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Can anyone tell me how to get my keyboard numberlock set to *on* at
startup?  This used to be the case and then when I had to reinstall win95
it stopped being the case.  The is set OK but I cannot find where in win95
to change the setting.

Geoffrey Thomson
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by:favard
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Are you sure that the "Num lock" is set in the Bios setup ?
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michalowicz earned 100 total points
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It is very simple.  All you have to do is put the following statement in the CONFIG.SYS of the Win95 PC:

numlock=on

Now every time the machine is booted, it will default to on.

The setting for numlock can be either on or off.  Obviously, if you no longer want numlock automatically being on, change to numlock=off.
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by:mansol
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In answer to Favard, my BIOS setup shown numlock as on.  I thank michalowicz for his answer but unfortunatelt this does not seem to work.  Is it important where I put the addition to the config.sys line?
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by:michalowicz
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No, it should not matter where you put it in your CONFIG.SYS.  But try this anyway:
1. Make a backup copy of your CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT
2. Erase your autoexec.bat and config.sys (since you have back ups this won't do any damage)
3. add the line numlock=on to your new CONFIG.SYS (this will now be the only config.sys line)
4. re-boot your PC

See if this now works.  If it does, you probably have a setting in your config.sys or autoexec.bat overriding your numlock.

5. Now restore your original CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT

Tell me how this goes
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by:mansol
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Thanks michalowicz - I will try this and get back to you
mansol
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by:mansol
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I have tried this and the problem still remains. The BOIS is set to numlock=on and everything is fine until win95 gets around halfway through its startup routine.  Might the problem lie in win.ini or sys.ini?
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