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Solved: Keyboard Configuration

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Himanshu, Sep 20, 2004.

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  1. Himanshu

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    After a fresh installation of XP pro, few of my keyboard keys do not input the character displayed on them.
    The keyboard layout was perfect on the old XP installation.
    My keyboard drivers are currently unavailable.
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Are you using special language keys on the keyboard? When you did the installation, did you choose the correct language?
     
  3. Himanshu

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    No, all english keys.
     
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    And is XP in English?
     
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    Mine is a 110 keys keyboard, but in keyboard properties, it is displayed as Std. MS 101/102 keys.
     
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    XP is also in English
     
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    I'm not on an XP machine at the moment, but can you go to the control panel, keyboard and change anything there?
     
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    Control Panel > keyboard has a Speed and Hardware tab. in the hardware tab, device name is 'standard 101/102key or microsoft namtural PS2 keyboard'
    device staus:working properly
     
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    So, did you install the drivers? (EDIT, looks like you are going to have to either wait for the site to come back online, or find the driver cd that should have come with the keyboard).

    Remove the existing keyboard via device manager, then hit the refresh hardware and point the installation to the driver download folder.
     
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    Ok, problem has been solved.
    In Control Panel>Regional and language options, I selected US English (instead of UK English) as “the default English language to use when you start your computer” and all the keys have now been set right.
     
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    Thanks for pointing out the solution and your 'live' support.
     
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    Ok, that'll do it.......I thought there was a language control somewhere :)
     
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