The numlock key is on when I boot up. How do I boot up with the key in the off position?
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:
and byte ptr ,df
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 Colburn of Data Doctors on August 22, 1999