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Google it how to resaet the key board, Or if you know how to reseat it. Reseat the keyboard will help it. Please blow the dust from inside.


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Rotate screen back to horizotal

Try pressing Ctrl + Alt + UP Arrow Key, or try Ctrl + Alt + and a different Arrow Key.

If that does not work: Right-click on empty Desktop > Graphics Options > Rotation.

Press "Ctrl-Alt" and an arrow key (left, right, up or down) to rotate the screen.
Continue pressing the hotkeys and arrow keys until you reach the desired rotation. This works with most video drivers on Windows XP. If it doesn't,

Click "Start," then "Control Panel," then "Display," then the "Settings" tab. Click the "Advanced" button. Check for an "Orientation" option. Select your desired orientation.

hope this helps

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Windows XP HELP Windows key + R = Run menu cmd = Command Prompt iexplore...

Windows XP HELP
  • Windows key + R = Run menu

  • cmd = Command Prompt
    iexplore + "web address" = Internet Explorer
    compmgmt.msc = Computer Management

  • Windows key + E = Explorer

  • ALT + Tab = Switch between windows
    ALT, Space, X = Maximize window
    CTRL + Shift + Esc = Task Manager
    Windows key + Break = System properties
    Windows key + F = Search
    Windows key + D = Hide/Display all windows
    CTRL + C = copy
    CTRL + X = cut
    CTRL + V = paste

  • Keyboard Shortcuts

  • [Alt] and [Esc] Switch between running applications
    [Alt] and letter Select menu item by underlined letter
    [Ctrl] and [Esc] Open Program Menu
    [Ctrl] and [F4] Close active document or group windows (does not work with some applications)
    [Alt] and [F4] Quit active application or close current window
    Ctrl] Lft., Rt. arrow Move cursor forward or back one word
    Ctrl] Up, Down arrow Move cursor forward or back one paragraph
    [F1] Open Help for active application
    Windows+M Minimize all open windows
    Shift+Windows+M Undo minimize all open windows
    Windows+F1 Open Windows Help
    Windows+Tab Cycle through the Taskbar buttons
    Windows+Break Open the System Properties dialog box
    explorer shortcuts
    END....... Display the bottom of the active window.
    HOME....... Display the top of the active window.

  • Type the following commands in your Run Box (Windows Key + R) or Start Run

  • devmgmt.msc = Device Manager
    msinfo32 = System Information
    cleanmgr = Disk Cleanup
    ntbackup = Backup or Restore Wizard (Windows Backup Utility)
    excel = Microsoft Excel (If Installed)
    msaccess = Microsoft Access (If Installed)
    powerpnt = Microsoft PowerPoint (If Installed)
    winword = Microsoft Word (If Installed)
    frontpg = Microsoft FrontPage (If Installed)
    notepad = Notepad
    wordpad = WordPad
    calc = Calculator
    mspaint = Microsoft Paint
    wmplayer = Windows Media Player
    control = Opens the Control Panel

  • Internetbrowser

  • type in u're adress "google", then press [Right CTRL] and [Enter]
    add www. and .com to word and go to it

  • For Windows XP:

  • Copy. CTRL+C
    Cut. CTRL+X
    Paste. CTRL+V
    Undo. CTRL+Z
    Delete. DELETE
    Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin. SHIFT+DELETE
    Copy selected item. CTRL while dragging an item
    Rename selected item. F2
    Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph. CTRL+UP
    Select all. CTRL+A
    Search for a file or folder. F3
    View properties for the selected item. ALT+ENTER
    Close the active item, or quit the active program. ALT+F4
    Opens the shortcut menu for the active window. ALT+SPACEBAR
    Close the active document in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously. CTRL+F4
    Refresh the active window. F5
    Cancel the current task. ESC

    on Oct 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet



    General keyboard shortcuts For Windows Xp
    • CTRL+C (Copy)
    • CTRL+X (Cut)
    • CTRL+V (Paste)
    • CTRL+Z (Undo)
    • DELETE (Delete)
    • SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
    • CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
    • CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
    • F2 key (Rename the selected item)
    • CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
    • CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
    • CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
    • CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
    • CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
    • SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
    • CTRL+A (Select all)
    • F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
    • ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
    • ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
    • ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
    • ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
    • CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
    • ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
    • ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
    • F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
    • F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
    • SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
    • ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
    • CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
    • ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
    • Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
    • F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
    • RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
    • LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
    • F5 key (Update the active window)
    • BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
    • ESC (Cancel the current task)
    • SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
    • CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (Open Task Manager)

    on Dec 03, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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    Screen is adjusted 90 degrees to the left. How to adjust back.

    To change your display orientation within Windows XP is to hold the Ctrl and Alt keys, then press the left, right, up, or down arrow key corresponding to the direction you want the screen aligned with.

    Mar 30, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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    I want to factory restore my dell dimensions 3000.

    There are three methods available.

    1) Use Windows XP System Restore.

    If you cannot access Windows XP, the following two methods are available.

    2) Use the Dell Operating System CD, and the Dell Resource CD.

    If you do not have these restoration CD's,

    3) Use Dell Restore by Symantec

    With this method all personal files you have, and any programs, or applications you have installed, or downloaded, will be GONE.

    (Personal Files: My Pictures, My Music, My Videos, and personal files you have created)

    Turn the computer on. AS SOON as you see -, appear in the blue bar, Press -
    the CTRL key, AND the F11 key -
    AT THE SAME TIME. (Not shouting)

    If you do not press both keys at the same time, and in time, let the computer load. It may stop at a blank screen, with a blinking cursor.

    It's okay. Now press the CTRL key, ALT key, and DELete key at the same time.
    This will restart your computer. Try again when you see the logo.

    If upon pressing the CTRL key, and F11 key, you go to the next screen, left-click on - Restore

    On the next screen click on - Confirm

    Takes about 6 to 10 minutes.
    After the restoration has stopped, click on Finish.
    Your computer will now reboot.

    Should you need help with Windows XP System Restore, or using your Dell restoration disks, please state so in a comment.

    Jan 31, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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    Ctrl key doesn't work

    this problem is not uncommon.
    go in to control panel program then into keyboard settings and select your keyboard this should fix it for you .good luck

    Aug 02, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A40-S161 Notebook

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    Gateway xp tablet pc screen is upside down


    Give the CTRL + ALT + *An Arrow Key*, if not try, CTRL + *An Arrow Key*, or ALT + *An Arrow Key*.

    Sorry, I just forgot which one xD.

    Good Luck,

    Apr 06, 2009 | Gateway CX2610 Notebook

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    Laptop ntldr problem

    When pc first starts, press the F2 key to open the pc cmos settings. Look around and find the boot list and ensure that the machine will boot on cd before hdd. Than boot on your OS cd and attempt to repair existing. This will at worse case reinstall your system.

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    Windows log on problem

    well under windows 2000/xp ctrl+alt+del is not the key to restart ur pc it was in windows 98 n windows me but now they'ave removed this option from it so u cant restart it by keys just go to start select shutdown n den select restart!

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