number lock problems

Ibm r50e / Ibm
April 21, 2009 at 09:14:52
Specs: Windows XP Sp3, 512
How do I turn off the number lock? I've tried Shift and number lock which I thought was correct but this doesn't work.

Thanks

Mike


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#1
April 21, 2009 at 09:20:17
Usually you just press the numlock key and that's it. If this is a laptop you may need to hold down the function (Fn) key then press the numlock key

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#2
April 21, 2009 at 09:27:40
Yes it is a laptop but no luck, I've already tried that too

Mike


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#3
April 21, 2009 at 09:57:53
I had an old Dell laptop that had issues with the numlock key. I ended up connecting a regular keyboard to the laptop and pressing the numlock key to turn the numlock off. Hopefully you find a better way but it was the easiest way to resolve my issue. If you have a standard keyboard lying around, try using that.


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#4
April 21, 2009 at 11:38:14
There was an old dos program call 'numlock'. You'd run it as NUMLOCK ON or NUMLOCK OFF to turn it on or off. You can download numlock.zip here and extract it:

ftp://ftp.toshiba.ca/dos/

It works fine on the 98 machine I'm on now but has to be run from command prompt and not START--RUN.


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#5
April 21, 2009 at 11:42:43
The bios Setup on most mboards has a setting that enables/disables the Num lock - it's usually on by default .

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#6
April 22, 2009 at 02:31:52
Thanks for your replies but there must be a simpler solution out there??

Mike


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#7
April 22, 2009 at 07:01:39
Look in your bios Setup. If the setting is there, it's easy to disable it.

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#8
April 22, 2009 at 11:58:17
How much simpler can it be? Did you try the numlock download from the toshiba site? I don't know that it works on NT based systems but you won't know unless you try it.

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#9
April 22, 2009 at 12:09:17
There's some 2000/XP registry fixes here:

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show...

What you would want is to have the numlock key do its job simply by pressing it. The registry fix sounds like it only sets the key's default setting to off and doesn't actually 'fix' it. If you always wanted it off then the registry fix should be perfect.


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#10
April 22, 2009 at 13:37:04
Thanks very much for that last reply, which has fixed the problem. Much appreciated for all replies.

Mike

Mike


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#11
April 22, 2009 at 16:15:45
You're welcome. I'm glad it worked out.

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