Can I get my USB keyboard to work for the boot-up HDD Password field?

domino66

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I keep my laptop lid closed 100% of the time and use USB keyboard/mouse and external monitors.
I recently set an HDD-Password for my system, which prompts me every time I restart the machine...but when I get the prompt (see image below), I can't use my USB keyboard: the keystrokes don't register at all so I have to open the lid and use that keyboard, which is annoying.

Can I change some setting so that I can use my USB keyboard to type the password in? My understanding is that the HDD password only makes the HDD contents uanavailable (until the password is entered), so I don't see why it would be impossible to at least just have my USB devices recognized...

 
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