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  panhandle 23 Oct 12
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All of my keyboard characters are mixed up,I cannot find backslash anywhere?

  wee eddie 23 Oct 12

Have you possibly re-set the Keyboard to "US English", as opposed to "UK English".

  lotvic 23 Oct 12

'Control' | 'Regional and Language Options' | 'Languages' tab | click on 'Details' | 'Settings' tab | and change your Keyboard to 'United Kingdom' (that's for XP)

  panhandle 23 Oct 12

Thanks, no, the first thing I tried. EVERY character is mixed up on the 'shift' numeric keys, plus RHS non-numeric keys. Thanks, Mike.

  iscanut2 23 Oct 12

If you have a desktop pc, try a new, cheap keyboard. If a laptop, then you could try a cheap USB keyboard or even think of replacing.

  panhandle 23 Oct 12

The wireless keyboard came with a new desktop 15 months ago - might it have 'gone haywire' on it's own or a virus? I accept the possibility,I have to go to the shop I bought it from soon,so maybe ask them for a new one on sale/return, we know each other well enough. In the meantime any other ideas still welcome

  lotvic 23 Oct 12

Have you tried putting New Batteries in?

  panhandle 24 Oct 12

Yes, new batteries and another wired keyboard tried. No good,obviously a software problem - beyond me unless anyone has any ideas?

  wee eddie 24 Oct 12

Number Lock ~ On/Off

  panhandle 24 Oct 12

KEYBOARD HAS NO NUM LOCK. I HAVE A SEPERATE NUMERIC KEYPAD, THAT WORKS HAD IT, SHALL TAKE TO COMP. SHOP FRIDAYFINE. NUM LOCK ON OFF MAKE NO DIFFERENCE TO MAIN KEYBOARD, NEITHER DO NUMBERS ENTER FROM MAIN KEYBOARD,ONLY SEPERATE KEYPAD. CUSESEEMS LIKE KEYBOARD HAD IT, SHALL TAKE TO COMP SHOP FRIDAY. UNTIL THEN............UNLESS MORE IDEAS? EXCUSE upper case

  lotvic 26 Oct 12

If you have tried a wired keyboard and that is doing the same, then it is a setting in Windows on your pc. Check again in Regional and Language Options and make sure to click on Apply and OK on every screen after you have altered settings. Then shut pc down and reboot.

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