Keyboard types ~ instead of \

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mac1, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. mac1

    mac1 OSNN Addict

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    Hi all
    I have been given a "Dell Latitude XPi CD 150ST" laptop, ok it's not the fastest thing on the go but i got it for nothing and it works great except for the following error.
    In "MS-Dos Prompt" when i want to type the backslash (\) i get a hash (#) instead. If i hold the "Shift" key i get a ~ sign.

    I had the keyboard set to "English (British)" which correct for me, but a friend said to change it to "English (United States)" but it still does the same thing.

    It works ok when you are in MS Office Word or Notepad, but in dos or the ms-dos prompt i cannot get the \ sign which is one of the thing i need most.

    I have tried using the hash (#) instead but i get a 3 or the £ sign holding "Shift" key.

    it's running Win98SE and works well except for this problem.

    any ideas guys/gals

    mac
     
  2. RickyC

    RickyC OSNN Addict

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    Have you tried downloading the keyboard drivers from dell? Most laptops have customized drivers as the keyboard layouts usually differ.
     
  3. mac1

    mac1 OSNN Addict

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    RickyC said
    Have you tried downloading the keyboard drivers from dell? Most laptops have customized drivers as the keyboard layouts usually differ.

    How do i go about doing that as i don't have a customer id, is there any other place i could get them.
    thanks