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Some special characters coming out wrong on my computer

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  1. Mr Davo

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am using a Windows 7 x64 computer and several keys on my keyboard are misbehaving. When I press the tilde (~), at (@) or hash (#) keys I see different characters.

    The characters that I am seeing are as follows -

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    Initially I installed a Microsoft USB Keyboard, and when I did so some software - in the style of Windows 8 - was installed. As I suspected that the Windows 8 "style" software may be at fault I uninstalled it (however there was no improvement). I then tried a Logitech USB keyboard with the same outcome, and finally tried a Microsoft PS2 keyboard.

    Having tried 3 different keyboards with the same effect I am convinced that the issue is with the computer itself.

    If anybody has any suggestions on how to fix this they will be greatly appreciated.

    Kind Regards,

    Davo
     
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  3. Mr Davo

    Mr Davo Thread Starter

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    Hi Triple6,

    Great advice, this was exactly the issue at hand - and all is working fine again.

    Thank you very much

    Kind Regards,

    Davo
     
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    I seem to have forgot to paste the link, but I see you've found it anyway (y)
     
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