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#1 Starbuck

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 01:22 PM

Hi,
i have 2 computers both running windows xp.
On one computer.... when it's started the Num lock light on the keyboard comes on automatically.
On the other computer, i have to manually turn this Num lock on! it doesn't matter what keyboard i try.
I've gone through all the settings i can find ... but i can't find out how to set the one computer to turn on the Num lock at start up.
Is there something in the bios i need to change? and if so.... what?

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 02:27 PM

Hi Starbuck

Warning! Both of these applications involve changes to the registry!

"Windows XP - Switching Num Lock On"

This is the MS KB on "How to Set the NUM LOCK State at Logon in Windows XP"

I had a similar problem last fall in setting up a used PC and the first link above solved the problem for me.
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Posted 27 June 2006 - 02:30 PM

Cheers Koan
i'll have a look at that later and let you know how i get on.
It's good to see you again :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 05:01 PM

hi,
i tried the 1st registry change..... but setting was already set to n/o 2.
so... went to 2nd option and tried the script...... yes it worked!
Had a slight problem with McAfee, because it was trying to stop a suspect script..... but after i set it to 'allow', everything is fine.
Thx Koan ( you come to the rescue yet again :thumbsup: )

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 05:29 PM

Nice to hear it worked out.

Thanks for the tip-off about the McAfee alert.

I haven't had a problem with the "locks" since I reset them.
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