help with num lock

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mrbarquet, Jul 2, 2002.

  1. mrbarquet

    mrbarquet Guest

    How can I do in order to make num lock on at welcome screen.
     
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  3. dave holbon

    dave holbon Moderator

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    Surley there must be a way of doing this without using the {Sendkeys} function or editing the registry?

    Why does XP Home default to NUM LOCK off?

    If your password starts with a number this can cause problems.
     
  4. xsk8zerox

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    Its in some BIOSes.. i know award medallion v6 has it in there
     
  5. Piett

    Piett ...will circle this city

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    i agree with xsk8zerox, my BIOS has a "NumLock after boot" option.
     
  6. dave holbon

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    This is not a BIOS problem as XP Home sets the Num Lock key to off if it's on already as the system boots.
     
  7. freightgod

    freightgod Confused and Bewildered

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  8. freightgod

    freightgod Confused and Bewildered

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    I mean, mine stays on and I don't remember doing anything funky in XP to get it that way, but, it's been a while since I installed....
     
  9. xsk8zerox

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    heres a regfile that might work for you...
    Use NumLock.reg if your using a non microsoft keyboard and numlock2.reg if you are using a microsoft keyboard...
     
  10. dave holbon

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    Microsoft says "The status of the NUM LOCK key is specific for each user, and by default, it is disabled."

    This means that when you hit the log-on screen in XP the Num Lock key light should be off. There are two ways to change this behaviour, one involves changing a registry value to 2 (does not work) the other involves running a small script from the start-up folder using the VB {SENDKEYS} function.

    The above fixes to me don't make sense. I would have thought that an admin user should be able to set this somewhere in control pannel. You can do this in 2000 but seemingly not in XP.

    Even Powertoys for XP does not seem to be able to set the Num Lock default behaviour.

    Any ideas?
     
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  12. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    i was close....
     
  13. eddieb

    eddieb OSNN Addict

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    Use Xteq X-Setup. Works great plus has many other tweaks.
     
  14. xsk8zerox

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    the new version doesnt have it
     
  15. mrbarquet

    mrbarquet Guest

    thank you

    Thank you for your help, the hex key help.:)