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Check "Control Panel" > "Regional and Language Options" > "Keyboards and Languages" > "Change Keyboards". This brings up the "Text Services and Input Languages" dialog box in Vista (XP may be a slightly different path). This box will display (in the "Installed services" section) how many keyboard layouts are installed on your computer. If have more than just the "US" keyboard installed, there exists certain keyboard combinations with the "Ctrl" key that will automatically switch your keyboard layout from the default US to another one that is installed
It depends on the keyboard. If your physical keyboard does not match the language set by the operating system, the wrong information will appear when you type certain keys.
For US English keyboards, @ is shift+2.
For UK keyboards, @ is shift+' (the key which is two steps to the right of the "L" key.)
For French "AZERTY" keyboards, @ is the right-Alt key and 0 (zero)
Ensure that your operating system is set to know which kind of keyboard you are using, who what you see matches the keys on the keyboard. For example, in Windows 7, this is Control Panel -> Region and Languages.
This could be a possible hardware issue. You can try to use an external USB keyboard and check if the keys are working or not. If you do not have an external keyboard, you can try to use the onscreen keyboard. To do this, go to start>programs>accessories> accessiblity and then choose on-screen keyboard. Open a notepad and try to use the keys which are not working using the onscreen keyboard. If onscreen keyboard works fine , then you need to get the keyboard replaced.
The possibility is, you use the different keyboard layout. Check if your language is appropriate. Try to use osk (on screen keyboard) in :
start/run and write there: osk, then push enter.
If in osk your keyboard still exchanging, i'm sure your keyboard layout is error.
but if your osk showing the right result, and your keyboard had the same problem, i'm sure there's circuit error inside your keyboard. You should open it (it need some expert i guess).
have you made sure that the keys are not stuck, if not lift up the key slightly, NOT so it comes off but then try type. it could be a problem with the motherboard, but i think it is a problem from a "driver" being corrupt. please contact me if you need more assistance
You may have activated a shortcut key on your keyboard such as the Fn (function) key. It looks like this
Fn and usually situated on the bottom left hand side of your keyboard near the left hand cntrl button.
Some function keys when pressed once remain on. Once they are on they can cause different symbols to appear in place of the normal keyboard ones. If you press your Fn key again and then try typing on the keyboard once again it may help fix your problem.
this is a comen problem with key boards what you could try is dissconnecting your keyboard from your PC and restarting you PC when you hear a bleep and a messidge on the screen follow the instructions and replug your keyboard back in another thing you could try is setting your keyboard to the UK setting this might help to