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

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

3 comments:

Lyndel said...

Thanks for writing this.

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

Anonymous said...

Best advice ever! yeah the num lock was the problem but you would have to press it every time the computer was restarted but the registry fix made it work like it should. Thank you!