command line; change keyboard layout, hotkeys

By Nestea
Jun 10, 2007
  1. hi

    I have a pretty big problem.
    I work with various keyboard layouts (languages) under windows xp pro. If I enter command line and want to change the keyboard language i press 'alt + left shift + 1 (2, 3)'.
    Quite recently somebody asked me to help him to get rid of some spyware his pc has had. Out of habit I have changed the keyboard's layout and hotkeyed it.
    What happend when I opened cmd? The 'shift characters' appeared instead of the language to be changed. Minor setback.
    Out of curiosity, I have downstairs a home edition oem windows pc. What happens? The same thing... it is like the 'alt' is not considered when combining the keys.
    As I have to format my hdd I would like to know if anyone knows a solution. Does the same thing happen to you?
    I have some backed up .reg keys but the majority is visual stuff.

    I have some other accounts on my pc, that are never used, but it works fine with those, well just tried one but I suppose it works also with the other one as with the administrator account.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Command Processor
    nothing special there.

    well, thanks for reading and hope someone can help.
  2. Nestea

    Nestea TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    anyone, anything?


    Two days ago I formatted and what i've anticipated is happening.

    and can't get it to work.
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