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Keyboard on laptop typing incorrect characters

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by wyoburn, Jul 15, 2012.

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  1. wyoburn

    wyoburn Thread Starter

    Jul 15, 2012
    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.
  2. raybro


    Apr 26, 2003
    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..
  3. Dell-Kris

    Dell-Kris Dell Representative

    Apr 12, 2012
    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.

    Dell-Kris K
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