NumPad (number pad) does not work on Windows. How to fix?

The number pad on a full-size keyboard is a convenient addition to work with numbers. What if NumPad doesn’t work on Windows? Let’s consider the causes of the problem and how to solve it.

Reasons why Numpad does not work

The problem of a non-working digital block is associated with two potential reasons:

  • Disabled NumLock button.
  • Keyboard mouse control enabled.

Numeric block on the keyboard:

How to fix the situation

The two most basic ways to bring NumPad back to life are:

  • Physical inclusion.
  • Changing the Ease of Access settings.

Physical inclusion

The most obvious remedy is to make sure the NumLock button is active.

  • Click NumLock and try using Numpad.
  • If the button is active, the numbers will start to be printed.

If the problem persists, go to the next step.

Changing the Ease of Access settings

Sometimes a potential cause of non-working digits is due to a failure in the Accessibility settings.

  • Go to the Start menu.
  • Find Control Panel.
  • In the Control Panel section, find the Ease of Access category.
  • Go to the Ease of Access Center.
  • Select Change keyboard behavior.
  • Go to the section “Control the mouse using the keyboard” and uncheck the box “Turn ON mouse keys”.
  • Confirm the changes.

If NumPad continues to be disabled, there is a possibility that there is internal damage to a peripheral or an OS failure. Better to take the devices to a service center.

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