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Keyboard i don't know what it is that i press, but every so often the ? key instead has a capital E with an accent over it (the keys also have blue symbols on them). How do i get rid of that? my laptop manual does not include instructions on this. restarting the computer works but i know that there is another way using the keyboard because i have accidentally fixed it...i just have no idea how i did. what do i do????

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did u hit teh fn key to change it back

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i reinstall all the driver of my vista laptop drive especially bios and restart my computer and this solve my problem.

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(FuNction key) A keyboard key that works like a shift key to activate the second function on a dual-purpose key, typically found on laptops to reduce keyboard size. It is different than the function keys F1, F2, etc. It is also a real nuisance when the PageUp and PageDn keys are placed on the Up and Down Arrow keys and have to be activated by pressing the Fn key.

Hope this helps you,

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I don't know what all the symbols mean on my new laptop. How do I find out what they all mean?

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not sure how to fix your installed keyboard, but a low cost solution is to buy an external keyboard and mouse combo, I purchased one for $22:00.

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