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15-Jul-2012, 08:07 PM #1
Keyboard on laptop typing incorrect characters
I have an old Dell inspiron e1505 laptop. When the login screen appears I am unable to login because my keyboard is typing incorrect characters.
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15-Jul-2012, 11:50 PM #2
HI, and welcome to TSG...

You may have the Num lock on. Its located at the top-right of the keyboard above the F11 key. If it is on, there should be one of the four indicator lights illuminated to the left of the power button. The first on, actually.

Good luck..
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17-Jul-2012, 05:13 AM #3
Hi wyoburn,
My name is Krishna and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell. Try pressing CTRL+U on the login screen so you can bring up the on screen Keyboard.
If that doesn't help, boot into safe mode using F8 and login to the administrator account. In the Control Panel, go to Regional and Language Options and make sure the keyboard layout is English US.

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Dell-Kris K
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