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lost Num Lock at start not lit?

  1. #11


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    For some reason if you have Fast Startup/Hybrid Shutdown enabled. There is of course one of Microsoft's coding bugs that causes this. This has the Registry fix.

    Enable Num Lock on startup or reboot in Windows 8 / 7

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  2. #12


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    For some reason if you have Fast Startup/Hybrid Shutdown enabled. There is of course one of Microsoft's coding bugs that causes this. This has the Registry fix.

    Enable Num Lock on startup or reboot in Windows 8 / 7
    I was wondering why the startup behavior of Numlock stabalized on my Laptop. I switched off fast booting.

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  3. #13


    Canada
    Posts : 25
    8.1 6.3.9600


    Second option worked:
    I tried both and the outcome was good,

    Enable Num Lock on startup or reboot in Windows 8 / 7


    • Press Win + R and type in Regedit
    • Navigate to registry key HKEY_USERS\Default\Control Panel\Keyboard
    • Right click on the “InitialKeyboardIndicators”, select Modify and change Value data to 2.
    • Exit Registry.

    Note: I also completed first option did not work. As well I did not chage it back to the default just went with the second option,
    I did thought change the default option of- 2147483648 and modified it to (2) rebooted it seemed to not work at logo screen
    but then appeared right before log in.

    Thanks for this regedit, Was a little frustrating but delt with it so Cheers!! broe23 :P for the Fix :P
    Marked as resolved... Hope it's stable lol
    Six
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  4. #14


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    That was one of the first things I dealt with, when we got my son his Toshiba Laptop a couple of years ago. I always disable Hibernate on machines, because of the problems with it on 7, from not being 100% compatible with all mfg machines.
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  5. #15


    Canada
    Posts : 25
    8.1 6.3.9600


    Didn't seem to do this on my daughter's Toshiba. .. hhmmm
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  6. #16


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Sixwheeler2011 View Post
    Didn't seem to do this on my daughter's Toshiba. .. hhmmm
    Is fast boot disabled? Also on that long digital number I seem to remember one of the posters on the page saying it was bit fields. To set the bit for '2' change the last 2 digits from 48 to 50 as in 2147483650

    If you just set it to '2' then you are disabling all the other settings for all those bit fields(whatever they are.) MS Registry has a lot of "magic numbers." There is next to no documentation.


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  7. #17


    Canada
    Posts : 25
    8.1 6.3.9600


    Hello MilesAhead,

    Yes fast Start up is currently turned off. I am investigating the article now about the change (48 50).

    Yes I see this from Ken,
    "I just got off a chat session with HP Support - I'd reported the NUMLOCK off problem (off at start and restart). My original HKEY_USERS\Default\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators value was "2147483648" (Windows 8.1, 64 bit)
    HP Support had me change that value to "2147483650" - and it worked. My NUMLOCK is now ON at start/restart. Problem resolved."

    and also below post for an assus whitch it does not work for, might not of been done properly who knows, but his default returned to (2) after making the change from (48) to (50)

    Wil further investigate, but for now it is working. Have not located any other Dis functionality via key board.

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  8. #18


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    glad it worked out for you.
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