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Re: Number lock problem
Is the Num locl light on when you boot up ? What prompt you to hit Num Lock ? Num lock can be adjusted to be ON or OFF when you boot up.
The default setting...
can be adjusted at the BIOS (F2, Esc.....while booting up).
Soy Vaio GRX-600P and numlock (laptop)
unable to get bios to disable num-lock and Nothing within the control panet for xp pro SP2 either. Is there a safe way to do a regedit without screwing myself in the process?
I take it this is a different problem?
Why are you unable to get into BIOS?
Keyboard settings in BIOS
Can get into Bios but there are no settings for the keyboard. Tried saving XP with with NL off and it claims to save settings but when I turn machine back on num lock is on again. also tried turning it off before logging on since it boots in on state. after ctl-alt-del it's back on.
Thanks for checking out question.
Have you tried Microsoft KB
If you go to Microsoft.Com and look for Knowledge Base article # 154529. Quick and easy instructions there that worked for me.
It's a registry edit so use care.
of the registry.
Simply open Regedit and go to:
in the right window locate the InitialKeyboardIndicators
Change its value to your preference of one of the seven allowed values. (You likely want it to be 0 and that is a ZERO, not the letter O 0 = NUMLOCK is turned off after logon, 2 = NUMLOCK is turned on after logon)
0 - all indicators off
1 - Caps Lock on
2 - Num Lock on
3 - Caps Lock and Num Lock on
4 - Scroll Lock on
5 - Caps Lock and Scroll Lock on
6 - Num Lock and Scroll Lock on
7 - Caps Lock, Num Lock, and Scroll Lock on
Unless you have Intellipoint...
installed then you would want to make the following edit:
Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Control Panel\ Microsoft Input Devices\ Keyboard (If the Keyboard key isn't there, add it.)
Select New from the Edit menu, then String Value, and type NumLock for the name of the new value.
Double-click on this new value, and type either ON or OFF in the box that appears, depending on your preference.
Close the Registry Editor when you're done and the change should take effect the next time you start Windows.
Or u could just stop comlaining and hit the damn button every time. Don't be lazy.
Obviously you're a type B person.
Type A's think life's too short to waste part of it doing useless tasks!
-- Dave K,
(NT) which BIOS do you have?
Maybe this will work