View Full Version : Num Lock

08-12-2001, 11:13 AM

I have a 3 month old PC Company desk top.

The num lock light turns on by default when the machine is started and stays on when the machine is turned off.

I would prefer to have the num lock light stay off as the default.

Can anyone help me.


08-12-2001, 11:31 AM
That feature is enabled/disabled in the bios.

08-12-2001, 12:20 PM
Okay, first of all, you have to tell me why you want it off. Who ever wants it off?

It is a major pain, ever since the invention of the extended 101-key version of the keyboard, there is no rational explanation for the need for num lock.

Anyone have any suggestions on this?


08-12-2001, 08:54 PM
This has and will always be considered as one of the great mysterys of life along with the 'press F1 to continue' when you dont have a keyboard on your server and want to reboot it..

And while were on the subject
'Why do telephone keypads and calc\comp keyboards a have the number keypads in reverse order??


09-12-2001, 01:30 AM
well robo i do ;-) i very rarly ever use the key pad and the light on the keyboard lights up the room at night. diabling it in bios saves me remembering to turn it off a night...is that geeky or what?

12-12-2001, 12:17 AM
...here are three methods of disabling the NUM Lock: