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Keyboard number pad not working, number lock is on

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  • flynnnone Nov 20, 2008

    Dell computer, tried switching out keyboards, XP recognizes new hardware, everything else works on the key board, Num Lock light is on.

  • flynnnone Nov 20, 2008

    Desk top unit, no Fn key on keyboard

  • flynnnone Nov 20, 2008

    Yeah, I've already stated that the num lock light is on...tried that several times before switching out the original keyboard.

  • Alan Matzke May 11, 2010

    what model of gateway do you have, what windows are you running,

  • vicky bliss May 15, 2013

    i am using Windows 8 - new compaq computer. My num lock is off even when the light says it is on

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Hold "Fn" down and hit the "Num Lock" key

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Posted on Nov 19, 2008

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 20, 2008

    look at the top right of the keyboard and just hit "Num Lock"




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  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 20, 2008

    the keyboard command should have released the num lock, if it has not, then the keyboard itself may be faulty, to test this theory try the keyboard on another computer


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If you use the number pad frequently during your daily computer usage, you may want to have the "Num Lock" key enabled when the computer starts up.
You can enable Num Lock automatically in two different ways: one involves modifying a value in the registry and the other requires you to create a small script in Notepad.
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Configure a script that runs to automatically change the Num Lock state.
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"set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
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Save the file as "numlock.vbs," including the quotes to change the notepad file to a script.
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Consult your computer's documentation for specifics.
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While the BIOS method may work for Linux, you can also change the process through the options if using KDE Linux.
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314879

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This activation is indicated by the key being lit up.


If the key is activated, press it to deactivate the lock.

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Start, click Run, and type regedit to open the Windows registry editor.

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1 = Disable Num Lock.
2 = Numlock is turned ON after the logon.



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