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Portege 7020ct: keyboard doesn’t show right letters

Question: Portege 7020ct: keyboard doesn’t show right letters

Hello,

I have a Portege 7020 ct and have been having trouble using the keyboard on it. When I get to the password page on typing my password certain letters, for example c, appear as 3 asterix instead of one and return key appears as four asterix. When I plug an external keyboard in to the laptop it functions perfectly well and I can get into the system.

When I open word and type on the laptop keyboard it again comes up with jargon unrelated to the keys being pressed but again on the plug in keyboard works fine. This is driving me crazy.
Any ideas much appreciated?

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Answer: Portege 7020ct: keyboard doesn’t show right letters

Hello

Is the right language set as ?Default input language? in windows settings?

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Hello,
I have a Portege 7020CT with a docking station. The docking station contains a floppy drive, ethernet connection and DVD/CD-ROM drive. I don't have any recovery CD for this machine. Recently I had to reinstall Windows 98 SE using a standard Microsoft CD, but since then I can't play DVDs on it anymore. I can read CDs with no problems. I think I may need a driver for the hardware DVD decoder but this isn't available for download from Toshiba. Does anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Portege 7020CT DVD problem

the drive in the docking station is an TEAC CD-Rom Type 224 and no dvd rom i've got the same problem and i changed to an USB DVD Rom

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I have bought this notebook from germany (now i am in Greece) and i want to format the HD but I have notice, that the cd rom device with pcmcia card cannot be recognised through dos envrironment. which steps should i make to be able to format this notebook? i am afraid it is not easy to format this kind of notebook?
does anybody know something? thanks in advance!

Answer:Portege 7020CT: how can I format the HD?

Hi

Well, on the Toshiba driver download site you will find a Toshiba Companion Diskette.
The Companion diskette contains programs to configure Toshiba computers
with setup information and to test the hardware. It also contains files and
utilities that allow you to get the most from your Toshiba computer.

The Companion Diskette is able to detect your CD-ROM drive on the
Toshiba computer during the boot process. If you need to access your CD-ROM
drive, then remove the word 'rem' out of the following lines in AUTOEXEC.BAT
and CONFIG.SYS on the Companion Diskette.

rem if exist toscd001 a:\mscdex /D:TOSCD001 /M:10 (AUTOEXEC.BAT)

rem device=a:\toscdrom.sys (CONFIG.SYS)

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I have a Portege 7020CT; I would like to connect it to my tv ( ordinary cathode, not flat screen or LCD). Is this possible? If so what connections/cables do I use/need?
Thanks for any advice. HJA

Answer:How to connect Portege 7020CT on TV?

Hi,

This can be done with your Portege but you will need to convert the signal first.

This link shows the type of converter you will need.

http://www.cableuniverse.co.uk/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=117&product s_id=1014

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hi!

i need help!!!

situation: me and my girlfriend go for a long trip on tuesday. we have to work, so we bought a second hand portege 7020ct.
it has no cd or floppy drive. win98 is installed but without drivers for the modem. the infra-red can locate other computers, but is not able to connect.
so the onliest thing i have is one usb slot.

i want to install win2000 or at least put some data on the hard drive.

so i need to use my external cd drive or a usb stick. the problem is, the system (usb slot) found the external drive and the usb sticks, but i need to install some drivers to get them ready! but how???? --> no internet, no floppy, no internal cd, no infra red....

what can i do????

i tried to get into the bios to find out, if it is possible to boot from the usb slot, to perhaps get the external drive runnin and then install win2000.
but i can´t find out how to enter the bios!!!! ...but i´m not sure if this will work.

how can i get into the bios?
do anybody has an idea what i can do? how can i get drivers into the system?
how can i get the external drive runnin or the usb sticks`??

please! i need very quick help, cause tomorrow is my last day...

thanks to everybody in advance,
deko

Answer:Need to boot from USB device with my Portege 7020ct

Hi Deko,

Pressing the <esc> button on power up takes you to the BIOS settings.

Installing the drivers could be difficult. I have a 7010CT and there's no option to boot from USB (just floppy - hard disk - cdrom - lan). I don't think Windows98 supports USB sticks without extra drivers. I upgraded from Windows98 to Windows2000 by using an external PCMCIA cdrom and starting the installer from Windows98. Maybe you could try a PCMCIA network card of try to find a floppy disk for the Portege.

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Hi,
I have a 7020 CT and my batterie is dead, it works 2 min. Anyone knows if there's any way of repair a battery or any sell place for this... cheapper!

Answer:Portege 7020CT: battery is dead

Hi,

it's not possible to repair a battery, they all will die after a while.

To buy a new one I've found this:
http://froogle.google.de/froogle?q=battery+Portege+7020&btnG=Suchen&hl=de&s how=dd
Maybe there's something interesting for you.

Bye

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I have been looking at a second hand Toshiba Portege 7020ct and wondered if anyone in the Forum has experience of this laptop. I know it comes with an external CD rom and Floppy. Does this mean I can only copy to the floppy? Will I be able to play "simple" games on it? I mainly need it as a second machine for word processing, surfing the net and family history.Would welcome any comments please.

Answer:Toshiba Portege 7020ct - Any good?

all depend how much it costs.it should play simple CD, what are specs?tell us how much it will cost you then people can judge if it is a good deal or not

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I see others have had this problem in past. Have file for 8.10. Create floppy disc using drive in docking station. Boot using F12 key. Undocked. No PC cards installed. Using external USB floppy. Doesnt seem to recognise the USB drive. Have to remove battery to power it off.
Hope there is an easier way to do this.

Answer:BIOS upgrade on Portege 7020CT

Hello

Notebook must be in boot mode and not resume mode and you have to remove any PC Cards.

How to make the BIOS update:
Just take a 1.4mb 3 1/2 floppy (nonbootable) and unpack the files to it.
Turn off the machine, turn it back on while holding the F12 key or for
newer machines, the key left of the space bar, and the rest is automatic.

It is best to disconnect all peripherals while doing the update.
Make sure that the machine is not in the LAN Docker. This could erase your EPROM's.

Bye

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I've just got a Travelstar DJSA 220 20GN and I tried to connect it via USB to my portege 7020. It just doesn't see it.
Anyone can help?
Notice that I connected the external hdd to other pc and it works perfectly

Answer:Portege 7020CT - external HDD not visible

Hi

Can you see a message that a external USB was connected?
If not so I assume that the external HDD device needs more power as the USB port provides.
In this case the external power supply for the HDD should solve this issue.
Furthermore please go to the USB root Hub properties and disable the option ?Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power?

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Hi,

Having had to do a complete reinstall of win 98 i have lost my modem driver.

The one from the site doesnt work as they are all french pcmcia drivers. This one is built in.

Help.

Answer:Portege 7020CT Modem Driver for Windows 98

Hi

I found on a Toshiba US website the right modem driver for Win98.
Please check this link:
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_sc_home.jsp

Bye

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hey i have brought a 7020ct motion touch laptop of a mate and it had windows 98 on it and the touch sreen worked fine but it had a load of stuff on i did not wanted so i installed a fresh copy of windows xp pro on it but now the touch screen does not work.

i have searched for hours on the internet for drivers etc but i cant find any could any one please help me.

thankz craig

Answer:Portege 7020ct touch screen not workin with XP

Hi

Portege 7020CT is known to me but I have never heard about ?7020ct motion touch? version. Is this maybe sold in US only?

Anyway, as far as I know this unit is not designed and supported for WXP operating system and because of that you can not find WXP driver. If you want try to check Portege 7020CT Model Homepage at US support page. There are listed many drivers and also support bulletins. Maybe you will find something interesting.

Bye

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The original battery is dead, charge indicator light does not come
on at all when power cord is plugged in.
Bought new battery, charging light comes on when power cord is
plugged in but battery will not power on the computer. Could there
be a problem with the battery I purchased, or is there be a problem
with the connection? Has anyone experienced this?

I guess it could be either, though it is odd though that the charge
light comes on as if charging and did not on the old dead cell.
Makes me think that perhaps the new battery is not holding enough
charge to power on laptop and the problem is the battery not the
connection.
Can anyone help?
 

Answer:Toshiba Portege 7020ct Battery won't power on

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I have a Portege 7020ct which I have upgraded to XP from 98. All seems to be fine although I have lost the Toshiba power saving management options. I am looking for the correct software to control the screen brightness, cooling options etc.

Answer:Need "Toshiba power saver" for my Portege 7020ct (WXP)

Hi

XP isn't supported on this machine as it is a little to old and the specs are below the minimum requirements. Having said this XP will run on the machine, but pretty slowly. I wont find the Toshiba power save utility as it wouldn't have been created for this machine. The Microsoft one works, but as you have found doesn't have full functionality of the Toshiba one and wont fully utilize the powersave features of the bios. You could try a powersave program for a new machine to see if that works, but I couldn't guarentee it.

The ultimate answer is it isn't supported, sorry

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Hi

I have a Toshiba Portege 7020ct with a touch screen installed by motion touch and i need a driver it shows up as a usb device but motion touch no longer have the driver and claim toshiba do, I was wondering if anyone has it or can point me on where to find it thanks...

Answer:Portege 7020CT - Touch Screen driver needed

>... motion touch no longer have the driver and claim toshiba do
I presume they don?t know what they are talking about.

As far as I know this Toshiba notebook is almost 15 years old and this old notebook was not delivered with touch screen. Now it is modified and has nothing to do with original state.
Toshiba doesn?t support such modification and such driver doesn?t exist.

To check this you can contact nearest Toshiba service provider in your country and ask for help.

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It used to dock OK but now it refuses to and shows this error message:

"PXE-EO1: PCI Vendor and Device IDs do not match ! "

I would really appreciate some help on this because without th dock I have no inputs or outputs!
Is it something to do with being properly "OFF"?

PROTEGE 7020CT Windows XP

Answer:Portege 7020CT: PXE-EO1 message appears when use docking station

Hi

Well, in my knowledge the PXE error appears because the device is not able to boot up from the LAN.
Did you try to boot from LAN or something like that?

Enter the BIOS and change the booting order. Possibly you have set the LAN at first step in the booting order and therefore the unit try to boot from the LAN.

I have also found this site:
http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000/sb/CS-010508.htm

There is and advice to install the latest Boot Agent. I don?t know if it helps but you can try it.

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Dear friends it was really a pleasure going thru all ur postings and the replies even I have to appriciate heartfully.

Now please help me remove the warning box which comes on as soon as the 7020ct is booted on the dock which is :
** canceled removing device in the selectable bay **

*** Removing device in the Selectable Bay is cancelled. Please lock it again. ***

OK
this stays in the middle of the screen and on top of all the windows that are opened.

Answer:Portege 7020CT - warning box .. canceled removing device... stays on

Hi

I have never seen such warning message.
Did you connect some devices to the docking station?
Try to boot without the docking station. Check also the device manager if all devices are properly recognized.

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Hey folks,

after installing Win 7 Prof 64Bit on my Z830 Flashcards is working, BUT Fn+F8 shows Wifi and Bluettoth only. The selection for 3G is missing. I tried already several orders for installation: driver 3G-VAP or VAP-3G..
Choosing all off and all on switches on the 3G. 3G itself works.
Does anyone know what is wrong?

BR

Answer:Portege Z830 Flash Cards Fn+F8 doesn't show 3G

And does the Portege Z830 supports 3G?
As far as I know not all units are equipped with an 3G module?

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Good afternoon,

When I press the FN key does not appear functional menu at the top of the screen. I installed Toshiba Value Added Package and Function Key but still missing.

Like this: http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/FAQ1A037W0000R01190001061708341.jpg

What driver I need?

The operating system is Windows 8.1 Pro and laptop Toshiba Portege Z930-108


Thanks!

Answer:Re: Portege Z930-108 - FN key doesn’t show flash cards

Hi

If you use Win8.1 you can use Functional kez on two ways and change two modes:
-special function mode
-standard F1-F12 mode

There is one difference. When you use special function mode you can use F keys only. With standard mode you must use FN+Fx key combination.

Flash cards that you can see at the top of the screen works with Vista or Win7 only. As far as I know since Win8 flash cards are not shown on the top of the screen anymore.

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I am at the main password prompt but my kb is not typing one of the letters in my password. Anything I can do?

Answer:My keyboard doesn't allow me to type one of the letters in m...

Perhaps I can be given a new password and use the steps as if I forgot the other one.... I can't yor b c v 5 6

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I have a Portege R500-124

I use it docked in the office and the lid is closed so I need to enter a DriveCrypt password and generally control the boot/BIOS from a USB keyboard. But no matter what I set the USB legacy setting in the BIOS to, the USB keyboard doesn't work. I tried the keyboard plugged directly into the R500 when undocked and it's just the same. I also tried BIOS 1.6 and it's just the same.

USB keys work and I can boot from them, but no keyboard actions (such as F12 to choose BOOT device) work - the R500 just doesn't seem to have functional USB keyboard support until an OS (Windows or Linux) has booted.

Any ideas?

Ian

Answer:Portege R500 - USB Legacy keyboard support doesn't work

>?.the R500 just doesn't seem to have functional USB keyboard support until an OS (Windows or Linux) has booted.

I cannot confirm this but I am afraid you are right about that.

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Quick question - will a keyboard for a Portege S100 work in a Portege M100?

Layout looks similar; albeit a different colour.

Answer:Will a keyboard for a Portege S100 work in a Portege M100?

Hi

I think you cannot use the same keyboard because the Portege S100 supports the an-easy-to-use 84-key (US) or 85-key (UK) keyboard and the Portege M100 supports the an-easy-to-use 85/86-key keyboard.
Furthermore the connector of the S100 supports the CN3230 keyboard interface 34 pin connector and the M100 supports the PJ3230 keyboard 34pin connector.

So possibly this could be a problem.
I recommend using the original keyboards released for the each notebook model.

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Windows 10
Start - Settings - Ease of Access - Keyboard

Everything here is off. If i turn on the On-Screen Keyboard no keys are Highlighted (indicating they are depressed/stuck )
When I use the hard keyboard and sometimes even the onscreen keyboard its as if either Ctrl, Alt Win or something are pressed down as it just types shortcuts.
EG:

-H- typed into chrome browser address bar via onscreen keyboard types as normal
-H- typed into chrome browser address bar via hard keyboard brings up -Chrome://history- But now also on the onscreen keyboard Ctrl is Highlighted.
I click on the onscreen keyboard to deactivate the now highlighted Ctrl button and try again. Now things are different, as now both the onscreen keyboard and the hard keyboard both bring up ?Chrome://history- when -H- is typed ( Shift is not depressed )

This seems to randomly cycle one min onscreen keyboard works fine, next the keyboard works fine or they either work or none of the work rendering the computer useless.

I cant help feel it?s a software issue but im no pro and I don?t have an additional external keyboard to try but as the onscreen and hard keyboard work ok for a while sometimes I assume something is up and that?s what brought me here.

Hopefully this is clear enough to be understood and to help others who may have the same issue.

Thank you so much for your time.

OTHER NOTES:
In -Device Manger ? Keyboards-
The keyboard driver is dated 2006 so tried to update the driver but s... Read more

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I thought I would share my recent adventure with a 3000 N500 I have. The laptop was special ordered with Xp Pro on it. I uninstalled and installed Ubuntu, worked great. At some point my wife spilled some soda onto the page up and down keys, resutling in those keys not working. Recently I purchased her another latop and decided to reinstall Windows Xp Pro on the N500 for use with some camera software I have. I decided to go ahead and order another keyboard from Amazon, for 21 bucks. I wiped the drive and used an OEM Xp Pro to reinstall windows. I was having some issues with sound and modem drivers and decided to go ahead and install SP3 on it to help out with the high def install of drivers. That worked great, but when I recieved the new keyboard Tuesday and install it, I noticed that some dual number letter keys were inputting numbers. I googled and was brought here where a number of posters stated several programs might be the cause. I searched and these programs WERE'NT installed on this, due to a clean install of OEM windows. This took me back to suare one, why. I'm very proficiant in PC's having built many custom machines and assisted others in repair. I decided to test the keyboard by using an flash drive with Linux on it. The keyboard worked like a champ, so that narrowed the issue to windows pr software inside it. Booting back to windows I started thinking that possibly an update inside SP3. I removed SP3 and rebooted and the keyboard worked great, no errors.... Read more

Answer:Lenovo N500 keyboard/ numbers instead of letters/with new keyboard installed/Resolved!!

I forgot to mention, this conflict DOESN'T effect an external usb keyboard, just the installed keyboard. I will monitor this thread for awhile and will assist if possible, thanks.

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I have just installed W10 Pro 10147. My problem now is that no drive letter is shown on Windows Explorer. How can the drive letters -- C: , D: , etc. -- be shown?

Answer:How to show driver letters

Hello Churin, and welcome to Ten Forums.

It sounds like you may have turned off to "Show drive letters". Checking the box in your File Explorer Options and clicking on OK should sort this for if so.

Drive Letters - Hide or Show

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I installed the SATA drive. Formatted it. Assigned it a letter. It won't show up in My Computer, but I can access it by typing in the drive letter in Windows Explorer and when I do this it comes up under My Computer in the "Folders" side pane




Data writes and reads from the drive fine.

I've tried formatting it and deleting the partition and creating a new one.

What the **** is goin on?

Answer:Drive doesn't show up in my computer, but does show up in disk manager.

nobody?

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Think i have this  "ThinkCentre M50 8187-F7U" got from someone who said didn't work anymore but works fine most of the time after start useing a NVIDIA GeForce 6200  even tried a ATI Radeon 9550 and just start to  freeze screen/pc. randomly Like as if some took screenshot and set it up as Wallpaper, can't get it fixed, not sure where else to get help from, also think there newer bios could update to but can't find it anywhere!
 
 
System Information report written at: 01/27/11 13:16:15[Conflicts/Sharing]Resource    Device   I/O Port 0x00000000-0x00000CF7    PCI bus   I/O Port 0x00000000-0x00000CF7    Direct memory access controller          I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF    Intel(R) 82865G/PE/P/GV/82848P Processor to AGP Controller - 2571   I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF    NVIDIA GeForce 6200            Memory Address 0x92000000-0x95FFFFFF    Intel(R) 82865G/PE/P/GV/82848P Processor to AGP Controller - 2571   Memory Address 0x92000000-0x95FFFFFF    NVIDIA GeForce 6200            IRQ 11    Multimedia Video Controller   IRQ 11    Multimedia Controller          ... Read more

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really need to get this fix, is there another way like a way to email support!

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In XP and Vista following registry fix made the drive letter of all drives appear first, in front of the drive label:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"ShowDriveLettersFirst"=dword:00000004

Unfortunately this setting doesn't seem to work any longer in Win7's Explorer, and the drive letters remain at the end.

Does anybody know of a working method?

Answer:Show Drive Letters First in Windows 7

You could use something like EasyBCD to do it.
Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies

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Just recently my computer started doing the annoying thing where you try to type, but it freezes for a couple of seconds and then all the typing you did finally shows up. It does it when I try to scroll down a page, too; everything freezes for a few seconds before my cursor is responsive again. I have a fairly high-powered computer, and no extraneous programs are running. When I keep Task Manager running, I can see spikey activity in the CPU when these freeze-ups occur. I keep things well-defragged and spyware-free. After reading one of your forums, I saw a recommendation to download "HiJack This" from MajorGeeks.com, one of the best sites of all time. So I downloaded it, and here's the log file. Anyone see anything that could be causing this annoying problem (which has happened 3 times while typing this post)?? Thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 10:59:14 PM, on 1/13/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\ASF Agent\ASFAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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Answer:I'm typing away, but the letters take several seconds to show up

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My son has a Dell Inspiron running Windows Vista. His computer was fine and he made no changes to it whatsoever. He came to me very upset claiming that his keyboard was not working properly.
I took a look at it and sure enough, it will not type the following letters:c,h,l,t, ***U,v. Since his password contained the letter "L," once he logged out he was no longer able to log back in.
He asked me to reinstall his operating system. I have done so, except now I'm on the screen where it asks me to type a username and password - and guess what? It still won't type those letters! I even tried the virtual keyboard - it will not type those letters using it either. However, when you press the "U" key (whether on the keyboard or the virutal keyboard) a window pops up titled: Ease of Access, and it gives me the option of hearing text onscreen, making items larger, etc.
I cannot even begin to imagine how to fix this. Please, if any of you know what to do, help me please??
 

Answer:Both laptop keyboard and virtual keyboard will not type certain letters

OMG! I have to add this additional information:
I just accidentally pressed the "shift" key when I tried to type an "L." It typed the "L!!" But it still will not type a lower case "L." When I press the "Caps Lock" key, it has no effect - it still will not type the letter L. This is the case with all of the above noted letters. All of them will type only if I press the "shift" key.
 

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I have an issue with HDD letters being changed by the operating system. It is highly bothersome that I cant keep each volume letter unchanged so I can identify each one of my 6 hard drives + the Usb drives.
I always keep 2 HDD inside the PC tower plus another 4 inside an external enclosure. Additionally I have an external Sabrent USB-DSC5 Hard Drive adapter with one HDD or Optical drive connected to it and the PC.

Is it possible from Windows 7 to set it in such a way that the drives lettering e.g. C E F G H J K etc etc remain linked to each individual HDD?

If Windows does not offer that capability how do I solve this need? Is there any known software I could install that deals with this issue and solves it efficiently?
All help would be appreciated.

Thank you kindly.
 

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On my computer the only drive letters that show up in My Computer are C: , D:, E:, and F:.

My all-in-one Lexmark Photo printer hogs the F: drive letter. I can change the letter to something else, but then the printer will work, but not the scanner, or OCR.

In order to use my thumb drive, or external hard drive, I have to go into
Disk Management to access the drive, because it shows up as G: or H:

I would like to schedule regular backups to my external hard drive, but can't figure out how to do it unless the drive letter shows up in My Computer. I can't browse to the drive letter.

Can anyone help?
 

Answer:Solved: How do you make drive letters show up in My Computer?

I've seen this problem before and had a long go at it without any resolution.

But first make sure you have not instituted a policy which hides drive letters. This can be done if you have TweaKUI or some other Tweaking utility.
 

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Hi all,
Oh boy is this strange. I just discovered that in After effects, & cinema 4d , that i can not select any drive letters to browse for folders.

For example, In after effects, I want to choose a different drive path for my cache data. ie, M drive instead of C drive by default
(Please look at image) (please see video demo) as you can see I do not get any choices to select different drives. There should be a "COMPUTER" icon but i can only select folders in the c drive.

Now, some people say its a permission problem. But I looked into that, it doesn't seem to be it.
Are there any computer nuts out there that can figure this out?
Thanks,
Lou

Answer:Drive letters don't show in many browse buttons, After effects, etc.

iou4uanadme,
Welcome to SevenForums.

Are you perhaps a new user of Win7?

I know nothing about After Effects as I'm a rather plain vanilla type.

WIN + E | Dbl-clk on the desired drive

WIN is the key with the microsoft logo on top.

You really should learn to take advantage of "Libraries".

WIN alone will pop up the main Win 7 Menu

In the column on the right, you will see Documents, Pictures, Music, Video and a few others. Use those.

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i have a weird problem with my laptop, words i type don't show az i typed them.

for example:

Hi = h5
How are you = h6w are y64
pronounciation = -r6n64nc5at556n
it all happened after trying the windows xp "remote assistance" feature with my friend, and i got this problem during the connection, and even restarting the laptop didn't help to fix it !

i gave my friend remote control, he opened my msn 7 window, and clicked on the drawing thingy, but when i clicked on the text typing option, the problem occured, the letters i typed showed differently !

i guess something got messed up....

i'm sure that my friend didn't do anything to cause me this problem, and i can't use restore points cuz the "System Restore" option wasn't enabled before .

btw i'm using windows xp in my laptop and my friend was using a pc with windows xp..
please help me to fix this problem , i have no idea how to deal with it ( i really don't want to format the laptop just cuz of this ! )

ps: just to be more clear, i repeat my friend did NOT do anything to cause me this problem, and i didn't spill anything on my keyboard that caused me this problem..
 

Answer:Weird Problem With Typing !, letters i type show differently !

Press the Fn button by the Ctrl button on the bottom left of the keyboard and F11. You have accidentally enabled your keyboard number pad funtion.
If it is not F11, then look for the function key (F key) that has a calculator looking symbol on it.
 

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I have an issue with HDD letters being changed by the operating system. It is highly bothersome that I cant keep each volume letter unchanged so I can identify each one of my 6 hard drives + the Usb drives.
I always keep 2 HDD inside the PC tower plus another 4 inside an external enclosure. Additionally I have an external Sabrent USB-DSC5 Hard Drive adapter with one HDD or Optical drive connected to it and the PC.

Is it possible from Windows 7 to set it in such a way that the drives lettering e.g. C E F G H J K** etc etc remain linked to each individual HDD?

If Windows does not offer that capability how do I solve this need? Is there any known software I could install that deals with this issue and solves it efficiently?

All help would be appreciated.

Thank you kindly

Answer:How to get Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit to always show the same HDD letters for individual drives

You need to give use more info. I have 5 hard drives, 2 Optical drives and a bunch of flash drives and they always keep the same drive letter.

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Tried downloading an ebook torrent. Surprise surprise, what I got was a lot of... something-ware.
It started out with a bunch of UniSales screens, which I got rid of by downloading MalwareBytes and Avira for good measure (been using Microsoft Security Essentials).
Basically, it makes my computer load really slowly, plus I have to keep scanning to get rid of the darn things.
BTW, my computer is a Dell Inspiron All-in-One, Windows 7
 
If you need any more details, just ask
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
 
EDIT: Also noticed, when a site is loading, at the bottom of the screen where it says suchandsuch.com is loading, the name is completely different than the actual site
 
MalwareBytes turned this up: ADWARE/MultiPlug.Gen4
And ADWARE/InstallCore.Gen

Answer:Infected with some kind of malware/adware... the letters PUP show up alot

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click ... Read more

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hey friends
i m new to this site and would appreciate your help
the hard disk partitions shown in the my computer folder usually have a name as well as drive letter associated with them.
today as i opened my folder the name of the drives along with the folders cd rom n floppy disk were missing.

when i select a drive the information shows up in the left hand pane.

jpg attached..

hope you would help..
thnks

gaurav
 

Answer:Solved: my computer wont show the drive names or letters !!!

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i have a weird problem with my laptop, words i type don't show az i typed them.

for example:

Hi = h5
How are you = h6w are y64
pronounciation = -r6n64nc5at556n


it all happened after trying the windows xp "remote assistance" feature with my friend, and i got this problem during the connection, and even restarting the laptop didn't help to fix it !

i gave my friend remote control, he opened my msn 7 window, and clicked on the drawing thingy, but when i clicked on the text typing option, the problem occured, the letters i typed showed differently !

i guess something got messed up....

i'm sure that my friend didn't do anything to cause me this problem, and i can't use restore points cuz the "System Restore" option wasn't enabled before .

btw i'm using windows xp in my laptop and my friend was using a pc with windows xp..


please help me to fix this problem , i have no idea how to deal with it ( i really don't want to format the laptop just cuz of this ! )



ps: just to be more clear, i repeat my friend did NOT do anything to cause me this problem, and i didn't spill anything on my keyboard that caused me this problem..

Answer:Weird Problem With Typing !, letters i type show differently !

Sounds like you have num lock on...

try turning his off and typing again

easy mistake

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Hello everyone, I have a big problem on my Lenovo U310, my wecamera doesn't work, i don't manage to find neither in device manager and i've tried to reinstall all the drivers, even with recovery button but with zero results.Could enyone please give a hand with this?













Solved!

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Answer:My Ideapad U310 doesn't work and doesn't show me the webcamera in device manager.

Hi Tudor_ke,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the Webcam is not detecting in device manager even after re-installing the drivers as well as performing OKR (One Key Recovery) in your U310 Laptop, I suggest you to press Fn+Esc keys together and check if the webcam gets listed in Device manager, if the issue persists. I suggest contacting our Technical Support Team to get the details of the nearest Authorized Service Center to get the issue analyzed.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hi all,
My Satellite Z30-A keys started popping out, so i thought to use a Portege Z30-A keyboard (much easier to get a hold of) as a replacement. The two models are pretty much identical except for the blue AccuPoint thingy in the middle of the keyboard, so hopefully the Portege keyboard will Just Work, with the trackpoint idly sitting there doing nothing. Maybe someone here has experience with this and can confirm/deny this is possible?

For reference, here's the Portege's keyboard:
And the Satellite's:

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It doesn't let me connect to no internet connection and it doesn't show any I've tried making my own but it tells me to enter my imei etc but it doesn't give me an option to enter none of that please help

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Hi All,

As a newbie I encountered the following problem with MS Office Groove 2007 on a newly purchased R500.
OS XP Pro SP3 Office 2007 Ultimate:

I use the Groove 2007 calendar tool to coordinate meetings with my colleagues, but the R500 does not show the calendar.
Tried on all my computers and it works fine except on the Porege R500.

Please advise if somebody experienced the same issue or if there is a solution before I turn to MS (hate do do that)

Thanks Aliza

Answer:Portege R500 does not show the Groove 2007 calendar tool

Hi

Maybe you should remove the SP3 and should try to reinstall it again on the Port?g? R500 using only the SP2.

Did you also check if there are some compatibility issues between the MS Groove 2007 and already installed programs?

Please check this!

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While on the chat rooms,I've noticed some user names have got sort of 'symbols,Italics,...etc.I just wondered how you can do this as opposed to the normal letters or caps.

Answer:letters on keyboard....

Hi,Usually their is a settings section in the 'options' section of the programs used.You should be able to access it in their.eg.MSN Messenger, Its in 'tools' > options> change font etcHope that helps a bit.

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Question: Keyboard Letters

As anybody had the problem of them waring of Laptop Keys, And what have you done about it

Answer:Keyboard Letters

If you mean worn letters etc,cant you get stick ons?Dont know how long these would last though.

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Question: keyboard letters

Anybody know where I can buy larger stick-on black on white letters for the keyboard in the uk, I found one supplier but they wanted £10 for the letters and £6 for postage plus vat making it £18 altogether, a bit more than I wanted to pay.Thanks, w76

Answer:keyboard letters

click here. A little better at £9.95 for the letters and £1.00 postage.

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Hi, i recently purchased my Omen from best buy and, although it works fine, im having an issue with the keyboard. The keys all work fine but when im typing a word that contains two of the same letters, sometimes it pauses and doesnt register that second letter (for example the word "letter", the second "t" sometimes doesnt register). its not windows because filter keys is disabled and ive tried testing it with another keyboard. is this something with the way the keyboard is made? just curious it does get annoying sometimes.
 
also the second letter will register if i wait about a spllt second to press it but if i type fast it and tap it a second time it doesnt register. this is with every key not just one.

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I have a computer with an ASUS A8N-SLI Premium motherboard, with 4 SATA II ports and 4 Silicon Image SATA_RAID ports. I am having trouble getting Windows 7 to acknowledge a pair of Seagate 80 GB ST380815AS ATA drives.

I recently bought Windows 7, and thought that as long as I was performing a complete install, I'd upgrade my computer by putting the new OS on an SSD and getting a pair of drives to run in RAID 0 for gaming.

First I installed the SSD and put Win 7 on it. Everything went fine. Then I put in the two new Seagate 80 GB drives and linked them as a RAID 0 drive. Everything went fine except for the minor detail that Win 7 claimed that it had no driver for the RAID Device.

While I was kicking around trying to find a solution, Win 7 updated itself a couple of times and downloaded a "Silicon Image RAID Light" update. When the computer rebooted, it stopped complaining about not having a driver for the RAID, but it didn't show me a drive letter for the RAID drive, either.

I decided that getting Win 7 to use the RAID on my ancient motherboard just wasn't meant to be, so I unplugged the drives from the RAID slots and plugged all 4 drives into the primary SATA II Ports.

Now, I can see drive letters for my SSD and my old Win XP drive, but I don't have drive letters for the two Seagates. When I look in the device manager, the drives are there under "Disk drives," and it says "this device is working properly." When I go to the "... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 doesn't give letters to two of my harddrives

Welcome, David!

Have you tried assigning a drive letter for them in Device Manager? Right-click on them and select the option.

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan

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Hi,

I can write in arabic in the typing area whilst using mIRC, but somehow after hitting enter to see what i wrote in the main window, my client doesn't recognize those arabic letters, and it appears like this (??? ?????? ????) !!

What is driving me mad the most is that if someone writes in arabic, my client can recognize what he writes !!!

Btw, i have windows XP SP3,
Thanks !!
 

Answer:mIRC doesn't recognize arabic letters !!

Edit: View --> --> Font --> UTF-8 --> and then choose Display and Encode
 

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HELP... THE 'a' KEY & OTHERS SURROUNDING IT SOMETIMES STOP WORKING ON MY KEYBOaRD. SOMETIMES THEY WORK & THEN THEY STOP. WHaT IS IT? IVE CHaNGED KEYBOaRD & STILL THE SaME. COULD IT BE THE BaSE UNIT CONNECTOR? ITS BECOMING VERY aNNOYING & JUST NEED TO FIX THE PROBLEM. THX
 

Answer:Problems with letters of the keyboard.

Welcome to Techspot !
First you should know that it is impolite to type in all capital letters( Unless this was the work of a faulty Kb)
It is the same as yelling at someone.
You should try reading this post for some pointers http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic33297.htmls.
As for your keyboard,
If it is a branded type that has it's own software these have settings to control the keys usage. Sometimes an update to the software can fix these problems.
For normal keyboards it is really best just to buy a new one .They are cheap and you may get more serious errors if you try to fix your present unit.
 

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Since upgrading to Win 10 from 7, I'm unable to use the ALT keys any more for the 3 last letters in Swedish - ?, ?, ?.

Any suggestions much appreciated thanks....

Answer:How to add 3 last Swedish letters to UK keyboard

For me some Alt codes still work, while typing others seems to act like a 'hot key', going back one page in a browser for instance (odd). The ones for ? and ? do that!

For ? and ? you can add the Unites States-International (QWERTY) keyboard. Switch to that when you want to create characters with accents.





To use, press one of the five punctuation keys ` ~ ^ ' " , then the letter to be modified...



http://www.starr.net/is/type/intlchart.html

Type " followed by a for ? and " followed by o for ?. There's no way to produce ? though. Fortunately that particular alt-code does still work: (left) Alt+0229 still produces ? for me on a fully up to date Windows 10 version 1607.

PS: if you have a UK keyboard (ENG UK) and switch to the ENG INTL one then the positions of @ and " are swapped. You'll need to remember to type @ when you want the " key.

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The last few months it occurred a few times that suddenly some keyboard letters or numbers changed. After a restart everything was back to normal. Not really a big problem, but I am wondering what could be a possible cause.

Answer:keyboard letters sometimes change

Do you have more than one language/keyboard layout installed?

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I recently reinstalled Vista on my laptop and every now and then when I type my keyboard will skips letters or the blinking cursor will suddenly jump to an area in the sentence previously and continue on. I'm not touching the mouse pad to move the cursor, only typing.

My keys are not sticky or show any signs of wear and tear (the laptop is under 6 months old).

This just all started after I re-installed windows and installed all the updated drivers.

Thanks!

Answer:My keyboard jumps letters

Have you cleaned out under the keyboard?

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keyboard letters q,w,e,r,u,i,o,p are not working in a hp pavillion when I type those letters nothig happen

Answer:keyboard letters q,w,e,r,u,i,o,p are not working in a hp pav...

HiWhich operating system?Exact model name, model number?Try this --UNINSTALL Keyboard PS/2 device driver from Device Manager - Control Panel, right click the device.Wait for it to uninstall,Shut down the notebookunplug the AC AdapterDisconnect all the external peripheral devicesthen remove the batteryHold down the Power button for 30 secondsRe-insert the battery and plug in the AC AdapterTap away at the esc key with USB keyboard as you start the notebook to see if this will launch the Start-up Menuthen select F10 to enter the bios menuPress F5 to load the defaults ( this is sometimes F9, but the menu at the bottom will show the correct key )use the arrow keys ( assuming they work in this menu ) to select 'Yes' and hit enterPress F10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter.Restart the system, wait for Windows to loaf completely & check the keyboard.Regards,

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Usually this happens to me a lot, and I wanted to let anyone who didn't know how to fix this problem; when your keyboard starts changing the keys into strange characters (*Like this - ?)

Just hit CTRL and SHIFT simultaneously.

I'm sure many of you already know this, but I just wanted to leak a lil tip out there for those who don't!

Answer:Screwed up keyboard letters.

I have never come across this problem but at least I will be prepared if I ever face it, thank you.

You do know that in your system specs, you claim to have 4086MB of ram, do you mean to say 4096MB? Because having 4086MB means that you have 3.99GB of ram, which is very unlikely.

Tom

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after upgrading to windows 10 some letters of my keyboard doesn't work

Answer:Why don't some letters of my keyboard work?

Is this windows 10 for pc or for phone?
What's the model of your device?
Were they working on your previous os version?
What keys aren't working?

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Hey guys my keyboard has been acting up recently but I'm pretty sure its a software issue. When ever I'm trying to type letters will randomly be dropped or it will refuse to type some letters all together. Like if I was to try typing the letters A through Z, it will usually show up with like 5-10 letters missing. It is very annoying when trying to log into things or when playing games. It's only been happening in the last few days or so. I've tried removing the keyboard from device manager and then reinstalling it, and obviously restarting the computer. I've tried replacing the batteries on my keyboard and using a different keyboard to no avail. Even in typing this message there were a lot of issues in some sentences and then others it will be fine. Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Keyboard dropping letters

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my friend got a free laptop from aol but the letters on keyboard are not working the numbers work fine and you can switch the caps lock on and off but no letters checked language settings and is on uk any ideas guys please help!

Answer:letters on keyboard not working

Try pressing Fn + NumLock.

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During the last few days when I type at my normal speed various letters are not printed on screen, it's the same in any program or email.
HP Pavilion zd8000 running XP with at least SP2 (Think SP3 is loaded...)Google email Google Chrome or Firefox for email. AVG 2011, Comodo, Spybot & adaware
Skype was updated in recent past.
Since oading AVG 2011 full scan takes 14 hours but that' another problem!
Any Ideas how to cure this?
Happy New Year!

Answer:Keyboard will not type some letters

Have you tried another keyboard?

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hi, my keyboard is missin letters, like h, g, and back button. the shift is also a little bit wild. is it a virus or a ardware problem_?
tanks for the help!!!!

Andre
the hijack this log file says

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 22:55:45, on 14-10-2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Voipwise.com\Voipwise\Voipwise.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.4\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.4\program\soffice.BIN
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.... Read more

Answer:my keyboard is missin letters

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

Are you still having this problem? If so, can you post a fresh HijackThis log, using the following link, as you have an outdated version:

Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

Regards

eddie
 

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Hey Guys,
I have a Dell XPS 15 and annoyingly when I first turn my computer on quite a few of the letters don't work at all (for 5-20mins) and then they randomly start working again fine.
Do you have any idea what this could be/how I can fix it?
Clearly it is not the keyboard itself but I assume maybe something to do with the bios?
Cheers!
Sam

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My pc is missing letters, i have tried 2 different keyboards same thing, it seems to be intermittent it was ok last week, just wondering if it might be drivers, the driver date is saying 2001, i have tried updating through device manager but it keeps saying could'nt find a better match or maybe usb drivers, any ideas please.

Answer:keyboard missing letters.

Maybe remove the driver from device manager and reboot and Microsoft should install it again.

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I can't type certain letters on the computer. The letters Q,W,E,R,T,Y and !@#$%^&*() all don't work on keyboard. I ran many different anti virus scans and followed all of your suggestions but still can't figure it out. Can you please help? Also I can copy and paste addresses in the address bar and that is working ok.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:39:06 PM, on 8/27/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\abelhadigital.com\HostsMan\hm.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:&#... Read more

Answer:I Can't Type Certain Letters On The Keyboard

Being handled here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry607387This topic is closed.

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I have a Dell Dimension 3000 computer with the Dell keyboard that came with it. I've had it for almost 5 years. The past few weeks, I've had problems with the keyboard not inputting the letters I type. I'll type a sentence or 2 and look up to see only 1/2 of the first sentence is there.
This mostly happens when I'm posting on online forums. It has yet to happen when I'm working in Word.

Any ideas anyone?
Thanks
Barbara

Windows XP Home Edition
 

Answer:Keyboard not typing all the letters

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I have a good Logitech wireless (or bluetooth) keyboard. A few letters have worn - eg the N and M , also the H ,A . Otherwise it works well. I thought of getting hold of an old fashioned "dip in ink" pen, and trying to make the letters legible using polyurathane white gloss paint. Has anyone any better suggestions short of a new keyboard?

Answer:Worn letters on keyboard

Short of a new keyboard then no ideas, sorry. Treat yourself to a better model and don't type so hard on the 'N' & 'M's next time... lol.

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Hi everyone!
I was playing a game of FIFA when suddenly some letters like w,e,r,k worked sporadically. After that i restarted the system, and all these letters stopped working. How to fix this?
I'm on a Acer Aspire laptop, win 8.1 64-bit.

And also, if i update to windows 10 now, will this carry over or get solved?
 

Answer:Some letters of keyboard not working

I also went to the device manager, which keyboard driver should i download?
 

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My Pico laptop is just over 12 months old. . . and becoming increasingly invisible -- well: the keyboard certainly is. Though used only for an average of one hour a day, letters are fast disappearing, to the point that more than half the keyboard now has blank black keys.I've tried 'restoring' these with a Tippex pen but the results have been awful. And of course, being a laptop, it isn't (or I don't think it is) a case of popping out and buying a new keyboard.Does anyone here know of any source for replacement keyboard letters? (And has anyone else experienced this disappointing problem wth Pico laptops???)

Answer:vanishing keyboard letters

Hi, on a standard keyboard you can lever the keys off. My one has spring? clips, but ask in comp shop first, to see if they stock them.Don

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Hello, Tech Support Guy

My keyboard is having a problem where it is outputting the wrong keys. The keyboards settings option in the control panel all set properly. I have not spilled anything on the keyboard.
The Keyboard is correct. It sometimes switches from qwerty to Belgian or French when I am typing in word, this happens intermitted when I am in different programs which includes my browser. My computer has slowed down and sometimes I can’t close windows. My computer is very quiet but after It has been on a while I hear what sounds like the hard drive humming louder than usual. The drive is over 3 years old so that may just be wear and tear.
I have used two other keyboard which all work and I get the same problem.
The numlock key is off. Even if I toggle it I get the wrong keys.
This is a desktop and I do not have an FN Key
My computer is Windows XP version 2002 Service pack 3.
The reginal and language options are set to English United States
My keyboards a USB
Windows Xp Pavillion desktop
2.80 Gighetz Intel Memory cache
2048 Kilobyte secondary memory cache

224 GB hard drive with 137 GB left.
I have done a scan with Norton 2009 it reports everything is ok
Thanks hope you can help
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:47:40 PM, on 4/30/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\syste... Read more

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I have a DELL PC, about 2-3 years old.

Some three weeks ago, the a became recalcitrant and, now, appears in my text on the screen barely half the time when I type it. I have to go back and click it vigorously once or twice.

Now the same appears to be happening with the i.

Is there any adjustment I can do myself?
 

Answer:losing letters on keyboard

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Lately, I have been having trouble with certain keyboard letters not printing. Periodically, my z, exclamation point and the question mark letters don't print always unless I press the key several times. Upper and lower case doesn't seem to make a difference on the "z". It's not always with each letter each time. Some letters don't react while the others do. I have used my air can to clean them but to no avail. Could it be a virus of some kind I don't know if other letters are also doing it periodically. Any ideas? Can the keys be safely pried up, cleaned and replaced? Thx. Micromos
 

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Hello all,
I've a Dell notebook where the letters g and h do not operate.
I have just replaced the keyboard (that I would have thought the obvious problem) with no change.
All other keys work fine.
Anyone with any clues as to what next?
thanks in advance.
 

Answer:letters g and h do not work on keyboard

FREDDO said:



Hello all,
I've a Dell notebook where the letters g and h do not operate.
I have just replaced the keyboard (that I would have thought the obvious problem) with no change.
All other keys work fine.
Anyone with any clues as to what next?
thanks in advance.Click to expand...


Are you sure the keyboard you bought hasnt been sold as it has the same problem ?

Other than that I would say that the socket the ribbon fits in may have a bad connection or if your ribbon runs from the board and plugs in the keyboard then that may be faulty.

I see on my latitude c600 that those 2 keys are above the thumbstick it may be this causing the problem, as well....


Regards
 

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Goto regional and language options in control panel, click on details and make sure the keyboard is set for English(UK)....TT

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This is a strange problem - my keyboard will not type on certain programs, and as far as I can deduce, it is only installed programs, such as Empire Earth, The Sims 2, and Pharaoh. I am trying to install Sims 2 and it will not let me put in the letters of the serial numbers, only the numbers show. I can only conclude that it isn't a problem with the programs because they are from different brands and some are installed, some are in the process of being installed.

Key points:
-Only the letters do not function (or show up), numbers are fine. Bksp also works.
-IE, notepad, Word, Publisher, etc. all work. It seems to be the programs that aren't Windows-based (created?) that don't work.

Things I've tried:
-Uninstalling driver for the keyboard (Intellitype Pro) and rebooting. Keyboard worked fine, but no solution.
-New keyboard, just plugged it in to my USB port and it's working fine. (This one is Microsoft Natural USB Keyboard) Except for it not typing letters on programs.
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Answer:Keyboard will not type - only letters

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When I type online, some letters are randomly skipped unless I type very slowly and deliberately. I bought a new keyboard and have the same problem. I am an experienced typist. A Google search shows other people having the same problem. The problem occurs only online. What could be the cause and solution?

I running XP home SP2 IE7 and have hight speed cable connection.
 

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Can i get a rapair by warranty? My computer is on warranty, am i geting any charges on the rapairing?

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Hello, I'm considering to purchase T420s Laptop via web-side.But I'd like to have some others letters (like Ukrainian or Russian) on keyboard besides standard English.Questions:* does anybody know if ti's possible to make such orders via web-site?* is there any other way to add such letters, but stickers? (personally I do not like idea of stickers, and, e.g. for Mac, there is possibility to make laser engraving of letters on keyboard. something like this for Lenovo?)

Answer:Letters other than English on the keyboard

I'm fairly certain if you order it in the Ukraine, you'll get a keyboard that matches your region.Otherwise, you can source the proper keyboard and simply replace it yourself.

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Hello all, I recently bought a Gateway NV5302u (of course MFC) and I love it as it was very inexpensive for its price while being a powerful computer. For some reason, it was bothering me that a little speckle was inside my keyboard and my little spray cleaning gun tool couldn't get the little speckle, so I lacked common sense and got a paperclip and stretched out the sharp side and tried to remove it manually.

After I did this, all of a sudden some of my keyboard letters stopped working. The keyboard letters that stopped working are m, b, h, n, u, y, 8 .

I don't know what to do. I need my laptop and I don't know if there is something I can do to manually possibly reset something that I may have done to the keyboard. Thank God for the Windows 7 on-screen keyboard, and for Dragon naturally speaking program, but I really need to have my keyboard working and not having some of the letters not working really is slowing me down.

Does anyone have any suggestions or know anything I can do to solve this problem. Thanks again for your help and I know it was a stupid dumb headed move that I did but hopefully I can do something to have this fixed. Thanks again everybody!

Answer:Help! Keyboard letters m, b, h, n, u, y, 8 stopped :(

A damaged keyboard must be replaced. They are not repairable. Call Gateway and you should be able to get it replaced under warranty.

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EXAMPLE - Whe itye t seems that lot of lettrs dont shw u ad it is relly strtig to anoy e.
What is really said - When I type it seems that a lot of letters don't show up and it is really starting to anoy me.

It isn't my keyboard because this only happends on the internet.... Also my keyboard isn't wireless and my drivers are up to date. Thanks

Answer:HELP! My Keyboard is skipping letters!

Sounds like you got yourself a virus (a quick google search shows that Mirar is spyware). I'm no expert on malware removal, I suggest you post this issue in the System Security section.

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Few letters are not functioning in keyboard.  pls suggest to fix this issue.

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 > Few letters are not functioning in keyboard.  It probably would be too inconvenient to use an external keyboard (either USB or BlueTooth interface).  Correct? So, your only option is to replace the keyboard.You might find an identical keyboard on eBay for less than what you would pay via http://PartSurfer.hp.combut you would either have to understand how to disassemble your computer enough to replace the keyboard,or pay a qualified computer technician to do the replacement. 

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I can not type the letters l s , : and it not the keybord it wont even type them using the on screen keybord. please help using copy and paste on these chars from other places is getting really old lol... Chris

P.S. the letter s will work if i press caps lock and hold shift then I can type the letter s or S without caps lock but only if i hold shift...
 

Answer:can not type certain letters And it's not the keyboard...

Have you tried a different keyboard?
 

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when i'm trying to fix some typos it types over instead pushing over to the right the letters that are on the right.

Answer:Sometimes my keyboard types over letters to the right

Often editors keep track of the overstrike/insert mode that was in effect when you edit a particular file. When you change it afterwards in a different program, the editor may set it back how it was last time you used the editor or even edited the current file. Usually there';s a different cursor depending on which mode is set. Are you getting overstrike when the insert cursor is showing? That would be strange for sure. I don't remember seeing anything like that. At least not for some time.

What editor or program are you using when you get this?

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When typing some of the letters repeat. Example: thaat. The problem seems to be more with the letter A. I have changed keyboards but the problem still exist. I have set my repeat rate to the lowest setting. I use Office 2003 Professional Word. Is this problem in Windows 7, Office 2003 Professional, or what?
Thanks for any advise.

Answer:keyboard letters repeat themselves.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ronnielee09


When typing some of the letters repeat. Example: thaat. The problem seems to be more with the letter A. I have changed keyboards but the problem still exist. I have set my repeat rate to the lowest setting. I use Office 2003 Professional Word. Is this problem in Windows 7, Office 2003 Professional, or what?
Thanks for any advise.


It is not Office 2003, I have that and it is not a Windows 7 problem.

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Ok, so I had Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2, and I decided to try out Vista, so I went out and bought Windows Vista Ultimate RC2, and it was great and all, except that with only my 1 gig of ram, it sucked up my memory and I couldn't play any of my games that I have(I'm a gamer). I decided to use a copy of Windows that my sister got when she got her new computer, so I Uninstalled Vista and 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+2="
Shift+3=?
Shift+`=?
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,
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Hi Mr. Waffles and welcome to TSF !

Unfortunately installing a version of XP for which you own no license is illegal and according to the forum rules we can't help you any further. Stick with XP Home or Vista Ultimate, or buy an MCE license.

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Answer:Keyboard drops letters

Well I'd start by making sure its plugged in good and tight whiel the computer is off. Next would be to try another keyboard, keyboards do fail, especially if they've sustained abuse such as spills.
 

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I unticked the Turn on filter keys box and adjusted reponse time and now it works. Thank you for showing where to adjust. 

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Hello- After repairing my screen, Averatec returned my 5110P.Upon
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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,
Brandon

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Have you tried updating the driver?

If that doesn't work, you could try remapping your keyboard with a program called KeyTweak(http://webpages.charter.net/krumsick/)

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I need to find out how to stop this happening.
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Answer:Keyboard Trouble - 'Fn' key replacing letters

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