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When I type the letter s I get \s
Any ideas please

os is windows 8
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by:John Hurst
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There are NUM Lock and Scroll Lock settings on all keyboards (all that I have seen). I set CAPS Lock OFF, NUM Lock OFF (on a laptop) and Scroll Lock OFF.

Check all three settings for your computer and please let us know.

Also check if there is any evidence of keys sticking.
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You mean you get to characters when you hit s, a slash and an s? If yes, there must be a hardware issue.

Boot the PC to a LiveCD like Knoppix or puppy, open a text editor in there, and see what output you get there when you hot the s key. If you get a similar output, it is a hardware problem and I'd ask for a warranty replacement of the PC. If the warranty has expired, try removing the keyboard and connecting it properly again.

http://knoppix.org
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=puppy
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Did you set correct keyboard type and take a look this keyboard map instruction article at this site  ?
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/86239-keyboard-layout-change.html

If no issue at all, next go to reset your BIOS to its default by alt-cltr-del and F1 or F2 or F10 go to
BIOS setup and click default setting, please work around this since I won't know
your system setup configuration

Duncan
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all of these have been tried
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reset BIOS to  its default ?
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if i type s then the character \s appears
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Is this only with s?
was it the same with the suggested  live CDs?
Please answer and also try http://www.keyboardtester.com/tester.html to see what key presses are recorded while you press s.
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If you booted from a CD (you said you did) then the computer itself must have a hardware problem.
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when I use the keyboard tester the s and / kays are highlighted when s is pressed
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So we all agree that this is a hardware problem. Clean your keyboard, if that does not help, get a new one.
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You mean it is fixed , Right ? OR issue still there ?
Could you let us know how to fix it ?

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