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#1 Bomie

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 06:59 PM

My friend has a keyboard that something has gone wrong with. She cannot type since whenever she presses a key, it comes out something different. She said sometimes it did work and mostly it does not. Not sure about that though. She had a bunch of viruses and just had it cleaned up so it would work. She doesn't have much room on her hard drive...it was down to 1% and now up to about 7% free.

I watched her type and saw it came out with completely different letters. Would a new keyboard fix this or is there something in her registry that would be causing the problem (after all the virus problems)?

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#2 Stang777

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 07:28 PM

I don't know for sure, but I think that is related to the viruses she had on her system. Best way to find out is just plugging in another keyboard and seeing if it does the same thing.

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 01:46 AM

Thank you. I'll loan mine to her to try.

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 10:22 AM

Go to Control Panel> Regional Settings and click on the Keyboard and Language tab
Make sure it's set to US English

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 11:28 AM

Go to Control Panel> Regional Settings and click on the Keyboard and Language tab
Make sure it's set to US English



This is what i was going to say. If you have no joy. Id just bite the bullet and reformat/install the OS if youve had loads of virues etc. tbh from the sound of it she could do with freeing up some space anyway. Just remember to backup any thing you want o keep ! :thumbsup: and get yourself some anti virus software




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