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mahgicmahn

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I am writing this for a friend who has problems every time she reboots she looses the number lock setting. What do I tell her to do to fix this issue?
Problem seemed to appear when she plugged in new keyboard which is a Dell wired.
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Welcome to TSG, mahgicmahn.

Start > Run > Type "Regedit" without quotes > Browse to HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard > Change the value for InitialKeyboardIndicators from 0 to 2.
 
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Thanks for your help but the keyboard is froze she cannot type.
To be clear... Was the keyboard not functioning to begin with, or did the registry edit suggested by DerekC result in the keyboard freezing?
 

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Disregard last post, newbie writing. Yes she has a new keyboard may be related or unrelated only problem is when she reboots she looses her number lock, so she can't type. WHY??? How does she fix it if she can't type. Is Derek C's the correct solution and once again how doers she fix this if she can't type.
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Jeff
 
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The Num Lk being off should affect ONLY the numpad keys, not the entire keyboard. Still trying get a grip on the overall problem.
 
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That being the case, I suggest the problem lies most likely with the keyboard itself. Is this a laptop or a desktop machine the key board is connected with? Is there another keyboard she can try?

Just noticed you wrote
she can type at all
was that a typo and you meant "cannot"
 

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her friend tech is unavailable he knows how to fix it until she reboots the next time. It sounds like the keyboard is not being recognized. Thanks!!
 

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Thanks Guys for your help it ended up being an overt fix overlooked disconnecting and reconnecting USB for keyboard. Thanks again!!
 
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