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teulk
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inspiron 17r 5721 Numlock on start up

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Is there anyway of enabling number lock on start up ?

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teulk
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RE: inspiron 17r 5721 Numlock on start up

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Change the default number to 2 for Num Lock on at start up.

If you wanted Caps Lock, Num Lock, and Scroll Lock on you would change the number to 7

Understand now ?

I don't know why if 2147483648 = 0 they just didn't have 0 as the default value. 

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DELL-Babita S
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RE: inspiron 17r 5721 Numlock on start up

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Hi Teulk,

Go to Control Panel => Hardware and Sound => Power Options => System Settings=>Uncheck the option of Turn on Fast Startup.
 
If you do not see any System Settings option under Power Options, Click on "Choose what the power buttons do" => Click on "Change settings that are currently unavailable"  If necessary, scroll down to "Shutdown settings"  The first option  is "Turn on fast startup (recommended)"  Uncheck this option.
 
Reboot the system and check if the Num Lock works at startup now.
 
Please keep us posted on the results.
 
Thanks & regards,
Babita S
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teulk
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RE: inspiron 17r 5721 Numlock on start up

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Thanks but it didn't work.

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DELL-Babita S
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RE: inspiron 17r 5721 Numlock on start up

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Hi Teulk,

Thank you for your reply. I am sorry that the issue remains unresolved.

Please click on the link below for steps on How to Enable or Disable a Toggle Key at Startup in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8:

http://bit.ly/I4PQx

Hope this helps resolve the issue. Please reply if you have further queries.

Thanks & regards,
Babita S
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teulk
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RE: inspiron 17r 5721 Numlock on start up

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Thanks - Option two worked  emoticon.BigSmile.title
OPTION TWO

At Startup for the Logon Screen
NOTE: This is before you logon to a user account. You will either need to do this in a Administrator account or have regedit Run as administrator in a Standard account.


1.
 Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type regedit, and press Enter.

2. If prompted by UAC, click on Continue (Vista) or Yes (Windows 7/8).

3. In regedit, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard
4. In the right pane, double click/tap on InitialKeyboardIndicators to modify it.

Toggle Keys at Startup-before_logon.jpg
5. Type in a number below for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (See screenshot below table)
NOTE: It is safe to change this longer default number 2147483648 (decimal equivalent of 0x80000000)It acts the same as 0.

Number Description
0 All indicators off (Default setting)
1 Caps Lock on
2 Num Lock on
3 Caps Lock and Num Lock on
4 Scroll Lock on
5 Caps Lock and Scroll Lock on
6 Num Lock and Scroll Lock on
7 Caps Lock, Num Lock, and Scroll Lock on

Toggle Keys at Startup-modify_before_logon.jpg

6.
 Close regedit.
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DELL-Babita S
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RE: inspiron 17r 5721 Numlock on start up

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Hi Teulk,

That is great news.

I am glad to know that the issue is fixed for you.

Please feel free to contact us if you have further queries. We would be happy to help.

Thanks & regards,
Babita S
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RE: inspiron 17r 5721 Numlock on start up

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Finally, a solution that worked! This has been driving me crazy trying to find a way to lock the NUM key at startup. I've spent many hours looking for a solution. Thank you  !

jadoke

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DELL-Babita S
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RE: inspiron 17r 5721 Numlock on start up

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Hi Jadoke,

It is great that you were able to resolve the issue with the keypad.

Please feel free to contact us in case of further queries, we would be happy to help.

Thanks & regards,
Babita S
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teulk
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RE: inspiron 17r 5721 Numlock on start up

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Not to take any credit from Dell for the solution but i had actually found this solution months ago, the problem was me emoticon.Embarrassed.title i tried the first option but it didn't work, i then foolishly dismissed the second option as i thought it was just a different way of acheiving the results of option one. Perhaps i should have read it more carefully emoticon.BigSmile.title

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DELL-Babita S
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RE: inspiron 17r 5721 Numlock on start up

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Hi Teulk,

Yes, that is true.

We hope your computer is working fine now. Please feel free to contact us if you have further queries, we would be happy to assist.

Thanks & regards,
Babita S
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