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Some keys in my keyboard are malfunctioning. how do i correct this. if i press key( m) it will minimize the windows page am working on.when i press key (e) it will bring out my computer windows. i had to press the shift key to have access to this malfunctioning keys.

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It seems like the control/alt button is in press state. If U can get air blower pass air to the key board.
There are some dust below the keyboard buttons

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The number keys to the right will not work, even after pressing number lock. suggestions?


Please open Device Manager and uninstall what is showing under "Keyboards". If you're unsure on how to perform these steps, follow this link:http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&dlc=en&docname=c03540049&lc=en&product=5450010&tmp...
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  • If the keyboard is not working in Windows, continue with these steps to uninstall and reinstall the keyboard software in Device Manager.
  • Click Start , then click Control Panel.
    Control Panel opens.
  • Click Hardware and Sound.
  • Click Device Manager under Devices and Printers.

    Device Manager opens.
  • Click View, and select Show Hidden Devices.
  • Double-click Keyboards, right-click the keyboard name, and then click the Uninstall button to remove the device from Windows.
  • Restart the computer.
  • The keyboard should now work correctly.
  • Your computer comes with several software programs that can test the keyboard for key or hardware failures. For more information, see the HP Support document Testing for Hardware Failures.
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    If there is a short delay from the time a key is pressed to the time the character displays on the screen, the Filter Keys function might be activated. The Filter Keys function provides a greater range of key press options to fine-tune key delays and prevent inadvertent key presses. To disable Filter Keys and return to the default keyboard behavior, use the following steps:
    1. Click Start , and type keyboard in the Search box. Then select Change how your keyboard works under Control Panel.
    2. Remove the selection from Turn on Filter Keys. Then click Set up Filter Keys.
    3. Remove the check next to Turn on Filter Keys when SHIFT is pressed for eight seconds.
    4. Click Apply, click OK, and then close the Ease of Access Center.
      The keys should be more responsive.
    Pressing a notebook key once types several characters
    If two or more characters appear when pressing a key, use the following steps to adjust the key repeat delay:
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    2. Set the Repeat delay slider to Long. Click Apply, and then click OK.
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    If the computer sometimes beeps while you are typing, Toggle Keys or Sticky Keys is active. Toggle Keys causes the computer to emit a beep when the Lock keys are pressed. Sticky Keys causes the computer to emit a beep when the Ctrl, Alt, Shift, or Lock key is pressed. Use the following steps to disable Sticky Keys and Toggle Keys:
    1. Click Start , and type keyboard in the Search box. Then click Change how your keyboard works under Control Panel.
    2. If selected, remove the check next to Turn on Sticky Keys. Then click Set up Sticky keys.
    3. Remove the check next to Turn on Sticky Keys when SHIFT is pressed five times.
    4. Click Apply, and then click OK to return to the Make the keyboard easier to use page.
    5. Remove the check next to Turn on Toggle Keys.
      If selected, remove the selection from Turn on Toggle Keys by holding down the NUM LOCK key for five seconds.
    6. Click Apply, click OK, and then close the Ease of Access Center.
      The beeps no longer sound.
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    If the wrong characters appear when you are typing, or you are trying to use a different keyboard, use the following steps to synchronize Windows to the type of keyboard you are using:
    1. Click Start , and type region into the Search field. Click Region and Language from the search results.
    2. Click the Keyboards and Languages tab, and then click Change Keyboards.

      The Text Services and Input Languages page opens.
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    4. Select the keyboard you want to use, and click OK.
    5. From the Text Services and Input Languages page, select the new keyboard in the list and click Move up until it is first in the list. This makes it the default keyboard.
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      If you find that the new keyboard service works correctly and you do not want to use the other keyboard, repeat these steps and Remove the keyboard service that you do not need.
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    3. Minimize all your windows by holding down the windows key and pressing the "d" key (windows+d). Doing this again will show the windows again.

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    A cool tip to minimize and maximize all your active windows programs. You can do all using your mouse, but if you want to do this with keyboard then simply press Windows key+M to minimize all active programs and later maximize it using Windows key+Shift+M.
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    My email n password dont match, how can I fix it?


    The procedure to troubleshoot email account login issues may vary depending upon your email service provider. So, to let us suggest you a specific solution, can you please share with us the name of your email service provider?

    In the meanwhile, we recommend you to make sure that all the keys on your keyboard are functioning properly. If one or more keys are jammed or have stuck up, the keys that you hit may not display characters correctly on your login page. Also, make sure that the functional keys like Caps Lock and Nums Lock are On or Off only when required. To make sure that the keys on your keyboard are working fine, you can first try typing your email ID and password on a Notepad or Word Document and see if they come up correctly. If the keyboard is working fine, we suggest you to try typing your email ID and password slowly (if you have not done this already). Also, give special attention to characters like 2 or Z, 0 (zero) or O, 1 or I, 5 or S, 8 or B etc.

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    Function keys are special keys used for assigning program shortcuts and specialty tasks to the keyboard.
    They are located at the top of most keyboards and labeled "F1" through "F12."
    Some keyboards may only feature 10 function keys, while others may have as many as 18. These keys often go unutilized by the average computer user, but they may have very important tasks for some users, which can lead to problems when the keys do not respond.
    Fixing nonresponsive or malfunctioning function keys is quite simple, and should only take a few minutes.

    Connect your keyboard to your computer, and power it up.
    Open a program that uses the function keys such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. Check your keyboard for an "F-Lock" or "Function Lock" key.
    This key is used to toggle function-key support; when it is toggled on, the function keys will not work.
    Press the "F-Lock" key and then try using a function key in the selected program. "F1" is a good key to test, because it is set to open a "Help" document in all Microsoft software.
    If the key does not work, press the "F-Lock" key a second time, and test the keys again.
    If the keys still do not work and you are running the Windows 7 operating system, you may need to install a "hotfix" from Microsoft to fix the key functionality.
    Navigate to the link entitled "Microsoft Support: Some Function Keys do not Work Correctly." (See Below.)
    Some function keys or keyboard shortcuts do not work correctly on a computer that is running Windows 7
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975741
    Resolve unexpected Function (F1 - F12) or other special key behavior on a Microsoft keyboard
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894513
    Click on "View and request hotfix downloads" located beneath the title of the article to access the Microsoft Hotfix database.
    Agree to the terms and conditions, then download the hotfix.
    When the download is finished, run the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
    You may need to restart your computer after the installation is complete.
    Your function keys should now work properly.

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    • Window key+D: Show Desktop (without the Sidebar).
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    • Ctrl+Window key+Tab: Brings up Flip-3D, but it will stay on the desktop so you can scroll up, down, left and right.
    • Window key+T: Allows you to tab between application buttons on the task bar.
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    • Window key (and then) three right arrows and U To Shut down
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    My fn button wont work


    Function keys are special keys used for assigning program shortcuts and specialty tasks to the keyboard.
    They are located at the top of most keyboards and labeled "F1" through "F12."
    Some keyboards may only feature 10 function keys, while others may have as many as 18. These keys often go unutilized by the average computer user, but they may have very important tasks for some users, which can lead to problems when the keys do not respond.
    Fixing nonresponsive or malfunctioning function keys is quite simple, and should only take a few minutes.

    Connect your keyboard to your computer, and power it up.
    Open a program that uses the function keys such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. Check your keyboard for an "F-Lock" or "Function Lock" key.
    This key is used to toggle function-key support; when it is toggled on, the function keys will not work.
    Press the "F-Lock" key and then try using a function key in the selected program. "F1" is a good key to test, because it is set to open a "Help" document in all Microsoft software.
    If the key does not work, press the "F-Lock" key a second time, and test the keys again.
    If the keys still do not work and you are running the Windows 7 operating system, you may need to install a "hotfix" from Microsoft to fix the key functionality.
    Navigate to the link entitled "Microsoft Support: Some Function Keys do not Work Correctly." (See Below.)
    Some function keys or keyboard shortcuts do not work correctly on a computer that is running Windows 7
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975741
    Resolve unexpected Function (F1 - F12) or other special key behavior on a Microsoft keyboard
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894513
    Click on "View and request hotfix downloads" located beneath the title of the article to access the Microsoft Hotfix database.
    Agree to the terms and conditions, then download the hotfix.
    When the download is finished, run the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
    You may need to restart your computer after the installation is complete.
    Your function keys should now work properly.

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