My keyboard is typing the wrong characters

Posted: 08-16-2003, 04:56 PM
On my laptop my keyboard is typing the incorrect characters. However, if I
log off and into another user (I have 3 users) it is fine. It's only in my
(admin) account.
I've scanned for viruses, corrupt files etc. and it doesn't show anything.
What can cause this?
Thanks


My keyboard is typing the wrong characters


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Bruce Chambers
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Re: My keyboard is typing the wrong characters
Posted: 08-16-2003, 05:14 PM
Greetings --

Start > Control Panel > Regional and Language Options, make sure
that "Standards and formats" and "Location" are correct. Start >
Control Panel > Regional and Language Options > Languages > Details >
Default Input Language.


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"Paul" <noemail@cox.net> wrote in message
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> On my laptop my keyboard is typing the incorrect characters.
However, if I
> log off and into another user (I have 3 users) it is fine. It's
only in my
> (admin) account.
> I've scanned for viruses, corrupt files etc. and it doesn't show
anything.
> What can cause this?
> Thanks
>
>

Lawrence Thomas
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My keyboard is typing the wrong characters
Posted: 08-16-2003, 05:35 PM
If Windows XP, try this:
Check the "Regional and Language Options" in the Control
Panel. It may be set to another language. When you
click the above option in the Control Panel, click on the
Languages tab, and then click Details to ensure that you
are using English or whatever language is native to you.
I'll keep checking for you.
>-----Original Message-----
>On my laptop my keyboard is typing the incorrect
characters. However, if I
>log off and into another user (I have 3 users) it is
fine. It's only in my
>(admin) account.
>I've scanned for viruses, corrupt files etc. and it
doesn't show anything.
>What can cause this?
>Thanks
>
>
>.
>
Alex Nichol
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Re: My keyboard is typing the wrong characters
Posted: 08-17-2003, 03:56 PM
Paul wrote:
>On my laptop my keyboard is typing the incorrect characters. However, if I
>log off and into another user (I have 3 users) it is fine. It's only inmy
>(admin) account.
Go to Control Panel - Regional And Language Options. Take the Language
page and click Details.
There check the Keyboard layout in use, under 'Keyboard', for 'English'
in the lower pane, There are several possible layouts, and you are
probably on an inappropriate one (eg US and UK are different)

If the one you want to use is not there, click on Add and search for it
in the lower drop down, Click OK. Then in the parent page, select
this combination in the Default Input language in the top drop down,
Apply, OK and Apply any time it is available on the way as you OK out.
Then close and restart to bring it into use.

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Alex Nichol MS MVP (Windows Technologies)
Bournemouth, U.K. Alexn@mvps.org
 
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