log into Windows, open the elevated Command Prompt and use the on-screen keyboard to execute the following command:
shutdown /r /fw

This will take you directly into UEFI/BIOS setup.

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April 8, 2019 at 02:04:37
... and then, without keyboard or mouse, how do you make any changes to the BIOS settings?

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