Question about PC Desktops

1 Answer

My husband has acer 4520 cant get question mark..when presses ? key he will get E or e

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    Excellent. I found holding the shift and ctrl buttons at the same time for 5 seconds worked for my problem.

  • Peter Steiert
    Peter Steiert May 11, 2010

    Have you tried a different keyboard?

  • Ryan Stiers
    Ryan Stiers May 11, 2010

    Do you know what Keyboard Language was chosen when the computer was set up? Which Operating System, XP or VIsta?



    You may just need to change the Regional and Language settings.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 52 Answers

Oh this is a returning issue with my Canadian users. The keyboard is french, that is the one with the E letter things at the place you normally have the question mark. It is indeed a keyboard layout but it gets randomly selected. Saw this problem only on VISTA so I will describe how to do it in Vista.

Go to Control Panel, Regional and Language Options, Keyboards and Languages, Change Keyboards. Here you will see all keyboard layouts installed. Make sure you remove any that you do not need or if you see the french one even, remove that by selecting the one causing you problem and choose Remove.

If you don't remove the keyboard map, when this switch happens, you'll have to exit the application you're in (Outlook, for example), change keyboards, and restart the app. Changing keyboards without restarting the app doesn't change the mapping.

If the above solution for whatever reason does not work, just push Shift and Ctrl at the same time, hold it pushed for about 5-10 seconds and let go at the same time. You have to be in the active window (the application in which you tried to type and it gave you E-s instead of ?-s) for this to work. But please try my first suggestion first with the keyboard layouts because I am confident that is your problem.

Please rate if this solution was helpfull. :)

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Someone deleted the ethernet driver from the computer acer x1430


You will have to open up your network connections. Click start control panel network connections this may vary depending on your operating system look for local area connection if you see a red x or a yellow exclamation or question mark you will need to update or install the driver or it could be firewalled. Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager look for network adapters + expand Ethernet driver if you see a yellow Question / Exclamation mark ? ! or a Red X you will need to update/reinstall the driver for the device You only need check the following if you cant install the driver Make sure you Ethernet/internet is enabled in bios. Restart your computer during the boot up process you will see on your screen a certain key to press to enter set up (BIOS) press and hold that key to enter bios using arrow keys scroll to intergrated peripherals look for SiS On Chip Pci Device press Enter make sure its enabled then recheck the driveri t should be there k the driver it should be there make sure its enabledPci device arrows key scroll to nstalled if you computer came with a motherboard disk the driver could be on it or this disk provided by your ISP provider Internet Service Provider or you might have to download one http://download.cnet.com/wireless-atheros-ar5b91-7/3000-2112_4-202570.html http://download.cnet.com/Realtek-RTL8139-Family-PCI-Fast-Ethernet-NIC/3000-2112_4-91313.html

Mar 03, 2013 | Acer Aspire X1430 Desktop Computer

1 Answer

Acer aspire t690 wont connect to internet


You will have to open up your network connections Click start control panel network connections this may vary depending on your operating system look for local area connection if you see a red x or a yellow exclamation or question mark ! ? you will need to update or install the driver or it could be firewalled. Make sure your antivirus program is not blocking the internet connection. If you are trying to connect through a modem/router you it should have come with a disk then you might have to connect the usb lead to your modem to get a connection then Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll to network adapters should see a yellow question ? exclamation mark ! or a red X right click install drivers. The driver might be on the disc supplied by your ISP internet service provider or the motherboard disc Click start type cmd press enter you will be in DOS mode type in ipconfig press enter you will see all o fyour internet connection details type in your default gateway adress into your internet search should read something like 10.0.0.138 Make sure you Ethernet/internet is enabled in bios restart your computer during the boot up process you will see on your screen a certain key to press to enter set up (BIOS) press and hold that key to enter bios using arrow keys navigate to integrated peripherals look for SiS On Chip Pci Device press enter scroll to SiS 10/100m press enter make sure its "Enabled"imake sure its enabledPci device arrows key scroll to nstalled. Hope this helps.

Jan 11, 2013 | Acer Aspire T690 (AST690UP820A) PC...

1 Answer

Which keys do i need to press to get the question mark to write as there are 3 symbols on the key


You have two key with arrow sign (shift key) for uppercase. This is two option. Third key is with hold pressing right 'Alt Gr' key and than some key.

Aug 27, 2011 | Acer PC Desktops

1 Answer

I cant get the keyboard letters to work that have the blue numbers on them without pushing the fn blue button in the bottom row at the same time


that is how the function keys on some keyboards work. Other keyboards have a key that says Fmode. When this is pressed then the blue keys will work all the time. Other than that the Fn key needs to be pressed at the same time as the function key you are using.

Oct 20, 2008 | Acer PC Desktops

1 Answer

Cant find the wireless turn on option on my new Amilo Li 2735 T5550 2GB 15.4"


check the button , if its not available then watch carefully the keyboard there must be a wifi mark on any key, for pressing on you, must press Fn key along with the wifi key
please do rate this solution

Oct 14, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

I hav an acer travelmate 2490 and cant see the screen how can i turn brightness up


most acers have a function button on the lower left of the keyboard (Fn) most cases there is a sun and half sun on the up and down arrow keys when you press the (FN+Up arrow) it should get brighter

Oct 07, 2008 | Acer PC Desktops

1 Answer

I cliked on some thing in my acer 4520 now nothingno power cant turn on no battery light it is dead help please


check your adapter or powercord i think its your power adapter is not working there please check it or remove your battery and conect your power adapter and check it

Oct 01, 2008 | PC Desktops

2 Answers

I cant get the curser to work after turning off the acer joypad by mistake in control panel.Im on a laptop. and have windows vista


Press the Windows or Start button on your keyboard, and use TAB, or your down arrows to move to the Control Panel. Use Enter to make a choice, until you get to the cursor.

Jul 20, 2008 | Acer PC Desktops

1 Answer

Bluetooth on acer aspire 4520


you have bluetooth compatibility on that acer?

Mar 09, 2008 | PC Desktops

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Desktops Logo

Related Topics:

125 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18297 Answers

Are you a PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...