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Number pad On WinXp does not work?

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I have  TVSE gold Keybaord. My numberpad does not work on thw Win Xp but the number keys located above alphabet keys work perfectly fine. On the contrary the keyboard performs perfectly fine on Win 98.

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Double check the Num Lock settings?
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I agree.

By that, I think what Wakeup means is to try pressing the numlock button located on your keyboard to ensure that it is engaged. If it is not, then by default, when Windows XP boots, the numlock status if OFF.

In Windows 98, the numloack default status was ON.
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How to Enable the NUM LOCK Key for the Logon Screen (Q315468)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q315468

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The information in this article applies to:


Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


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IMPORTANT : This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Q256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry


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This article describes how to enable the NUM LOCK key for the logon screen.



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WARNING : If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

The status of the NUM LOCK key is specific for each user, and by default, it is disabled. If you want to enable the NUM LOCK key for use before a user presses CTRL+ALT+DEL to log on, you must use Registry Editor to change the default behavior. To enable NUM LOCK before a user logs on, use Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe) to locate the following registry key:

HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard
Change the value of the InitialKeyboardIndicators value in this key from 0 to 2.

For additional information about how to set the NUM LOCK state at logon by using a logon script ID, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Q262625 How to Set the NUM LOCK State at Logon Using a Logon Script ID
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Oh goody! I have been looking all over for a way to do this crash2100! Thanks!
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