Have a keyboard that will go wierd and type the wrong letters. Have already changed to a new keyboard so it is not that - It does not do it all the time - but is getting more and more often that it does. It is a microsoft keyboard - the system is Windows XP - there has not been anything spilt on it. Any suggestions please!
I had the same problem. If your letters show up as numbers then the nums lock should help. If your letters show up as the wrong letters, nums lock may not help. What I did was right click on the windows task bar, then clicked on toolbars and selected language bar. This should make a little keyboard show up on the windows task bar. Click on the keyboard and it should show u the diff language settings for the keyboard. I simply selected English - USA and violla, it was back to normal.
ok im having a problem where my keyboard types wrong letters ive tried everything ive seen to fix it. it started when I shut off my asian language settings then turned it back on. now everytime I open a ne IE window or any window I have to hold alt+ shift to make it type normal. having to Alt+shift evertime I open a new window is getting annoying is there anyway to change it back so I dont have to Alt+shift all the time to make it type normal?
Just wanted to say I have been dealing with this issue for 3 weeks cutting and pasting letters from webpages into the address bar to get where I needed to go, I thought I needed to buy a new laptop, my husband knocked over my laptop during a some nighttime action if you get my drift and I have been screwed ever since (lol) worked like a charm no more cutting/pasting for me and no more laptop by the bed.
ok I just had a similar issue and found the solution. My laptop has multiple language keyboards. Now you can go to control panel and switch it or hit the combination of short cut keys that change it. Here is the problem, when you switch it with the short cut keys, it doesnt show up as a change on the control panel hence making you think your still using US keyboard when in fact your using Spain keyboard (as I was lol) for my short cut key it was left arrow alt shift. To find out what yours is open up control panel go to regional and language options. then keyboards and languages tab, click change keyboards then hit the advanced key settings tab and you will see a list of hot keys, one should say between input languages and that combo is it.
Thank you.. Control shift worked for me. I noticed that it was only happening when I used firefox and when I restarted firefox, that solved the problem. I realized it was probably a key combo that I pressed but until now I didnt know what to do about it. Thanks........
I had the exact same problem with my dell lap top. If you look at the keyboard you can see on the letters J K L (for example) there are also numbers that share those keys. The keys that letters and numbers share act as the 10 key calculator that used to share the keyboard. If you simply shut your num lock off it will turn the numbers off.
Ty very much. I have been having trouble with my Hp Z6000. I was looking under keyboard setting with no luck in finding options. I did not know about the "osk" command which I assume stands for On Screen Keyboard. I Saw that the keyboard was set up differently. The owner of the laptop is from Mexico and had set the US keyboard for that region. lol Thanks again saved me a lot of trouble.
hey I just had this same problem on an XPS 210 with a dell multimedia keyboard. Windows XP with SP3. I just had to unplug the keyboard, then restart the computer and plug it back in. Fixed! I think you may need to check that the driver was uninstalled in the device manager before restarting. If the keyboard isn't listed then it has automatically been uninstalled and you should be good. Hope this helps
Had same problem. Just reinstalled windows. I had not selected English installation. Selected American instead. Go to control panel, regional and Language options- English (United Kingdom) - alter it there. The American keyboard is different. Hope it helps.
I have checked the region and language settings in the control panel... Is this part of what you were meaning - it is on English (United States) which is what I want. I have gone to the keyboard option in the Control panel and it says it is works right - even though it is not.