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Old January 20th, 2009, 09:02 PM
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I am trying to assist a friend that is running XP, who is hving issues with her keyboard, she has tried three different keyboards and each one is not typing in the correct letters. What could be the problem?
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Old January 20th, 2009, 09:12 PM
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drivers? have you tried the keyboards on your system to see if it's the keyboards or something wrong with her computer all together?
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Old January 21st, 2009, 01:40 AM
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Keyboard Typing Wrong Letters

Yes, I am having her run the Spy Bot Search & Destroy, so far there are issues there.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 01:48 AM
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well that's good, but have you tried the keyboards personally on your computer.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 02:55 AM
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Were all 3 keyboards PS/2 type keyboards? If so the PS/2 port could be wonky. Try a USB keyboard and see if the problem persists.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 02:56 AM
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Yes, I sent her one that I was using and it didn't work that made 3. All three keyboards are giving the same errors. She had almost 400 problems that were fixed. Could this be a trojan or something? She has anti-virus software running.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 02:57 AM
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Yes, they are all PS/2 types, there's no USB one available unfortunately to try.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 03:02 AM
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uhhhh, i mean there is always the option of buying a usb keyboard, and if it is still faulty then re format.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 09:39 PM
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Hi there,
I aways think that reformatting shoud be your very last option.

Have you got more than one language installed?
French would use an AZERTY layout while english would use QWERTY.
Press "Maj +Alt Gr. to flip between the two.
I can't help thinking keyboards are pretty low tec these days, to have three
go wrong at the same time???????
Bent pins will normally result in a "Keyboard not detected" warning.
It has to be on the computor side to my mind.

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Old January 21st, 2009, 09:42 PM
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ive never heard of a maj or gr key
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Old January 21st, 2009, 09:59 PM
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The 'maj' key on a AZERTY keyboard is 'shift' I think. the 'altGr' key is just to the right of the spacebar
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Old January 21st, 2009, 10:05 PM
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Thanks PurestLight I just looked at my keyboard and typed what I saw, not thinking about it.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 10:17 PM
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Hi sentee, just a basic check here

Have you/she checked that the correct language is set?

Control panel > Regional and Language Options > click the dropdown and select the language you want. It's worth a try for starters
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Old February 4th, 2009, 01:55 AM
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Re: Keyboards typing wrong keys

Hi All...

She reinstalled the operating system using the upgrade recommended option, and it is working okay now. She threw out a brand new keyboard before she called me though. Thanks all.
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