Solved

Howto reset key mapping

Posted on 2006-06-17
4
538 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
One of the users on my Windows XP Pro has recently got some of the keys remapped. For example "u" has become "4". Other users on the same machine have their key mappings fine. Tried relog, reboot but it did not help. How can I reset keymap for that user to default?

Vinod
0
Comment
Question by:vinod
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Jonvee
ID: 16928696
Is this what you're looking for ?  Scroll down ~ 50% to sub-heading "Reset All"  >>

"Keyboard Editor":
http://www.klm32.com/KbdEdit.html
0
 
LVL 28

Accepted Solution

by:
burrcm earned 50 total points
ID: 16929200
U = 4 O = 6. It thinks it is a laptop. Turn numlock off and the keys will be normal. How this has occurred is not immediately obvious.

Chris B
0
 

Author Comment

by:vinod
ID: 16930586
Chris,

You are right, it is laptop and the problem was indeed NumLock. Worst, the NumLock state is retained after logoff and even after reboot.

Thanks for quick fix.

Vinod
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:burrcm
ID: 16931417
Ah - it was not clear from your question that it was a laptop. This then is normal behaviour. Once Numlock is off, it should stay that way until you want it again - normally used if you plug an external keyboard in. Thanks for the points.

Chris B
0

Featured Post

The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Can I legally transfer my OEM version of Windows to another PC?  (AKA - Can I put a new systemboard in my OEM PC?) Few of us are both IT and legal experts but we all have our own views of Microsoft's licensing rules and how they apply.  There are…
cPanel is a Unix based web hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site. cPanel utilizes a 3 tier structure that provides functionality for administrators, rese…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
In this video you will find out how to export Office 365 mailboxes using the built in eDiscovery tool. Bear in mind that although this method might be useful in some cases, using PST files as Office 365 backup is troublesome in a long run (more on t…

622 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question