Why did the Num Lock key stop working in Windows 7?

tmagliolo December 19, 2010

The Num Lock key worked fine until 3 weeks ago. I have no idea why it stopped working. Running Windows 7 Home Premium on a Gateway AMD dual 64-bit. Thanks for any help.

  1. Aibek
    December 29, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Hey there,

    So did you manage to fix the Num Lock key? Please let us know.


  2. Anonymous
    December 22, 2010 at 8:08 am


    Resolve unexpected Function (F1 - F12) or other special key behavior

    Numbers do not appear on the screen when you use the numeric keypad

    or a system restore to a point where you didint had the problem
    Start-Accessories-System Tools-System Restore

    You can also try to reset CMOS BAttery
    updating the BIOS can fixes your Num Lock problem.

  3. Tina
    December 19, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Are any other keys on your keyboard affected? It's very strange for just one key to stop working. It sounds like hardware issue.

    Is it possible that this one key got stuck? Maybe a crumb got underneath it. Try taking out the key and cleaning it.