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Question: laptop keyboard types wrong symbols

Hi everyone, newbie here. Sorry if I've posted this in the wrong spot. I joined this forum to get help with another problem but after reading the posting instructions I'd better do some homework before getting into that little mess I've made .

In the meantime, I've pulled out an inherited (but brand new) laptop and there is a glitch in the keyboard.

The @ key types " and vice versa.

Because the laptop was probably bought 1 to 3 years ago (and I don't know where from), I won't bother trying to fix it under warranty.

Any ideas please?

Many thanks in advance.

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Answer: laptop keyboard types wrong symbols

You possibly have English UK/English U.S. problem.

On Task Bar where it say EN, right click and Settings
(if not there, Control Panel - Region and Language - Keyboards and Languages - Change Keyboards)
Click Add - Find the appropriate keyboard in the list.
Change Default input language above to new language you have added
Remove the old one below box (Installed Services)

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I have the Gateway NE56R12u 15.6-Inch Laptop
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

A few drops of water was spilled onto my keyboard (I don't think the water got down into the laptop... as far as I could tell the water landed on top of the keys, but I could be wrong) and when I went to clean it, I didn't think ahead and turn it off before cleaning up the spill. So many keys were pressed and now the keyboard is not functioning correctly. When I press the majority of the keys, they will either add other letters/symbols, or they will trigger Windows shortcuts.

As an example..
B = "B (it also brings up the right click menu) (this will also bring up this: symbol as well as times)
O = 7i7o0
L = *L{YK

M = HM

k= yk*

j = brings up googlechrome downloads

i = takes curser to the start of the text

The space key types b ' and brings up the right click menu.

7 brings up the "open file" shortcut

and so on

Some keys are working properly: a c d e f g q r s t v w x z

I browsed google a little to see if anyone else has had this problem. A big fix was pressing the FN button and the NumLock at the same time. That didn't work. Which, I doubted it would since my laptop has a full keyboard.

Is it possible that it's stuck on some sort of sticky keys or toggle keys setting?

I don't know if this is a software or a hardware issue, but using the onscreen or an exter... Read more

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I have an Acer Chromebook and recently spilled some water on it.  In my panic, I quickly wiped down the keyboard and all was still well and working.  I noticed then that whenever I tried to type anything, completely different letters or numbers or random symbols would show up.  I'm guessing that as I wiped down the keys and pressed them down at once, it did something to change the keyboard.  And to add to this problem, I can't even sign into my laptop as it's password protected, and I can't type my password in correctly.  Is this something that I can fix myself easily? 

Answer:Keyboard types wrong letters, numbers, symbols, et...

Hi linscrawf,
Here is an article with 2 ways of performing a powerwash before signing into Chrome.
This should reset the device (removing any unsaved data) and any potential settings or key combo's that you may have it.
It still requires some keystrokes, but they shouldn't also intiate other keystrokes. If they are, or after performing the powerwash you still have this issue it would likely indicate that the liquid spill is affecting the circuity below and multiple keystrokes are being detected.
I hope this helps,Cory

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Hi,suddenly the laptop started typing wrong words. I checked keyboard layout, it was English US. I even tried Ctrl + Shift and Alt + Shift, but nothing is happening. If I type small letters it types Capital letters, sometimes the same type numbers....if I type 1,2,3,4 it types !,@,#,$ respectively. Even though Numslock is also on.Even I tried external USB keyboard in the laptop, it is the same problem. At last, even I formatted the laptop and installed windows 7 again, same problem.

Answer:laptop keyboard types wrong characters

sounds like your shift key is stuck..i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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Hi everyone, my laptop's keyboard recently started behaving oddly, e.g. when I try to type the letter 'p' a '*' appears. Same also true for the '/' key, when I press it a '+' appears.

This is probably something very simple, but I can't figure out what I've done. Numlock is off, stick keys are off and the language is set to my own. I'm using Windows 7 and it's a Sony Vaio laptop.

Many thanks in advance 😊

Answer:Keyboard on Sony Vaio laptop types the wrong symbol/letter etc.

Hold down the FN key and press Numlock key.
If this just started happening, then do a system restore to a time before this happened. You can also use an external USB Keyboard or the on screen keyboard and see if that has the same effect,
You can also go to the Sony Vaio drivers page Sony eSupport - Drivers & Software Updates - Select a Model and download the updated Touchpad and Chipset driver for your model.

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I'm currently using a HP Compaq Desktop PC and when using the keyboard I press shift2 but it inserts the @ symbol? likewise if I press shift comma i get inverted commas? It seems to be doing the opposite to what it should.Can someone tell me how I can configure this correctly? Thanks

Answer:Keyboard Types Incorrect Characters and Symbols

I think it is set on US keyboard, you need to go into control panel, regional settings and set the country to United Kingdom

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Ok, so I had Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2, but I wanted Professional because I heard it takes advantage of the dual core thing when Home doesn't, so I installed Windows XP Professional Media Center Edition 2005 and then upgraded to Service Pack 2. I didn't do anything on the computer before upgrading to Service pack 2, except register the computer and things, which I found out my problem. When entering my Email, instead of the @ sign coming up, the " sign came up.. here is a list of the keys that shouldn't be coming out when the button(s) is/are pressed(Note, I have an American Keyboard and an American copy of Windows):

Shift+'[email protected]
Not this / but the other slash=#
Shift+Not this / but the other slash=~

Is there anything known to fix this? Because this is getting very annoying, and I just want my keyboard to be normal lol.

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance,
-Mr. Waffles

Answer:Keyboard buttons are typing wrong letters/symbols

Can anyone help me with this problem please?

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Apologies for what is probably a stupid question.
I have a Tecra A2 and run XP proffesional.
Suddenly some of the keys are typing symbols different to those indicated on the keys.
Pleeeeze tell me how to reset the keyboard to default.

With thanks, Danny.

Answer:Keyboard keys of Tecra A2 typing wrong symbols?

Hi mate,

it could be that you have a wrong keyboard map. A keyboard map is like a draft for your hardware which identfies which char is displayed when you hit a key on your keyboard.
Keyboard maps a depending which language you use so if the symbols on the screen do not match the input of your typing then it could be that a wrong keyboard map is set.

In such case you will have to set another keyboard language.

To change the keyboard map you must do the following:
Click Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Regional and Language options -> Click on the Tab "Languages" -> Details -> Choose your input language which matches your keyboard

Good luck and nice weekend

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hi i dunno if anyone knows why or what i can do about it but when i press the @ key on my keyboard this appears " and when i press the " key this appears @, also when i shift press number 3 the pound sign will not come up instead i get this #



Answer:keyboard types wrong

Your regional settings on your keyboard have changed. Open Control Panel and go to the Regional and Language icon to change to your correct country settings.

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Windows XP laptop. Some charachters work, others type nothing and the rest type the wrong charachters. I reinstalled the keyboard twice, through the control panel and through the device driver, rebooted it both times and ran checkdsk fom the command prompt and nothing changed. What else can I do?

Answer:Keyboard types wrong charachters

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A few days ago my Sony TR3 XP SP1 portable began jumbling or mistyping characters entered from the keyboard. It does this in all text areas (Word, shortcut names, file names, messages, dialog forms, etc. The errors ae not random, for instance "5" is always substituted fo "i" - although I have not checked this from session to session. Any solutions or suggestions on how I can correct this problem, or how it might have befallen me would be helpful.
TIA, fallingrock.

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Well, my computer is an Acer Aspire PC running on Windows Vista Home Premium, but when I try to type things, my keyboard will type in a completely different symbol. For example, in most programs, instead of an apostrophe, Ill get instead, or if I want to use square brackets, Ill get ^^. It wont happen in Microsoft word, but it will happen when Im on the internet, or using the search function in my computer.

Here's what the Keyboard driver window keeps telling me:

Under general tab:

HID Keyboard device

Device Type: Keyboards
Manufacturer: (Standard keyboards)
Location: on User human interface USB device
Device status: This device is working properly.

Under Driver Tab:

Driver provider: Microsoft
Driver Date: 21/06/2006
Driver version: 6.0.6001.18000
Digital Signer: microsoft windows
If anyone out there could help me, It would be much appreciated! Thanks!

Answer:Keyboard types wrong characters.

I am not 100% sure but I had the same sort of issue with Windows XP. My freind sorted it and it was to do with the language that the keyboard is set in. My issue was all the time though and not just certain programs.

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Hello- After repairing my screen, Averatec returned my 5110P.Upon
return it has a keyboard problem. Averatec tells me that even though
the warranty ran out while in thier possession they cannot help me.

Here is the problem-

u types j
\ types nothing
d types x
f types nothing
g types v
j types u
x types f
v types g

Here are my attempted fixes-

1. NUM lock is off
2. HKEY_USERS/Default/Control panel/Keyboard has proper values
3. Updated drivers
4. Deleted/reinstalled drivers
5. Completly reinstalled OS (xp Pro) with start up disks

My Keyboard properties reads:

Japanese PS/2 Keyboard (106/109 Key)
Device type: Keyboards
Manufacturer: (Standard Keyboards)
Location: Plugged into Keyboard

If I go to Start/All Programs/Accessories/Accessibility/On-Screen
Keyboard, the on-screen keyboard types properly

The physical keyboard types the same whether in DOS or windows

I don't have an external keyboard, so I haven't tried that yet.

I believe the "Japanese" refers to manufacturer and not Language
because, I belive I have seen that keyboard for sale in systems that
are targeting english consumers.

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions. Thanks much,

Answer:Keyboard Types Wrong Letters

Have you tried updating the driver?

If that doesn't work, you could try remapping your keyboard with a program called KeyTweak(

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I have an HP EliteBook8570p for several years. It has a full qwerty keyboard plus a separate number keyboard on the right of the qwerty keyboard. Just this week the keyboard function changed. Normally pressing the Number lock key (when lit) caused the number keyboard to type numbers instead of the direction arrows and home/end/pg up/ pg dn functions when the num lk was off. This was fine and it worked like this since new. Now pressing the Number lock key causes keys on the qwerty keyboard to type numbers. The u,I,o,j,k,l keys now type 4,5,6,1,2,3. It was not like this before.I was always able to type letters on the qwerty keyboard and numbers on the smaller number keyboard while the num lk key was selected and its light was on.I compared drivers and keyboard setting to another identical computer and they are the same. The other computer works the way I describe at the start.Also Function/Prnt Screen no longer copies the screen.Any ideas? Any help? Please and thank you

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I have been having with my keyboard Tecra A2;

when I type the key "e" I get this: 10:06 PM 7/27/2007;

when I type the key "a" I get 1za 1za 1za;

when I type "z" I get 1za 1ZA 1za and so on,

some keys are fine and I get the right letter. I already checked Regional settings and everything it is fine; I updated my BIOS and I did not work; I used CD's recovery and I did not work.
I went to Device manager and uninstalled keyboard driver and nothing; I reformatted my HDD drive and nothing; I have noticed that when I went to the BIOS and y tried to enable "FN" and I could not enable or disable; it is disable by default;
I tried FN+ F11 or F10 and I did nto work. What could it be?

Any help? Has anyone had the same problem?

Answer:Keyboard types wrong and weird characters on Tecra A2


sounds like a serious hardware problem. You can try the following to check if just the internal keyboard is making some trouble or your machine is malfunctioning: just connect a external keyboard (ps2 or usb) and check if you got the same error.

But nowadays you should bring your machine to a local authorized service partner for a hardware checkup because I think that your keyboard is defective and the hardware components of your machine should be checked.

Here?s a link to find the nearest local service point:

Good luck

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I was in the middle of typing and suddenly none of the keys work properly. Most of them won't type anything and the rest are jumbled. "c" will print "-", n will be 7, ";" will be the "page up" key etc.
I've reinstalled the keyboard drivers but no success. language/region settings are US as always. no idea why it's suddenly scrambled.

keyboard is microsoft wireless multimedia keyboard 1.0A. batteries are fine. XP system.

Please help. this is really causing a ton of trouble. I'm using software kboard to type this.

Answer:Keyboard suddenly types wrong letters/don't work

any ideas?

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Help an old hippie out

Answer:New dell 1500. Keyboard types wrong letters .

Since new and under warranty, why not contact Dell? They should be able to help you and determine if it's just something as simple as having the wrong keyboard selected in language options or a hardware problem. If the hardware is the problem, they should fix or replace it.

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I plugged an external usb keyboard into my Asus netbook (along with a bigger monitor) for home use. Now, the netbook keyboard doesn't work properly. When I type "i" a "5" appears. When I type a capitol "I" (i.e., shift i), nothing appears. I'm using an external keyboard at home, but really don't want to take it traveling.Any ideas?

Answer:Asus netbook keyboard types wrong character

Your numlock is set and it is displaying the embedded number pad,

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Hi there,

I was working on a paper on my desktop when suddenly my e button and 5 button lost proper functionality.
Whenever I press the "e" button, it types 1e instead, and pressing the "5" button types y5. Holding either button down gives you 1eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee or y5555555555555, but pressing them repeatedly gives 1e1e1e or y5y5y5 for example.
This does not happen when I use the on-screen keyboard, as then e and 5 type normally by pressing the buttons with my mouse. I looked into language options and nothing has changed; I only have the US Keyboard. This typing happens in Windows Word, in Chrome, in start search and even command prompt. Also have Kaspersky running and I don't seem to have a virus. I have no idea why this suddenly started happening, but I'd like it go away ASAP so I can write my paper instead of it looking like som1ething lik1e this.

Any help would be appreciated!
EDIT: Okay, the problem went away by restarting my computer. But in case anybody knows why this happened, and to prevent it in the future, I'm sure people would like to know the answer (if there is one).

Answer:Keyboard types wrong character (not language issue)

Hi if it happens again try another keyboard. Could be the current one could be going bad.

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When I try and type into Internet Explorer (or Google Chrome and Firefox) I don?t get the letter or symbol that I type. 
For instance when I typed ?a? I got ?r? on screen and similarly ?w? gave ?t? and ?m? gave ?y?. 
I then typed ?a? again and got ?u? on screen.  When I kept 
hitting ?a? I got ?u, I, o, [? which is of course part of a progression along a querty keyboard!
When I type into a ?Word? document the problem does not occur nor does it when I type into an email.
Things that I have tried:

I have run a full scan of my anti-virus software, Zone Alarm (which is up to date.)I have scanned with Spybot, which found a whole load of things that I treated.I have scanned with Malwarebytes but it did not pick up anything.I have run my registry software ?Regzooka?
None of these actions have cured the problem.  What can I do to correct this?
I have Windows 7 with all of the latest updates downloaded.
IE version 11.0.9600.17041.  Update version 11.0.7

Answer:Keyboard types all the wrong letters etc. in Internet Explorer and other browsers

1. close all open IE Windows.
2. Start>Programs>Accessories>system tools>Internet Explorer (noaddons)
this will start IE in noAddons....
If the problem disappears when running in no addons mode then it is being caused by one or more of your addons...since your other browsers are affected it is probably being caused by an addon that is common to all of your browsers...
Use the Tools>Manage Addons menu from IE to disable your Toolbar and BHO addons one at a time (restarting IE each time to see if disabling an addon fixes the issue)
Start>Control Panel>Action Center>Internet - will list any known malware or incompatible addons.
Start>Control Panel>Internet Options>Advanced tab, uncheck "enable third-party browser extensions".... restart IE for the full changes to take effect.
Start>Windows Update...... examine your optional updates lists for any driver updates (for your keyboard) and apply and install them.
You have a number of anti-virus programs installed on your computer...
You only need one.... having multiple av products installed will slow your computer and may cause errors....
Spybot S&D is not suitable for Win7 and higher... it uses black lists for url's and slows down the web browser considerable.
The AV products that you have installed are probably free versions, that do not have up-to-date malware lists... Consider purchasing a license from the AV vendor or
for more information about computer s... Read more

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Since upgrading to Windows 10 from 8.1 I have been having a recurrent BSOD when I put the laptop to sleep and once when restarting. From what I could gather from the dumps it is a ntoskrnl.wrong.symbols.exe error. Not entirely sure what is causing it. I believe I have all drivers updated. However, the ASUS N56VZ driver site does not have windows 10 drivers, so I am unsure if I have all the drivers updated that I need.

Event Log shows this same error each time:Log Name: SystemSource: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PowerDate: 8/23/2015 11:52:27 PMEvent ID: 41Task Category: (63)Level: CriticalKeywords: (35184372088832),(2)User: SYSTEMComputer: Kilian-ASUSDescription:The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
No problems prior to Windows 10 upgrade.

Not really sure where to go from here.

Answer:BSOD When laptop put to sleep. ntoskrnl.wrong.symbols.exe

Hi cunniff811,

Welcome to the 10forums.

The crashes are mainly caused by the drivers from Intel Management Engine Interface.
Please check ASUS if there are driver updates available compatible with windows 10

2: kd> lmvm TeeDriverx64start end module name
fffff800`c87c0000 fffff800`c87e1000 TeeDriverx64 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: TeeDriverx64.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\TeeDriverx64.sys
Image name: TeeDriverx64.sys
Timestamp: Thu Mar 13 19:21:52 2014 (5321F740)
CheckSum: 0002B629
ImageSize: 00021000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

If you get any new BSOD's, please use the tool again and upload the zip file.

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An Evesham badged laptop that has been out of use for a while had recently been put into service.The Owner however has found that certain characters have in addition to the normal letter have also a digit in a square. say k with a figure 4 or a j with a fig 5When he is typing and using those keys the digit displays.So far none of the various control keys and combinations thereof have managed to revert it to a normal keyboard.Any suggestions please

Answer:Keyboard symbols on a laptop.

Turn off NumLock.

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My problem is when i press the symbols "Greater than or less than" à appear instead. For the symbol "Close brace" ç appear instead, so if someone could tell me how to fix it will be great!!

Answer:Laptop keyboard symbols all mixed up

You have the French Keyboard enabled.

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On my dell laptop my @ key types as an ". There are a couple of other differences but this is the most annoying because of the use of the @ in email addresses.Please could you help me change this.Thankyou in advance for your help.

Answer:Laptop keyboard @ key types as "

to ctrl panel/regional & language options & ensure all set to UK settings

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Hi to you all , I have a Glitch I am using Kingsoft Word and all of a sudden my computer started sowing O when I pressed the Key D and every other Key I press does the same as well as crazy symbols?
I have tried all the suggestions I got from Googling the Problem and I did a "Boot Up Scan" with Avast and all was good.
I rebooted and it all goes Ok until I get a bit of speed typing happening (In my case using 2  Fingers instead of one) and I seem to hit a couple of Keys together" and then it starts acting up again?
I put a new Battery in the MS Wireless Keyboard and ran the install disk again (2  weeks ago) after we did the Clean Install!
I also find that this happens in GMail as well as a Word Doc" and when it happens, I cannot "Cut and Paste" via Ctrl+C  or  Ctrl+V. What do you thing gang any help please Dazza

Answer:Win Xp PC types incorrect letters and symbols then I cannot cut and Paste

Try a different keyboard yet?

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Yesterday I started having a severe issue with my Asus X550L laptop keyboard. They keyboard is almost unresponsive and types randomly by itself (spamming random numbers, letters, and symbols).
The steps I have taken to try and resolve the problem are as follows:
1. Checked for any stuck keys
2. Rebooted my laptop
3. Ran a full system scan for any malware
4. Checked for driver updates
5. Performed a system restore - this worked initially for about ten minutes but after shutting down my laptop and going to bed, the problem persisted in the morning. I tried an earlier recovery afterward but it didn't fix the issue either.
6. Checked for any hardware changes in device manager

As far as I know there has not been any physical damage or liquid spills onto the keyboard, and a usb keyboard does work when plugged in, however it is sometimes overridden by the laptop's keyboard issues. I would really appreciate some help as I don't have a lot of money right now and the laptop is just out of warranty (I've had it for just over a year).

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I have a friends laptop here to fix. The keyboard types numbers when I try to use the letters on the right side of the keyboard instead of the letters U I O P - J K L - M,. Could this be a Virus or software problem or is the keyboard broken? I ran a Virus check but came back fine. If I plug in a regular keyboard it works fine. Help would be appreciated. thanks

Answer:Laptop keyboard types incorrect letters

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I have a HP Compaq NC8000 notebook that Suddenly started typing multiple characters and the touch pad stopped working. The E key types e3 the R key types rf etc. I bought another keyboard and still have the same problem. Nothing has ever been spilled on the laptop, I have ran virus and adware programs and nothing shows up.I do not have a usb keyboard to try,
Everything else works on the laptop perfectly.

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I have connected a USB keyboard and it works ok. Does this mean it is the internal keyboard hardware that is faulty? How long is the warranty on these laptops?
I have taken off the Y key and there is nothing stuck underneath causing the problem.

Message was edited by: howieleem

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-1LR keyboard problem, y types y7 and 7 types y7.

>I have connected a USB keyboard and it works ok. Does this mean it is the internal keyboard hardware that is faulty?

Yes, exactly?
You need new keyboard?
Ask the Toshiba authorized service partner for a keyboard? you can also order a common 2nd hand keyboard from ebay or some online dealers?

standard warranty is valid 12month long...

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Hi on my new Dell XPS 13 when I press shift+2 which should type @ it instead types ".  The opposite when I press shift+' it types @.  Like this since first got it, is this a miswired keyboard or fixable setting issue.  Any advise would be appreciated or will just have to take it back.

Answer:Dell XPS 13 keyboard - shift+2 types " , shift+' types @ (ie functionality swapped). Fixable?

Hi Rocksaurous
Thanks for writing to us. 
Please try the following steps. 

go to control panel and open "clock,language and region"
there'll be a pop-up then choose "keyboard ad languages" tab
then choose a default language as English (USA) instead of some other formats...if it has more than 1 format, remove other formats

Let us know how it goes. 

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When I open brackets I get closed brackets ect. ect. What did I do wrong,I can not do questionmark because I get =...How do I repair this.....Please HELP !!!!!               Thanks....Eric............

Answer:Help please....My symbols are wrong..., truenorth

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Question: wrong symbols

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3200+, x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1023 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152617 MB, Free - 135938 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., Explorer4
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

My computer had to have the OS reloaded since then when I am in the Kongregate website playing time world I get square symbols instead of the stars that should be there. There is also a difference in the way all text looks in many applications. I had to reload adobe reader and flash.

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After umpteen BSOD's I've discovered my PC has the error "Kernel Symbols are Wrong".

Can anyone tell me how to debug this issue to find the culprit. I have "Debuggin Tools for Windows" installed.

I would be so appreciative.



Answer:Kernel Symbols are Wrong

I took the PC back for a refund. ;)

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Well I got my Asus s96j, and life has been great.


The keyboard starting getting things wrong.

When I type an o I instead get a 3. This happends with about half of the keys.

Being this is the first real laptop I have owned, I started flipping out. What if I have to send it back!!

But before I really flip out. I need to rule out a few things, of course.

1. Can someone point me in the direction of a standard windows keyboard driver? Im currently using the standard ones, but heck this might work.

2. Is there some sort of remapping program that I can use, to maybe correct this?

3. If not, can you buy new keyboard inserts for laptops?

Answer:Laptop keyboard is wrong.

you didnt by anychance get any type of liquid near or in the keyboard, because this happioned to my keyboard when i spilt water on it, also was there anyt phical abuse done to iit at all

does the onscrren keyboard work aswell as an external one??

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at random times today, my keyboard/laptop has been playing up. the functions of the keys have gone weird.. some of them include: when i press escape it switches between two windows, i can't type anything, double clicking on an icon on my desktop opens up the program's properties, pressing enter full-screens some programs.. and probably others i don't know about.the only way i have been able to fix this temporarily is to restart my laptop. but the thing is it starts to happen again a few minutes after turning on my computer again. i really can't stand having to keep restarting it! have i been accidentally making it go like this without knowing? or is there actually something wrong with my keyboard?

Answer:something's wrong with my keyboard/laptop

The first thing that pops to mind is water damage/a drop-but seeing as rebooting does momentarily solve the problem, it might well be a virus. Before we go into virus scanning, can you plug in a USB keyboard and see if the problem persists?Windows already has the drivers installed for keyboards and mice, so drivers shouldn't be the problem.Can you think of anything that might have caused this problem?

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just found out I cannot select the blue symbols on my laptop on the F keys and other areas of keyboard i.e. Turning on/off Wi-Fi calculators, volume settings, web cam, etc none appear to work although normal keyboard functions seem to work any ideas please.

Answer:Keyboard issues cannot select blue symbols on keyboard

Have you depressed the F Lock key by accident?

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Hi guys!

First, thank you for all the help you give to the communities.

I have an issue and I'm unable to find the culprit. The computer reboot without warning at different time (random)

I used to scan the dump file, but it says "Kernel symbols are WRONG".

Someone can help me to find the solution for my issue? dump file included

Answer:DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (Kernel symbols are WRONG)

Please use the BSOD posting instruction to provide the Dumpfile BSOD - Posting Instructions - Windows 10 Forums
And fill in your System Specs.

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I've just discovered that my ALT symbols don't work correctly. For instance ALT+156 on the right hand keypad (which should produce the Pound sign) now yields ♠ - and so on ALT+157 = ?, ALT+158 = ◘ etc. Can somebody help me? (it doesn't matter whether I type the "+" as well). Any help would be deeply appreciated. Thanks

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could someone please help. i used the windows driver verification tool and checked the dump file

Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.wrong.symbols.exe ( nt_wrong_symbols!563AD7F4852000 )

Does anyone know how to fix it ?

AMD machine not intel, MSi mobo


Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 10.0.10240.9 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\Minidump\111215-18296-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: *** Invalid ***
* Symbol loading may be unreliable without a symbol search path. *
* Use .symfix to have the debugger choose a symbol path. *
* After setting your symbol path, use .reload to refresh symbol locations. *
Executable search path is:
* Symbols can not be loaded because symbol path is not initialized. *
* *
* The Symbol Path can be set by: *
* using the _NT_SYMBOL_PATH environment variable. *
* using the -y <symbol_path> argument when starting the debugger. *
* using .sympath and .sympath+ *
*************************************************... Read more

Answer:Please help with BSOD [ntoskrnl.wrong.symbols.exe ]

Hi mushroomii,

Welcome to the 10forums.

It seems you have symbol errors, do you have windbg properly configured?

Please read BSOD Posting Instructions & How to upload files

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I am new here and have a problem troubleshooting a dump file/
This client pc is allready having this problem a few years now.
Now and then It works fine for a couple of days and then it reboots every day twice or even more.
I wanted to check the dump file but I get a massage that the symbols aren't correct.
Can anyone tell me what the problem is and some links to the right topic?
I allready saw that a few guys here can read this file when added as an atachment.
I would be thankfull if some did this for me because that will give me the chance to solve this problem.

This is the text generated by dubug program..

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\eigenaar\Desktop\Mini120511-02.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: *** Invalid ***
* Symbol loading may be unreliable without a symbol search path. *
* Use .symfix to have the debugger choose a symbol path. *
* After setting your symbol path, use .reload to refresh symbol locations. *
Executable search path is:
* Symbols can not be loaded because symbol path is not initialized. *... Read more

Answer:Debug file and wrong symbols

Minidumps are only as good as a technician is at troubleshooting computers. BSOD's are caused by memory, hard drive, and driver problems... and sometimes program conflicts... Have you looked at this and followed the simple instructions?

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The computer is a HP Pavilion 15-N008AX Laptop
OS: Windows 10 64bit pro (upgraded when released). Upgraded from windows 8.1
Age: about 1 year and 8 months.
CPU: 2.1Ghz AMD A10-5745M
Video: amd radeon hd 8610g + 8500m dual graphics

Not quite sure what the problems is. It has happened the 2nd time this month. I've ran a memory test but I'm having a feeling it might be my video driver. Not quite sure. Laptop has been just repaired last month for a faulty motherboard (replaced now). Laptop is still under extended warranty.

Answer:BSOD: ntoskrnl.wrong.symbols.exe

Just going though the WinDbg now.

I might think of a better title soon :D

************* Symbol Path validation summary ************** Response - <- from latest BSOD

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Hi, I re-installed windows and for some reason the @ sign is above the number 2 button and to get " I have to press the @ key, also my timeclock reads as the american way 8/29/11 how can I change these.....Thanks

Answer:a couple of symbols in the wrong keys?

You're set up with US as default language follow the guide lines here to change to UK

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I have reformatted the hard disc on my comuter and reloaded my programmes. When I try to type @ I get ".How can I change the setup?

Answer:Reformatted disc shows wrong key symbols

For Windows XP, Control Panel, Regional and Language options and change to English (United Kingdom).

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my keyboard is now displaying wrong letters when i turned it on this morning. i am currently using the on-screen keyboard. for example.

v = vb45
b = vb54r
4 = vb54
5 = b5r
s = xzs2w
q = q`1

i have made sure that the num lock is turned off. restarting the comp did not help.any ideas would be appreciated ty

Answer:laptop keyboard display wrong letters

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Whenever i try to type something like I or O it would come up as a 5 or 6
5t w643d 3662 s60eth5ng 352e th5s
Translation- It would look something like this
I read somewhere about holding the FN key, and when i do hold it and press the letter I it would come up, otherwise it would be a 5.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Laptop keyboard displaying wrong characters

Turn number lock off

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This is a laptop Advanta brand. After keyboard crush I exchange for another one. Part of the keys working fine, part not. Some of them shows upper marks, which usually goes with Shift. Other shows numbers instead of letters. Totally mess.

I connected regular keobard just for the test and works fine.

Is this a keyboard problem? (Seller assures 100% work ) Or rather computer system?

What eventually I can check?

Answer:Laptop keyboard type wrong keys

sounds like a key is stuck down

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Well about a week ago my laptop keyboard started to act funny when I tired to backspace random signs, or random actions would happen, when I tried to use the space bar it wouldn't give me a space it might give me a d or a / or c, n and when I pressed enter it wouldn't work either then a few days ago the letters started not to work either. They all started to do random things like H might disconnect my Internet or it might Brighton the screen and I have tried every single thing I read about and nothing sometimes my keyboard works perfectly fine and sometimes it gets crazy, I scanned my laptop to see if it was a virus but nothing, I looked to see if it was the keyboard not working but the computer said that the devise was working perfectly fine. I have a Dell Inspiron M5010 Windows Home Premium 7 I have also pretty much uninstalled basically everything I didn't need or use on my laptop that I have downloaded to see if it might have been one of those but it wasn't. I really need help. Thank you
\,so me ttP[YPING /LOOKSlalittlelike /tgisi]/k /iTBgetsannotingafterbawhileno.spacewo[]rokingno[[]]-.-

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ok can anyone help me. My cat walked across my t43p thinkpad and now the l is a 3 , k is 2 and so on

Answer:laptop keyboard typing wrong keys

some cat

your numlock key is on

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Well about a week ago my laptop keyboard started to act funny when I tired to backspace random signs, or random actions would happen, when I tried to use the space bar it wouldn't give me a space it might give me a d or a / or c, n and when I pressed enter it wouldn't work either then a few days ago the letters started not to work either. They all started to do random things like H might disconnect my Internet or it might Brighton the screen and I have tried every single thing I read about and nothing sometimes my keyboard works perfectly fine and sometimes it gets crazy, I scanned my laptop to see if it was a virus but nothing, I looked to see if it was the keyboard not working but the computer said that the devise was working perfectly fine. I have a Dell Inspiron M5010 Windows Home Premium 7 I have also pretty much uninstalled basically everything I didn't need or use on my laptop that I have downloaded to see if it might have been one of those but it wasn't. I really need help. Thank you
\,so me ttP[YPING /LOOKSlalittlelike /tgisi]/k /iTBgetsannotingafterbawhileno.spacewo[]rokingno[[]]-.-

Answer:keyboard on laptop typing wrong letters

That is most likely a virus, you need to run a full scan with your antivirus and make sure it isn't compromised. I would also recommend you move this to the malware forum, then you will get it touch with people that are certified to help you with this.

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While using java or flash content, or playing video games, laptop screen randomly freezes, repeating one sound, seems that disk is still working for a while, some files can make autosave. To turn off laptop I need to hold Power button.
No dump files were logged for a year, until now.
Here is my minidump with all that other files(descriptions may be in polish language, sorry for that )
None of other threads helped me. Next week I will make format and I will reinstall windows, maybe that'll help.
Attachment 33945

Answer:Random freezes and crashes, ntoskrnl.wrong.symbols.exe

Please fill in your system specsPlease go to this site and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely.How to fill in your system specs:
Attachment 33955
Attachment 33956
The cause of the crash is the Alps Pointing-device Filter driver.
Please go to your manufacturer and check for windows 10 compatible driver updates.

0: kd> lmvm Apfiltr
start end module name
fffff801`0f1f0000 fffff801`0f26f000 Apfiltr T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: Apfiltr.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\Apfiltr.sys
Image name: Apfiltr.sys
Timestamp: Sat Jun 15 14:32:26 2013 (51BC5EDA)
CheckSum: 0007BD93
ImageSize: 0007F000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

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- not terribly good grammar in that header... sorry!
My problem is in my very long document (92,000 words), into which I've just replaced a font with another, that I downloaded from a reputable site.
I tell you about the reputableness because the problem I'm now experiencing I was having the other day, in a slightly different format...
When I turn on Show/Hide, which I do often, instead of seeing small dots representing character spaces, there are empty squares. (Sorry, I haven't been here for ages, and have forgotten how to post a screen-grab as evidence.)
A couple of days ago, the problem - now gone - was that in tables I was seeing euro signs instead of the little round thinggy with the four prongs.
So I would seem to have some deep-seated... SOMETHING going on, yeah?
Can anyone help, please?

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Please help, I dont know what I have changed (by mistake). The @ button on the keyboard now functions by pressing a different button ? what have i done wrong ? Thanx.

Answer:laptop keyboard buttons perform wrong functions

click hereYou have managed to change the English UK to English US.

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Any help to correct this problem would be appreciated.
I don't know if this is a hardware issue or a software issue. Whenever I press certain letters I get a numeric stroke. For example:


The only reason I'm able to type this is because I've connected another keyboard up to the laptop.

Answer:Solved: Fujitsu laptop keyboard showing wrong characters

Most likely you have some kind of number lock feature on. It's so you can use the letters as you would a number pad on a standard keyboard.

Try to find a key on your keyboard labeled "Num Lock" and press it (you may have to hold down something like an "Fn" key while pushing the Num Lock button).

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My T410 will do some crazy things, such as typing nothing when you type "e", then suddenly typing a string of numbers and letters, something like "6lsxcv8t". Other times, you might type in a letter or number and suddenly a strange screen will pop up.  Yet sometimes (such as now), the keyboard will work perfectly.   Any ideas?

Answer:T410 types wrong letters, but sometimes is just fine

Reseat the keyboard and check the keyboard ribbon cable for wear.

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I had installed a program to convert some video files to a type I can play with an xbox.
After I downloaded the program I noticed a bunch of the icons on my desktop were now this:
I immediately uninstalled the program and ran virus scans.
The virus scans showed nothing and uninstalling the program did not fix it.

It is affecting rtf and iso files that I am aware of.
I changed the rtf default program and the icons switched over to the new program.
But when switched back to the program I wanted, it was back to this icon.
Editing to add: The files still open just fine in the program I have set for them and everything.

I made a txt file and changed it to the default program I use for rtfs and it showed the proper icon just fine.
So the issue is definitely linked to the file extension.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

Answer:wrong icon for certain file types windows 10


Here is a tutorial that explains how to associate file types with programs, you need to work through option 4:

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my keyboard is messed up. if i type the alphabet it comes out as follows...

i can type the correct letters by holding down the 'fn' key, as i am doing now.
and if i hold down the 'fn' and 'shift' i get this...

this all aooctter when i was trying to write a letter to someone in germany and wanted to
tyoe the char of the 'umlaut'. i thought i could set the language to german, then switch back.
when i saw that the switch to german didn't work,i set it back to english.
i have since tried setting it back again and again but with no success.
please help...i've tried follow some info posted on this site, but no go.
i went to control panel/regional and language options/language tab/default inputl language/ clicked on add selected keyboard and input language as
ENGLISH(UNITED STATES) clicked ok and rebooted. didn't help any.

Answer:Solved: keyboards types wrong letters

Apparently there is an easy fix for the above.
Just hold the "fn" key and the "numlock" key at the same time.
I did it, am I'm back to normal. (The keyboard, that is).
How it got screwed up in the first place???
Hope others see this and it works for them.

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For some reason my file types for MP3 which are associated with Winamp, have the icon for Nero Show Time... Doesn't matter what I do, I can't seem to get the icon to switch to a Winamp icon in my music folder. I can switch the icon in Options and File Types to the winamp icon, but when I go to my music folder the icon is still for Nero Show Time. Even after I reboot it's still the same.

This happened today after I updated Nero, before this things were fine.

Some things I tried...

If I click restore in Options and File Types it will restore and still be associated with Winamp, but the icon will change to the Nero Show Time icon. So it seems that the Nero Show Time icon is default, but the default player is Winamp..

I went to the Nero Show Time settings, but I can't seem to find any file type settings.

I cleaning the registry and rebooted...

I deleted the MP3 file type and set it up again..

Still no luck, any suggestions?


Answer:Solved: File types icon are wrong

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A friend in the USA has asked me what are the keyboard codes for these on a US keyboard?.

Answer:£ and € symbols on US Keyboard

Codes for all printable characters in a computer can be found in Character Map.In XP:Start-> All programs -> Accesories -> System tools -> Character map.Similar in other Windows O/S.?d

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Question: keyboard symbols

Hi,everyone,When trying to logon and hit keyboard symbol for at,  I get an exclamation mark,? Any answers greatly appreciated.,

Answer:keyboard symbols

G'day Jim,
Does this only happen when trying to logon, ...does it also happen in any other typing  in google search, in email client, when you are typing your reply to Bleeping Computer ...?
Dirty keyboard?....some canned air or a Gentle blow from an air compressor may help
Is this a desktop or a laptop?....if a desktop with a separate keyboard, turn the keyboard and give it a gentle tap to help dislodge anything that may have lodged under the key....
Do you have a spare keyboard ......can you borrow one  ..?

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Hi all!

I've just recently began to use the jump lists more and more. In general they work fine but I use VectorWorks and I imported a .pdf into the application. Now the jump list only displays that imported .pdf but not the .vwx files native to that application. I'm pretty sure the jump list worked correctly before the import, but since I've come to rely on them just recently, I can't be a 100% on this.

How could I fix this and make the jump lists display the correct types of files? Just opening a native files with VW doesn't work as they do not become "recent files". I'm at loss here.

Thanks for reading this.

Answer:Jump lists show wrong file types?

Hi, try this, Type in associate Into the StartMenu Search and go to Associate a file type and see if you can do it from there.

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Hi, my keyboard has wrong symbols. I have @ above 2, where should be",and " instead of @How can I solve it, please.I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 13Thank you!

Answer:question about keyboard symbols

hi doru1412,
Welcome to the Forums.
If you have an English keyboard but you want a Romanian keyboard layout, can you try one of the following:
1. Add a Romanian keyboard input method

How to Add or Remove Input Methods for Keyboard Layout in Windows 8 and 8.1

2. If you'll be typing the double apostrophe " symbol most of the time on the web, try Google Input Tools (Chrome Extension)
    - Link to picture
    - Link to picture

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when I type (@) what I get is (") which should be the shift and No2.when I type (" )shift and No2 what I get is (@)The pound sign come out as a hash and the hash comes out as a back slash. many other keys are also out of kilter. How do I sort this out?win xp sp2. office 2000. keyboard is an infomate HKT 1001 ps2Cheers Lixdexik.

Answer:Keyboard symbols different on screen.

but it still goes wrong on the likes of this forum and writing Emails.Cheers Lixdexik

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how can i get the symbol for euros ( the currency) onto my keyboard? its like an E with a line thru it!

Answer:[SOLVED] keyboard symbols

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Can anyone correct my keyboard strokes for me..... the pound sign is now #...... the @ is now " and visa versa.... how do I alter these? Thanks......Neil.

Answer:Keyboard symbols have changed!

You have an American keyboard set up. Try pressingALT+SHIFT together and see if that helps. Otherwise Control. Language and regional Settings.

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HI: When i type in a email the upper symbols above the letters don`t work. They are replaced by other symbols. For instance the at symbol above the letter 2 comes up like this ". The number sign above the 3 comes out like /.  The question mark above the slash and plus sign comes out like . I have a T410. How can I correct this.Cheers,Keith


Go to Solution.

Answer:question about keyboard symbols

See How to Change the Keyboard Input Language in Windows 7
(Short answer: hold down the Left Shift and Left Ctrl keys for about five seconds to change back to English keyboard.)

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So I have had multiple keyboards over time on my PC and all of them seem to type symbols such as; ~ and " twice and then not at all
I will show an example, so I go to type a dash (~) but when I do nothing appears, but when I do it again 2 (~~) appear or when I click space it appears?
This can happen with multiple symbols but not letters or words . . .
Any help, It is very hard to explain but if I need to post a video I will

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Some of tyhe keys on my keyboard are not producing the symbols they should when struck. Possibility of more than one keyboard driver installed on system (windows XP) . Any advice on how to resolve this problem, please.

Answer:Incorrect keyboard symbols

Is the keyboard compatible with your system? Have you tried updateing the drivers for the keyboard from the internet?[glb]Flame[/glb]

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A friend has recently bought a laptop for one of her kids (no idea what make etc unfortunately).She says that the symbols above the number keys (e.g. shift+3 gives ) are not coming up on the screen (i.e. she gets a different symbol).Is there anything she can do about it?(I've just tried fiddling with the region/language settings on my PC in an effort to get my keyboard to do anything except !"$%^&*(), but no joy).

Answer:Keyboard symbols problem

Bet she's getting a # or @ symbol. Has she checked the regional settings?If you set to US (if I recall correctly) you will probably get one of the above, might need a reboot.Talk her through checking those - pretty sure that must be it.

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I recently discovered that when Im trying to send email, when I press shift and two (which should represent the AT symbol) a quotation mark appears making impossible to send email (I tried shift and every possble key and can not seem to find the AT symbol) there are many other instances of symbols on the actual keys dont appear on the screen when I try to use them. tried running norton antivirus which is up to date, ran ad aware6..oh yeah I tried 2 other keyboards with same results......please, someone.........HEEEELP!

Answer:symbols on keyboard not correct!!!

Make sure in control panel under Regional and Language you have the right language selected.

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I have recently reinstalled Windows XP and now my keyboard symbols are weird. I have to press them twice for them to work, then it gives me two. My number " 6 " works fine, first tap and it's there... but with the " ^ " I have to press it twice. I can't find any drivers for this keyboard and everyone seems to just say; unplug, restart and change the USB slot. But none of this solves my problem. It is especially annoying when typing reports when my quotations have to be so difficult.

My keyboard is a Santek Eclipse, Model: KU-0603

Only these symbols are this way: ' " ^ ` ~

Everything else works just fine. I thought that perhaps I accidentally executed some program or option, but I can't find anything.

Answer:Keyboard:Need to press symbols twice then get two

I plugged in another keyboard and the symbols still act the same... Now I'm uberly stomped >.<

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I have a Y510. I reside in Australia and so the keyboard defaults to use a $ dollar symbol. I am working in the UK for a period and want to change the keyboard setting from $ to the British pound sign. How can I do that?  Thanks Max

Answer:Changing symbols on the keyboard

i don't think it's possible.sorry.

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Not sure if this should have been posted under problems or here but anyway...

Have just re-installed Windows (XP Pro) and some of the shift+button keys dont match what appears on screen
e.g.... The inverted commas above the 2 key are swapped with the @ sign that goes with the apostrophe. Some of my symbols have disappeared totally like the hash key and the pound sign.

I cant reember how to sort it out, this happens every time i re-install.


Answer:Keyboard symbols not matching on-screen

You left the defaults = US Keyboard

One day America may understand that they are NOT the only contry in the world.

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i recently formated my win xp partition(i have a macbookpro with both leopard and win installed), and after that i noticed that every time i go to the internet and i have to write something online, like on msn, skype, gmail, hotmail, online forms ....and so on...some of the keys of the keyboard dont match with the correspont letters or symbols...

something like this hapened to me before but i tried to go around and find a solution but i cant...dont remember how i solve it.

can anyone please help me.

thanks in advance,


Answer:keyboard and symbols dont match!!!

have noticed now that is not only online, but its just also happens on ilustrator and indesign and word...didn't noticed before because i dont use this partiton so often to write...


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Hi! I'm kinda out of ideas.
So earlier today all of a sudden my pc started to whenever I typed the following symbols : "" '' ~~ ^^
They were typed double. so whenever I typed one of those symbols it came out as two symbols.
which meant I can't do apostrophes and all that good stuff.
This has never happend to me before and I didn't change anything about my pc at all.
I even switched keyboards and it still had the same issue.

Answer:Keyboard typing double symbols

Sounds like a driver problem. Try this:
Using Only a Mouse

Click the Windows "Start" button, right-click "Computer" and select "Manage" to open the Computer Management window. Select "Device Manager" from the pane on the left. Expand the Keyboards section, right-click on the keyboard you want to repair and choose "Uninstall." Click the Windows "Start" button and select "Restart." When your computer boots up, Windows will detect your keyboard and install the driver.
Hopefully that may solve your problem.

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Hey guys. I'm on my dell Inpirion laptop right now playing UT2004 and whenever I type a '?' it puts in a weird E with an accent on the top. It does this for many other characters except letters and numbers but it does it with shift numbers such as %#&. Any ideas?

Answer:UT2004 Funny Keyboard Symbols

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just a quicky, my " and @ aymbols are the wrong way round since i reformatted my comp. i know it must be an easy quick solution so somebody please help before i go crazy!!

Answer:Keyboard Help " and @ symbols mixed up!!

Your keyboard language is set to the wrong language.

Im guessing that as US is the default you are in the UK but using a US language layout for your keyboard.

Goto Start --> Settings --> Control Panel

Select 'Regional and Language Settings' (If xp you may need to set it to view in classic mode)

Select the 'Languages' Tab and click Details in the 'Text Services and input languages' groupbox.

Set the language there that you need and hit apply!

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I want to make keyboard symbols, specifically the Spanish inverted exclamation point and other special characters. Everything I have found online says I need to make sure that num lock is on and then use the proper ALT function. However, I am on a laptop with no number pad and no num lock key. I can't figure out how to make these special characters.

Thank you!

Answer:How do I make keyboard symbols with no num lock key?

I don't have a laptop handy but I think you should have one on it ,using the FN key and one of the top row of key that has num lock\or symbol that looks like a number pad , .I just found a laptop keyboard in my box of parts ,and the symbol is on the f11 key on it

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I got a u430 ideapad touch Ultrabook recently and am confused by how to utilize the symbols above the numbers on my keyboard. There is two or more symbols either above or beside each number and i can`t figure out how to use them. For example: when i press shift and the number 2, I get " but i can not utilize the @ symbol which appears both beside it and above it. In summery, what combination of keys do i need to access the symbols which appear on my keyboard?

Answer:question about utilizing keyboard symbols

Hi Gobstoppers123,
Welcome to Lenovo forums
As I understand that you are facing issue with keypad with your u430 laptop.
As you have mentioned that when press shift and numerical 2 key instead of @ symbol you are getting ? symbol.
Can you confirm what happens when you shift and ?key.
As there might be difference in the settings go to control panel, select change keyboards or other inputs option.
Go to formats and change the keyboard format accordingly and check if the issue persist. Or you can also change the format to US English in keyboard setting.
Hope this helps! Do post us back for further queries.
Best regards,    

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Hi, I wonder if someone can help me? I accidently cliked a few keys in the keyboard, and when i try typing some keys are not appearing properly, for e.g. if i want to type the word "p" it comes as "-"(the symbol above that word). This problem is only for a few keys. I am typing properly now by holding one finger on the "Fn" key next to "ctrl". How can i change it back to normal?

I am using a laptop incase u want to know.My laptop is an acer aspire 5610, OS windows xp.

Answer:Accidentally changed keyboard symbols!! Help!

I don't know a lot about laptops BUT that could be the 'euro' switch - see here:

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My / (anywhere else I type like in my game I play *world of warcraft* turns out like a funny E with an accent on it, my square brackets [ ] come out like ^^ and my ' apostrophe is backwards...

I have no idea what I?ve pushed or done but please help me to undo it.

Answer:Keyboard shows strange symbols


What Toshiba notebook you have exactly?

Have you tried an external keyboard on the notebook? If the external keyboard works properly I think the internal keyboard must be replaced.


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I have a problem with my keyboard. I will be working on it and just out of the blue when I select any key that also has a " Green Sign or Letter " on the actual key it will only allow me to enter that symbol that is shown in green. Example. on my ACER Laptop Model Aspire 5720Z I have on the number 2 key it has -- the number 2, the @ Sign in black colour, the (") Sign in Green Colour and the @ Sign again in Green. What happens is I go to select the @ Sign in Black and it Prints (") in Green and a line under it in Green but will not print the @ Sign at all in black. I have tried other keys that have the green letter or symbols etc. and it will only print the Green Symbol etc. not the symbol I am trying to type. The only way to get that symbol I want is to copy it from somewhere else on my page or to close down and restart my computer. This happens every time I am on my computer for more than 10 - 15 minutes. What can I do to stop this, I am stumped.

Answer:Keyboard Error from Green Key Symbols

I think you've got a key labeled "Alt Gr" next to the space bar that's used to activate the green selections (e.g Hold Alt Gr & press 2 to get (*); if it's not Alt Gr, it's another one down there.

Sounds like whatever that key is, is jammed and you have to release it in some way.


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I have just recently purchesed a Toshiba Satellite A300.
The system details are as follows:
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo CPU T5850 @ 2.16 GHz 2.17 GHZ
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit.
Memory Ram: 3.00GB.

Anywho, it cost 879 Euro + postage and handling. The problem is the keyboard. The keyboard language is set to English (US). For who knows what reason, some of the keys do not enter their designed symbol/function/numeral.

For example, in order to make the symbol ''@'' i have to use the corresponding key sequence SHIFT+','
But when i press SHIFT + 2 i get ''
I cant figure out why, but i cannot even get it to work. A lot of the keys are out of whack. I haven't touched anything, i only got it over a week ago. It cost me a lot and i can't seem to find any support. I had a technician look at it, but he was unable to figure it out.

I've tried holding down ALTGR and shift and pressing INSERT and everything but to no avail.

PLEASE, i need to figure out how i can ressolve this issue, i cant access one of my email accounts, because i can't figure out whats wrong with the keyboard.

my email address is [email protected]

Answer:How to use right keyboard symbols on Satellite A300?


The solution is easy. You have to change the keyboard language to English UK.

Check this Microsoft page [How to change the keyboard layout|]

And [how to change the keyboard input language|]


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For some reason, the past few days, I have had occasions where when I push down on the number keys(except numbers 5 and 6-they work, why I have no idea) above the letters, nothing happens. Also, the symbols above these keys also do not work! I know, weird! Like I can't write any emails right now because I can't use the 'at' symbol above number 2, for example, and I need to write some emails!! But I've said I've had 'occasions' where this is happening, in the last week or so. Then it seems to correct itself. But tonight, for the 4 hours or so I've been on, those numbers keys will simply not work, and the symbols above them. I would also like to mention I CAN access the numbers on the keypad on the right of the keyboard, but this doesn't help me with those symbols I need above the numbers above the letters. So I can type numbers, but I also need those symbols, too...especially the 'at' symbol above #2. I have read a little about others who have had this problem, and it seems to have something to do with the 'NumLock' key, but I don't quite understand the remedies that are presented as to how to fix this. If you know what is going on here, please give me instructions on how to fix it. I need to use those numbers above the keyboard, for the symbols. If I don't get that #2 key working, I won't be able to write any emails for I don't presently have the 'at' symbol, which of course I ... Read more

Answer:Can't Get Numbers And Symbols On Top of Keyboard To Work

Swap out the keyboard.
Last week, one day my keyboard worked fine and the next day 5 keys refused to work. I swapped out for another keyboard and discovered it was a problem with the keyboard because on the replacement, everything worked fine.

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I've just done a complete re-install of Windows 98se. I have no spyware etc that I'm aware of. I've done several scans and have very good protection.

My keyboard Language configured to read English/United States. The Layout is Unites States 101. In Windows things are fine. In DOS I can't type in the symbol ~
Instead I get \
Because of this there are certain simple functions I'm unable to perform such as tempor~1

I tried using English (Canadian) as my Language setting with my Layout set at Canadian Standard but it kept reverting to Canadian Multicultural while in Windows, EVEN when I went into the Registry and made sure I changed the correct key value.

I've just tried another keyboard and it's doing the same thing so I know it's not a hardware thing. Could it have something to do with my BIOS? Or is there some other simple setting I'm missing? Sure hope someone might be able to help.


Answer:Keyboard symbols and actual key strokes not the same

Does the chosen language match your keyboard?
Sound like you use a UK-keyboard with US-language or the other way around.
A US-keyboard has a @ above the 2, and # above the 3.
A UK-keyboard has a " above the 2, and above the 3.
There are a bunch more differences but these are the easiest to spot.
You can change this in Control Panel/Regional Options

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Answer:Keyboard doing double symbols on single press

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.66GHz, Intel64 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1534 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6200SE TurboCache(TM), 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152524 MB, Free - 114631 MB; E: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 80308 MB;
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

For no apparent reason the numbers across the top of the keyboard along with the characters above them have stopped working altogether.
I can use the keypad and the alphabet keys ok
Numlock makes no difference and I have rebooted 3 times to no effect.
Have tried 3 different keyboards and all react the same way all PS2 as I don't have a USB one
I have run MSE and Antimalware the latter found a PUP which it cleared but that made no difference.
I have not spilt anything on the KB anyway have tried a further 2 KB since
I have only recently started using W7 but I tried looking under devices and hardware like I would in XP but the keyboard doesn't show up at all, just printers, the mouse which is USB etc

It's really irritating as I don't normally use the keypad so it slows me up, and I miss being able to use the symbols such as brackets etc
Would be grateful for any suggestions etc

Answer:Solved: Keyboard PS2 top numbers and symbols not working

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Hello to whoever reads this!

I have gotten some problems with my keyboard, when I want to make the following symbols:


It makes them double, when I press 1 time. Usually you have to press 2 times, to make it. I don't know what made this problem, and I really can't find any solutions. The main problem is actually, that if I want to make an "?" I usually have to just press one time on ?, and then on the A, but since this double thing did come, I haven't been able to make those ?. So, anyone know anything about this problem?
Thanks in advance!

Best Regards

Answer:I am having problems with my keyboard, making double symbols.

It would help if we knew the keyboard in question.. as well as some of the hardware detail. Please see below:


Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

To avoid a lot of Q & A about your hardware and OS configuration, please click on this link to
Edit System Specs

Filling this out, at least partially, will save a lot of time. Another advantage is when posting a new problem, the person answering can just click the My System Specs link in the bottom of your post. No need to search for the information.

If you have multiple systems just indicate that in the System Specs so that we know why many of the fields are blank.

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hi guys i have a nisis easytouch k 6 keyboard and ever since i got it the symbols on the keys dont type correctly ( only some though ) the @ symbol is above no 2 instead of " and and the pound sign is nowere to be found im on xp home and tried to d/load the appropriate drivers from the nisis site but after installing them stil have the same problem i got a floppy with it to install additional options but this hasnt worked either any ideas??

Answer:keyboard symbols dont type correctly

Keyboard USA to UK : Start > Control Panel > Date,Time,Language and Regional Options > Regional and Language Options > Regional Options > Click drop down box and set to English ( United Kingdom

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Hi i am asked to use a symbol that i dont see displayed on the keyboard with th FN key. is there a download for this?thanksroxanne 

Answer:how do i find additional symbols not displayed on the keyboard?

Hello roxanne, welcome to Lenovo forums! Please tell us your model number, not S/N, and used OS please.That will help us to help you.

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hi- i have a desktopand cant get rid of these crazy symbols in blue.... instead of the question mark i get    help!!!

Answer:how can i change the keyboard settings off the blue symbols ...

Hi, Sorry, hope you are talking about this:Please shut down the notebook. Tapping f10 as you start up to access the Bios Menu and make the change described in the document on the link below.,

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I've just bought a used T60p (very nice too) but the @ key on the keyboard results in a " and the " gives the @.  There are a couple of other keys that don't match the symbol for example the gives the # when typed (I can't find any key that delivers the ) Is there some way to reset the keys to produce the symbol that's marked when typed? Thanks


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Answer:T60p keyboard keys not matching symbols

Phideaux, You could try this: Windows Start |  Help and Support After the Help program opens, search on "code page" Centex 

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