May 25th, 2007, 07:39 AM
[RESOLVED] unable access bios using wireless keyboard
I have a microsoft wireless multimedia keyboard 1.1 and I am running windows xp. My problem is that I canīt access BIOS when restarting my computer as my keyboard doesnīt allow me to key the "DEL" key. It seems that it turns on , on later stages. How can I fix this, any idea?
Txs a lot
May 25th, 2007, 08:05 AM
I've moved your post to the Hardware forum, it's more appropriate here.
If your BIOS has the option to control USB by operating system or BIOS, set it to BIOS and it may work. Otherwise, use a PS/2 keyboard for BIOS access.
May 25th, 2007, 11:10 AM
You probably need to get hold of a PS/2 keyboard and then go into the BIOS and enable USB keyboard and legacy USB support. I keep an old PS/2 keyboard laying around just to get round this particular Catch-22 situation.
May 25th, 2007, 02:01 PM
I have to tell you this is a fun read. How does he get into BIOS in the first place to control USB by BIOS? This is like a chicken and egg situation.
Originally Posted by lgbpop
In any case, I think that a PS/2 keyboard is must, even to configure bios to allow the future use of USB-based wireless keyboard to be operable during bootup.
my code doesn't break, it only bends
May 25th, 2007, 03:24 PM
What do you expect from me that early in the morning?
May 26th, 2007, 05:14 AM
Thank you all for your advises. Must say that I still keep my old ps/2 keyboard for such cases but It pisses me off having to plug the old keyboard when such technology (wireless) is available.
Since I am not a genius with pc's I am not quite sure if I know where to find those setting in BIOS but I will try.
Txs a lot!
May 26th, 2007, 06:53 AM
Hi guys, I believe the problem has been solved.
While restarting my computer I noticed that there is a "F Lock" button in the keyboard. By pressing it and then keying "DEL" button. I accessed BIOS!!!!
Txs a lot anyways for your time and assistance.
May 26th, 2007, 09:15 AM
Well that is strange, F-Lock should only affect the Function keys - it shouldn't affect the Del key at all L Still, it worked, that's the important thing.
Thanks for posting back and letting us know the answer
June 21st, 2009, 12:36 PM
I had the same problem, and to be honest, I was quite dubious of this solution. However, before digging through my closet to find where I might have stashed my old keyboard, I figured it was worth a try.
Originally Posted by giorgosgeorge
To my pleasant surprise, it worked exactly as advertised. Hit F Lock button, then Del button, and voila... BIOS has been accessed.
Thanks for the tip.
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