How do I toggle the num lock off in Windows 95?

Question

The numlock key is on when I boot up. How do I boot up with the key in the off position?

Answer

This question was answered on August 22, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Your first place to check is your system BIOS or CMOS chip Most computers have a message during the startup that says "Press Del to run setup" or something to that effect Look in the advanced settings of your CMOS for a NumLock setting

If you do not find it you can do the following:

To Toggle the NUM LOCK Key Off in Windows 95

Use any text editor (such as Notepad) to create the following file:

a 100

mov ax,0040

mov ds,ax

and byte ptr [0017],df

mov ah,1

int 16

mov ax,4c00

int 21

r cx

0013

n NUM_OFF.COM

w

q

Save the file as Numoff.deb

Type the following line at a command prompt:

debug < numoff.deb

This creates an MS-DOS-based program named Num_off.com that toggles the NUM LOCK key off

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on August 22, 1999