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Keyborad problems my friend was pushing some buttons on his keyboard. and now when he goes to type question marks and other things werid letter's appear like E with a thing on top of it. can you help me fix this problem?

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This could be due to stickey keys. Tap the Shift button 5 times.The sticky keys menu will come up. Under the keyboard tab uncheck all option and click on Apply and OK.

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You might want to try typing on safe mode by pressing F8 as soon as you see the Dell Logo. If the same weird characters appear, then this would be an OS software issue. Doing Repair or OS Reinstall would resolve it. You can also try another keyboard to see if it is a keyboard problem.

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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