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Some wrong symbls on some keys!?

I have a problem with a Compaq KB-9963 keyboard that I've connected to my Dell GX1 desktop PC. I had similar problems with a Microsoft Keyboard which I have recently replaced with the Compaq.
Most of the key presses are working fine and give the expected result eg press e and I get e and shift+e gives me E but some keys are not giving the correct result.
eg " is obtainable from the shift + ' key and vice versa @ is obtainable from shift+2 key.
The numeric keypad seems to be OK
the lowercase results from all keys is as follows:-
`1234567890-= (seems OK)
qwertyuiop[] (seems OK)
asdfghjkl;'\ ((last key SHOULD have given the USA symbol for number)
\zxcvbnm,./ (seems OK)
Now using the SHIFT key with each key press above, I get.....
!@#$%^&*()_+ (the 2nd key should be ", the 3rd key should be POUND sign, the rst seem OK)
ASDFGHJKL:"| ( the LAST key press should be a squigly horizontal line symbol, the NEXT to LAST should be the USA symbol for number, the rest seem OK)
|ZXCVBNM<>? (the first key press should be a symbol showing two broken vertical lines, the rest seem OK)

I look forward to your assistance in this matter.
My PC is running Windows XP Professional.

Best regards
New Malden

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    my key for numeric number two when used in uppercase gives me the ampersan symbol



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Did u hit teh fn key to change it back

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