keyboard problem


H

hitman55

My son has a new computer and apparently when he set it up some how the
keyboard is setup in a french Canadian version. When he tries using the
question mark slash key and french accent somes up instead. The same happens
for a few other keys as well. Can someone tell me how to change this keyboard
setup please.
 
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B

Brian A.

My son has a new computer and apparently when he set it up some how the
keyboard is setup in a french Canadian version. When he tries using the
question mark slash key and french accent somes up instead. The same
happens for a few other keys as well. Can someone tell me how to change
this keyboard setup please.

See if you can change it in Start > Settings > Control Panel > Regional
and Language Options > Languages tab > Details button. If you're unable to
change or set a language, uninstall the keyboard in Device Manager and then
reinstall it per the manufacturers instructions.

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Brian A. Sesko
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
 
H

hitman55

Did what you said and switched the language to the proper setting but
unfortunately it's still doing the same thing. I may try the uninstall of the
keyboard tomorrow. I appreciate the help and suggestions. Brett
 
L

Lucky

Hi
I have winXP prof reinstalled on Dell Dimension 4400.
yesterday may son( he is 3 yrs old) ruined 2 keyboards( microsoft ).
in one case keys swaped like when i press a it types b space swaped with -
(dash) & so on
other keyboard had strange problem if i hit any letter key its typing 0
then K so many times.
i think he pressed some combination keys is there any way to reset keyboard?
ur suggestions are highly appreciated.
Have a nice day
Cheers!
 
T

Tim Meddick

Have you tried performing a 'System Restore' on the affected computer?

Start the 'System Restore' utility (it's on your 'Start Menu' under
Accessories > System Tools OR you could type (or copy and paste)
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\Restore\rstrui.exe" into the "Run" box).

Press on the "Next" button while "Restore my computer to an earlier
time" in selected (default).

Select a 'Restore Point' from a date on the calendar when you are sure
that everything was in order.

Click on the "Next" button again.

The Restore will begin and reboot your PC automatically.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)
 
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Lucky

Tim Meddick said:
Have you tried performing a 'System Restore' on the affected computer?

Start the 'System Restore' utility (it's on your 'Start Menu' under
Accessories > System Tools OR you could type (or copy and paste)
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\Restore\rstrui.exe" into the "Run" box).

Press on the "Next" button while "Restore my computer to an earlier
time" in selected (default).

Select a 'Restore Point' from a date on the calendar when you are sure
that everything was in order.

Click on the "Next" button again.

The Restore will begin and reboot your PC automatically.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)
Hi Tim
many thanks for reply.
i'll try it.
With best regards.
 
S

Singapore Computer Service

Hello,

Sounds more like the keyboard has a hardware problem. Does this happen if
the keyboard is attached to another system? Or if you have a 3rd keyboard to
try, try it too.

Note that when you do a System Restore, you will lose configuration changes
that you did from the point that your restored to. So if you had installed
any new software, it will be affected. We recommend you try the keyboard
diagnosis first to check whether it really is a software problem, which is
unlikely.

Regards,
Singapore Computer Home Repair Service
http://www.bootstrike.com/ComputerService/
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L

Lucky

Singapore Computer Service said:
Hello,

Sounds more like the keyboard has a hardware problem. Does this happen if
the keyboard is attached to another system? Or if you have a 3rd keyboard to
try, try it too.

Note that when you do a System Restore, you will lose configuration changes
that you did from the point that your restored to. So if you had installed
any new software, it will be affected. We recommend you try the keyboard
diagnosis first to check whether it really is a software problem, which is
unlikely.

Regards,
Singapore Computer Home Repair Service
http://www.bootstrike.com/ComputerService/
Video Conversion VHS Video8 Hi8 Digital8 MiniDv MicroMv
http://www.bootstrike.com/VHSVideoConvert/
Thank a lot for your suggestion,
i already solved problem with 1 of the keyboard( microsoft cordless) by
pressing connect button on sensor & back of keyboard.
Thanks again
 
L

Lucky

Tim Meddick said:
Have you tried performing a 'System Restore' on the affected computer?

Start the 'System Restore' utility (it's on your 'Start Menu' under
Accessories > System Tools OR you could type (or copy and paste)
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\Restore\rstrui.exe" into the "Run" box).

Press on the "Next" button while "Restore my computer to an earlier
time" in selected (default).

Select a 'Restore Point' from a date on the calendar when you are sure
that everything was in order.

Click on the "Next" button again.

The Restore will begin and reboot your PC automatically.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)


Thank a lot for your suggestion, i already solved problem with 1 keyboard(
microsoft cordless) by pressing connect button on sensor & back of keyboard.
Thanks again.
 
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