messed up keyboard - need help!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by chawdretto, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. chawdretto

    chawdretto Guest


    ive installed vista on my PC and my keyboard has messed up. What has
    happened is some keys have been 'switched'. ie if i were to try and type out
    '@' i have to use shift+2.. also occurs with other keys e.g the pound sign
    (to which i havent found the correct key!)

    any clue on how i could correct this? or is it a hardware problem?
    chawdretto, Nov 15, 2007
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  2. chawdretto

    Malke Guest

    Check in Control Panel>Regional and Language Options to make sure you've
    selected the correct country/language.

    Malke, Nov 15, 2007
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  3. chawdretto

    chawdretto Guest

    hi, thanks for the reply.

    ive checked the languages and its set to the right settings, however the
    keys are still messed up.
    chawdretto, Nov 15, 2007
  4. chawdretto

    Malke Guest

    After you installed Vista, did you then install all the drivers for your
    hardware? If not, you need to do so. See below for general drivers
    information. For the keyboard, try a different one. Does it still mess
    up? Is the keyboard a specialized one that requires drivers? Did you
    install the Vista drivers?

    Never get drivers from Windows Update. Get them from:

    1. The device mftr.'s website; OR
    2. The motherboard mftr.'s website if hardware is onboard; OR
    3. The OEM's website for your specific machine if you have an OEM
    computer (HP, Dell, Sony, etc.).

    Read the installation instructions on the website where you get the drivers.

    To find out what hardware is in your computer:

    1. Read any documentation you got when you bought the computer.
    2. If the computer is OEM, go to the OEM's website for your specific
    model machine and look at the specs (you'll be there to get the drivers
    3. Download, install and run a free system inventory program like Belarc
    Advisor or System Information for Windows. - Belarc Advisor - System Information for Windows

    If you have installed drivers from Windows Update, you can roll them back:

    Roll Back Troublesome Device Drivers in Windows Vista from the How-To
    Geek -

    Malke, Nov 15, 2007
  5. chawdretto

    chawdretto Guest

    cheers for the help malke, ive sorted it out now. thanks again

    ....but now i have a problem with my speakers!
    chawdretto, Nov 15, 2007
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    Malke Guest

    It would have been nice if you had told us what you did to sort it out.

    Malke, Nov 15, 2007
  7. chawdretto

    chawdretto Guest

    oh sorry, it turned out to be the languages...i didnt notice that there was a
    keyboard languages tab. thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
    chawdretto, Nov 15, 2007
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