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I have a Dell box running Vista I connect to via RDT. I'd like to run it completely headless, but it requires a keyboard plugged in or I get the ironic message "No keyboard detected, press F1 to continue".

How can I disable the requirement for there to be a physical keyboard at boot time?

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migrated from Apr 20 '10 at 15:30

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There should be an option in the BIOS to disable a stop on keyboard error. I don't have a link for you, but that's where I would start.

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I looked in the BIOS but didn't see anything obvious.. I'll look again. – Robot Apr 20 '10 at 15:15
It'll say something like, "halt on all errors, halt on ram errors, halt on no errors" – Satanicpuppy Apr 20 '10 at 15:49

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