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Wrong characters being displayed

Question: Wrong characters being displayed

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!!

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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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Periodically when I type on the keyboard the characters that appear are not the ones I type.  This happens when I try to enter the password to logoin - thank goodness for the fingerprint reader!  It also happens when I am in various applications including MS Word and Outlook.  If I reboot the problem goes away for an undertermined period.  I have run two virus scanning programs and have found no viruses.  Any help would be appreciated.

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Many websites are displaying a strange character before the ? sign (e.g £148.05), and even a heading on the PC Advisor homepage displays something funny "Upgrade ? latest technologies for less". Anyone know what setting I need to change?

Answer:Strange characters displayed

Which websites display the strange symbol? Post a link or two. Go to the site, copy the URL from the address bar, and paste it here.

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A friend is using IE 6.0 on Windows 2000 pro SP4. When she reads her email through IE, several characters are displayed improperly. Characters like the apostrophe or any french language characters show up as weird symbols. I'm pretty sure I just need to make a language setting change somewhere. Anyone know how to resolve this?

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Initially, when I was connected to the Internet all the characters were displayed properly. However, later some of the characters and words in the web pages and in other Windows applications were not displayed or a horizontal line was displayed. I was unable to type characters on the keyboard as they would not be displayed on the screen in the web browser as well as other Windows applications. This happened when I was connected to the Internet and when I was not connected to the Internet.
I ran Spybot, Adaware and an anti-virus program and it still happened. Also Windows was up to date according to the Windows update.
When I restarted the computer all the characters and words were properly displayed in the web browser and in other applications. All the characters I typed were displayed on the screen. I connected to the Internet and the characters were displayed properly.
How can I prevent this from happening again? What could cause characters to disappear?

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Answer:Solved: Characters are not displayed

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They used to be able to be rendered, how come not anymore? How can I fix this?
 

Answer:Special characters cannot be displayed

Are you turning your Num Lock key on?
 

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A friend of mine has a problem with his netbook, windows 7 (starter edition) loads up as normal but then once the desktop is up there are no characters at all - no icon name and no menu selections although the menu box does appear. It is possible to reach the help menu which for some reason is the only one that has any charater on it. No virus has been detected and it does the same in safe mode - anyone heard of this before? and if so is there a solution?

Answer:No Characters displayed in windows 7 starter

I have zero experience with anything you are talking about,so the chances of this being right are awfully low, but I wouldfirst suspect that it has to do with a language setting. Somelanguage was selected for which there was no support inthe Windows 7 Starter install. Try changing it to English. -- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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I have a fair bit of japanese music in my library and some of the songs which are just written in kanji are displayed as rectangles. As I have just found out from writing this, copying and pasting these into a browser results in them looking correct like this -> サイクル (Cycle).

So basically in explorer and media player 12 japanese characters are not displayed correctly but in my browser (google chrome) they are. Anyone know how to fix this?
 

Answer:Japanese characters not displayed in Windows 7

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Exakt same problem as this guy:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/892050-japanese-characters-not-displayed-windows.html

But I couldnt write in that thread. It was closed for some reason.
 

Answer:Japanese characters not displayed in Windows 7

Why would you write in someone else's thread, anyway?

Do you have East Asian language support turned on in Control Panel? Have you tried installing tha Japanese language pack (should not be needed just to display Japanese)?

Do you see Japanese characters in my signature?
 

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Hi...

I used MSN Messenger to help my friend by taking control over her computer.. Well we got the problem solved (or the program installed to be exact), but her keyboard stopped working properly.. This happened actually the moment I took control over her laptop.

When she types something (to notepad or where ever) it displays some of the letters correctly, but some of them are displayed as numbers.

It's a scandinavian keyboard, as is mine. The language settings seem to be ok in Windows, but for some reason it just doesn't work right.

If anyone has any idea how to fix this, help would be appreciated as it is almost impossible for her to use the computer at the moment.

Thank you.
 

Answer:characters displayed as numbers after helping through MSN messenger

Ive seen a similar problem, but with special characters (and not letters).

The fix was to uninstall the keyboard from the device manager, and reboot.
Windows will reinstall it.
 

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Hi,

Pls see attached file.

Funny characters displayed instead of the correct language. How can I get XP to display the correct language.
Thanks.

Answer:Funny characters displayed instead of the correct language

Hi there, Those sybols look like ASCII. Before we had programs that would translate into english. This was the way terminals would talk to each other. I do not know your computer so I won't be able to instruct you how to change from ASCII to english. Maybe someone else in the forum could help. They would need the make and model of your machine. As well as your Operating System. I hope this was of some help to you. Let us know how you made out.

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I have made sure that the numberlock key is NOT on. Help!Computer is a Dell D-810. It is running Windows XP. It functions in every other way perfectly. I hope that this is just something dumb. Thanks in advance!

Answer:When I type letter (characters) numbers are displayed.

Try another keyboard using the USB ports.

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A user encountered this issue after a Windows update.
https://twitter.com/summerscope/status/414887724131168256/photo/1
Did anyone encounter this too, and what did you do?
 
Thanks in advance.
 
serene

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I have a Windows Vista Japanese machine with MS Office 2007 installed. I have a Windows application that displays multilingual data. When I copy Japanese charatcers from the application and paste into MS Word/ Excel garbage characters appear. This problem doesn't occur when pasting from Word into the application.

Also this problem does not replicate on any other OS or in any other language either.

Thanks in advance for your help!

-gKul

Answer:Japanese characters displayed as garbage in Word 2007

From the MS Word file into which you want to copy the text, click on the MS icon and at the bottom of the screen select: Word Options.
From the drop-down menu, select Advanced, and at the very bottom of the screen, select Web Options, and then Encoding. Try changing some of the settings in the "Save this document as" menu, i.e. try selecting another language setting for documents, to see if that makes the difference. There are 4 different types of Japanese language options to choose from.

If that doesn't help, it's a real long shot, but try this:
From the MS Word file into which you want to copy the text, click on the MS icon and at the bottom of the screen select: Word Options.
From the drop-down menu, select Advanced, and then Cut, Copy, Paste.
Go to the following 4 boxes and select: Match Destination Format:
1. Pasting within the same document, 2. Pasting between documents, 3. Pasting between documents when style definitions conflict, and 4. Pasting from other programs.
Click: OK

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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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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,
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/IdeaPad-Z470-unexpected-characters-on-som...





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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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Hi

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.

Thanks

Daniel

Answer:Wrong characters with keyboard

daniellouwrens said:

Hi

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.

Thanks

Daniel



No problem, I have found it.

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

Cheers

Daniel

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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!

Thanks

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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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

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/917964

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

q gives `
w opens 'help' box on whatever programme is open
r gives 5
u gives 6
I gives =
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
http://www.wikihow.com/Fix-a-Keyboard-That-Has-the-Wrong-Characters

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

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I have a Dell latitude Cpi A laptop running windows xp and the stock keyboard types wrong letters example: When I press the p key it shows the number 4 on the screen. How do I fix it?

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

Answer:Keyboard Types Wrong Characters

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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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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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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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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: http://www.conversationexchange.com/resour...language.php#xp

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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.
 

Answer:Keyboard typing wrong characters

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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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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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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.

Answer:KEYBOARD INPUTTING WRONG CHARACTERS

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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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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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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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 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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I have just purchased an NB200-10G and some of the keys or key combinations do not produce the correct character. eg,
Shift + " (quotation marks) produces @
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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I have 128 MB RAM, but when i boot up it says I only have 32.0 MB.
If I go to system on the control panel, it says I have 96.0 MB.

I'm confused
 

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Have you been in the BIOS to see what the FSB is

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After getting Windows 10 on my Split x2 ultrabook the keyboard would not respond to the proper characters. There is no num lock key on this keyboard so I could not test if that was the issue. For example when I type 'jump' on the keyboard I get 6ny=.

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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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.

xxx

Answer:Equium L20 - keyboard creates the wrong characters

Hi,

you have to press Fn + F11 to deactivate Numlock.

Bye

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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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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,

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:

o=9o
p='/0p
i=8i

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

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

Thanks

Laura

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Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS, 256 Mb
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Answer:Solved: Keyboard displays wrong characters

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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,
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.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:52:27 PM, on 12/27/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\KeyboardSurrogate.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ACS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\agrsmsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WISPTIS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tabbtnu.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TCServer.exe
C:\Program Files\AlpsPoint\ApMain.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe... Read more

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

Answer:laptop keyboard types wrong characters

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

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Hi Everyone,

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,

Davo
 

Answer:Some special characters coming out wrong on my computer

Seems like you have a different language keyboard set as the default. See here: http://www.howtogeek.com/121169/how-to-change-your-keyboard-layout-in-windows-8/
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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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.

ก is the first consonant in Thai language, ข is the second, ไ is a vowel which is on the left side of consonant, such as ไก and ไข. Now we put these 2 consonants and 2 words in proper order, it's supposed to be 1.ก 2.ไก 3.ข 4.ไข, but what XP does is 1.ไก 2.ไข 3.ก 4.ข

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

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?

Thanks

Daniel

Answer:Wrong characters shown. Keyboard issue

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

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Hello,

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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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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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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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 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,

Davo

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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I have windows xp and am running IE8. Somehow I got it so that webpages don't fully display inside an IE window. The pages are shrunk down to fill only have the window. The other half of the window is blank. I can get the window to open up fully to the size of my screen, but the webpage still is only have the size. I tried to reset IE to the default settings and that didn't work.
 

Answer:webpages are being displayed wrong.

Open Internet Explorer, then use the

View - Zoom

View - Text Size

settings to get the webpage to display to your liking.

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If you're using a wide-screen type monitor and not an older square-looking monitor, some webpages will display with all the contents to one side.

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Ok,so the problem is,when i open the start menu, the link to the control panel, Admin tools, Connections,Help and Support,Search and Run are all displayed incorrectly as you can see with the link i have added below.They also display incorrectly in the control panel itself,most are ok in there except for about 5.Its not a main problem,theyve been like it since i can remember,so if nothing can be done i can live with that.Ive not got the XP cd,but if anyone knows of a way to display them correctly,id appreciate it if they could tell me!My Start MenuThanks all

Answer:Wrong Icons Displayed

Check to make sure you have this file on your hard drive:%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll%SystemRoot% is normally either C:\WINDOWS or C:\WINNTThat file contains many (if not all?) of the default icons used by the system.

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Well I Updated and built another PC.

My CPU speed is being displayed incorrectly though.

I have a AMD Athlon 2700+ which is a correct speed of 2.1 Ghz I believe. My Motherboard is an Asus A7N8X Deluxe. I have the latest bios I believe Rev 2.xx and Bios Rev 1007 (which my CPU-Z program displays).

How do I correct this?

Thanks

Beebadger

Answer:Wrong CPU Speed displayed

So what processor speed is indicated that contradicts with the chip?

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The icon for the hdd on my P3 Win98se pc is that of a cdrom. The icon for the cdrom on the same pc is correct though. What changes can I make on the pc so the correct hdd icon is displayed?Thanks to you all.

Answer:WRONG HDD ICON DISPLAYED

Look on your HDD and see if there is a file there called Autorun.inf sitting right on the root directory of the drive. If there is one delete it.

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I am running on Win 8.1, and selected time zone=Kuala Lumpur, Singapore.
For 4 years of using the same PC, the time was displayed correctly until recently. It started to display time/date thats is 24hrs behind.

I realised that when I clicked on Task Manager and tab Services, Windows Time service was off, and I set this to automatic. I am not sure whether this would work. I dont have GMT+8 for me to select for time zone, its UTC+8, which may explain the
strange occurrence. Any suggestions would be most welcome

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A question for the real tech smart here.
My (old) w7 desktop says my Ram speed is 533,3mhz with ddr3. My maximum bandwidth is 667,7 mhz the RAM itself is 1333,3 mhz. Has anybody the answer why 533,3mhz is displayed?

Answer:Ram speed is wrong displayed

Originally Posted by arjan wolthuis A question for the real tech smart here.
My (old) w7 desktop says my Ram speed is 533,3mhz with ddr3. My maximum bandwidth is 667,7 mhz the RAM itself is 1333,3 mhz. Has anybody the answer why 533,3mhz is displayed? The motherboard probably only supports up to 533,3mhz so it limits the bandwith, you haven't been updating windows and the drivers or your computer is just reporting the wrong information.

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I have firefox, Microsoft Word, and SuperAntiSpyware open right now. For some reason, SAS keeps showing the Microsoft Word icon and Word shows the SAS icon. Another Word document shows the Firefox icon. Is this a sign of infection or just something crazily weird with my laptop?

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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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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.

Thanks

David

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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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

Hi

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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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

Hi,

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:

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/generic_content.jsp?service=EU&ID=ASP_SUPPORT

Good luck
Greets

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Anyone notice some strange behavior with screen resolution when these W540s?  For example, if you set your screen resolution to 2880x1620 and then check your resolution on a site like: http://www.screenresolution.org/, it tells you that you are actually at 1920x1080. The same issue appears when I try to use an external monitor/projector.  If the max resolution of that display is 1920x1080, then the actual resolution that is displayed on screenresolution.org is 1280x720. Is this expected behavior?  What am I missing?

Answer:W540 - wrong resolution displayed?

First, I want to confirm that you bought the optional 2880X1660 screen.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 987 @ 1.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3987 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1801 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476710 MB, Free - 434273 MB;
Motherboard: Medion, S4209
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Although this is my operating system I am unable to install the software for my HP all in one wireless printer.

When I check the program for compatibility I get this.
 

Answer:Wrong operating system displayed

The HP Deskjet F4500 series all-in-one printer software will not install and work with Windows XP 64-bit.

It will only install and work with Windows XP 32-bit.

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I have Windows 10 Home version 1607 build 14393.321, installed on my Lenovo Z51-70 80K6.
My displayed time is always 2h behind.
The time is set to sync automatically.
The time zone is set to UTC+1 Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna.
Daylight savings time is set to adjust automatically.
The internet time server is set to be: pool.ntp.org. I also had the same issue also when it was syncing to time.microsoft.com, so this is not a server problem.
If I sync the time manually it will display the correct time, though it switches back to the wrong time when I restart it and I have to sync it manually every time.
I already tried using services.msc and setting Windows Time to automatic, but it didn't solve this issue.
I have dual boot Windows 10 - Ubuntu 16.04. In Ubuntu time is correct. So this is not a hardware problem, it's a Windows 10 bug.
Prior to installing Ubuntu I had the same time issue, so it's not the case that the Ubuntu installation messed up.
Example: it's 20:40 right now, but it displays 18:38, unless I sync it manually every time.
Date is correct.
How do I solve this? Have I missed any information?

Answer:Wrong time displayed in Windows 10

Check to make sure the BIOS also has the correct time. Your notebook should have instructions on how to enter the BIOS.

And no, it is not a Windows 10 (bug) issue.

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The icon on my taskbar displays a CAT5 connection with an "x" thru it for my internet connection. I use a wireless connection that normally displays a "bar" icon. How do I change the icon?

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Hi, my pc (4yrs old) won't display the correct time and date. It used to but now every time I change it to the correct time etc the next time I go on its gone back to the Incorrect info. Very frustrating!! Any ideas anyone???

Answer:"wrong date and time displayed"

CMOS battery on motherboard needs changing
click here

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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:

" THIS BASIC WAS ABORTED BECAUSE THIS MACHINE IS NOT ROM BASIC I USED TOSHIBA'S BASIC "
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

Hi

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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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:

m=0
j=1
k=2
l=3
u=4
i=5
o=6

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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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.

Thanks.

P.S.
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.
 

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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I just know I've seen this question asked; & answered before:I've just reinstalled Windows 2000 SP4 on my FTP-server. I installed it (alone) on a FAT32-formatted disc.However, - now under 'Properties' the sizes of the 2 OTHER Hard-Drives on the Computer, - are wrongly displayed.Both are 80GB, - but one of them (an empty-one) is displayed as being only 31.4GB.There IS somethimg about the Maximum-size that an O/S on a FAT32 drive will display..... but before the Re-install, - BOTH drives were shown as 80GB & 80GB.What do I have to do, - in order to make the O/S display the CORRECT Drive sizes? I'm fairly sure I have read this problem in the PC Advisor Magazine, - & I'm sure there is an answer.....If so; - can someone tell me what it is, please?RegardsBitsko

Answer:Hard Drives - wrong sizes displayed

You would do better to format in NTFS.Try reading this link and hopefully it will answer your question fully. click here

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Hi all,I'm running Win XP Pro SP2. After I recently had some trouble with malware etc and sorting out the issues around that ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/138672/still-something-wrong/ and http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/138329/no-more-access-after-running-combofix/ ), now I have one issue remaining (I hope it is only one): ASCII characters >127 are displayed the wrong way (some squares or asian signs instead of usual 'umlaute' in OutlookExpress), if I cut and paste something into Notepad or Excel everything is fine. some system windows are not using their usual fonts, apparently something is changed, just I can't figure what some characters are using wrong sizes, like Nero displays the playing time in a font size that makes it hard to read anything. my explorer cannot access (actually it can access but does not execute double-clicks on anything inside) directories containing ascii >127 anymore, my laptop has no problem with thatThese issues bother me since I got back access to my system in first place (see above). I have no clue what happened and resulted in this, but it is not really nice and giving me a headache as I'm working on both systems usually. Previously this never was any issue.Appreciate any help I can get to sort this out.Thanks, AbuRaouf

Answer:Fonts Are Displayed Wrong Way And Treated Differently

Could you post a screen-shot to give us a better idea of your problem.

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Hi!
The Certificate information dialog apparently displays times wrong if they are across the DST change date.
Example: The server certificate for the website https://www.whitehouse.gov/ has the "Valid from" value displayed as (EU locale, CET timezone):
?2. ?marec ?2016 6:38:59

While Firefox correctly shows:
2. marec 2016 5:38:59
(2. marec 2016 10:38:59 GMT)

The same information in US locale and EST timezone:
IE: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 6:38:59 AM

Firefox:
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 5:38:59 AM
(Wednesday, March 2, 2016 10:38:59 AM GMT)

IE is off by 1 hour.
PS: As it expires in a year, I tried to save and attach the certificate, but the "Copy to File..." button is disabled. Why is that? I remember it working before. I saved it with Firefox and stored here: http://www.pastebin.ca/3504261

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hi, I'm using Windows XP Home Edition, and I laptop has only 5 more GB left in my hard drive! when I tried deleted unnecessary files and the free disk space go up. But when I tried deleting actual programs from Add/Remove Programs, the free disk space just stay the same! I know the programs I deleted must total up to at least 2 GB. I tried a different approach. I installed a new program and the free disk space decreased. then I unistalled the same said program, but the free disk space didn't go back up! I tried to using Disk Cleanup, but it didn't work! Can anyone please tell me what's wrong and how to fix it?

Karen

I'd also like to add that my laptop's hard drive is only 20 GB. I also have another external backup hard drive (100 GB), a product of Seagate Technology, lying around in my house, can I use this as a second hard drive? Can I install programs on this hard drive and will the installed programs work properly?
 

Answer:wrong total disk space displayed

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Hello guys...

I am posting my solution to a problem often found on Windows 7 and caused by not-so well written drivers/software stacks. My problem started after installing the BlueSoleil Bluetooth stack, as the Wireless icon showed that netwroks were available, instead of that I am actually connected to one.

Uninstalling device drivers, BlueSoleil and restarting did not help.

The root of the problem appears to be a non plug-and-play driver, which is unaffected by disabling/removing hardware drivers: "Virtual WiFi Filter Driver".

To fix the problem do the following:
-Open "Device Manager".
-Click on "View" and tick "Show hidden devices".
-Find and expand the "Non-Plug and Play Drivers" tree.
-Open the "Virtual WiFi Filter Driver"
-Click on the "Driver" tab and then "Stop".

After doing this, you will immediately notice how the wireless icon displays properly. You do not need to unisntall the driver, as it is a Windows service and will be re-enabled automatically.

If that does not work for you, you may want to try to stop some other of the WiFi drivers listed in the "Non-Plug and Play Drivers" list.

Answer:Solution: Wrong wireless network icon displayed

  
Quote: Originally Posted by alexs3d2


Hello guys...

I am posting my solution to a problem often found on Windows 7 and caused by not-so well written drivers/software stacks. My problem started after installing the BlueSoleil Bluetooth stack, as the Wireless icon showed that netwroks were available, instead of that I am actually connected to one.

Uninstalling device drivers, BlueSoleil and restarting did not help.

The root of the problem appears to be a non plug-and-play driver, which is unaffected by disabling/removing hardware drivers: "Virtual WiFi Filter Driver".

To fix the problem do the following:
-Open "Device Manager".
-Click on "View" and tick "Show hidden devices".
-Find and expand the "Non-Plug and Play Drivers" tree.
-Open the "Virtual WiFi Filter Driver"
-Click on the "Driver" tab and then "Stop".

After doing this, you will immediately notice how the wireless icon displays properly. You do not need to unisntall the driver, as it is a Windows service and will be re-enabled automatically.

If that does not work for you, you may want to try to stop some other of the WiFi drivers listed in the "Non-Plug and Play Drivers" list.



Thanks for the info

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Hi,

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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This is very strange. I created a time tracking system for the company I work for. What they do is enter the time they start each task throughout the day and at the end of the week it all gets imported via VBA into an access database for the manager to review time cards. We had a need for people to be able to edit a record after importing so I set it up to do that. Problem is I found out when Excel sends the "start time" over to Access, it is sending over the time, for the year 1899. If I open Excel on my PC, click on Cell A1 and type 8:15 AM and hit enter, it shows in the bar at the top "8:15 AM". If i store that time in a variable in VBA and format it to show the year associated with that time it comes through as "12/30/1899 8:15 AM". This totally screws up my ability to edit records because when I programmed Excel to edit records it is searching based on a date/time to find the unique record because for John Doe and his time card he will have only one job starting at 8:15 AM on 4/9/12. So it looks up the record by the combination of the date and time. Problem is Excel is not storing a time as "today at this time" so lookups are failing because the year is wrong.

How come if I type in 8:15 AM in Excel it is not stored as 4/9/12 8:15 AM? The date is in a different cell on the sheet so if there is a way I can append the date with the time I guess that is what I will have to do. But as of yet I don't know how to do that.

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Answer:Excel date/time problem. Wrong year being displayed

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My computer has been infected with malware which redirects search engine searches to random sites, including other search engines.

I tried to run Malwarebytes but I could not connect to the internet to get updates. I uninstalled MBAM and tried to reinstall it but could not connect to the website. I downloaded a copy onto a memory stick and tried to run it from there but I get error messages (I have screen shots but can't work out how to attach them to this post).

I have tried to run multiple different versions of rkill but it only seems to block itself. One version identified some other files which it blocked (I've also got screen shots of the reports) but I still can't get MBAB to run. I also tried to download the SUPERAntiSpyware Free mentioned in one of the threads but again got an error message from iExplorer when I clicked the download button.

I also notice that the Windows button has changed from grey with black writing to a big green button with white writing.

I have followed the steps in Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help. Various reports attached.
Thank you in advance for your help.
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Answer:Browser redirect malware & wrong 'Windows' button displayed

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Hi, I'm trying to make a video using windows live movie maker but the time that wlmm says the movie is at is different from the time windows media player says it is at at different locations. It's almost as if the time is multiplied by a factor of 1.5 or something.

I'm on windows 7. The movie is an old home video that my parents turned into a dvd a few years ago, and which I extracted from the dvd and turned into an mpeg by changing the file extension.
 

Answer:Wrong time being displayed in windows live movie maker

So you just changed the file extension and it still works.

I knew that .vob files were mpeg 2 but I didn't know you could do that. It was annoying because the only editor that would open .vob files was WMM.

I had the same issue with files being shorter in WMM. I got around it by using magic dvd ripper to backup (backup tab) the disk selecting "copy main movie only". Which converts the file to mpeg while keeping the original quality. You don't have to do anything except know which menu title to use. It goes by the dvd menu. So each menu item is listed as title 1, title 2 instead of their names. If you want it to save as one or divided into scenes, then choosing the right title will organise that for you.
 

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Hello,
I have been using Directory List & Print (and Karen's Directory Print) for several years, to print lists of files in various directories (especially media). In order to keep track of all my media files, which are scattered amond numerous drives and many different folders, I create shortcuts for each file, then paste them into a single "master list" folder. This way, I have one place I can quickly turn to for up to date info. Directory List & Print (free version) works quite well for sending the current list of files (actually - list of shortcuts) in the "master folder" to MS Word, for printing and formatting. I just recently tried to sort my file list by date, in order to resolve a problem I was having with keeping track of when certain files were created. When I tried to sort the Directory List & Print order by "date", all files in the master folder were shown as the same date (the current date = 10-20-15), even though each file in the directory shows the actual date the file was originally created. I cannot figure out why this app (Dir ListPrint) assigns the current date to each file, instead of the correct date. I have tried several other third party directory print progams and the result is the same with each. I have also tried the DOS command to create a txt list within the master folder - same result. I want the printed list to show the filename and the correct date. What am I doing wrong? Any help will be greatly apprec... Read more

Answer:Printing directory contents - File dates displayed wrong

Hmmm............

The Everything search engine will find all files matching your stated search string and then allow you to sort them by creation date.

Below is a screen shot of a bunch of Frank Sinatra mp3s from various folders as searched for in Everything. I then sorted them by "creation time", newest to oldest.

You can also export the search results as a text file.

Or highlight some or all of the results and paste them to some folder--which would copy the actual files, not just their names.

It's a great tool that you might be able to adapt to your purposes.

Free at voidtools.com.

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Hi

When I try to download a file from Internet explorer it replacec the white space with underscores and double quotation with weired characters. How can I avoid this. while downloading I want my original file name. Any Ideas please tell me.



thanks in advance,

Answer:replaces special characters with weired characters on download from internet explorer

When you download it are you hitting save or run? (I reccomend save BTW)

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I have some japanese songs in my collection. Some of it are in Japanese characters and they display as boxes.

On Windows7, they display correctly without installing/setting anything.

I tried adding a Japanese language pack which does nothing. There's no download for the pack. It says it's not available.

thanks!
 

Answer:[WIN8] how do I display filenames using multibyte characters (Japanese characters)?

mrjayviper said:


On Windows7, they display correctly without installing/setting anything.Click to expand...

What's the problem then?
 

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HI. I have garbage characters replacing all the words appearing in xp home sp2.
Can't change language since garbage characters replacing all characters
in control panel.
Please help.

Answer:Garbage Characters Replacing English Characters

Run Windows One Care Free ScanGo to Windows Live Onecare Free Scan It will say "Get a free PC safety scan"http://safety.live.com/site/en-us/default.htmMake sure you click "Full Service Scan" in the middle of the page and not the "Try It Now Free" on the right side.Allow it to download an Active X component.Choose "Complete Scan" in the window that opensClick "Next"Do not click on anything else that offers you a free trial or to sign up if you live in the US.Allow it to scan - it may take quite a while, maybe two hours or so depending on how big your hard drive is and how fragmented your registry and drive are.

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I can log in to XP like normal on my laptop, but once I'm logged in the keys on the keyboard are all over the place. An M is an O a C is a 6. Anyone ever heard of this poblem and how to fix????

Answer:Keyboard characters don't type proper characters

well u probably messed up the keyboard mapping when u formated windows and the only way to change it back is to reformat again
search TF i answered something like this befor!

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