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Most likely you have the wrong regional settings on your keyboard. (The following tutorial is for Windows XP, I am not familiar with Vista, but this should give you a rough guide.) Go to control panel > Regional and Language options > languages tab > Details... and add or remove the keyboard layout that you need.

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Please open Device Manager and uninstall what is showing under "Keyboards". If you're unsure on how to perform these steps, follow this link:http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&dlc=en&docname=c03540049&lc=en&product=5450010&tmp...
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    Control Panel opens.
  • Click Hardware and Sound.
  • Click Device Manager under Devices and Printers.

    Device Manager opens.
  • Click View, and select Show Hidden Devices.
  • Double-click Keyboards, right-click the keyboard name, and then click the Uninstall button to remove the device from Windows.
  • Restart the computer.
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    If there is a short delay from the time a key is pressed to the time the character displays on the screen, the Filter Keys function might be activated. The Filter Keys function provides a greater range of key press options to fine-tune key delays and prevent inadvertent key presses. To disable Filter Keys and return to the default keyboard behavior, use the following steps:
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      The keys should be more responsive.
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    If two or more characters appear when pressing a key, use the following steps to adjust the key repeat delay:
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    2. Set the Repeat delay slider to Long. Click Apply, and then click OK.
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    4. Click Apply, and then click OK to return to the Make the keyboard easier to use page.
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    I have often deal damage keyboard, and type of damage keyboard so much. For damage your experience, a variety of ways have been tried, but the result always failed. The best solution is replace keyboard.

    Based on experience, three times I fix keyboard, without having to replace with a new keyboard.

    First type of damage
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    Remove the keyboard, and cut keyboard cable.

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    Second type of damage
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    Press and release button ~ ` , do it
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    This solution does not make sense, there is no technical explanation, and this solution so strange.

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    This case occurred on the Acer Aspire 4736z, OS Win XP Prof.
    After laptop not turned on, more than 3 weeks, keyboard returns to normal. All buttons are functioning normally. I can not explain technically, but this case never happened.


    Solutions for you
    The best solution is replace keyboard.

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