How to Turn Off the Keyboard in an ASUS BIOS

By Jeff Grundy

If you want to use a PC as a server or to run an application that requires little or no user interaction, creating a "headless" computer without any connected peripherals saves space and energy and helps to prevent tampering. Most computers will boot normally even with no mouse or monitor connected. However, if you attempt to boot a computer without connecting a keyboard, the BIOS usually generates an error and forces a restart. If your computer has an ASUS motherboard, though, you can disable the "Keyboard error or no keyboard detected" boot error completely and use the machine without a keyboard.

Step 1

Shut down the computer and restart it.

Step 2

Tap the "Delete" key a few times as soon as you see the ASUS logo or the initial POST screen. Wait a few seconds for the computer to display the BIOS setup menu. Enter your System Administrator password for the BIOS if prompted.

Step 3

Press the "Left" cursor key to navigate to the "Main" menu header if not already active. Press the "Down" cursor key to scroll down to the "Halt On" or "Halt On Errors" option, then press "Enter."

Step 4

Scroll down to the "All but Keyboard" value option to highlight it, then press "Enter."

Press the "F10" key to save the BIOS changes and restart the computer. While the computer restarts, disconnect the keyboard. Disconnect the mouse and monitor as well if needed.

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