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New Keyboard Problem

#1
Goodafternoon everyone,

I have just bought my mum a new keyboard but it only has a 88 key layout with 3 hot keys. When i press on the "i" key, it comes up with "5" on the screen. This is not the only time this has happened. I bought her another keyboard not so long ago which also has a lower key layout count than deafult and when i pressed on "l", it comes up with "9io". Both these keyboards are USB connected. Is there a reason why it is messing up like this? Do i need to change some settings on Windows XP Pro? Thank you for your help and time

sincerly Alex :cool:
 
#2
get a screwdriver and change the keys from the 5 and the i :p

or check the control panel-> keybaord and try a few different lay-outs...
 
#5
control panel -> language settings -> Language tab -> Details button

there are the keyboard lay-outs. translated from dutch so it maybe called different but its the globe icon and then the second tab and then the first button.
 
#6
ok i looked around there and i didnt see anything that could help me specify amount of keys.. i remember seeing something like this on the old windows somewhere. any other idea's? :(

Thank you for all your help

Alex :cool:
 

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#7
88 keys, so that means the number pad is integrated with the letter keys, correct? you don't have numlock on, do you?

ignore me if this elementary to you.
 
#8
LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!

Ok it works now, well, i went into the room where the keyboard was on and the keyboard was working fine (i just woken up). I dont remember seeing the numberlock light on before tho :confused: . Oh well nevermind lol, amazing how small things help hehe. That could of been the explaination... i feel like a right dumba** now :eek:

Thank you for your help everyone :D

Alex :cool:
 

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