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Num lock is default on, even when I don't have a keyboard attached. Every time I boot up, I have to turn off num lock just to be able to type my password and log on to my PC. How do I fix this?

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  • Chuck Kao Nov 13, 2009

    NumLock does affect your login when you're on a laptop without an external keyboard attached since you may want to enter a U when you're actually entering a 4.

    Thanks for the solution but it didn't help. There is no keyboard setting in the BIOS. I looked and looked.

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NumLock should not affect your login at all. It still allows you to type in alpha-numeric.

If you want to switch off auto-numlock, go into your BIOS as your computer boots up and change the setting which triggers it.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

  • Bill Schilz
    Bill Schilz Nov 13, 2009

    You've somehow missed it in BIOS... look for POST behavior or similar.

    There is definitely a switch for numlocks within BIOS

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