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lost Num Lock at start not lit?

  1. #1


    Canada
    Posts : 25
    8.1 6.3.9600

    lost Num Lock at start not lit?


    Hello,
    Windows 8.1/from org.8.0

    Just a Question to some long timers here.
    I have A toshiba Sat-Notebook(2013)
    After climbing back up from a reset from disk(s)
    to original 8.0(from 8.1) back to current 8.1 (also current win updated)
    and all drivers installed (WLAN-Display-audio etc.)
    keyboard seems to not want to have the num Lock enable at start.
    This was working fine up until this Reset.
    Any Ideas? I am at work right now , but I will check manufactuerers FAQ's & KB
    when back at home.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Not sure if this setting is the same on yours but worth a look
    How to set the default setting of the NumLock during boot?
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  3. #3


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    That problem should have been fixed with the updates. You had to do a Registry edit when 8 first came out, to keep Num Lock on.
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  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Toggled to off in BIOS somehow maybe?
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  5. #5


    Canada
    Posts : 25
    8.1 6.3.9600


    Hard time finding correct Function key F2 @ Logo screen no go.
    I am going to do a little research to locate the correct F Key.
    Might be 1. Will repost when I locate it. Thanks for the Advise so far.
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  6. #6


    Canada
    Posts : 25
    8.1 6.3.9600


    Well i was able to load the bios( DA me was tapping F2). It was a hold.
    There is no option under Advanced>system Config
    to either toggle off or even set
    Bios vr. was 6.0 and was flashed to 6.5 some time ago.
    I will have to download Toshiba's System Settings tool to see if
    I can locate it there.
    Will update when I find something.

    I have the System Settings tool, not there either.
    I guess I have to dig in and try to locate information.
    Not that this is a big issue, just tapping the num key
    no problem, but it gets my goat. :P
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  7. #7


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Either Fn F2 or F2 should bring up the bios screen. Not all units use the same sequence to get into the bios.
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  8. #8


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I'm the other way around, I want num lock off. I do that by changing a setting in the BIOS. On my desktop PC's its enabled on by default.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    If you cannot get the setting to work you could give this freeware a try:
    Set Numlock State Download - Softpedia




    Edit:
    If that one is too old to support W8 there should be others similar. Check the big freeware download sites.
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  10. #10


    Canada
    Posts : 25
    8.1 6.3.9600


    Thanks MilesAhead, for the Link I will try it when I return Home.
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