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Q: azerty keyboard driver bug for <>\ mapping generating ctrl i...

Brandnew HP Envy x360 with Belgian azerty keyboard The key 2 positions right to the spacebar, marked as <>\ does not generate those values, but generates the code for the CTRL key instead. This can not be a virus or other issue, as this is a "just out of the box" fresh system. I really suspect a "Bug" here in the testing of the azerty layout for this particular model The keyboard driver layout is the standard one provided with the OS by microsoft, called "Belgian Azerty decimal point"The operatings system is on the latest patch levelThe HP drivers are on the latest patch level I guess this must be declared as "a problem" and not an "incident" Cheers,Stefan

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Preferred Solution: azerty keyboard driver bug for <>\ mapping generating ctrl i...

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


i have a laptop with an azerty keyboard,
i wish to install an english version of xp pro

how do i do the install please

laptop hdd is empty

thanks guys

A:azerty keyboard

stapletonpound said:

i have a laptop with an azerty keyboard,
i wish to install an english version of xp pro

how do i do the install please

laptop hdd is empty

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first off, install the OS. Then see if you can change it in keyboard settings. Try setting the keyboard to a French layout, instead of the default USA.

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Hello everyone,I want to change my UK keyboard to a french azerty keyboard on my Thinkpad p51 but I can't find any place to buy one...Could you help ? Thanks

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Hi, I recently purchased a Pavilion 15-bc203nd. This notebook has a AZERTY keyboard. This keyboard however has a strange/wrong layout compared to a normal azerty key board: a right CTL key is missing, the < key is on the wrong place, my return key is too small etc. See this picture as comparison:   Is it possible to get a notebook with a correct AZERTY keyboard, or is this just the way it is with HP notebooks and should I return it? Kind regards. 

A:AZERTY keyboard has wrong layout

Please click the below link which might help you resolve the issuehttp://sharpkeys.codeplex.com/ Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,KNRKAlthough I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP

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Hi I am about to buy a new x360 laptop, but here in France they are all using AZERTY configuration. Is there a way to replace the keyboard configuration just after? Is is safe/easy to do and is it easy to find QWERTY keyboard set (at HP support for instance?) Thanks

A:Replacing keyboard set (from AZERTY to QWERTY)

Hi @mclarenfan, In this case do you need replace the keyboard.Check service maintenance guide page 43:http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04807803  I hope that helps !Can I ask you a favor ?If the question is clarified, mark my answer as "resolved" and click on the icon of the "hand" to provide "congratulations" in recognition.Have a nice week !I´m a volunteer in the HP Forum !

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First sorry I don't speak well English.
I have a problem with my PC model: http://www.toshiba.fr/discontinued-p...ite-c55-a-15e/
The keyboard doesn't work and I want to change it.

I have two questions:

1- I searched but did not find where I can buy the keyboard.

2- There is not a French Azerty on my PC. Maybe belgium Azerty or other??? I don't know.
Is it possible to change the version of the keyboard.

Keyboard Ref : MP11B56B0-5281B

Thank you.

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I ordered a Dell Inspiron 13 7000 series laptop. I live in Belgium so the keyboard is AZERTY. Despite repeated requests to QWERTY keyboard, Dell refused to change it saying AZERTY is standard and cannot be customized. ANyway, so can I just pop out the keys and replace them physically? I know i can put stickers, but thats a last resort. 

A:Need to change keyboard from azerty to qwerty.

if you can get the keys off without causing any damage, please be careful. Some keys are not the same at all. The alphabetic ones can be changed.

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My friend has a QWERTY keyboard and would like to have an AZERTY on-screen keyboard. Also, he does not want the on-screen keyboard to come up every time he re-boots.

Is there any way of doing this please?

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Dear all,  I have an AZERTY keyboard which does not look like any other azerty keyboard so i have not been able to get the exact software keyboard that matches the physical keyboard of the laptop. Please find the image below.

A:The right language setting for my strange azerty keyboard

Hi!, @Elite_B: Welcome, to Forum !. Can you, see ? ... http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-15-Notebook-PC-series/8499326/model/9111887/document/c0373893...

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Hello, When looking for a replacement to switch from a US to an Azerty BE backlit keyboard, 2 different references appear:- NBL KBD,BE,DFN - 01HW247- NBL KBD,BE,CHY - 01ER957 What's the right one or what's the difference? Thank you for helping. 


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A:Several references found for a P51 Azerty Belgian keyboard: which one is the right one?

Two different suppliers of the keyboard.  Darfon (I think) and Chicony.  There may be some differences in exact "feel" or other aspects, but the base functions should be the same.

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Any ideas on how best to do this? I can get keyboard stickers but they will look a little tacky or a new laptop keyboard however lenovo's website in Australia doesnt seem to list these parts for sale (The model number I would need is 39T0958) I have already changed the setting in XP so that it believes that it is a US board Your thoughts would be appreciatedMessage Edited by Runnamuck on 08-28-2008 08:40 AM


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A:Converting from AZERTY to QWERTY keyboard on Lenov...

Welcome to the forum! Have you tried locating the keyboard that you're looking for on eBay? Z61 shares the keyboard with T6x and R6x units of the same screen size...that shouldn't be much of a problem. Good luck.

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I have a Yoga 3 14 with azerty keyboard and I want to replace that with a qwerty keyboard, a physical one not just to change Windows settings or anything like that. So my question is; do I have to do anything else besides get the qwerty keyboard and replace the current keyboard with it (yes, I'm fully capable of doing that)  or do I also need to do some BIOS confiqurations or something like that?

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my keyboard produces certain combination of letters when i push down the key.

for example

key c = 1rc
spacebar = space then gr ( gr)
tab = lots of spaces then 4f
a = will produce a then the ctrl+f find bar?
down arrow = backwards slash
key x = mdx
key e = returns e then turns on capslock. (constant pushing e shows eEeEeE)

some letters will produce fine. I don't know whats up with the keyboard.

its a keyboard on a msi gx400 laptop

A:keyboard generating random letters

Have you tried using this on other Systems? Try that first to see if its the keyboard itself or an issue with the drivers/software/os.

I had a Razer Lycosa that would do a similiar thing when playing BF3 the keys would "stick" and i would have to quit the game and relaunch, ended up being a problem with the drivers as my replacement did the same, once i swapped for a Razer Blackwidow ultimate havent had any issues

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how can you type a ":" with a azerty keyboard in the repair console where it looks like it is all querty but i think it is still different from querty because i tried everything.
i need it to copy a file

A:how to type a ":" with a azerty keyboard in the repair console

If your keyboard is similar to this:
Belgian keyboard layout
The colon seems to be below the L key to the right.

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Yoga 2-11 Yesterday the CTRL-C, CTRL-X, and ALT-CTRL-DEL functions stopped working; strangely CTRL-V works fine. It's very difficult to get the @  and ? symbols to appear, but capital letters using the same Shift key are fine. Also, when I would type, several of the same letter would appear, and when pressing the space bar several spaces would appear. I fixed this issue by adjusting my keyboard settings by setting the repeat rating to the slowest setting. I've used device manager to uninstall the keyboard, also updated drivers, etc, but nothing seems to fix things. Using Windows Key R and OSK to display the onscreen keyboard, and using my physical keyboard for input confirms that the Shift and CTRL keys work. One thing that I noticed: when I touch the CTRL key a round onscreen circle appears and gets smaller and disappears; this is also true for CTRL-X and CTRL-C, but when using CTRL-V the circle does not appear.   

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Yoga 2-11 Yesterday the CTRL-C, CTRL-X, and ALT-CTRL-DEL functions stopped working; strangely CTRL-V works fine. It's very difficult to get the @  and ? symbols to appear, but capital letters using the same Shift key are fine. Also, when I would type, several of the same letter would appear, and when pressing the space bar several spaces would appear. I fixed this issue by adjusting my keyboard settings by setting the repeat rating to the slowest setting. I've used device manager to uninstall the keyboard, also updated drivers, etc, but nothing seems to fix things. Using Windows Key R and OSK to display the onscreen keyboard, and using my physical keyboard for input confirms that the Shift and CTRL keys work. One thing that I noticed: when I touch the CTRL key a round onscreen circle appears and gets smaller and disappears; this is also true for CTRL-X and CTRL-C, but when using CTRL-V the circle does not appear.   

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I have a HP 630 notebook with win7 Ultimate 64 bit.When I tried to generate a system health report I am getting a time out error. So I went through many threads here about this problem but could not find a solution. Finally I made a clean Install and ran the perfmon.exe and found that I could generate the report. But when I installed the recommended driver Atheros Bluetooth driver(64) from HP's site, the report generation failed and gives time out error. My dilemma is that if I uninstall the bluetooth driver I can run system health report but bluetooth will not work. What am I to do to get both?

A:Perfmon.exe /report not generating after installing bluetooth driver

Here's something from the helpfiles

You can also create a new report for a data collector set by typing perfmon /report "Data_Collector_Set_name" at a command prompt. Typing perfmon /report without any other parameters will generate the System Diagnostics report.

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Hi! I am a new thinkpad user (T470) and one of the reasons that made me pick it up was the famous keyboard quality and the trackpoint, which I intended to use for fast programing. As many new users, one thing that I found odd was the position of the Ctrl and Fn keys. I know that I can switch them in the BIOS or in the Lenovo settings app. However, after 1 month of switching back and forth, I decided to keep the default layout for the following reasons:1) I get it: Ctrl closer to the center of the keyboard makes it less of a stretch to press Ctrl+Letter, while Fn+Letter is never used.2) There is an unnavoidable, backlit "Crtl" and "Fn" written in the keys. So, if I am in switch mode, I can't avoid pressing the wrong key if I happen to look at it (it's just like trying to say the color of the words RED and GREEN).3) The "Ctrl" key is larger and slighty to the left, so even if I am in switch mode and I want to copy-paste, I still hit the "Ctrl" key every time regardless, introducing a mute Fn+C and next pasting the wrong piece of code. This is way more  annoying than just getting used to the thinkpad layout and use the big fat Ctrl key that says "Ctrl" (and honestly, it is fine after a week). Now... considering the above, and after accepting that Thinkpads have Ctrl in the right place and the other 90% of laptops are wrong, can someone explain me how am I supposed to press Crtl+Shift+[...] on a non-US keyboard? (with a short LeftShift and a < key). &n... Read more

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Is there a way to re-map the keys on a keyboard (like change P to Tab, etc.)? Some of the games out in the market don’t allow the customization of their buttons… I have Muscular Dystrophy so it is hard for me to reach certain things.


A:Re-mapping keyboard

Microsoft has a Keyboard remapper that was included with W95. It allows some reampping though not of the letters keys, only certain shift/ctrl functions. It works for W95 but also works fine in W98. I use it on my W98 machine to remap the "CapsLock" key to "Ctrl" because I was always hitting it by mistake. You can get it <a href=http://www.microsoft.com/windows95/downloads/contents/WUToys/W95KernelToy/Default.asp> here </a>. Create a folder called KernelToys. Save the download file to there. Double left click on the downloaded file to extract the pieces into the folder, KernelToys. Now right click on keyremap.inf and choose install. After the install goto Start>Settings>ControlPanel>Keyboard and you will see a new tab called "Remap".
Another is <a href=http://www.swapkeys.com> Swapkeys </a>. It costs about $12 but is closer to what you want. They have a free evalution copy you can download, though I am not sure if you can remap a "P" to TAB since TAB is not in the ANSI character set.

[This message has been edited by bhesson (edited 08-06-2000).]

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I have a DOS application which runs quite happily under all flavours of Windows. However under Vista it has the wrong keyboard mapping for some characters. I have checked the International settings and they are correctly set to UK and the codepage used is 850 but the Shift+3 gives a # rather than £ and a few other characters are not what would be expected.

Any ideas please?

Thanks G

A:keyboard mapping, DOS app under Vista

Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and update your software. You can't expect a lifetime of compatability for software you bought 10 years ago. A few options would be to download Virtual PC and run an older version of DOS or Windows inside that. Or give DOSbox a try.

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hi, i have recently bought a cyborg keyboard because i was told yo could remap the keys so you can use mouse and keyboard on modernwarfare 2 instead of the controller for the ps3. i have tried my best but im a noob wen it comes to this stuff i just need it simplified because i cant make head or tails of the online manual. is there a profile i can download so it becomes plug and play or a template any info would be apreciated tx

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Is it possible to do keyboard mapping in Windows 7, so I can switch the functions of the "Control" and "Windows" keys? I'd prefer it if they were switched, because it would make doing some things easier with my placement of fingers and all...

A:Solved: keyboard mapping

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I'm running windows XP, and I have a superjoybox 3 adapter where you can hook up a playstation or playstation 2 controller to usb. Anyway, I was wondering if there was a way to be able to map buttons or axes or such to various keys on the keyboard, such as mapping up down left and right to the up down left and right on the keyboard.

A:mapping ddr pad to keyboard keys

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I spend hours at a time copying and pasting data in excel sheets, I want to set one of my f function buttons to Copy, and another to Paste so I can prevent Carpal Tunnel ;P

I have a Window XP, and a Wired Microsoft Multimedia 1.0a keyboard.

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Since getting infected with sasser this PC has had keyboard mapping problems please see here http://forums.techguy.org/t233773.html

How do I sort it please?

A:Keyboard mapping problems

Answered here:

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Hello all,

I have a keyboard mapping issue. Whenever I press a series of keys, Example, "12," I get a sentence that I typed yesterday. How can I turn this off? I'm not sure how I cut it on in the first place.

Thanks for your help.

A:Keyboard Mapping Issue

Does anyone know a solution to this?

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OK, im frustrated.
my wifes computer has decided to remap the layout of the keyboard every minute or so.
pressing shift and control gets the proper map back but it is not a solution as it happens littereally every minute.

the keyboard settings show only UK.
i dont see any logs or events in the event viewer that would help me track this down.
i have mcfee antivirus which runs 24/7, and i use malwarebytes to sweep on a regular basis.
not sure if im dealing with some sort of weird virus/malware joke??? or if there is something wrong with the dang keyboard library or what the heck.!?

anyone want to help me tackle this one?
much thanks

windows xp, sp3.
if you pull up the virtural windows keyboard, it will show you the improperly layed out keys.. just thought that info might be helpful. *shrugs*

A:keyboard mapping itself every few minutes

Check in Control Panel/Regional and Language Options/Languages/Details. If you do not use the UK keyboard layout remove it and only use the default one.

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First off, I'd like to say hi to everyone as this is my first post

Ok, so about a week ago I got one of those viruses that seems to be popular these days. The one that doesn't let you open many applications and pops up that official looking but fake anti virus program, I'm sure most of you know the one. Anyway, I got rid of that using the suggested one-two punch of rkill and malwarebytes, which cleared it out. However, it left me with a few parting gifts.

The first thing it did I was able to fix quite easily, which was somehow make it so that Windows didn't recognize my internet connection anymore (all I did for that was go to "Network Connections", disable the connection and create a new one). The second, and seemingly more insidious thing it did was remap some things on my keyboard. For example the end key not only does what it's supposed to do, but it also opens up the calculator and adds this: "+." wherever the cursor was. Ctrl+Alt+Delete no longer opens up the task manager, but puts the computer on standby (Alt+Esc also does that now too). I'm sure it changed other things as well, but I haven't run across them yet.

To fix it I've tried various key mapping programs to no affect. I've also tried several registry cleaners, they didn't work either. The next thing I'm afraid I'll have to do is reinstall the drivers for the keyboard, but it's a very old keyboard and I don't have a disk f... Read more

A:Keyboard Mapping Mess Up

Do you have a Window XP discYou can try this command But it may ask you for I86 folder which is on the windows diskMake sure you are the administrator and Go to start run cmd and press enterrun this commandsfc /scannow That command will verify Protection System Files and revert them to normal configurations from Microsoft if something change. If anything is currupt like .dll files it will ask for the CD but this is a trail-error scenario.

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Hi there. New to the forums and hoping you can help me.

The problem I have, currently, is a strange keyboard mapping. When I press any of the f* keys nothing happens. Or rather, whats supposed to happen, doesn't. I use a program called Gamemaker to make games/programs. I have it set on a music player I made to go full-screen when I hit F4, instead it makes the song stop (as if I hit S.) Using windows on-screen keyboard, I have pressed the virtual F4 key and it works, the program switches screen modes.

I haven't, to my knowledge, installed a program that would have changed the keyboard mapping for my keyboard. It's been doing this for about three weeks now. I couldn't solve it on my own so I came here. Is it a hardware problem? Or perhaps a software problem?

The keyboard is a Dynex usb plug and play keyboard Model : DX-WKBD
I have used this same keyboard with my old, now dead, laptop that was running the same OS as I am now (Windows XP Media) and I didn't have the problem.

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How can I remap keys on x1 yoga gen 3 windows 10?  I found a lenovo keyboard customizer for older versions of windows but nothing for windows 10.  I am not referring to hotkeys.

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I write a lot to people in Spain and Brazil..

Is there some way that i can create quick keys on my keyboard to make the symbols such as ? ? ? etc. with out having to press alt and 4 numbers..?
I mean... Is there a way that i can, for ? type ~n and make it appear as ?
Or something to this effect...

A:keyboard foreign mapping


if you install the lanugaes that you use, you should beable to switch the lanugage settings, this can be done via reigional setings in controll pannel - ( it work in xp, though it may not do what you want )

hope it helps

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I need to use a lot of greek letters (alpha, beta, ect) on a regular basis, along with modifications of these. It is a pain to have to use the numpad codes every time (when working with many of my formulas, I need to put in multiple codes for the same character due to recurring accents, bars, ect), so I would like to map them directly to my keyboard to make things easier.

I have looked into some programs such as SharpKeys and KeyTweak, but as far as I can tell they only let me move one key to another, not add entirely new characters.

Windows has the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator, which so far has been the best alternative (I can map anything I want to any key), but it does not seem to allow me to edit the numberpad.

I can't really get rid of any functions of any other keys, so I need to map to previously "unmapped" locations. Originally I wanted to use control + (x) (for example, control + a = alpha), but because most software has so many keyboard shortcuts this has been rendered more or less impossible to practically use. The number pad seems to be the logical choice, but the windows editor does not allow me to change my numberpad.

Is there any way around this, or some other program I can't find? If I could get this sorted, it could change how work is conducted across my entire university.

A:How can I change keyboard/numberpad mapping?

Since no one replied, I googled your request and this is all that came up.


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Lenovo ThinkCentre
Windows 8.1 64-bit pro with Media Centre (installed on SSD)
16BG memory

This is a bit of a weird one. Sometimes (perhaps 1 in 20 boots) after logging into my account, the keyboard mapping is screwed up - for instance, typing 'a' on the keyboard displays 'h' or some other random letter or symbol, most other key mappings are messed up also.

When this first occurred, I enabled the touch keyboard, but found that the screwed mapping matched the USB keyboard. Also tried disconnecting/reconnecting the keyboard and uninstalling/re-installing from Device Manager, but no change.

Sometimes the problem goes away after a few minutes, other times I have to log out or reboot.

I figure that it must be something related to the user account, as it would be impossible to login otherwise.

The machine is fully patched, has the latest 8.1 Intel Chipset updates and a clean bill of health according Norton Internet Security.

Any clues about what might be happening?



A:Win 8.1 Keyboard mapping sometimes messed up after login

Do you have any kind of languages/regional settings that were changed or that you toggle back and forth? Check in your system tray, near the clock, is there a notification icon sitting in there that refers to regional settings?

If not, also double check these settings in control panel via the "languages" option. Click "Options" - verify that US is chosen.

Now back out the options menu, and click "Advanced Settings" on the left. Make sure the override options are set to English US.

Back out of Advanced settings and click on "Change date, time and number formats". Go through each tab, and their resulting options, and make sure things like your "Locale" etc., are all set to English US. Reboot.

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My girlfriend has a Samsung R519 and it's recently developed a strange problem with the keyboard.

Essentially... some keys don't type anything on screen, some type correctly, and some... just type what appears to be random characters????

For instance, hitting qwertyuio produces: R45TU76Y. But... those characters are only actually produced from hitting 't' which produces the R45T and 'y' which produces the U76Y. 'q,w,e,r,u,i and o' actually put nothing on the screen when you hit them.

I thought she might have somehow managed to activate the num lock but... using fn+F11 doesn't solve anything. Actually, that and fn+F12 seems to disable the mouse pad and hide the mouse pointer.

I can't figure this one out.

Any help would be appreciated.



A:Solved: Keyboard mapping all messed up???

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I've broke the space bar on my keyboard and want to change the mapping so I can use another key instead (currently the \ key). I'm using a programme called 'Keystroke Converter' but the lisence runs out soon - any freeware suggestions?

A:Solved: Change keyboard mapping?

Bought new key and glued it in - solved

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I have had my computer for a while but recently decided to make my life easier by mapping my keyboard's media buttons (which do nothing presently).

I am using a "Compaq 112 Enhanced Internet Keyboard CPQ115KB". I don't know if I map them via windows, or a special file included with the hardware. Either way, I don't know the location of the key mapping utility.

Could someone please help me?

A:Keyboard Media Button Mapping

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I use Win7-64. My keyboard is an old, old IBM Model M, made in 1989 [don't laugh, it works perfectly and I love it; I hate the new, quiet, mushy ones and have never found a use for the Windows key]. However, in the past couple of weeks, the ESC key has stopped working. Of course, I initially chalked it up to an ancient keyboard giving up the ghost, but I swapped it out for another I had and, once again, the ESC key is the only one not recognized. I haven't downloaded any new drivers (unless there's one in the normal Microsoft updates). So far, anything needing ESC has offered an alternative means of dismissal, but one day my luck will run out. Any ideas?

A:Solved: Keyboard mapping problem

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My MS wireless keyboard got wet (let's just say an incontinent 20 yr old cat was involved!)-and was dead for a few days but then worked like new again after cleaning/drying out. Took it on a trip and when I got back, it was dead again. After pulling it apart, it responded again but the key mapping was all off. Eg, when I hit the down arrow, it types "orc", and the s key is now "caps lock"...............
Wondering if anyone has any ideas about this?

A:Wireless keyboard key mapping problem.

Update: cleaned contacts again and now I'm only missing a few keys:spacebar/numbers 5, 7, 8. I remapped those so it's useable, but am wondering if there's a way to get those keys back?

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I have a Toshiba Portege laptop and after loading Windows 98 the keyboard mapping is mixed up. All standard letters and numbers are OK but keys like @ and other special characters are mixed up. I have looked to see if there are special drivers but no luck. I asume that I may have selected the wrong keyboard layout when loading Windows, but if so which one should I load.

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Hi, I bought a
Inspiron 7568 2-in-1
late last year. I noticed that when I hit certain keys like the quote ' and doublequote '' keys they don't actually display on the screen until I the next key. Plus if I certain combinations like quote plus a c I get this displaying ç Seems like the keyboard is mapped to a foreign language - perhaps French. How do I get it to behave like a proper English speaking keyboard. I've searched through the settings for hours and haven't managed to find a setting. My Language is set to English (united kingdom).
Please help

A:Changing Laptop keyboard mapping settings

Hi Kim,
What is the current OS installed on the system?
Check the keyboard layout and ensure it is set to English - http://bit.ly/1bAbmUd
Update the BIOS - http://dell.to/1U7TiXG - restart the system and check again.
Create a new local admin account and check - http://bit.ly/1JoFhcw
Restart the system in safe mode and check - http://bit.ly/1LHcO2c
Write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Keep us updated.

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ThinkPad R40 27225JU
ThinkPad Embedded Controller 1.14

XP Professional SP3
System and ThinkVantage software and updates are completely current.

Upgraded to 2GB RAM
Replaced original Chicony 08K4757 keyboard with NMB 08K4729
Replaced original Hitachi Travelstar 08K1089 HD with Hitachi Travelstar 7K100 100GB ATA-6 2.5in 7200RPM HD w/8MB

For the past 12 to 18 months I have been suffering with a keyboard key mapping problem. The problem occurs anytime I reboot and, since I didn?t have to do that too often until recently, I?ve been able to live with it (until now, that is).

When I reboot, some keyboard keys do not map correctly. Some keys do seem to mismap more often than others (for instance ESC, F7, F8, C, X, M, N, Q, D, 3, 1, comma, period, etc, etc) but the problem is not restricted to these keys, there?s no pattern to the keys they mis-map to, and I am unable to discern any pattern, binary or otherwise.

I have PassMark Keyboard Test 3.0 which shows me the BIOS and Windows key codes. When I hit a mis-mapped key, both the BIOS and the Windows key codes accurately reflect the wrong key. For instance, if the ?1? key mismaps to the ?3? key, both the BIOS and the Windows key codes reflect the key codes for ?3? when I press ?1?. The mis-maps occur even when I boot into Safe mode and run the PassMark Keyboard Test.

If I reboot repeatedly, perhaps three to six times, I will eventually have a ?clean? keyboard. I now teach and have to get to class an hour and a half ear... Read more

A:Interesting (and very annoying) Keyboard mapping problem

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Sorry if this is the wrong location, if a mod could point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it.

My cat was playing on my laptop, and apparently sat on the keys. Now, the "e" key is unresponsive (must be hit hard to register, or if struck repeatedly results in about 30 popping out at once), and the a, d, x, and g keys when hit display as "ae, de, xe, ge". Holding the key results in aeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, deeeeeeeeeee, etc. I'm guessing the keyboard mapping has been messed up, but not sure how to change it back.

On a side now, quickly tapping the keys does not result in the extra e appearing, but a normal typing speed results in the extra e being displayed. How can I change the keyboaerd mapping back?


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Fitted a new keyboard but cant find the correct mapping in Windows 7, its labled Netherlands so I presumed Dutch would be closest. Its this part P/N:584816-B31 EURO Spares  598790-B31  Rev.A01 Netherlands If Anyone with the same could please share their language settings. I saw that there is a keyboard remapping tool from Microsoft which should work, but I got so close it feels like it should be there somewhere. Its a standard layout surely or is there a download in support. Thanks for your time.

A:Hp 2504p New Keyboard Cant Find Mapping in Settings

Another hour of tweaking getting closer just 4 keys out now, thinking of use the remapping software or just stickers for now lol. Can I swap the keys out easily with the old keyboard ?

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HP Stream x360 Convertable PC11 The on-screen keyboard works fine, but the mechanical keyboard does not.  I have an odd mapping and I can not figure out how to change this in CMOS.  Upon a reset, the computer tries to walk me through initialization and personalization, but the physical keyboard is still malfunctioning independent of the OS..  Here are the examples: only listing keys that don't perform as expected: (typed the chareter on the left, received the product after the dash (-)... b - bnf - fkjg - ghh - ghi - riuj - fkjk - fkjl - ;m - nothingn - bno - pr - riut - t]yu - riuv - nothingy - t]yz - z?B - BNC - nothingF - FKJG - GHH - GHI - RIUJ - FKJK - FKJL - ;M - nothingN - BNO - PR - RIU T - TJYU - RIUV - nothingY - TJYZ - Z?4 - 4875 - nothing6 - nothing7 - 4878 - 4879 - 0backspace - ghup arrow - riudown arrow - 487left arrow - function properly or intermittent charter insertdelete - gh

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My laptop has a button which used to trigger software (Acer PowerSmart Manager) which was supposed to reduce power consumption through undisclosed methods. The program was an irritation since it overrode screen brightness settings (actually making the screen brighter than I wanted it) and could not be customised so I uninstalled it. I would like to reasign the button to opening a program called GameBooster which I can use to close down many programs at once and restart them all again at a suitable time. The problem is that I don't know a) how to find out the scan code of this peculiar key (I think it might actually simulate two or more regular keys being pressed at the same time) nor b) how to make this trigger the execution of the GameBooster program (preferably without running an additional application). Surely Windows 7 has the capacity do this built in?

A:Mapping a peculiar keyboard key to start program

I found a program called Keytweak and found the scan code for a special key, but it can only map to another key.

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Hi guys. I have recently done a clean reinstall of Win7 Pro. The PW I used to log on has a # in it, and I am able to log on without problems. But User Accounts will not accept the PW after I logged on and Windows is fully open. I guessing this is a keyboard mapping issue.

I'm in New Zealand where we have American keyboards, but just to make life difficult, I did the installation using a generic MS 500 keyboard, and switched to a Logitech G110 after installing Windows. (The Logitech has limited functionality until drivers are loaded)

I have tried swapping to the MS keyboard, and have looked for various configurations to see if I can use a different key in place of the # What I haven't tried is logging on in Safe Mode t see if that bypasses the problem.

So what I'd like to do is clear the PW so I don't need to use it when starting Windows, and can netwrork without running into PW problems.


A:Keyboard Mapping causing Password problem

Well I have tried Safe Mode without success. I'll try some different keyboards in Languages

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