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When I press my @ key I get the # on the computer. the @ function seems to have moved to where the £ sign is, any suggestions what can have caused this please

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Maybe the keyboard needs cleaning???

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what are you trying to do ?
a bit more information might be able to help you.
IE: what are you doing when this (pop up) occurs ?
and why are striking the F1 or F2 keys ?

Computer keyboards contain keys that, when pressed on their own or in conjunction with another key, provide shortcuts to performing functions, saving time and keystrokes.
On most keyboards, these are the function, or "F," keys that run along the top of the keyboard. "F1" and "F2" are members of this group.
F1 Function Key

Pressing the "F1" function key while you are in an application will bring up the application's help file.
Pressing it when you are not in Windows Explorer or on the desktop produces the "Windows Help" file.
If you are in an application and press the "F1" button along with the Windows button, you will get the "Windows Help" file.

F1 Function Key Combined With Other Keys
"F1" can be pressed with other keys to gain a variety of results and functions.
Press "F1" and the "Shift" key to start context sensitive help, or help for the application.
Use the "F1" key with "Alt" to go to the next field in an application.
Press "F1," "Shift" and "Alt" at the same time to return to the previous field in an application.
To display the Microsoft system information, press "Ctrl," "Alt" and "F1" at the same time.

F2 Function Key Clicking on an icon on your desktop and pressing the "F2" function key will put the icon into rename mode in the same way as right-clicking on the icon and scrolling to "Rename."
F2 Function Key Combined With Other Keys
"F2" when pressed with other keys combines functions commonly found in the application "File" and "Edit" menus.
To copy selected text, highlight the text and press "Shift" with "F2."
To view a print preview of a document, press "Ctrl" with "F2" when in a document.
To save a document, press "Alt," "Shift" and "F2 together when in the application.
To choose the open file command, press "Ctrl," "Alt" and "F2."

Apr 22, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Re post emachine t5062 will not start, can't go to website previously suggestes, because I can't get to desktop. keeps wanting me to sign in as other user even thou no other user exsists


Using a very critical timing on Windows Startup, usually within about 2-3 seconds after powering on the system, press the F8 function key until you successfully have the timing right that enables you to start the PC in Safe Mode...(the exact timing will typically be when the first text on the screen disappears and BEFORE the next screen appears, but each system is different by a tad).


Look for the option to start the PC with the last known good configuration settings....


That should fix the problem!

Feb 15, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Won't read keyboard


usb or ps2 keyboard ? might need to be enabled in BIOS

If you want to use a USB keyboard to access Windows command prompt options, make changes in the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System), or to operate legacy operating systems, you must enable support for the device inside the BIOS.

Shut down the computer and disconnect the USB keyboard. Connect a PS/2 keyboard to the PS/2 connector port on the rear of the computer. Turn on the computer and press the "Delete" key several times as soon as you see the initial boot or company logo screen. Wait for the main BIOS setup screen to appear. Press the right or left arrow keys to move the cursor to the "Advanced" or "Advanced Settings" menu option. Press the "Enter" key. Move the cursor to the "Integrated Peripherals" or "Peripheral Configuration" menu option. Press the "Enter" key. Press the down-arrow key to navigate to the "USB Controllers" option. Press the "+" or "-" key to change the menu option to "Enabled." Move the cursor to the "USB Legacy Support" or "USB Legacy Function" field. Press the "+" key repeatedly until the value option changes to "Enabled." Press the "F10" key to save changes to the BIOS settings and exit the setup utility. Wait until the computer begins to restart and then press the power button and hold it for approximately four or five seconds. The computer shuts down completely. Unplug the PS/2 keyboard from the computer and set it aside. Reconnect the USB keyboard restart the computer. As soon as you see the initial boot screen, tap the "Delete" key several times and wait for the BIOS setup screen to appear. If you are able to access the BIOS setup screen with the USB keyboard, USB support is active in the BIOS.

Feb 15, 2013 | Dell OptiPlex GX110 PC Desktop

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6 hours old computer was working fine the shut down to load windows update then there was no video even unplugging and pressing the power button as aspire website suggested i have power but no video and...


Restart the computer and press "Del"key or F2 key.. check whether any responce on display, if BIOS is displayed , then display is ok.
Then restart the computer and press F8 key continuosly till "SAFE MODE" list displaying. if displayed safe mode list, select "Enable VGA mode". then press enter. try to login to windows. then change the resolution if required.

Jun 09, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My husband is trying to acess the bios to set the pc back to factory setting cause the cds wont boot what function key will allow him to boot bios


To open the BIOS Setup screen:
  1. Turn off the computer and wait five seconds.
  2. Turn on the computer.
  3. When the first screen displays, immediately press the F10 key if your computer was built in 2006 or later (came with Vista or Windows 7). Press the F1 key if your computer was built before 2006 (XP or earlier). Press the key once every second until a BIOS Setup utility screen opens.
  4. Use the keyboard to move through the menus.

Sep 24, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario 6310US (DA201A#ABA) PC...

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I have an Emachines EL1200-07w desktop


  1. Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in safe mode with a Command prompt.
  2. Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with a Command prompt option.
  3. If you are prompted to select an operating system, use the arrow keys to select the appropriate operating system for your computer, and then press ENTER.
  4. Log on as an administrator or with an account that has administrator credentials.
  5. At the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER.
  6. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to a functional state.
  7. Set your computer back to the state when it was working fine.

May 06, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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The fn key has been activated by default


Hello,
WE have seen this a few times in our repair shop, however a reboot of the computer always seemed to fix it. I take it that is not the case for you?

May 31, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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My asus M51 laptop has a problem with the keys. for example if i want the @ symbol i have to use the " key, and pressing the backslash key gives # ,then if i press the hash key i get £ Is there...


you appear to have the wronk keyboard selected,

go into control panel and select "Regional and Language" setting and select the correct language keyboard. Usuallt this will be the US keyboard. You appear to have the English UK keyboard selected.

Jul 25, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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When typing an email address for example, or when I use the '@' button, when pressing the shift button and choose @ button, it brings up the " sign. In other words the key functions have swopped. How...


Right click my computer
Select properties
Select Hardware
Click the + next to keyboards
click to highlite the keyboard installed and press the delete key
restart the computer and let the keyboard re install

Jul 12, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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