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Why does my numLock have to be pressed down everytime I start up my pc?

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Whether numlock is on or off when you boot is based on a setting in your bios. When you first start the computer you should get a prompt indicating what key or keys to press to enter 'setup'. Once you are in there, simply go through the options until you find the option for numlock and set it so it gives you the desired behavior.

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Are you typing on your laptop and notice the text has become illegible? What should be letters, have become numbers or symbols. This odd behavior can probably be explained be peering a little closer at your keyboard. Those little numbers on the keys. These numbers and symbols normally become active when you hold down the function key, usually labeled as the "FN" key. The "FN" key is similar to the Shift key, activating a second function assigned to a key. It can become active seemingly on it's own because a key is locked in the on position.

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Annoyed that your Num Lock key isn't on when you start your PC?


Here's a quick tip to ensure your numlock key stays "ON" by default when the computer starts.
1. log off your PC to the Ctrl-Alt-Del screen
2. Turn on the NumLock key
3. Hit Ctrl-Alt-Del (like you are about to log on)
4. Don't log on, hit the "shut down" button to turn off your PC

This saves the numlock key in the "ON" position by default when the PC starts.

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Are you typing on your laptop and notice the text has become illegible? What should be letters, have become numbers or symbols. This odd behavior can probably be explained be peering a little closer at your keyboard. Those little numbers on the keys. These numbers and symbols normally become active when you hold down the function key, usually labeled as the "FN" key. The "FN" key is similar to the Shift key, activating a second function assigned to a key. It can become active seemingly on it's own because a key is locked in the on position.

Before performing numerous key combinations, try the simple thing of lightly tapping the "FN" or "Num Lock" 5 to 6 times. There may be a small particle of something logged under the key that you can loosen, move, or crush down. Do not bang the keys, just press normally. Next focus on the "Numlock" key which usually located with the "Print Screen" and "Pause" key on the top right of your keyboard. Press the "Numlock" key, then press a scrambled key to see if it's normal. Older model laptops may require you hold down at the same time, the "Ctrl-Shift-Numlock" keys. Newer models may require holding down the "Shift" key and pressing the "Numlock" key. Turn off the Function key with the following combinations. Hold down the "FN" key and hit the "Numlock", Hold down the "FN" key and hit the "Scroll" key and Hold down at the same time "Fn+F12+Num Lock"

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