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Keyboard problems

by TrueIsis / February 24, 2005 2:30 PM PST

I am having keyboard issues on another computer I use. I don't know what happened but now when I use the keyboard on Word and outlook express, the letters that I type on the keyboard are not the letters that appear on the screen. The font still says new times roman, but its like I am using some kind of code that I can not break. Even some of the numbers I use are now replaced with letters. Please tell me what happened and how to fix this problem. Thank you

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(NT) (NT) Try another keyboard to start with.
by Kees Bakker / February 24, 2005 5:48 PM PST
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(NT) (NT) thanks but I have its still messed up *sigh*
by TrueIsis / February 28, 2005 4:12 PM PST
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On the problem computer...
by Edward ODaniel / February 25, 2005 1:59 AM PST
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look in the Control panel for the keyboard applet. You may have somehow inadvertently changed it to something other than EN English United States (or whatever your own particular preferred locale happens to be).

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*sigh* keyboard works fin w/ Notepad but not Word or OE
by TrueIsis / February 28, 2005 4:15 PM PST

Alas I have done that. The irony is it works fine with notepad. It is way off, however when I use word, outlook express or try to type a url. Strange little dickens it is. Could it be an operating system error? I have no clue where the disc is to reload windows, anywhere I can d/l it?

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Not knowing where your Windows CD is located
by glb613 / February 28, 2005 6:51 PM PST

is as big of a problem as the keyboard. You also need the product key number. Do you have that?

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Re: keyboard problem
by Kees Bakker / February 28, 2005 7:35 PM PST

With the information available now, it doesn't seem a keyboard problem, but a font problem. That means your initial diagnosis was wrong.

I should suggest you reinstall ttf-fonts from your Windows CD (SFC might do the trick). If you don't have that around, find a place to burn them to CD, then go to Control Panel>Fonts.

Hope this helps.


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(NT) (NT) Agree with Font vs keyboard as problem
by Edward ODaniel / February 28, 2005 11:22 PM PST
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