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I type and the charactors that appear are wrong, i.e., I type 'abcd' or 'test' and I see '2345' or 'E6DE'

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I type and the charactors that appear are wrong, i.e., I type 'abcd' or 'test' and I see '2345' or 'E6DE'

THIS HAPPENS IN MY APPLICATIONS, EDITPAD PRO, YAHOO MESSAGE WINDOW, QUICKBOOKS, WORDPERFECT 10,

AND DOES NOT HAPPEN IN WORDPAD, NOTEPAD OR THIS QUESTION BODY

my default font is ARIAL in applications. and if I change the font choice, I get different results. Seems like the font pointer(s) are out of wack. I tried uninstalling fonts and installing them back, rebooting each time, etc. I cannot use my main applications until this is resolved.

suggestion?

Reggie


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Try this

Open tweak to the Repair page
Choose the Repair Fonts then click the button
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a) Try doing inplace upgrade of windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;292175

b) Repairing, Recovering, and Restoring an Installation of Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;268106

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Double Check for viruses
Online Scanners

 Norton Web Services  
Go to this page and click on Scan for Viruses
http://security.symantec.com/ssc/vc_about.asp?j=1&langid=us&venid=sym&plfid=22&pkj=REODSKVYRMHCGVRVRMN

It needs to download a few file so as to activate the scan so you may see a message like this.

"The Scan for Viruses uses an ActiveX program to scan your computer. The download is approximately 1.5MB and can take about 10 minutes over a 28.8 modem.

The scan can take more than 20 minutes depending on the speed of your computer and the number of files that you have. Please do not browse away from this page unless you intend to abort the scan.
 
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rdfreedman,

Try changing keyboard and check if that would solve the issue

Thanks,
Sunray
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by:rdfreedman
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Solution:

delete the none english keyboard (control panel, keyboard, input locales, change....) AND language bar, remove check from 'show the language bar on the desktop

problem solved
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