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XPS 435 MT: Headless, won't boot without keyboard

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I have set this machine up to only remote into (no keyboard, mouse, monitor). However, it won't boot with no keyboard attached and I can't find an option in the bios to allow booting without keyboard. Is there a way to accomplish this? I don't see a bios download for this machine so I'm not sure upgrading the bios is a possible solution.

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Re: XPS 435 MT: Headless, won't boot without keyboard

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Hi TheShanMan,

I see BIOS version A06. Is that what you have?

The setting to enable the system to boot without a keyboard is somewhere in the boot settings. There may be a boot settings configuration page that should allow you to set the keyboard error to "Do not report" or "Ignore" or something like that.

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Re: XPS 435 MT: Headless, won't boot without keyboard

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Hi TheShanMan,

I see BIOS version A06. Is that what you have?

The setting to enable the system to boot without a keyboard is somewhere in the boot settings. There may be a boot settings configuration page that should allow you to set the keyboard error to "Do not report" or "Ignore" or something like that.

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Re: XPS 435 MT: Headless, won't boot without keyboard

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I am used to that style of version number from dell but strangely I don't see a version number like that on boot or in the bios. What I do see in the bios is v2.63.

Anyway, it looks like I somehow missed the option to disable reporting buried in one of the sub-menus. I checked again and you're right - it's there.

Thanks!

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Re: XPS 435 MT: Headless, won't boot without keyboard

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Glad that worked!

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