Why does my keyboard turn off on boot-up Why does my keyboard turn off on boot-up 1chuck (Instructor) (OP) 21 Mar 00 12:08 After installing w2k professional when I boot up my key board num lock turns off. It is turned on in the bios where do I need to go to turn it back on in the software? RE: Why does my keyboard turn off on boot-up Karl Blessing (Programmer) 21 Mar 00 12:39 um, numlock button right on the keyboard always works,tho in Win2k control pannel, for system setting, one of the tabs if i remeber correctly defines bootup behavior. Karlkb244@bellsouth.net Experienced in , or have messed with : VC++, Borland C++ Builder, VB-Dos, VB1 thru VB6, Delphi 3 pro, Borland C++ 3(DOS), Borland C++ 4.5, HTML, ASP(somewhat), QBasic(hehe, yea it was 4.5 too, least i didnt start with COBOL) RE: Why does my keyboard turn off on boot-up Ianco (MIS) 30 Mar 00 11:42 The status of the NUM LOCK key is specific for each user, and it is disabled by default. If you want the NUM LOCK key enabled for use before a user presses CTRL+ALT+DEL to log on, you must use Registry Editor to change the defaultbehavior. To enable NUM LOCK before a user logs on, use the steps below. 1. Run Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe). 2. Navigate to HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard. 3. Change the value for InitialKeyboardIndicators from 0 to 2. Ian Cowieianco@email.comHow can I help you? P.S. I'm Canadian, eh!