Laptop numeric keypad is causing erroneous keystrokes

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Hi,

I am using HP Pavilion DV7 laptop with Windows 7 pre-installed in it. I never faced any problem so far.

But, from this week onwards the number keypad started behaving strangely. When I type numbers using the top row of the keypad no issues. But, when I am using number keypad on the right side of the keyboard, it is not printing the numbers instead all strange things happening. For example, when I type '2', it is typing 72 and opening help window. When I type 3 it is printing some special characters.

What could be the problem? Is there any settings somewhere which got messed up? Any help in this regard is very much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Laptop numeric keypad is causing erroneous keystrokes

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Hello Ferdinand,

I believe that issue is caused by NumLK key. NumLK key causes the right side keys to generate erroneous results. Try disabling numLK if enabled and vice-versa.

Also there could be a chance that Keyboard is switched to another language, try changing it to operating system language of the region/area where it is bought.

Finally check your keyboard that if any key is stuck, mostly shift or ctrl.

Good luck..!!

 

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