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Shift + Home works, but Home does not

I have Windows XP Pro installed on my PC, and I have tried two Wireless Natural Multimedia Keyboards now, both with the same problem.

If I press the HOME key, nothing happens, but if I press the CTRL+HOME or SHIFT+HOME, the result is as expected.

This does not happen on another PC with XP Pro installed. My regional settings are English (New Zealand).

Does anyone know how I could troubleshoot this or why it would be occurring?
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you should go into device manager and remove whatever keyboard is showing.  Press DEL.  When it is gone, shut down and off.  Attach the KB from the known working computer, and reboot.  If you still get no action out of Home, your windows setup on this computer is corrupt.  You could try a repair install from the CD, or run SFC /scannow to redo the system files back to the service pack in the CD setup.   While you are at it, test the removed keyboard on the system known to be working.
miken05Author Commented:
Hello, I am not sure how a corrupt windows installation would disable home, but thanks for your comment.

It did get me thinking about the keyboards in device manager. I have a Saitek X52 Joystick and Throttle, which does install a virtual Microsoft Compliant HID Keyboard. I unplugged the Saitek from the USB port and this allowed my HOME key on my Microsoft Keyboard to work fine.

So you got me thinking along the right track thank you very much.

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