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Windows 7 prints wrong graphics characters from a DOS database program

Question: Windows 7 prints wrong graphics characters from a DOS database program

A client using a billing and inventory program that I wrote for him a number of years ago, is having some problems since
upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 Home Premium.

The main problem now is that when printing his quotes and invoices, Windows is using the wrong character set.
Instead of getting single and double line boxes and frames, it is printing completely different characters.

They are all graphics characters above 128 ASCII commonly used for both screen and print in DOS programs.
There is no problem with screen display of the same characters.

Isn't there a way to make it use the intended character set when printing?
I don't have Windows 7, so I can't do any testing on my own equipment.


Don't bother with suggestions of 'a different program'.
This is a custom application that he paid $$$ for and I spent hundreds of hours developing.

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Answer: Windows 7 prints wrong graphics characters from a DOS database program

Not unless you can find a printer that allows IBM Character set, such as a LaserJet. I would suggest moving them into something like QuickBooks, or design the program to run in Access, if you want full use of the printer. BTW, there is no such thing as DOS anymore. DOS died with the end of Win98 & Win NT.

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Hi All,

Helping a friend through Remote.

System: Sony Vaio
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
WLM = Latest version installed.

When using Windows LIve Mail, we are seeing Control Characters being printed when printing to the HP Wireless Printer or to a .XPS Document.

When printing from Internet Explorer 8.0 or MS Word, the printing is normal.


Answer:Prints html Characters when printing from Windows Live Mail

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With Windows 8.1, I am now having problems displaying and importing jpegs.   They show in odd colors, with a lot of black in them.    This wasn't the case early on, but now jpegs are impossible to work with for me.   I
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Help! I have a HP deskjet 3820. Not sure how it happen,
but my printer just started printing out endless characters.
it keeps on going page after page. I have to take the paper
out for it to stop, and when I put the paper back in and
press the yellow blinking light, it starts up again printing
characters. I have uninstalled my printer and reinstalled it
twice. When I do a test print, it just does the characters
again. any suggestions? I would really appreciate any help.

Answer:[SOLVED] printer prints endless characters

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I would like to write a query that will use hex ranges to find their repespective values in my tables.

These ranges are:
00 - 09,
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I know how to write the query for finding one value but not a range of values.

db2 "select * from table where field like ('%' || x'0F' || '%')"

thank you.

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I have a HP OfficeJet 4500 and every time I try to print a PDF page the printer will feed the page through a couple inches past were it should be then start. <---- the physical page is started at the correct place, it's the computer page if that makes since. Imagine you have a page with 5 bullet points and it starts printing at the 4th bullet point.

Now when I bring of a regular document and print that off it prints perfectly.

Now I have already done a realignment and all. Ink levels are good, and like I said, it's on PDF's only. Any ideas?

Answer:Printer prints PDF's wrong..........

Edit: actually it appears to be glossy picture paper only................. But why?

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cant print back slash . gives me a # instead. also cant print @ sign. get wrong character. have tried a dell kboard, a ,lenovo keyboard, variuos usb ports, same result on windows 7 pc 

Answer:Keyboard prints wrong character

You must have set different keyboard layout in windows. Check it ...

***Disclaimer: I am not Lenovo employee. While I do work for Lenovo Partner, all my contributions are my personal, non-official and not that of Lenovo or my employer.

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I have an Epson r300 photo printer, I am having problems getting the printer to print the right size prints for example when I select 10 by 15 cm the prints come out at 8 by 11 cms I rotate the image to portrait as suggested by Epson but no difference I have tried several applications including Adobe photo elements 2 and the software that came with my Digital camera, has anyone had any joy with their Epson R300 or is it a charateristic of photo printing to have undersized prints

Answer:wrong size photo prints from printer

I have an R300 printer and use Paintshop Pro 7 and am able to print multi images on a sheet or any size I want without any trouble. How are you setting the size.

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Question: Wrong Characters

Hi Lenovo Community, An issue is driving me crazy with T440S,Physical Keys Shows Chracter wrote on it While it types another ChractersThey should be the same as wrote on physical one Example ....Plus and Question mark keys writes    - and _While some are right like $ and 4  % and 5 Language US English Need help pls, i am working on some important report and didnt think thinkpad first experience would go like that Thanks, 


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Answer:Wrong Characters

Hi: You say "Language US English". Is that the language assigned in windows, the language of the keyboard or both? It is possible that you have a bad keyboard.

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My work printer is printing out the wrong colours. I have made sure the cartridges are in the proper slots lol .. they are brand new and actual canon cartridges. When I print out something that say should be yellow it prints out orange and today purple. I have ran the head cleaners, deep cleaning, etc.. tons of time and have wasted alot of ink ( several cartridges) as this has been happening for a while now. After i print out say 6 or so copies it will print out the proper colour. anyone have any ideas what is wrong with this printer?


Answer:Solved: Canon MP730 Prints wrong colours

Have you checked the print head alignment? If so the print head may be bad and need replacing.

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Hi - I'm using Vista Business.

When using an office program, certain characters do not show up correctly. For instance the '@' symbol (shift+2) shows up as quotes.

Here's the strange part. I can type normally in notepad. This suggests that there's a setting in Office??

In either case, I tried changing Vista's language settings by right clicking the taskbar -> toolbars but the 'languages' toolbar does not appear. In other words, i don't have any other languages installed.

Anyone have any ideas how to fix this? Any help would be appreciated!


Answer:Wrong Keyboard Characters

Shift+2 for quotes is UK (maybe others)

I have just had a look in Excel and you can change the language for office (excel in this case)

Excel options --> Popular Tab --> Language settings --> Primary editing Language

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Hello,bb Something happened to my Thinkpad Edge this morning.  Keys - especially the e now show up as p.  The sign from the F4 button pops up odd times on the screen  - I don't even know what it is.  Also the little camera icon from the F5 button shows up on the screen, then the sound icon will pop up.  Then the keys will change again.  I CAN'T GPT ANYTHING \;DONP!!! Thanks!

Answer:Wrong characters from some keys

Hello Lup,

Justin Kirton

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This is a problem I have that is 'solved' by rebooting my computer, but arises again after some time when I am in Word and some posting forums (not this one). I have a new laptop with Vista Home. When I am typing, there comes a point that the "?" key instead outputs ?, a similar problem happens with other keys, such as the quotations key. Then I reboot and everything is fine again. It is extremely odd (and annoying), and frustrates me becuase I need to write a paper and do not want to have to keep rebooting!!

Answer:Wrong characters being displayed

Sounds like Regional settings might be acting up
Go to the Control panel and open Regional settings. Click on the keyboard tab. How many language options do you have?
Maybe even change it and change back

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Wrong characters have just sprouted in some places. Things like é instead of ?, for instance.

I've spotted them in two places only : comments included in Properties of Macrium Reflect backup files, and one blog I follow regularly through Firefox.

That's the reason I suspect it's Windows-related and not a Macrium problem. It happened suddenly with no obvious trigger beforehand. It's the sort of bad transcription which often happens in emails.

Now the same blog displays correctly again. Any ideas ?

Answer:Suddenly, wrong characters

If you had KB3102429 installed, try uninstalling it.

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My keyboard now displays @ when I press shift/double quotes and the opposite when I press shift/at sign.

Where do I go to check what keyboard options have been set up during the upgrade.



Answer:Wrong characters with keyboard

daniellouwrens said:


My keyboard now displays @ when I press shift/double quotes and the opposite when I press shift/at sign.

Where do I go to check what keyboard options have been set up during the upgrade.



No problem, I have found it.

Click on the Language bar and the options of Language and keyboard come up, they had been changed.



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I recently reinstalled Windows XP after reformatting my HDD [new mobo, etc.], I kinda rushed the installation. I left the language and regional settings as English (US) [I'm English (UK)], I've went into Language and Regional Settings in Control Panel and made the amendments for both drop-down boxes, restarted my PC, and checked the settings again. They seem OK ["English (United Kingdom)" and "United Kingdom"] in Control Panel, but it's still treating the keyboard as English-US. I get @ for " and vice versa... Any ideas on this? [Any other info needed to help explain?]

Googling it keeps returning answers saying adjust "Regional and Language Options", which I have. Any ideas or directions appreciated.

Answer:Wrong characters for keypresses

Did you install the special drivers for the motherboard, bios and others that come on a separate disk? If not then go to either the manufacturers web site or the motherboards web site and download them and run them and after they are installed reboot the computer.

If this does not work try this:

You might have to remove the hard drive from this computer and install it in another computer as a slave drive and after it is able to be accessed by Windows on that computer you will have to manually backup all of your important data that you have to another media like CD-R's, DVD or Thumb drive. Then when this is done return it to the original computer as a master drive on the primary IDE cable and do the following:

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I hope you have the Windows software for this machine. Please give this a try and print it out for reference

How to perform a repair installation of Windows XP if Internet Explorer 7 is installed

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When I type some characters the wrong one appears. This is not consistent. It has caused me to get locked out of accounts because wrong passwords are entered. I have tried different keyboards with no success. Drivers are apparently up to date. I am running Windows 7.


Control Panel - Regional settings and languages - set to the langauge of your choice (English UK?)
If it keeps changing to English US then delete the option English US

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I have had Japanese installed on my language bar for some time, but lately when I try to use it, the wrong characters appear when I type in the Romaji. I tried deleting the Japanese IME and re-adding it, but it made no difference. Could this be caused by a virus? How can I fix it? It still works fine on my laptop, it's only my desktop that is affected.

Answer:Wrong characters appear when typing Japanese

Hi nfarrier, Welcome to Sevenforums.

Yes, it can be virus. Did you made any changes on the PC recently?

As mentioned by Yard Dog, run Malwarebyts to scan for malwares. Run antivrus, and do SFC/SCANNOW to check for any errors.

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My keyboard was working fine and then it start to type the  wrong characters, eg, when I hit the "0" I get "/"  My computer is a Lenovo G530 MT 4446
How can I fix this? Please help!

Answer:Keyboard Typing The Wrong Characters

Try the fix in this link if you haven't already......3 Ways to Fix a Keyboard That Has the Wrong Characters - wikiHow

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My daughter's keyboard on Windows XP will not type the @ symbol, it types " instead. Please help me get this corrected. She has changed the language input to English United Kingdom and also tried English USA. None of these changes fixed the problem. All advise will be appreciated, thank you.

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Hi tech support, installed windows 64 professional and some characters are not in the right place, @ and " are opposite, # is where the pound character
etc, installed three types of keyboard plug and play and USB and ergonomic with software all the same problem,any advice what to do???

Answer:[SOLVED] keyboard wrong characters

Either you are in a Non-US English location and have the US layout, or vice-versa
US Shift+2 is @
UK Shift+2 is "

Control Panel | Language and Regional Options
On Regional tab, select the correct language for your location.
Click the Languages tab, then click the Details... button
Select the correct Default input language. This should also install the correct keyboard
Under Installed services, if the incorrect keyboard is shown, click the Add... button
Select the language and layout, and click OK
You can remove the other keyboard if needed. Helps to keep it from getting switched back accidentally.

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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 è instead, or if I want to use square brackets, Ill get ^^ç. 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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Hi,Have just purchased a new PC & I'm running XP on it, but have noticed a strange, and annoying problem with keyboard. Every time I type an @ symbol it displays a " and vice versa. Any idea what could be causing this & if there is a fix?Thanks in advance.

Answer:Keyboard displaying wrong characters

Assuming you have a standard 'qerty' boardIt has been set to USA configuration.Go to Control Panel/Keyboard and select UK configuration

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My keyboard is typing correctly in Word but types nonsense when I type in either a browser window or in my email. If I type a web address in Chrome, Explorer or Firefox it comes out as random letters, symbols and numbers and the same if I try to type an email in yahoo or gmail. As I say, it is fine typing in Word. Any ideas gratefully received.

PS I have been into Control Panel and made sure regional settings and keyboard setting are for English (UK)

Answer:Keyboard Typing Wrong Characters

Is this a laptop and is the "Num Lock" on?

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i formated my hard drve and reinstalled xp
now my keyboard types some characters wrong for example: " and @ are the wrong way around

anyone know what is wrong?

thank in advance

also sorry if this is in the wrong place or has already been answered

Answer:Keyboard displays wrong characters

in the control panel click on the k/board icon and check it is set for usa key board

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I have just purchased an NB200-10G and some of the keys or key combinations do not produce the correct character. eg,
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Shift + £ produces #
Shift + @ produces "
pressing # only gives \
Shift + ~ gives I

It can be corrected in Microsoft Office Word (but not in Notepad or Wordpad) by pressing shift + alt - but it is very irritating. Can i do anything to correct this permanently.

Answer:NB200 - Wrong keypad characters

Have you checked the Regional Settings and Keyboard Settings in Control Panel?

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My keyboard was working fine and then it start to type the  wrong characters, eg, when I hit the "0" I get "/"  My computer is a Lenovo G530 MT 4446 How can I fix this? Please help!

Answer:Keyboard Typing The Wrong Characters

I have a Yoga 2.  My problem seemed to occur after having problems with Verface. 

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I have tried changing the language settings in control panel but it is already on english us

There doesn't appear to be an issue with the fn keys
This post was very hard to type

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In my Notebook when i press some buttons i see letters and numbers  for ex. when i type K  it types 7K and J types J8 . is anyone got this problem before? Please help Thanks Bassem

Answer:keyboard typing wrong characters

It is necessary for you to replace the keyboard.It is not sending the correct signals to the motherboard. Yes, even a notebook computer has a replacable keyboard.It's a job best assigned to a qualified computer technician, to find and order a compatible keyboard, and to disassemble the laptop far enough to be able to swap the keyboard.  

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One of my networked machines (XP Pro) has a keyboard problem. The @ sign and the quotes are reversed and also the £ and # key type incorrectly.I have checked regional settings and all is fine.Does anyone know of any other settings where this can be corrected. I would be very grateful for any help.

Answer:Keyboard typing wrong characters

Are you sure the Regional Info is correct?If you have changed it have you rebooted it?Sounds like the US keyboard drivers / settings at install instead of UK.

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Hey, i run XP and am having an issue with my keyboard not inputting the correct character on certain keys when shift is held down. This same thing happens when i use either keyboard a basic PS/2 and a USB Steelseries Merc Stealth which i install drivers for.
Some examples of the problem are pressing shift + 2[top row] should input " but inputs @ : Shift + 3 should input pound sign but instead inputs # : shift + @ should input @ but instead inputs "
I have tried removing all my drivers through divice manager and rebooting letting xp reinstall ect, removing all my usb keyboard drivers and software and reinstalling ect still the same issue with both keyboards, exactly. At first i thought that because i am based in the UK and my USB keyboard is from the US that was the issue but its the same problem with my standard PS/2 keyboard which got me thinking that it can only be somthing related to XP or some settings in XP.
Any help as always welcome, thanks in advance.

Answer:keyboard inputting wrong characters

It looks like your keyboard layout is for US.Change it to UK:

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I have a logik keyboard for pc and this what my keyboard gives instead

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r gives 5
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p gives -
g gives b
h gives n
; gives '
' gives /

how can this be solved?

Answer:Why is my keyboard typing wrong characters

This might help you out!

How To Fix A Keyboard With Wrong Characters

Good luck and let us all know how the repair job went!

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Ok....My (at) key is showing " instead of the at sign, and the key next to it is displaying £ instead of the tic tac toe sign, anyone know how to fix this?

Answer:Keys displaying wrong characters

This happens generally after a drink has been spilled on the keyboard. Just go buy another keyboard

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Answer:Keyboard on Split x2 Ultrabook uses wrong characters

Hi @paress88, Welcome to HP Forums! I have read your post and wanted to help. I understand that after upgarding to Windows 10, the keyboard is not working properly. What is the product number of your laptop?HP Notebook PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number, Serial Number or Product Number? Try the following link:Wrong characters appear when typing, changing keyboard language, or DvorakLet me know if it helps. If this helps you to reach a solution, please click the "Accept as Solution" button down below in this message. If you wish to say "thanks" for my effort to help, click the "thumbs up" to give me Kudos.  Regards, 

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I have a Toshiba satellite A300 installed with Vista. I have had problems with the following:

In order to type "Emily", I have to enter ["][spacebar][Emily]["][spacebar]
Quotation marks only appear after pressing the spacebar or typing in another character. Typing the single or double quotation marks, immediately followed by the letter will result in a special character like:
['][e] - ?
['][a] - ?
['][i] - ?
["][i] - ?
["][e]- ?.....and so on

How do I change this so that the quotation marks appear when I type them and that the special characters disappear? Please, please, please help me!

Answer:Vista - Keyboard displays wrong characters

change ur keyboard language to US
Instructions for Windows Vista

Click Start and then Control PanelIn Control Panel, if you are in Classic View, click on Control Panel Home (top left corner)Open Clock, Language, and RegionClick on Regional and Language Options.Click the Keyboards and Languages tab and then click Change keyboards.Under Installed services, click Add.In the Add Input Language dialog box, select the keyboard layout you would like to add from the list available and click OK.The keyboard layout you added will be included in the list. To set the new layout as your default, select it from the list. Click OK to save your changesYou can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by clicking on the Language Bar button or by pressing the Alt + Shift keys

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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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Hi Everyone,

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

The characters that I am seeing are as follows -

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

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

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

Kind Regards,


Answer:Some special characters coming out wrong on my computer

Seems like you have a different language keyboard set as the default. See here:
Or change it in the Control Panel. You may want to remove any other languages that you don't use and you should reboot.

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On my old computer, any keyboard i use on it has this problem. When you press shift+2 you get ampersand - @ and when you press ampersand button with shift you get inverted comma - ".It happened with old keyboard so i bought a new one (it was knackered anyway) and it still happens. Any ideas? I would imagine this is a system setting of some kind. Is there a fix?OS: Winxp proAthlon 1 ghzLogitech keyboard and mouse

Answer:keyboard buttons displaying the wrong characters

The regional settings are wrong - go to the Control Panel - Regional and Languga Options - Check through the variuos settings on the variuos tabs, and change them all to UK English.

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I my laptop keyboard is now displaying incorrect characters after I cleaned it (just a wipe over with some window spray). I have bought a USB keyboard and am currently using that. For example:


Most keys are affected, even the enter/delete and number keys.

Any idea what is happening? Have I completely broken it?



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My keyboard has begun producing the wrong characters, mainly the keys grouped on the right side...VIOJKL;' AND M come up as numbers. The right characters come up if I hold the function key in when I type. Any advice is appreciated.

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Answer:[SOLVED] keystrokes are producing wrong characters

This is a laptop, correct?

Seems like the numlock function is stuck on.

If not, it may be an issue with the keyboard, drivers, or perhaps the hotkey application.

I don't see any active infection in this log.

You may be better served seeking help for this issue in our Laptop Support forum.

Do not post a HijackThis log there, or your thread will get moved here.

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The subject of email messages with foreign (Greek in this case) characters will not display correctly, I get something like: =?UTF-=CE=BF=CE=BD_=CE=9F=CE=A4=CE=9... etc. I've set the regional and locale settings to Greek but it doesn't help, and I can't find any specific settings for the Mail app. Is there a solution? Thank you.

update: it looks like this is sender-specific since some emails are displayed correctly.

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Hi! I'm using Win7 in portuguese (pt-PT) and the calculator has some some keys with strange symbols in them. So, instead of the backspace arrow, there's a rectangle, and the "x" was replaced by a square. In scientific mode it's even worse.

I've already restored windows fonts through the control panel. I've renamed the calc.exe.mui and nothing. I've even tried downloading an english version posted in these forums, but it didn't work. Even the language remained the same.

Any thoughts on this?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Calculator displaying wrong characters in keys.

i see the difference.
did you make any changes to your computer recently? you could try a System Restore to a date that you did.

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There's a problem with my laptop keyboard. Whenever i'm pressing the button f it prints "fv" on the screen and same like that when i'm just pressing other keys like C it prints DC on the screen. I don't know what is that problem coz i have deleted its driver more than twice time and Reinstall it but it still happening. and i'm now using the external wireless keyboard and its working. And I already have set the Regional and Language setting but it still not working. Can somebody please help me by resolving that issue for me?

Answer:Why does my Notebook keyboard print the wrong characters?

Possible its not programming problem. Show your device to master.

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Hi Everyone,

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

The characters that I am seeing are as follows -

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

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

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

Kind Regards,


Answer:Some special characters coming out wrong on my computer

Looks like your keyboard is set to a British layout. You can change that in Control Panel\Clock, Language, and Region

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ive got several printers and computers, which give different results. Win Live Mail displays Russian and Chinese correctly, but when sent to printer, most of them garble the characters. i dont want to delve into each printer hardware, so am hoping this is a problem with Win 7 encoding somewhere ? ive seen options in Live Mail itself, but changing them doesnt help. is there anywhere else in Win 7 itself that can be experimented with ? thanks for any help !

Answer:Printing wrong characters for Russian and Chinese

I can't be certain whether it's your printer settings or Windows that's at fault here, so I've posted this link in the hope it may help you.

Pinyin Joe - MS Windows 7 Chinese Language Features, Setup Help

As a matter of interest, do you have the Russian and Chinese language packs installed? Obviously, you would need Windows 7 Ultimate for the language packs.

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My PC showed UK Keyboard after W10 installed, the only issue I found was that "@" showed instead of " " "
and vice versa.

To fix this I changed the keyboard to US Keyboard, as it had been until W10, that fixed the problem but when I reboot it reverts to UK Keyboard.

How do I fix this?



Answer:Wrong characters shown. Keyboard issue

I presume that you changed the kb defaults in "control panel", "language".

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Hello everybody,

I found that my XP (English version) is not able to put non-English characters in correct order, so that my Thai dictionary doesn't work properly.

Here are some details.

In Thai language, some vowels are on the left side of consonant, but when ordering those words with vowels on the left side, we don't consider the vowel is the first character, but XP does. I need to introduce 3 Thai characters in order to illustrate this problem more clearly.

&#3585; is the first consonant in Thai language, &#3586; is the second, &#3652; is a vowel which is on the left side of consonant, such as &#3652;&#3585; and &#3652;&#3586;. Now we put these 2 consonants and 2 words in proper order, it's supposed to be 1.&#3585; 2.&#3652;&#3585; 3.&#3586; 4.&#3652;&#3586;, but what XP does is 1.&#3652;&#3585; 2.&#3652;&#3586; 3.&#3585; 4.&#3586;

Is the any solution for this? Thanks in advance.

P.S. In the shop where I bought that dictionary, it works pretty well, but I didn't notice what system is was.

Answer:Wrong alphabetical order for Non-English characters

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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 all...i have some problems wi th my keyboard it happen when i want to type g it becomes 6g and h become 8h...had to use ext.keyboard for my daily use and it burden because i had to carry all the way i go hoping for some solution from all of you...

Answer:Aspire E15 E5-571G keyboard wrong characters

Hi,Try reinstalling the Keyboard driver, go to Device manager, expand Keyboards, highlight Standard PS/2 keyboard and right click, select Properties, go to Driver tab and uninstall, reboot and let Windows install the driver. HTH.

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Hi there.
my keyboard is not making the right buttons. everytime i press 'u' it comes up with 4. i = 5, o = 6, p = -, and so on and so forth. the onlyway i can remove this is by holding down the Fn button inbetween Ctrl and Alt. how can i take this keyboard lock off for good?

feel free to email [email protected]

thanks for your time.


Answer:Equium L20 - keyboard creates the wrong characters


you have to press Fn + F11 to deactivate Numlock.


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Keyboard "unlocks" and wrong characters are typed using QWERTY layout. Have tried changing language options with some short term success.

However languages changes quickly become "unlocked".
How do I fix this problem?

Advice please.
Thanks, Mike

Answer:Tecra A9 - Keyboard "unlocks" and wrong characters are typed


To be honest I have no idea what you are talking about.
If your keyboard layout does not match with the keyboard language, then you should change this and should add new language.

In such case you will be able to switch between languages using the shortcuts SHIFT+ALT

Of course you can also delete the other languages. In such case the SHIFT+ALT will not functions.

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Hi all,

I am having serious problems with my keyboards. when I press some letters like 'g b y t a' its generates wierd codes.

g = Dg GH`B'GN#
a = AS
y = YUI
b = NMB,N

these keep changing all the time, sometimes it just generates unending code and I have to hold down the backspace key for it to stop.

I have changed my keyboard from the original one that had a serial port to a new USB type but this has not solved the problem. Now I have both plugged in and have to use both to type as the keys that work on one do not work on the other.

I have started my computer in safe mode and done a full virus check, using mcafee and avg, i have even used housecall which is an online antivirus but this has not solved the problem.

I have changed my regional setting from UK to Us and back but this does not solve the problem.

I got remapping software anthis shows that all the keys are mapped correctly.

I have downloaded every microsoft patch but still with no joy.

I need some help please. frustrating typing with two key boards. appologies for gramatical errors, I just want to send this.



Answer:Keyboard, characters mixed up and wrong code generation

The 2 areas that affect keyboard mapping are;

Keyboard settings are in Control Panel-> Keyboard
Language settings are in Control Panel-> Regional and Language Options

Use only one keyboard at a time - a stuck key will/may cause both to appear errant.

A System Restore is also a possibility if this event had been recent.

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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 have a new L500/02C notebook.

Bought in Australia.

When @ is pressed on keyboard " appears and vice versa.

How can I fix please ... R

Answer:Satellite L500/02C: wrong keyboard characters appears - " instead of @

In Control Panel- Clock, Language and Region, choose Eng (US) to see what happens

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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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Hello guys, My oldies notebook Satellite Pro 410 CDT, with BIOS updated to v6.20, which I am trying to install as SO w98se. I have a few problems that I do not manage to solve:

1. I have formatted a HDD of 4.3 GB of a libretto 70 CT, in two partitions one of 814 Mb and other one with the rest. In the partition D, the major one I have copied all the drivers of 410 as well as w98se to proceed to his installation. These options I did it in the tower Pc with Partion Magic and the explorer of Windows XP.

Reinstalled the HDD in 410 CDT, the screen shows me the following message:

However much I have looked in manual there is not done any reference to this message, can they say to me that it happens?.

2. When I format the HDD in another Pc I must reserve an empty space in in order that it is a system do his copies in way of hibernation?. That is to say, in the Libretto 70 and 100, they save themselves 32 MB at the end of the HDD. All that I owe resevar for 410 cdt and in that place?.

3. When I start the portable one with a bootdisk of windows 98 without ramdisk, which allows me to load the most basic thing in MSDOS, I verify that the keyboard does not act as owes, that is to say, some keys they show on screen characters that do not correspond to them, others prove to be two or three simultaneously, others do not do anything supporting the fixed cursor, for example, if tou... Read more

Answer:Broken keyborad on Satellite Pro 410cdt? Wrong characters are shown


I?m not 100% about the point one because I have never seen such error message but I have investigated in the internet and somewhere has suggested that such error can appears because the booting partition was not activated or not active.

2.) I don?t think that you need to reserve any place on the HDD for the hibernation mode. In the hibernation mode all data and settings are saved to the local file. It?s a part of the OS.

3.) For me it?s not easy to say if the keyboard is wrong or only the software environment cannot detect the functionality of the keyboard buttons properly. To be sure if the keyboard works properly you should test it in the Windows OS

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what can happen if a person uses a windows 98 program which is strictly for windows 98 or 95, on windows me. the program is canoscan. my bf wants to put it on my pc which is a windows me, is this apt to cause a lot of problems. he says he had it on his pc which was a windows me. it ran okay and then he uninstalled it and tryied ot reinstall it and found out it needed stimon and had to have that installted first. if stimon was in there the first time he installed it, what happened to it.

Answer:wrong windows for the program

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I don't know about you guys, but I am damned sick of having to press "PrtScn", then open 'Paint' (like a caveman), ctrl-v the image, save it.. and then open up imageshack, log in (because otherwise you don't get a direct link), upload it and then get the link so I can post on the forums.

Isn't there an easier way?

Answer:Program that prints screen and automatically uploads it?

Looks like ImageShack already has multiple ways to upload files, but all of them appear to require a physical file to upload.


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I had Windows 7 Pro (64-bit). When Windows 10 upgraded, it installed the 32-bit system. Why? And how can I get that fixed?

Answer:Windows 10 Updated with the wrong program

That isn't possible, mate.

You either accidentally clean installed the wrong one, or previously had 32bit (unbeknownst to you). To fix it, reinstall the OLD OS (with 64bit), make very sure it is activated first, then update using the media creation tool: Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool - Windows Help

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This has been a problem I had for a while now, my GPU is Ati 5850 but windows thinks is 3870, I go into dxdiag or a game for ex Deus Ex HR and there it is, it's not that big of a problem pretty much things work fine like DX11 but in DE:HR I can't select the advanced DX11 options because the system thinks I have an old 3870.

Now I would really like to solve this, should be a matter of just deleting the right files/registry right, problem is I've tried that uninstalled ati, used driver swepper to remove everything ati related and the problem remains.

Maybe I had an 3870 before really can't remember, I did a dual boot with a new x64 win7 and there everything is fine.

No, I don't want to reinstall windows, I have to many projects right now and don't want to mess with that.

Answer:Windows reports wrong graphics card

You may have had this driver for a previous card, or maybe it's on the motherboard.

Try this...

GPU-57: How to uninstall pre-existing graphics card drivers from a Microsoft Windows based system

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Recently my computer has been slow and using 100% cpu with only maybe 10 - 15 internet pages open. When I click shutdown I get a pop up message saying Program not responding but the name of the program is a long string of Chinese characters! Another pop up is just .exe i.e. no name .exe. Scares the willies out of me. Avast anti virus found nothing nor did System Mechanic nor did Ad-aware. Please help!

Answer:Chinese Characters Program Name

Hello, Have you downloaded and installed the advanced text languages in the control panel under regional and language settings?Just to rule out the possibility that its not malware, I would do a free online scan from the following this helps

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I've been getting these "end program XXX" where XXX is always 3 random characters when I log off from my XP user account. Last 3 XXX values I got were 440, 2A0, 1A0. I don't see any of these 3 character programs in task manager. And it only seems to happen when I log into XP with my account, then do a "switch user" and log in with my wife's account, then log off from her account.

Could it be some malware?? I'm running ZoneAlarm with Avast... I also just did a full scan with AdAware and it found nothing. I found posts elsewhere about the same exact problem, but in every case, there was no explanation/solution posted.

Any help would be appreciated!


Answer:Log off +end program 3 random characters


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Working with a MSI r5770 and an NVIDIA Geforce 9600 GSO. The unrelated drivers are (NVIDIA Geforce 7100/NVIDIA nForce 630i)

I changed my video card and when I booted the machine to install the drivers, Windows automatically started doing just that. Problem is they are the wrong drivers. I tried downloading and installing the correct ones, but only two things happen:

1. If I uninstall the incorrect drivers through Device Manager and then try to run the .exe that would automatically install the drivers, the installation completes but nothing apparent happens. I "Scan for hardware changes" or just reboot as per instruction, and the wrong/unrelated drivers are just installed again.
2. If I try to update the driver through device manager by manually selecting a directory which contains the driver, it will tell me that the faulty unrelated driver is the best and most up-to-date driver.

For the record, the sequence of events:

1. Replace MSI R5770 with old NVIDIA GeForce 9600GSO after noticeable performance drop in former.

2. Windows 7 automatically updates with wrong drivers(NVIDIA Geforce 7100/NVIDIA nForce 630i) for the card. Can not get any signal from card.

3. Switch back MSI R5770, it automatically installs the exact same driver(NVIDIA Geforce 7100/NVIDIA nForce 630i)

4. Google a lot.

5. Make this thread.

Please spare some help.

Answer:Windows 7 installing wrong driver for graphics card.

The NVIDIA Geforce 7100/NVIDIA nForce 630i drivers are video drivers and chip-set drivers. The GeForce 7100 part is for your onboard video card, the nForce 630i is for your motherboards chip-set. Let them install and don't worry about it. I install the NVIDIA nForce 630a / GeForce 7025 drivers for my motherboard. Then I install the GeForce 306.97 Desktop Win8 Win7 64bit drivers for my GT220. One doesn't interfere with the other, the video drivers get updated and the chip-set drivers are left alone. All I have to do is set the video to PCIe in BIOS.

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After replacing a hard drive and re-installing windows my desktop(studio XPS 8100) doesn't seem to recognise the previous graphics card an Nvidia GTX 260 and instead displays Standard VGA Graphics adapter. I've tried re downloading the nvidia drivers for the GTX 260 but when installing it says they're not compatible with my version of windows.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Windows re-installed wrong graphics card displayed

Hi there ..... Have you tried downloading from the Manufactures web site .....

Drivers & Downloads | Dell US

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I just installed windows vista, i went through the whole channel guide downloader successfully several times, but still the programs are 2-3 hours late. Is there any way i can manually adjust the whole guide forward a few hours or something?

Answer:Windows Media Center is giving me wrong program times...


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System 7 an elderly Epson scanner Dell colour laser
Copying a black document results in blue prints.which is getting it wrong-system ,scanner or printer?

Answer:W7_stand alone scanner colour laser prints docs in wrong colour

I had the same thing happen although it was an inkjet not a lazer. Re-installing the software fixed it in my case.

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Trying to get one more year out of old XP machine. If I try to print in a non-administrator account the printer does its thing, but no ink comes out. I thought I was out of ink and got two refurbished cartridges and they work in administrator, but not user account. I'm using IE8 or Mozilla foxfire 30.
I recently had to reinstall Windows XP. printer is a HP deskjet 3740 and I recently reinstalled the software and driver. (in admin account)
This is a non-network, one use system

Answer:HP deskjet only prints ink in administrator, prints blank page in user account

Here is the support site for the HP Deskjet 3740 Color Inkjet Printer.

You should add and save this site in your browser's favorites/bookmarks list so you can readily refer to it when needed.

Here is the most current full-feature software driver package( for it for Windows XP.

The "Print" section in the "Solve a problem" section should be helpful to you.


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I have a educational software runs OK in Win98... Install it on Win7 with compatibility win98 and works... but show rare symbols like face smileys.
When runs on win98 and you press ALT codes, got
ALT+1 = ^A
ALT+2 = ^B
ALT+3 = ^C
ALT+4 = ^D
ALT+5 = ^E
but in Win7 ...
ALT+1 = ☺
ALT+2 = ☻
ALT+3 = ♥
ALT+4 = ♦
ALT+5 = ♣
I think is problem with "code page" but what to do for old windows98 code page works in windows 7, or is this something about display.sys ???
Any help... Thank you

Answer:Old Win98 program runs in Win7 with rare characters

I don't think you're having a code page problem; but, rather an issue with 7's virtualization of your program and it's intercepting of the keystrokes. What you show for all of them is sure an exact match to what the Alt-Code are supposed to be: is the name of the software?

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My Epson Stylus NX430 prints from the computer properly, but will print very faint copies from the scan bed. Adjusting intensity does not help. Cleaned and checked alignment of nozzle, no improvement. Cartridges are new, not empty. A b/w orig copies, but prints so light it is nearly unreadable. Printing from the computer is fine; only does it from "Copy" on the printer

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Guys, This is real strange, i upgraded the graphics driver and guess what, when i right click on the graphics media icon in the task bar, everything in is chinese.Can someone help? Thanx.


Go to Solution.

Answer:Graphics Media Accelerator shows chinese characters after upgrade

Hello Arcanum, welcome to Lenovo forums! Please tell us your type and used OS please.That will help us, to help you.

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Hi to all Windows friends,
Recently I have found a problem with my Sony Sound Forge program regarding the save file extension. I am running a Windows 7/32 and whenever I want to save any file with Sound Forge, a .WDP extension is added instead.
I have tried all kinds of registry fixes including in here and no success. Any help please?
Thank you

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Question: database program


We are having trouble opening a program called visual dbase by borland. On a computer operating with the windows 98 operating system. I have tried to reinstall the program, and install the file that is missing and i am still getting the error message. The error message is as follows the driver file ntdps2 is not found. Is there someway to fix this?

Answer:database program

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Question: Database Program

Can anyone recommend a cheap, relatively simple, database program? I have had a free 30 day trial of FileMaker Pro which is overly complicated for my needs and horrendously expensive to buy

Answer:Database Program

Open Office contains a data base program.Free on the cover CD of the last 3 months PCA mag or download from click here

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Hi, Does anybody out there know of a decent CD database program so I can put all my albums into it and print it off to show my friends?

I think i'm looking for somethind like a database where I can put the Band/Album names in and I can print it off with either the band names listed alpahebtically of the albums listed alphabetically?

I'm having a bit of trial and error on Got one which looked fine (CDManager3) but the print-outs came out all wobbly, so i'm still looking.


Answer:CD Database Program help

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Question: Database program

I am trying to create a pedigree database with specific features I have not found in other programs.

It would only need to be on my PC no net publishing or anything.


Answer:Database program

Hi Lisa,

What software do you have access to?
How big a base are you looking at? (How many entries?)
How complex do you think this is?


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I am looking for a database program where I can put a different graphic in each record.If any body knows of a program that is not expensive please email me.Thank you.

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hi was just wondering if anybody has and suggestions or help for me cheers

looking for-
i am looking for a very simple and easy database program ideally free.

use it for-
i am a teacher and i have many pictures (*.jpg and *.psd) and documents (*.txt and *.doc) that i use for teaching. what i would like is to sort these into a database. i would like to type in a few search queries (ex grade4 or english or egypt) then those documents that have been searched would appear in a list or something so i could then select them.

my system-
windows 7

just looking for something simple to use and free to down load. I also have access but it seems quite complicated to use for what i want.
if anyone has any suggestions that would be great.


Answer:some help with a nice database program


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i have a database program (ACS) that keeps freezing up on me, their tech support says it is an anti-virus program doing a scan, can anyone tell me if the problem might lie in my processes? thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:23:28 AM, on 01/02/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\tmasea\tmasca.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\VDC\AuVdc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\PJ Technologies\GOVsrv\GOVsrv.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\tmasea\tmasea.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Apache Tomcat 4.0\webapps\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusClient.exe
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Answer:database program keeps freezing

Hello, and welcome to the HijackThis Help Forum.

Apologies for any delay in replying, but we have been rather busy lately.

Since it has been a few days since you first posted, please post a fresh HijackThis Log if you still need assistance. Please post the whole log -- you're missing the lower half. For instance, there should be some O4 lines.

Thank you.

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What is a good CD cataloger/database program? I have several hundred CD's with programs and MP3's. Most of the catalogers I have seen do a good job of scanning the CD for the files. That's nice for MP3's, but you still need to find the specific location for the CD (I.E. #32). With the programs, I really don't care about the files that make up the programs. I just need to know the name, type of program, and again where it is located. When I've tried searches on some, it seems to be very slow since it is looking through all the files to find a given program. Help! I've got CDR's all over the place and need to organize them!

Answer:Need CD cataloger/database program

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I was just wondering if anyone here knew of a freeware database program, for keeping track of customers and inventory, I am trying to start up a computer shop for selling high end parts on demand. and i would like this program to have general data input sections so i can blacklist customers withouthaving to check different lists or programs, srry for being so picky

Answer:Freeware Database Program?

OpenOffice is a free full-featured Office suite, and includes a Database program, as well as Word Processor, and Spreadsheet.

Read about OpenOffice database:

Download OpenOffice:

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I am looking for a database program so I can log my audiobooks. It should have a search and have a unlimited amount of entries you can have.

Answer:A free database program

Try the database included in the free Office Suite LibreOffice. It includes a module called Base which should work fine for what you wish to do.

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Anyone know of a good database program to use, besides excel. I'm trying to help a band out by figuring this out. They don't want to keep pasting all the emails in their mailing list. Any ideas? or know of anyone who does this


Answer:Good database program?

There are many great database applications and excel isn't one of them. I can't figure out what you want to do but Microsoft Access is an excellent database. I comes with Office Professional or you can buy it separate.

I have been using FoxPro for years. I don't know if it is still on the market but it is very easy to use.

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I got the following email from a friend of mine.
Can anyone help her out?

Is there really some kind of program that I can use on my computer that will tell me daily people's birthdays, etc...... I actually need something like that for church. I have to keep track of a million little people in the nursery. The thing is.....they graduate from the infant nursery to the toddler at 18 months. Is there a program that will give me that information every single day. I really need it!!!!!
Can you help?

Answer:Need Birthday Database Program

Try Going here

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HiIm looking for a database program that is Access 2000 compatible (.mdb / .csv ).I have a game for my pc that requires that or compatible database and cant afford the full Microsoft Suite.Ive tried Open Office,any ideas?Cheers

Answer:.MDB compatible database program help please!

Sadly not, but what game is it you are trying to play? I have never heard of a PC game that insists you own a copy of Access.

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My faithful PII has finally failed. My HD is good BUT... I have my business database program on that drive. As I found out earlier on this site, I cant just stick my HD into another PC and boot it wont.
How can I migrate my database which is on my C: drive to a new PC?
The Database program is an Agricultural one that logs farm records.

Answer:How to move a database program

You haven't identified your program, however, you need to install the database program
onto your new PC; you should then be able to copy your database files over.

I would imagine that you have backup copies, on separate media.

You could install your old disk in the new computer as a slave drive, search for all database files
and copy to new C:\ drive, or import as below.

In Access, for example, the database file extension is .mdb, so you would search *.mdb on the old drive to find all files.

Or, you could put your old hard disk in an external case; you should then be able to copy or import
your database(s).

In Access, for example, to import, you would select: File / Get External Data.
Should be something similar in your program of choice.

That PII lasted well.

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HP C4180 all-in-one printer/scanner - Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

When I originally upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista some months ago, I didn't download a new driver. Having recently had some intermittent problems, I've now downloaded and installed the Windows 7 driver for the device.

It now scans fine, but will not print from any application except the HP test utility (which prioves there is connectivity).

The Print Spooler service is running OK. I've run the diagnostics test from Windows and it can't find a problem.

When I print from (say) Word, all the indicators say that the doc is being printed - but it isn't. And there is nothing queued for the printer either.

Anyone any ideas?



Answer:Test prints work but apps prints don't !

Uninstalling and reinstalling the HP printer driver solved this problem.

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Hi. I have just been given a PC running Windows Me. My previous PC was a 486sx with Windows 3.11 (laugh all you want). On the old system, I had a handy little database set up in MS Works 3.0. On my new system, in addition to having to learn a new OS, the only DBMS on the disk appears to be MS Access 2000. While I appreciate that this appears to be a super-duper powerful piece of software, I am finding it a tad over-complicated at this stage. Is there something simpler, without forking out a lot of ££? I am using it to keep track of my window-cleaning customers (work due, ££ owed/received, etc...).Thanx,Terry.

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