keyboard mischief

i accidentally hit some combination of keys near bottom right of my keyboard and now certain letters won't type properly such as capital h or b and some symbols such as number sign and dollar sign won't type at all. also the shift key doesn't do what it used to do in my drawing program - coreldraw x5. I am running windows 7 home premium. i just want the keyboard restored to the way it was before - the default setting without all this goofiness - anybody know how to do that?

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Clarification Request
But what shows up when you press the letter h?
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keyboard mischief

Thankyou for your reply. When I hold down shift key on the left and type h I get nothing but when I hold down shift key on the right and type h I get the capital h. Exactly the reverse with capital b - only the shift key on the left works to give me that letter capitalized. I think there are one or two other letters that won't capitalize except with one or the other shift keys. Number sign and dollar sign don't appear at all and neither does the colon symbol no matter which shift key is depressed when I type. I am using a desktop computer. I tried turning off the computer and disconnecting the keyboard cable, waited 15 minutes and then plugged in the cable and restarted the computer but no joy. I've explored the control panel to try to remedy the issue but there doesn't seem to be anything there that will fix the problem. At my wits end...

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Just go to control panel...

... mouse/key board and reset for your native language setting.

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Just go to control panel...

thank you

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