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Sony Vaio VGN 270P - Jumbled Keyboard Input characters

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Sony VAIO - VGN T270 P / Windows XP-SP2 / Sony Vaio Drivers from Online SONY Support.

Wrong Laptop Keyboard input character recognition by Windows.
Worked fine after fresh installation, I suspect further installation of vaio drivers caused this, not sure.

Correct Character identification on third party BOOT DISK i.e Hiren Boot CD  text editors.

I get different character on screen than the one pressed on the Laptop Keyboard.
It confuses the 1st row alphabetical input for keys like P,O.I etc into numbers.

A solution would be appreciated.

Thanks, Jacobs.
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Hi
Make sure the FN or Num lock key is not active on the keyboard.
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by:WallD
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try checking the country settings in the control panel
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by:WallD
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Sorry that should have been regional settings, make sure they havent changed.
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by:zuiver
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HI F-KIng was right.

The problem seems to be solved when I press the FN key and the other keys at the same time.

So at present the FN key seems to be enabled or disabled.
I tried Switch an and swithsch of by single press, continued press, and multiple press.but i cannot permanantly revert the current function of the FN key.

So the question arises, how do I permanantly revert the FN key function?

Thanks.
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try uninstalling the hotkey software from add remove programs in control panel.
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Have you made sure the keyboard language is correct in Regional Settings under the input device area.
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by:zuiver
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hi,

The solution was simple in the end, the numberlock key was activated, it did not take much time for a grammar school gcse student to figure it out. thanks for the help.
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Great to help out just close the question and assign the required points.
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by:zuiver
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hi to assign the points to whom,? :)

the grammar school student. he has not got an account with experts- exchange.

thanks
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thanks for points, who is this "grammar school student"
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