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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pabailie, Oct 5, 2004.

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  1. pabailie

    pabailie Thread Starter

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    a relative asked me to install SP2 and some security software on her laptop computer. I did so, and the keyboard began to mis-behave. A check in control panel / keyboard reveals that the only keyboard entry there is for a 106 key Japanese keyboard. :eek:

    So, how do I get the English keyboard back?

    Have I posted this in the correct forum? Maybe this is a software issue?

    All help gratefully accepted.
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    In the control panel, look at the regional and language settings.
     
  3. pabailie

    pabailie Thread Starter

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    I had a look at the options you suggested; the only options available in regional / language settings are English (UK) and UK English Extended.. I highlighted these and hit apply, restarted, and lo and behold, the control panel / keyboard still says japanese, and it is still not typing using the usual qwerty board.

    So, my next step?

    Thanks for your suggestion though.
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    Can you try removing the keyboard via device manager and reboot.
     
  5. pabailie

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    I have tried this, but to no avail. I remove the keyboard using device manager and I uninstall the drivers for japanese Keyboard using control panel / keyboard. But... when the machine reboots, its all back again; the OS seems to detect and re-install the hardware, which it believes to be a japanese keyboard...

    The drivers it uses seem to be:

    c\windows\system32\drivers\i8042prt.sys

    ...\kdbclass.sys
    ...\kbd106.dll
    ...\kbdjpn.dll

    If I deleted some or all of these, might that help?
     
  6. ~Candy~

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    Try removing it, do not reboot, then find the standard keyboard from the new hardware drop down menu.
     
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