Help my Keyboard is completely messed up!! [Solved/Closed]

- - Latest reply:  noname - Feb 24, 2013 at 08:33 AM
Hello,
I bought a windows vista about 2 and a half years ago and its been working fine since I got it, up until about a month ago when my hard drive crashed and I had to get it fixed. I had it returned to me in perfect condition except for one increasingly annoying problem! For some strange reason certain keys on my keyboard type in a different language! when I go to ues the question mark key I get this symbol (é) even if I press shft all I get is the same symbol in upper case (É). If I go to type the slash, bracket, colen, or any other literary symbols I get these in stead (ç,ù,é,è,à) all shift does is convert it to uppercase. I have tried everything I can think of, restoring the settings to when I first got it, changing the language, everything and still the problem continues. I am at my wits end, I am even begining to comtemplate replacing my laptop all together! Please some one give me some advise anything that could help me fix this!
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hold down the control and function key at the same time (bottom left of my hp laptop keyboard) then, while holding them down, hit the shift key on the right 2 times. That should do it, works for mine whenever I accidently set it for french symbols.

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Thank you so much for this answer!!!! I have been searching for months and could not find a solution that works for my Samsung laptop....your suggestion worked!!!! How on earth does Samsung assume that anyone will figure that out????? Idiots!!! Thanks again!!!
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You keyboard has switched to french.
In my case there is an icon on the taskbar that allows me to select different options, you might have the same.
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if you attach a usb keyboard to the computer do you have the same issue?

have you tried unistalling the keyboard and rebooting?