Laptop keyboard displays wrong characters - XP

Posted on 2010-09-15
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
After using a USB keyboard now when I use the laptop keybaord it types the wrong characters (USB keybaord disconnected).

How do I reset the keyboard to use the built in laptop one?

Using XP.

Question by:jns_johnson
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Expert Comment

ID: 33681882
If you don't see the Language bar, right-click the taskbar, point to Toolbars, and then click Language bar.

On the Language bar, click the Input language button, and then select an input language.

Click the Keyboard layout button, and then select a keyboard layout.

Expert Comment

ID: 33681889
or On the Welcome screen, click the Keyboard layout button , and then select a keyboard layout.

Author Comment

ID: 33681957
Thanks collins23, but changing the languge (from English UK to US) and the keyboard layout has not helped. Many characters are still wrong, e.g. J =1, K=2 and L=3.

Any other ideas?
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Accepted Solution

ivanowsr earned 500 total points
ID: 33681988
Sounds like you have the numlock on, if you turn that off you should be good to go.

Expert Comment

ID: 33682053
what about re-installing the keyboard drivers . they could be corrupt.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 33682060
Brilliant! That's all it was.

Many thanks.

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