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Cannot type any letter after reformatting!

I had to reformat my windows xp and now i am facing many problems, the main one is that I cannot type any letter. i am using another pc now to search for a solution on the internet. the keyboard doesnt seem to be the problem as the troubleshooter stated that it is running properly. Could you help me solve this issue?

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Keyboard,skups letters when typing

Hi there

You do not mention what operating system you are using. I recently had the same problem, and after trying all I know, I had to reformat my hard disk and reload Windows and all my programs. It seems like there was some program grabbing the keyboard input, even though the system was totally virus free and malware free.

I suggest you backup ALL YOUR WORK! then try reinstalling Windows. I had the problem on Windows Vista and Windows 7

Have a good day


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Hi Madelaine_an,

I'm sure that when the letter popped off, two white plastics also came off beneath the letter. Now if you kept them and did not throw them away, you have to first fix both of them, one facing up, the other facing down. There are two insertion points on the missing space on your key board where they are to fit into. These white plastics have edges on them, and can be a little bit depressed to fit into their insertion points, where they expand to fill it after fitting. They are designed such that when you see them you would know which goes into what direction. If you try it one way and it doesnt fit in, then you are trying it wrongly. Reverse the directions. After you have done that, get your letter 'C', and press it into the white plastic. If you fixed the white plastic well, the key should lock into it, but be flexible, ie move up and down.

I hopoe that was able to solve your problem? I would appreciate a rating.
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Make it confirm that you are facing this problem is it because of windows problem or virus problem or may be your keyboard faulty.
to do that you need to have a LINUX Live CD, it may be any linux cd which can be used as a live bootable window.
After booting with Linux CD if the key board works fine than you are facing problem because of virus or window, to solve this the best thing to do is re-installing the OS.
Even after booting from LINUX the problem persist the same than you need to remove the key pad from the laptop and try cleaning it and put it back.
Still same problem than you may need to change you pad.

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Hi and welcomev david37evans !
Probably your keyboard is not configured to your language : under Windows 7 :
Go to tne Control Panel and select Region and languages \ change keyboards
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