Some keys on keyboard dont work

By mole · 4 replies
Feb 7, 2005
  1. hi all.
    my system has windows xp home edition and i had 30 days to activate it. but now, times up and i have no choice but to activate. (didnt do it before because i was lazy lol).
    when it asks me to put cd key in, i try to insert it, but some keys dont seem to work, such as the vowels and 's' and 'l' and 'z' other keys.
    ive tried 3 other keyboards, and the same exact same keys dont seem to work.
    i also tried a USB keyboard, but i still have the same problem.
    can any1 help please?
    cant do ANYTHING on my computer without activating. when i click Cancel on the activation box, it just logs me off :(
    all help appreciated
  2. SepH111

    SepH111 TS Rookie

    i just bought a new cpu and i have the same problem i turn it ON and everything is good untill i have to insert the serial key :(
    the key starts with an A ... quess what a doesnt work ... i tryed my new kayboard an the old one im using now both of them not having some basic keys ...
    though using the new keyboard on my old cpu it works perfectly well ...
    Id be clad if someone could tell me whats wrong ...

  3. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Posts: 1,000

    try reseting the keyboard for your region
  4. SepH111

    SepH111 TS Rookie

    it wont give me that option before i insert the serial key ...
    the timezone and things come after the serial :(
  5. kangaruffian

    kangaruffian TS Rookie Posts: 175

    then u have to guess whats key it might be.. try also -_*^¨<¨keys..
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