Keyboard Numeric Lock



gesully
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
I have XP Professional. Keyboard numeric lock is set to "on" in the bios. The
numeric lock light comes on at first but goes off when windows starts to load
and stays off. I have to manually turn it on before entering my password. Any
ideas?

Peter Foldes
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
You can set it back on with the #12 Tweak on this page

http://www.paulsxp.com/tweaksxp.html

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"gesully" <gesully@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:59A13BB7-99D4-4AF9-845C-E4CCA93EDE75@microsoft.com...
>I have XP Professional. Keyboard numeric lock is set to "on" in the bios. The
> numeric lock light comes on at first but goes off when windows starts to load
> and stays off. I have to manually turn it on before entering my password. Any
> ideas?

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
gesully wrote:

> I have XP Professional. Keyboard numeric lock is set to "on" in the
> bios. The numeric lock light comes on at first but goes off when
> windows starts to load and stays off. I have to manually turn it on
> before entering my password. Any ideas?

Wait until you have logged in and then turn on Numlock. Windows will
remember this last setting. It doesn't use the BIOS setting.

Malke
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S.Sengupta
07-10-2005, 12:44 AM
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_numlock.htm

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gesully wrote:

> I have XP Professional. Keyboard numeric lock is set to "on" in the bios. The
> numeric lock light comes on at first but goes off when windows starts to load
> and stays off. I have to manually turn it on before entering my password. Any
> ideas?

Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 12:44 AM
gesully wrote:
> I have XP Professional. Keyboard numeric lock is set to "on" in the bios. The
> numeric lock light comes on at first but goes off when windows starts to load
> and stays off. I have to manually turn it on before entering my password. Any
> ideas?



WinXP, like its predecessors WinNT and Win2K, by design, ignores
the BIOS settings for the NumLock key as a standard security feature.
(I'm afraid I can't remember the "security" issue initially addressed.)
By default, the NumLock key is turned off as WinXP starts, and keeps
it off until someone logs in and initializes a user profile. WinXP will
remember the NumLock's last state, meaning that if you log out with the
NumLock on, it will automatically turn on the next time you log in; If
you log out with the NumLock off, it will be off the next time you log in.

If you need the NumLock on _before_ logging in, a registry edit can
be used to change WinXP's default behavior:

How to Set the NUM LOCK State at Logon in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314879


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Keyboard Numeric Lock