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My keyboard has mixed up

My default keyboard's language was German. A friend accessed remote to my computer and changed it to US English, after he was finished he restored my default settings. After a couple of hours, my keyboard started to play crazy. It types a 5 for i and a 6 for o and a * for p. All my tries with Controlpanel/languages and Controlpanel/Keyboard are without success.
I happened a couple of months ago, after someone accessed remote to my computer. At that time I formatted my hard drive. But now, it is not possible for me.

Any solution? Thanks
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Gitti
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nikkilockeCommented:
Hi Gitti,

Sounds like a hardware problem to me (the wires inside the keyboard getting shorted).

Try borrowing a keyboard from someone else, turn off your computer, plug in their keyboard, then turn the computer on again. If that fixes the problem, it proves it is the keyboard. A new one is cheap, or you can try to clean yours (but don't blam me if it makes it worse). If you do try to clean it, don't use any liquid - I usually hold mine upside down and tap the corners on the desk - you will be amazed how much junk falls out! Then I hold it upside down and run the vacuum cleaner nozzle (with a soft brush attachment) all over it to pick up any more loose stuff. I have tried taking one apart and cleaning it "properly", but it never worked again!

Hope this helps,

Nikki
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GittiAuthor Commented:
Thank you Nikki, the other keyboard worked okay. I just wonder why it happened last time after a remote access and this time too. And why the same problem was over after I reinstalled the XP.

You know, it is a laptop and not easy to open and clean. Maybe other suggessions to try?

Thanks

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GittiAuthor Commented:
No! This is definitly not a hardware problem, I logged on the same computer with another user account - and the keyboard works irreproachable.

This be because of some wrong settings. BUT WHAT?
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nikkilockeCommented:
Ah - you didn't say it was a laptop!

Cleaning that would be a lot more difficult (and risky!).

Did you stay on that other user account for the couple of hours it takes to reproduce the problem?
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ridCommented:
A laptop... this does sound like NumLock has come on accidentally. Is there some indicator for NumLock status? Try enabling/disabling NumLock and see if it makes a difference.
/RID
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WatzmanCommented:
Rid got it.  You have numlock turned on.  Turn it off.
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GittiAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot every one. That was it - The numlock was turned on-
thanks again a lot!
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ridCommented:
I'm glad I could help!
Regards
/RID
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