Specifies whether the NUM LOCK key is set to ON or OFF when your computer starts. You can use this command only in your CONFIG.SYS file.
NUMLOCK=ON | OFF
The NUMLOCK command is one of six special CONFIG.SYS commands for defining startup menus and multiple configurations. The other commands are as follows:
For an overview of the procedure for defining multiple configurations, see the topic "Commands for Defining Multiple Configurations".
Although the default setting for the x parameter is 8, some programs require a larger value. A typical setting is 30.
The value you set for FILES may not be the only determining factor in how many files a program can have open at a time. The design of the program may limit how many files it can have open.
To ensure that NUM LOCK is always ON when the startup menu appears, include in the [MENU] block.
This menu block defines three menu items, sets the default item to "full_config," and sets NUM LOCK to ON:
[menu] MENUITEM=base_config,Base configuration only MENUITEM=full_config,Normal configuration MENUITEM=network,Normal configuration with network MENUDEFAULT=full_config NUMLOCK=ON