My acer aspire E1-431 keyboard is messed up [Solved/Closed]

miodragmilic 2 Posts Tuesday January 14, 2014Registration date January 15, 2014 Last seen - Jan 14, 2014 at 05:02 PM - Latest reply:  mike
- Jan 15, 2014 at 06:27 PM
I have windows 7 on my laptop, and I dont use it a lot, more xp kind of a man. So my kids were playing with it and somehow my keys are all messed up. When I press Fn it pops open my computer window. I camt use shift, alt, ctrl. Any of it. Tryed resetting launch manager, restoring to a date when it was working, pressing Fn+F11 and all the combinations but its not going back to previouse. When I compare on-screen keyboard layout with my keyboard its way off. Please help me, or my wife will kill me :-D
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xpcman 19109 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus July 21, 2018 Last seen - Jan 14, 2014 at 09:55 PM
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All PC's sold in Canada have both English and French keyboard defs in Windows. I suggest you go the Control Panel and check to see if you haven't selected the French definitions. If you check your manual there may be a PF key combination that swaps the definitions.

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miodragmilic 2 Posts Tuesday January 14, 2014Registration date January 15, 2014 Last seen - Jan 15, 2014 at 12:02 PM
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Thank you for your feedback, but I think I have tryed all the possibilities. I know I m a bit rusty but this is making me look stupid. The thing that iritates me is that I can not use any of shift, ctrl, alt button short cuts. I cant even type in an email adress. :-(
Thanks again.
If u can remember any other angle please let me know
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Problem solved ! After trying out everything I was drawing a blank and then remembered to take out the battery and hold the power button for 5-10 seconds and now it works.