troubleshooting Question

Problem Getting Into BIOS

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I have an interesting problem.  I have a motherboard with bad PS2 connectors, so PS2 keyboards/mice don't work on this system, USB keyboards/mice work fine.

On most computers there is a setting in the BIOS that allows support for USB keyboards/mice to work from power on.  I believe this setting is disabled in BIOS because USB keyboards/mice don't work until windows is loaded.

I need to reinstall XP on this machine but I need to press a key to boot from the XP CD, and thats not possible the way things are set at the moment.

Is there any way to get into BIOS without pressing a key, maybe some secret utility disc or something?

I have already tried resetting the BIOS to default by using the clear BIOS jumper.

The motherboard is an ASUS P4R800-VM.
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