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Disable boot process checking for keyboard on Dell desktop

Whenever I forgot to plug in my keyboard before booting my Dell desktop, it would halt with the amusing error message:

Keybard failure. Press F1 to continue, F2 for setup.

When I was at home, I could just plug in the keyboard and hit F1, but when I was trying to boot the computer remotely through wake-on-LAN, I was out of luck.

Turns out you can disable this in the BIOS (hit F2). On my Dell, it is under the “Standard CMOS features” section. You’ll find “Halt on …”, which was set to “All errors” for me. Switching this to “All but keyboard” disables the boot process checking for keyboard presence.

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