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pcRat

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ASUS M51AC-US005S i5 16GB DDR3 1600 8 upgraded to 8.1

Right out of the box the Num Lock did not work. :mad:
Tried different keyboards. It is enabled in the BIOS.
Can't find anything in the manual for it. M51AC Manual

Its a pain to engage number lock before typing PIN to login and then engaging it again after logging in to use the number keypad.

Thank you
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-3770K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" 24"
    Hard Drives
    1 TB WD
    PSU
    550w
I just tried leaving it on & restarting.
It was on when I restarted.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
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pcRat

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And that is how it has always worked for me. But now, this machine wants to be stubborn.
Its on now but soon as I logoff the Num Lock light goes out. In order to log back in with PIN, I have to press the Num Lock first.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-3770K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" 24"
    Hard Drives
    1 TB WD
    PSU
    550w

pcRat

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I just remembered the number keys above alpha keys on keyboard. Actually just noticed them. I haven't used them in years.
So if nothing else, use them to login & then engage Num Lock until a solution is found.

Can't go to ASUS site because once I click Support browser changes page and little gear spins & SPINS (overnite once when I let it)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-3770K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" 24"
    Hard Drives
    1 TB WD
    PSU
    550w

pcRat

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Please offer some solutions. This is insane. Remembering to press Num Lock every time or use number keys above alpha keys.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-3770K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" 24"
    Hard Drives
    1 TB WD
    PSU
    550w
I think I found a solution.

I found a Powershell script to activate Num Lock on login.

I opened Powershell & pasted it in.
A line appeared below the first one with something about Num Lock.
I pressed Enter & a basic line with nothing after the >.
I closed the Powershell window & restarted.

Restarting proceeded a while & suddenly the computer shut off with the power light blinking.
That freaked me out.

I pressed the power button on the computer & it started going again.

When it got to the login screen with my picture & password box the Num Lock light was on.
I let it boot up & load everything & then restarted & at the login screen the Num Lock light was on.

The code is:

Code:
$wsh = New-Object -ComObject WScript.Shell
$wsh.SendKeys('{NUMLOCK}')

It is attached also.

View attachment numlock.txt

To Paste into Powershell:

screenshot_9.png
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security

caperjack

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just remembered this +
only time I ever had this happen to me was a few years back on a computer I was fixing/working on , the cause in my case was a bad bios battery , that likely not what's happening here ,but just a thought
 

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  • OS
    win8.1.1 enterprise
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hinze57
    CPU
    AMD FX 6100 6core 3.30gHz
    Motherboard
    gigibyte ga-78lmy-s2p
    Memory
    4gig ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radon hd5000 Series
    Sound Card
    onboard realtek hd
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    19" viewsonic/ 22"Samsung
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    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    128gig ssd Kingston
    80gig WD 10000 rpm spinner
    Case
    micro
    Keyboard
    microsoft curve 200
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless M215
    Internet Speed
    high speed 20
    Browser
    ie 11
    Antivirus
    windows defender
    Other Info
    updated enterprise apr 2/14

pcRat

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It seems to be a common problem and there isn't a one size fixes all solution.
I appreciate your suggestion Dave but it didn't work on this stubborn pc.
I did run across a successful fix but concerned it may have messed with Fast Boot or Security.

  1. Run Registry Editor.
  2. Move to HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard.
  3. Change the value for InitialKeyboardIndicators to 2.

Note: The value was 2147483648 before changing to 2
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-3770K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" 24"
    Hard Drives
    1 TB WD
    PSU
    550w
It seems to be a common problem and there isn't a one size fixes all solution.
I appreciate your suggestion Dave but it didn't work on this stubborn pc.
I did run across a successful fix but concerned it may have messed with Fast Boot or Security.

  1. Run Registry Editor.
  2. Move to HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard.
  3. Change the value for InitialKeyboardIndicators to 2.

Note: The value was 2147483648 before changing to 2

I tried the registry thing too & it didn't work for me.
It changed back to 0 after restarting.

Thanks for the rep. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security

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