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Keyboard I had to reintall win xp home because of virus problems. Some of my keyboard keys were not working before reinstall, and still not after reinstall. Thank you Anne-Marie Beaudoing

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There is a numlock key on laptops, did you try pressing it? (Fn+F11)

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