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Num key not on after start-up

  1. #1

    Num key not on after start-up


    Hello,

    The problem is existing since W7
    I could solved it by changing the register
    HKEY USERS\.DEFAULT\ControlPanel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators= 2

    In W8 the same problem so i did the same.
    Result:
    *after start-up Num-key is not on so i have to do it manually
    -after a restart it comes on normally

    Somebody any idea or another proposal to activate the Num-key automatically after start-up.

    Regards
    RitaHubert

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Hi again Rita,

    I just tested mine and I get the same results as you. I have the Boot Up Num-Lock Option set to ON in my BIOS and no-go on boot. With that said, I'm thinking it has something to do with fast-boot enabled because it should work. You might want to try disabling that option if you have it set to see if it works.

    Update: I forgot to mention that I do see mine blink momentarily on a cold boot.
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  3. #3


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    You could try:
    1. Make sure Numlock is on in BIOS
    2. HKEY USERS\.DEFAULT\ControlPanel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators= 2
    3. Turn off fast startup:
      Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Hi again Rita,

    I just tested mine and I get the same results as you. I have the Boot Up Num-Lock Option set to ON in my BIOS and no-go on boot. With that said, I'm thinking it has something to do with fast-boot enabled because it should work. You might want to try disabling that option if you have it set to see if it works.

    Update: I forgot to mention that I do see mine blink momentarily on a cold boot.
    I keep referring to fast startup as fast boot so I hope you understood what I meant. Anyway, thanks topguncp for responding with the correct name for that option.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    One more thought, if the above does not work and you are running a UEFI BIOS, you may have a fast boot/startup option there as well. Coincidentally, I have fast boot/startup enabled in both my UEFI BIOS and Win 8 as well. With that combo, I boot to the desktop in 6-7 seconds. So, for me, it would not be worth it to change any options to sacrifice a fast boot to aviod the need to press a key. Cheers!
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  6. #6


    Hello all,

    I posted an answer but something went wrong.

    Again thanks for the technical information which was very helpfull.

    Indeed after resetting the Fast Restart Num-key was on
    The start-up time didn't change visually but the shut down time was longer

    Conclusion: it will kep it as just by manually activated the Num-key as proposed.

    regards
    RitaHubert
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Glad you figured it out and made an appropriate decision based on same! Glad we could help.
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  8. #8


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Sorry, but I'm not a happy camper and won't settle for second best if I can help it! I checked the BIOS and NumLock is turned on, but it doesn't. Further, when I went into the Registry, "HKEY USERS\.DEFAULT\ControlPanel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators= 2" is not what I saw. At the very least, I expected to see '=1', but there was a string of numbers approximately six or seven digits long. So, I made no changes and backed out.

    I am wondering if the Windows 8.1 upgrade will take care of this problem?
    \
    My System: HP Pavilion 500-056 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD. Logitech Wave wireless keyboard and mouse. As I said, I don't like settling for less than what I bargained for, and this ain't it!
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  9. #9


    Hi,

    Thanks for the interest.

    When setting the value =2 than it works after a restart bu not after a start-up.

    As the experts explained (see above) some change took place into the updates so that it was disabled in favour fot the speed to start-up.

    Indeed , will 8.1 solve it , i don't because some members are already using it.

    regards
    ritahubert
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  10. #10


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    So, what you're saying is that if I boot my computer in the morning, NumLock won't work unless I boot the computer and then do a "restart"? This just gets worse and worse!

    I think I'll post a new question asking if 8.1 will cure the problem and see if we get an answer.
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