|16 Jul 2013||#1|
| || |
Odd numlock behaviour
My numlock key stopped working and I can't seem to figure out why. It is not the usual case of the mouse keys accessibility feature: it is disabled and so is the convoluted shortcut that can turn it on accidentally. It is not a hardware issue either, other keyboards show the same symptom on this PC be it USB or PS/2. Same story in safe mode.
The exact behaviour is the following:
- inside bios: works perfectly
- windows login screen: stuck in state set by HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators
- logged in: stuck in state set by HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators
Last thing I recall doing before I noticed the odd behaviour was setting up windows remote desktop protocol and sure enough google found several threads and a microsoft support article regarding the connection between remote desktop and numlock desync issues. Still reverting all changes and disabling remote desktop did squat.
I can force numlock into either state by editing the InitialKeyboardIndicators reg value, denying admin edit permissions and relogging. I can also toggle numlock via the on screen keyboard feature, even the keyboard LED responds accordingly. Still the actual numlock key remains non-functional.
I have autohotkey, logitech gaming software and keytweak installed but haven't touched them in months, no other software I can think of that has much to do with keyboard behaviour. What else... Running win 7 ultimate sp 1 with all updates, no sign of infections according to NOD. I am out of ideas, so is google. Any suggestions? :/
|My System Specs|
|16 Jul 2013||#2|
| || |
Scratch that, mix of bad luck and my stupidity. Turns out years ago I disabled numlock in keytweak and set InitialKeyboardIndicators to 2 so that I would never turn it off by accident. Except I totally forgot about that and when I recently connected through RDP the desync bug reset my registry value to off and I tried to restore the default windows behaviour instead of the one I set up in keytweak.
|My System Specs|
|Similar help and support threads for2: Odd numlock behaviour|
|Disable NumLock key to prevent accidental turn off||General Discussion|
|UEFI and Numlock - please help||General Discussion|
|Keyboard Numlock Issue||Hardware & Devices|
|Another Numlock Issue||General Discussion|
|How to remove desktop icon text? but laptop w/o numlock :(||Customization|
|Very odd behaviour from MSE....||System Security|
|Our Sites ||Site Links ||About Us ||Find Us |
© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:59 AM.