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E521 can't access Bios screen


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josh_jaxon

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Please help me........I am on the verge of trashing a perfectly good Dell E521 for know other reason than I can't load a newer OS. I am unable to boot from disk, and cannot access the BIOS to change sequence. My keyboard does not boot until after the bios screen is gone. I have reflashed the BIOS to the most current version and tried to boot from a flash drive with no avail. As a last resort, I am thinking about doing a desktop install of the new OS, but this has led to disaster in the past. Any info or ideas would be great

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rev_olie

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Hi,

Welcome to GeeksToGo.

Are you using a USB keyboard?
Now on some Dell PC's there are only certain USB ports the are active on Boot Up.

For your PC the keyboard and mouse should be connected to the USB ports directly below the Audio I/O ports.
See This Article for details. Part 2.
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also,

if you have a ps/2 keyboard plug it into the ps/2 port and boot your pc, then shut down,

reboot your pc and begin tapping which ever key it is to get into your bios (F2 on mine, but some are Esc or Delete)

if you get into the bios then search for usb legacy support and enable it, this will allow you to use a usb keyboard in your bios,

do one change at a time in the bios, this will allow you to keep track of the changes and change the setting back if any problems arise
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