September 28, 2007

Laptop Numeric Keypad is locked

Problem: Numeric keypad is set on, some letters are not showing only numbers instead of letters (for example M=0, J=1, K=2 L=3 etc)

To enable or disable the numeric keypad, press and hold SHIFT and then press NUMLK (SCRLK).

To enable full keyboard to work from start up:
in registry:
HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard
Change the value for InitialKeyboardIndicators from 2 to 0

On laptop Asus A9T it helped to enter number 3 in registry (instead of 0)

Laptop Keyboard

Problem: Laptop keyboard is not working

Additional symptom: Bios + external USB keyboard is OK.
In device manager : error code 32, keyboard is disabled in registry

To enable:
Run - regedit :
My computer - HKey_local_machine\system\conmtrolset001\services\i8042prt -

1 = enabled
4 = disabled

September 20, 2007


Problem: complete backup

My documents, desktop, root drive(s).
Include also:
PST files, outlook express (C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{E5D144DF-E473-40E0-B7CB-943EFCFCBD76}\Microsoft\Outlook Express) ,
address book, Favorites, Bookmarks (mozilla), local settings, application data,
printers, screen resolution, programs, computer name and description

September 19, 2007

No Auto update

how to turn off windows automatic updates in registry

- H_local_machine - software - policies - microsoft - windows - windows update - AU
no auto update = 1