An issue with keyboard

By kuusma
May 9, 2006
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  1. So, here's the thing.. A few hours ago a friend of mine came to check on my desktop computer for it had some problems. After he had gone I noticed that the keyboard was functioning weird. I think it's really a small problem and has something to do with the settings but I just haven't got a clue what to do. The problem is, the letters are all mixed up.
    When I press 'a', 'b', 'c' the results are 'a', 'x', 'j'. 'D' becomes 'e', 'v' becomes 'k', 'w' becomes '.' etc.
    Could someone please help me out?
  2. Peddant

    Peddant Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,644

    There`s a keyboard remapper HERE I`ve never used it,but it sounds promising.
  3. kuusma

    kuusma Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    No, that's not the problem because the keyboard is mapped correctly. Only it gives the wrong letters everywhere: internet browsers, text documents, whatever.
    Also, it runs on Win XP.
  4. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 Newcomer, in training Posts: 546

    very simple solution: buy a new keyboard
    you can now get a cheap one for about $20.00
  5. kuusma

    kuusma Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    It's not the problem of the keyboard but the settings in which case I haven't managed to solve it. With other computers the keyboard's perfectly fine.
  6. kirock

    kirock Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,598

    Have you tried a system restore point from a few weeks ago?
    It sounds like a system32 dll is corrupted. you can try Start/Run then type This: SFC /scannow
  7. BillieR

    BillieR Newcomer, in training

    I would like to join this thread please. My new Toshiba Laptop displays the wrong uppercase symbol when I depress the shift key? Ideas?
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