Any trick to enter BIOS with USB keyboard?

April 22, 2011 at 09:50:57
Specs: Windows Vista
i have a dell e521
that has no p/s 2 only usb. now i need to get to the bios it will not responf when i press the f2 key. do you know another way to enter the bios?
thank you

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#1
April 22, 2011 at 10:34:06
Are you using the original keyboard? F2 appears to be the correct keystroke. You need to start tapping F2 as soon as you start the computer.

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#2
April 22, 2011 at 19:25:45
Make sure your keyboard is plugged into a REAR USB port DIRECTLY on your motherboard, do not use USB ports in the front, USB ports accessed through add-on cards, or USB ports on a hub connected to your computer. These other ports are not typically active (some front ones are but not all) until Windows is loaded with the drivers to make them work are loaded.

Try borrowing another keyboard.

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#3
April 23, 2011 at 23:50:58
you may need to set the bios to allow legacy usb, and to set the bios to load drivers rather than the OS. setting the bios to default might work.

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