Num Lock will go off every so often.

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium
August 28, 2010 at 21:08:48
Specs: Windows 7
Every once in awhile I'll go to hit a number on the Number Key Board and nothing happens. I look over and the Num Lock key is turned off. It's not a big deal but it never happened on my old computer.
Is there another way to fix this problem without going into Bios or messing with the registry?

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August 30, 2010 at 08:13:41
You could be hitting the Num Loc key accidently, or you could have a problem with your keyboard. I doubt that it is related to windows or your BIOS if it is on when you start your computer. Try borrowing another keyboard and try it for a day or two.

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September 7, 2010 at 05:06:26
Are you using any virtualisation software, or connecting to virtual machines? I had the same problem and realised it was because I switched to VM's that had numlock turned off

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March 8, 2011 at 19:34:16
I'm getting it too. Several times I've watched it turn off by itself - most commonly when I'm creating a PDF document with CutePDF writer. Has happened a few times without using that software too so I don't think CutePDF is the problem. I was wondering if it's an issue with moving in and out of separate process environments where numlock may have different states - similar to the virtualisation comment above, but more in the context of an "application environment".

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