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Number Pad Acting Strangely

by CoreyGibson / November 12, 2013 9:21 AM PST

My number pad is acting strangely. I am using a HP Pavilion DV7.

For instance, if I type 2 on the top row, everything is fine. However, if I type 2 on the number pad it types 72 and Turns on Caps Lock and opens a help window.

Some numbers are fine, but others aren't like 3 which shows up as *3zc

Some numbers on the number pad dim the screen, and for instance the divide symbol opens up a remote screen option for like dual screen ect.

So anyone have any ideas. Is there an mapping command that is on. Is there a way to reset it to normal settings?

I have done a restore to this past Friday, but the keys are still messed up.

Thanks in advance.

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(NT) Try booting to Safe Mode & running antivirus full scan.
by wpgwpg / November 12, 2013 9:23 AM PST
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Done, but no results
by CoreyGibson / November 12, 2013 9:54 AM PST

Thanks, but after 2 different Anti-Virus scans nothings changed. Have the keys been remapped? Is there a way to change that back if so? If not, is there a way to reset the Laptop back to factory/default settings?


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There should be a way to restore to factory settings
by wpgwpg / November 12, 2013 10:16 AM PST
In reply to: Done, but no results

My HP desktop came with instructions to create discs to be used to restore to factory settings. The procedure was in the user guide which was under Start -> All Programs -> HP. If you no longer have it, you can download it from the HP web site. You can also contact them and get them to send you the discs for a small fee.
However before doing that, have you tried System Restore to a date prior to the occurrence of the problem? That might save you the trouble.
Good luck.

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having the same problem
by Yumi_The_Beast / September 2, 2014 3:37 PM PDT

I have the same exact issue. I factory reseted and everything for other reasons.. I dont believe its any malware or anything seeing that its just the number pad and nuthing else. Ive had malware b4. If anyone has an answer to fixing this problem please post. Its annoying using the top numbers all the time seeing as I game a lot...

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To sniff this out
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 3, 2014 2:05 AM PDT

I take it's not NumLock so reload the OS and see if the problem is there. If it is, arrange for hardware repair.

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