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chiron


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PostPosted: Sat 29 Sep 2012, 16:49    Post_subject:  

To get into BIOS or something similar, it often helps to hold down any key while booting, thus emulating a stuck key. The machine usually reports a keyboard error and offers you to start, or enter setup.
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012, 16:56    Post_subject:  

That does work... sometimes... other times it just beeps at you till you let up on the key.
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct 2012, 07:38    Post_subject:  

didn't meet one machine that let me down with this method yet Wink Even my stupid futro thin client lets me into its BIOS after a 'stuck key'. Not that there are a lot of settings, though ...
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