Numlock on at Boot - wont switch off.



M_Hood
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
Hi, I have recently upgraded several Samsung V20 laptops to XP SP2. This is
working fine except at initial startup when the user is prompted to press
CTRL ALT DEL to log in, the num lock is staying permanently on. I have went
through the BIOS and ensured this is set to OFF, however it still stays on!!
I have searched the Samsung website for updated BIOS but nothing available.

Is it possible to curb this through a setting in Windows itself??

Any advice appreciated as the staff are getting restless even though its not
exactly a hardship to press the Num Lock key before logging in !!

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
M_Hood wrote:

> Hi, I have recently upgraded several Samsung V20 laptops to XP SP2.
> This is working fine except at initial startup when the user is
> prompted to press CTRL ALT DEL to log in, the num lock is staying
> permanently on. I have went through the BIOS and ensured this is set
> to OFF, however it still stays on!! I have searched the Samsung
> website for updated BIOS but nothing available.
>
> Is it possible to curb this through a setting in Windows itself??
>
> Any advice appreciated as the staff are getting restless even though
> its not exactly a hardship to press the Num Lock key before logging in
> !!

Windows doesn't use the BIOS for Numlock settings. Just have your users
log on and then set Numlock the way they want it. Then Windows will
remember that and it will always be that way ("off" presumably) from
then on.

Malke
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Numlock on at Boot - wont switch off.