View Full Version : Number Lock change?

22-11-2002, 11:26 AM
Laptop running NT

This machine defaults to number lock on (which is annoying as it is set up needing a password and if you have certain letters in your password...)

Any ideas on how to change the default?


Heather P
22-11-2002, 11:39 AM
I seem to remember a setting in the BIOS - NumLock on/off or similar.

22-11-2002, 11:39 AM
This is a registry change, seem to recall having to do it years ago.

Look here (http://www.activewin.com/tips/reg/bootup_3.shtml)

Assume its the same for NT, usual warnings apply...

22-11-2002, 12:15 PM
Thanks all

I don't think fiddling with a sys file on a work computer is a great idea :)

so will just have to wait until a techie is close enough to do it for us

Heather P
22-11-2002, 12:22 PM
I had a problem with a Compaq and num lock. Eventually found that numlock was specified in the BIOS - and Compaqs had a strange BIOS which was software located in the first sector on the hard drive.

This file was missing.

Had to reformat the computer to install the BIOS.

All that to make turn the Numlock on!

Graham L
22-11-2002, 03:09 PM
It is usually a BIOS option these days. But it can be overridden by the OS. :D