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A friend of mine has an old PC on which the PS/2 port is broken. After resetting the BIOS a "Press F1 to continue" prompt has blocked us from keep going.

The PS/2 port is broken and the USB ports are disabled after the BIOS reset.

Are there any solutions except buying a new motherboard?

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Though the onboard USB is disabled, what about an USB addon card? – kobaltz May 14 '12 at 20:37
@kobaltz: we are looking for a cost-less solution :) – aletzo May 14 '12 at 20:43
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Try a PCI PS/2 card. Only ~$10 on eBay. Definitely cheaper than getting a new motherboard.

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You got a point there :D – aletzo May 14 '12 at 20:43

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