Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

1 Answer

Problem with keyboard or input of certain keys

On my other computer, just recently, while some keys produce the correct letter or number, others produce the wrong character. I think I have unwittingly engaged a feature similar to "Caps Lock", but I can not clear it or return to normal.Do you recognize this?

Posted by on

  • kevinsheil Oct 03, 2008

    Ray:
    Thanks. It was the Numbers Lock key that I evidently had "On". Thank you.


  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    probleme d'installation

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 124 Answers

Hi.. is that a bi-lingual keyboard that you purchased? If so, what model? If that's a toshiba laptop w/ a bi-lingual keyboard, press the left (shift+ctrl) buttons for 10-15secs then release it. You should be able to bring back the normal function of your keyboard. If your having problems pressing the "n" key and it replaces it with a number on the screen when you type it, it's most likely that you enabled the "num lock" function of your keyboard, on Toshiba press FN+F11, on Dell FN+F11 also i think, it may differ on other models, sometimes FN+ Print Screen or Pause (above F11).

Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

WHAT ARE THE KEYS OF ERROR CODE OxCOO4EOO3


Are you sure you're typing all the letters correctly? Look closely at B and 8, G and 6, etc. Product keys do not contain 1, I, O, or 0.

Are you using the correct Windows 7 key? A key for XP or Vista will not work with Windows 7. A Home Premium key will not work with Ultimate, etc.

Note: Make sure you are not installing windows on more computers then allowed.

Call Microsoft Using the Manual Phone Activation

If you have trouble activating Windows 7 you can call Microsoft to activate by doing the following:
1. With Windows running click Start, then in the Search box type: slui.exe 4
2. Press Enter on your Keyboard
3. Select your Country.
4. Select the Phone Activation option, then call the number given and hold for a real person.

Jan 19, 2015 | Operating Systems

1 Answer

When pressing number on laptop its showing characters


From your description I must assume that if all other keyboard functions and keys work properly then the keyboard is faulty. For the number keys to print the upper case characters shown on those keys requires a shift key to be depressed or stuck. If all other keys work properly, replace the keyboard. Otherwise look for a stuck shift key. I have found keyboards for sale on Ebay.

Jun 19, 2014 | Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 Laptop Computer

1 Answer

I have just bought a second hand Compaq 5185 keyboard and I would like to know how to configure the special top buttons. Some work, others don't.


Certain models of HP desktop computer come with an "Internet Keyboard" packaged in with the other equipment. This Internet Keyboard differs from a regular keyboard in that it has a series of buttons along the sides that allow you to do things like open your Web browser with the tap of a button. You can reassign the actions to these keys and reprogram it away from its default settings using your Control Panel.

Click "Start." Click "Control Panel." Click "Keyboard." Click the "Hardware" tab, then click the "Properties" button. Click the listing for the Internet keyboard key you want to change. In the "Target" box, select the program you want that key to open. Click "Apply." The specified key will now open the specified program. Repeat this step for all of the other keys on your Internet keyboard that you want to configure.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Keyboard-shortcuts

Feb 01, 2013 | Operating Systems

1 Answer

How do I enable a compaq laptop's keys


Compaq Presario computers provide users with a row of function keys for added keyboard functionality. Function keys can serve a dual purpose as well.
Function keys are located at the top of Compaq Presario keyboards.
By learning how function keys work on a Compaq Presario you can take advantage of time saving keyboard shortcuts.Purpose
Use function keys to access menus, save changes and create shortcut keys.
Various applications, including Microsoft Office, allow you to select a function key as a shortcut key for running specific tasks. These settings are usually found under the Tools, Settings or File menu.
Each Compaq Presario computer has twelve function keys.
The most common used keys are "F2," "F8," "F10" and "F12."
The first three are used mainly to access and use the Compaq BIOS. "F12" is used to access a set of run from options during the boot process.

How to Access
Access function keys on a Compaq Presario by pressing any of the keys on the top row of the keyboard. Access the key's dual purpose by first pressing the "Fn" key located on the bottom row of keys.
Use function keys as shortcut keys by pressing them anytime while in the desired application. Remember, you must set them as shortcut keys first.
Note that some programs may already have certain function keys set as shortcuts.
Open menus and view the shortcut keys beside each menu item before setting your own shortcuts.


Dual Uses Each function key has a dual use. Press "Fn" plus the desired function key for the key's other use.
Below each function number is a small picture within a square or rectangle.
This dictates the dual use. "F1" opens help and support. "F2" serves as a printer shortcut.
Open your homepage by pressing "F3."
If you use dual monitors, switch between monitors by using "F4." "F5" puts your computer in stand-by mode.
Quickly lock your computer by pressing "F6." "F7" and "F8" adjust the screen's contrast.
Play and pause your music in Windows Media Player or other default media player by using "F9."
Press "F10" to stop playing media. Skip ahead or rewind media by using "F11" and "F12."

Other "Fn" Keys

In addition to function keys, the "Fn" key is also provides other keys with a dual use.
Any key with a small square on the key has a dual purpose such as the "scroll," "insert" and "delete" buttons.
Since laptop keyboards have no number pads, certain keys serve as the number pad by pressing the "Fn" key.



Jan 08, 2012 | Compaq Operating Systems

1 Answer

Problem description: hp 110-97TU netbook, windows 7 starter. without me touching the keyboard/touchpad or even type, it automatically continues to type in search text box letter ...


Hi Welcome to Fixya!
Obviously after the steps that you just did, its not a software issue.. Even though the Q key is not stuck physically, it could be a problem with the keyboard connections inside the computer..
And its really a bad thing that the warranty already expired because you will not be eligible for free hardware support.
The least thing you could do is have a local technician take a look on your netbook. They can open the keyboard for you and take a look for any malfunction on the keys or if its with the inside connections of the keyboard.
Hope this could help!

Jul 04, 2011 | Operating Systems

2 Answers

I HAD TO REINSTALL WINDOWS XP ON LY COMPUTER AND NOW THE PROCUDT CODE WILL NOT WORK. wHERE DO I GET ANOTHER CODE


Xp sp2

wcbg6-48773-b4byx-73kjp-km3k3


V2C47-MK7JD-3R89F-D2KXW-VPK3J

RHKG3-8YW4W-4RHJG-83M4Y-7X9GW


try using either of these apparently they are universal keys for xp or xp pro i have not tried any so i cant gaurantee that they will work but i no that you can buy a coa on Ebay for $15 or Oztion.com for $5.50 aus

hope this helps
don

Feb 25, 2011 | Operating Systems

1 Answer

When typing using laptop keyboard pressing the letters u,i,o,p,j,k,l,m numbers 4561230 instead appear pressing the numlock keys or combination of shift key does not fix the problem


simple keypad contain problem,check it ask the place of purchase,because inside the connection may be changed or the layer of keypad bottom always touched the point other thing the keypad bottom a layer is not seated correctly...

Dec 24, 2010 | Operating Systems

1 Answer

Banking format with westpac will not allow me to achieve on-line banking. It opens the wrong format according to the bank, ie brings up an on screen keyboard where it should be using the computer key...


you can use the online keyboard all you need to do is type in the 8 digits account details in the top panel using your computer keyboard then type in your password with the online keyboard which you have chosen this must be atleast 5 letters and 1 number
myself i made a word document with the account numbers then just copy and paste them into the top panel then type my password using the on screen keyboard this way keyloggers cant get my account number
hope this helps

Oct 23, 2010 | ASUS Operating Systems

1 Answer

My keyboard is not working i think its not installed are something my space bar and other keys works but the letters and numbers won't help


you might want to go to start then control panel and go to keyboard and check the settings and make sure there are set correctly. If that is not the problem you might want to check the drivers and update them by going to start then right click on my computer and go to properties then click on device manager and look for the keyboard section click on the + sign and expand the section select the keyboard and right click and then select update driver.

Hope that helps.

Jun 09, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

1 Answer

Letters print out cancelling other words


there is a feature on your computer to switch between "insert" which inserts words at the point of your cursor, without being destructive to other text, and "overwrite" mode, which replaces current words/text with what you type. in Microsoft Word or other word processing programs, you can see a small symbol representing either "INS or OVR" in the bottom status bar. to switch between these modes, press the "Insert" key on your keyboard (also labeled "Ins" on some keyboards), this toggles the insert/overwrite mode back and forth.
Good luck!

Feb 19, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Logo

179 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Operating Systems Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Scott Fryer

Level 2 Expert

80 Answers

Carlos L. Burgos
Carlos L. Burgos

Level 2 Expert

508 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Operating System Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...