Keyboard Numeric Pad Not Functional

Microsoft Windows vista home premium wit...
July 31, 2010 at 09:22:01
Specs: Windows Vista Home Premium, 2 gb
Hi
I have many keyboards yet after trying a few different keyboards, the dedicated numeric keypad on the right of the keyboard does not function. The upper row of numeric keys above the letters work fine. This is annoying as I am a qualified typist and use numerics much. What solution could there be to solve this problem? Control Panel / Keyboard says device is working properly. Thanks. Danny1234

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#1
July 31, 2010 at 11:12:17
Did you press the Num Lock button so as the Num Lock light is lit.

Stuart


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#2
July 31, 2010 at 13:43:29
yes. the green numeric lock is on

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#3
August 1, 2010 at 01:44:16
Hi Danny

Are you able to prove any of the keyboards numeric pads work by using them on another pc?

You do not advise if the k/b's are ps2 or what, and on which pc they are failng on.

Seems strange that the regular numbers above the letters work, but not those on the numeric keypad, as the characters are the same when sent to the pc itself.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#4
August 2, 2010 at 00:27:29
Hi

I thought you guys were supposed to fix the problem?

Go to Ease of Access Centre (Windows Vista) and uncheck the toggle keys. In my case 4 of the boxes were ticked. Now the numeric keyboard works fine.

Thanks for your efforts anyway. Just hope this helps someone with a similar problem in the future.

Danny1234


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#5
August 2, 2010 at 01:23:27
I thought you guys were supposed to fix the problem?

As you posted the question in the hardware forum it is assumed that it was a hardware problem.

As it was a software problem and if you had posted in the /Windows Vista forum you might have got an answer a lot quicker.

I for one know quite a lot about hardware, but hardly anything about Windows Vista. See the problem.

Stuart


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#6
August 16, 2010 at 02:20:03
hi
yeah fair comment, but how does one know what the problem actually is. It's only a process of elimation i.e. trying a few keyboards to determine it is not a hardware problem which I thought it was originally.
Danny1234

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