Solved

Why the KeyBoard is not giving the correct characters

Posted on 2008-06-21
4
733 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
I am trying to press on Shift + # giving ------> pound sign
                                     Shift + " giving -------> @
                                     Shift + @ giving -----> '
ectr.....................

WHY?
How to fix it?
0
Comment
Question by:nabilhammoud
4 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
richammond earned 250 total points
ID: 21837275
Hi, that's because you are using English US instead of English UK. On the language bar, select enlish UK and make sure you delete the US one. This will work

Regards
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:Philonator
ID: 21850228
Any chance you have a numlock or function lock stuck on as well?
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:mysticaldan
ID: 21852511
Try to boot from the Windows XP cd and go to the Recovery Console and see if the keys are typing wrong characters. If YES then its certainly a keyboard issue. The keyboard cable might have a loose connection. Reseating the keyboard cable usually resolves the issue or might need a keyboard replacement.

If keyboard is OK in Recovery Console then its a software issue. Make sure that the keyboard layout in Control Panel>Regional and Language Settings is set for US.

Dan
0
 

Author Comment

by:nabilhammoud
ID: 21853294
Thank's No Comments
0

Featured Post

Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Before accusing the battery of being bad be sure to test if the Power Adaptor is working properly. Click Here(http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Laptops_Notebooks/A_3413-Check-Laptop-Power-Adapter-Voltage.html) . From the first time you ch…
When you press your power button on your laptop and the LCD screen just stays black.  What is the problem? Possible problem can be the on-board video chip or Video Card. Possible problem can be the power inverter. Possible problem can be the ba…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview how to record your screen with Microsoft Expression Encoder. This program is still free and open for the public to download. This will be demonstrated using Microsoft Expression Encoder 4.
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…

813 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now