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Lenovo y700 keyboard started showing wrong symbols/actions

Q: Lenovo y700 keyboard started showing wrong symbols/actions

Hi,I have Lenovo y700-15isk, Win 10.The problem: Suddenly the keyboard began behaving weird. Some keys perform different actions than expected.For example, when I press 5 from Num pad, it shows 5 but also activates "options" key (between left Ctr and left Alt).When i hit - (minus from Num pad) it opens Start menu. Strangely, the Win key does not work and does not open Start menu and sometimes instead shows a minus (-).When i hit + from Num pad, the cursor immeadiately goes to the top of the page and then adds the + symbol.When i press 2 from Numpad the cursor goes to the bottom of the page and then adds 2.It is as if the NumLock is on and off at the same time making the keys perform double action.In short, the problem seems to be in the Num pad keys (with the Win key exception).I tried changing languages, layouts, safe mode, holding power key for 10 seconds, restarting... nothing changed.Please, guys, this is very frustrating, can you help me with this? Anyone had something like this?

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Hi everyone, newbie here. Sorry if I've posted this in the wrong spot. I joined this forum to get help with another problem but after reading the posting instructions I'd better do some homework before getting into that little mess I've made .

In the meantime, I've pulled out an inherited (but brand new) laptop and there is a glitch in the keyboard.

The @ key types " and vice versa.

Because the laptop was probably bought 1 to 3 years ago (and I don't know where from), I won't bother trying to fix it under warranty.

Any ideas please?

Many thanks in advance.

A:laptop keyboard types wrong symbols

You possibly have English UK/English U.S. problem.

On Task Bar where it say EN, right click and Settings
(if not there, Control Panel - Region and Language - Keyboards and Languages - Change Keyboards)
Click Add - Find the appropriate keyboard in the list.
Change Default input language above to new language you have added
Remove the old one below box (Installed Services)

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Ok, so I had Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2, but I wanted Professional because I heard it takes advantage of the dual core thing when Home doesn't, so I installed Windows XP Professional Media Center Edition 2005 and then upgraded to Service Pack 2. I didn't do anything on the computer before upgrading to Service pack 2, except register the computer and things, which I found out my problem. When entering my Email, instead of the @ sign coming up, the " sign came up.. here is a list of the keys that shouldn't be coming out when the button(s) is/are pressed(Note, I have an American Keyboard and an American copy of Windows):

Shift+2="
Shift+3=£
Shift+`=¬
Shift+'[email protected]
Not this / but the other slash=#
Shift+Not this / but the other slash=~

Is there anything known to fix this? Because this is getting very annoying, and I just want my keyboard to be normal lol.

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance,
-Mr. Waffles
 

A:Keyboard buttons are typing wrong letters/symbols

Can anyone help me with this problem please?
 

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i can' setup a hotspot no update for the intel wireless chip and  i tried some methods on the web didn' for me and there is no microsoft virual adapter and other alternaive adapters i found hidden were all enabled help please

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I have the Gateway NE56R12u 15.6-Inch Laptop
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

A few drops of water was spilled onto my keyboard (I don't think the water got down into the laptop... as far as I could tell the water landed on top of the keys, but I could be wrong) and when I went to clean it, I didn't think ahead and turn it off before cleaning up the spill. So many keys were pressed and now the keyboard is not functioning correctly. When I press the majority of the keys, they will either add other letters/symbols, or they will trigger Windows shortcuts.

As an example..
B = "B (it also brings up the right click menu) (this will also bring up this: € symbol as well as times)
O = 7i7o0
L = *L{YK

M = HM

k= yk*

j = brings up googlechrome downloads

i = takes curser to the start of the text

The space key types b ' and brings up the right click menu.

7 brings up the "open file" shortcut

and so on



Some keys are working properly: a c d e f g q r s t v w x z





I browsed google a little to see if anyone else has had this problem. A big fix was pressing the FN button and the NumLock at the same time. That didn't work. Which, I doubted it would since my laptop has a full keyboard.



Is it possible that it's stuck on some sort of sticky keys or toggle keys setting?



I don't know if this is a software or a hardware issue, but using the onscreen or an exter... Read more

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Hi, I have Lenovo Y700 gaming laptop which I purchased 5 months back. My drive D and E (which equals to 900 GB) doesn't show up anymore. It used to happen before but after a restart it would be ok so I ignored it lately. Today while accessing those drives I got the error message "The request failed due to fatal device hardware error". I restarted my PC and now those drives doesn't appear anymore. ?I looked for solutions over the internet and most of them led me to renaming unallocated partition in Disk Management. But I don't have an unallocated partition as well!?Intel Rapid Storage Technology prompts that I should supress the problem of SATA disk (932 GB). Doing that doesn't change anything either!! Please help. It would be highly appreciated.  

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Hello.I just buy Lenovo y700. After 3 days of use I have a problem with red light from keyboard. Each time when I turn on laptop e little portion from keyboard (space bar, M,N,K,L,I keys) start to blink. I made a video with issue to see what happend. After 4-5 minute light remain at full brightness.https://youtu.be/FoqEe4pzBnwFor future can be a big problem? , I should ask for repairing ? Or maybe I can solve by myself. Another think. I want to control my fans, battery mode, and other settings, I try to download from lenovo software Quick Optimizer Windows 10, Lenovo Utility for windows 10, and no software are working, First I thought my windows it s broken, do fresh install windows 10 PRO, try to install there software but no solution. I install software, no shortcut its created on desktop, if I search for program in Program Files, and try to run .exe, this is not appear, it s like a fake link, nothing run on my desktop. Try to run in admin mode and nothing, try to reinstall and nothing, whatever I do these program are not working. I had lenovo z51-70 and I use with succes software from lenovo to clean fans, to put battery in conservativ mode. And I have same windows kit. With lenovo y700 no software it s working on this machine. Sorry for my bad english, if someone need more information, ask me.Thanks in advance for help.

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I have an English/Hebrew keyboard in my laptop (Toshiba Satellite, Windows 7 64-bit) and for the past few days the blinking text cursor is facing to the right sometimes when my keyboard is on Hebrew (it supposed to face left). Only when I start writing in Hebrew does it change direction, but then when I move to a place where there's a text in English (like the Address Bar) the cursor faces left even though it still on Hebrew.
So what happens is that I never really know what language I am on - only when I start writing, which is very annoying.

Thanks!
Guy

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Hey guys, so recently i bought a 15.6" version of the y700 from this website and was looking to get a silicone keyboard protector.I live in India and hence, cant really find one exactly for y700 for a decent price. Wanted to know which other series of Lenovo laptops have a similar/same keyboard pattern as the Y700 and the same for 15.6" Skin as ive heard this laptop is quite the finger-print magnet (lol). Please leave your suggestions below and thanks if you replied!

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Hello, I have a friend here who has a Lenovo Y700 and it has been giving an issue lately that he has made rather obvious constantly cursing and saying how much he hates his laptop so I decided I was going to come here and ask y'all for some help or advice. The issue he is having is with his keyboard. The only example I have of this issue is when we play Garry's Mod. The popular steam game. He can play for a while. We have a good time messing around with stuff. Then his keyboard stops working. All he can do is look around and when he tries walking, he walks in one direction and can't stop it. The only solution he has is temporary. He just shuts down his laptop then turns it back on, then the same issue occurs between 10 minutes to an hour or 2.We have factory reset it once and it worked for a little while but then the same issue came back and he is getting really annoyed by it. If any of you have a solution to this very problem or a solution to a problem similar to this, it would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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Hello, I've bought a Lenovo Y700 15' laptop 2 months ago and i have this problem. Keyboard randomly stops responding. This has happened twice before and i haven't payed attention, but today it happened twice. To get it working again i need to switch my computer off by holding the power button. (restarting causes blue screen to appear) Anyone can help me?

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Hi,i have a question for you. I have Lenovo Y700 and i want to running laptop using keyboard USB Logitech K200. Is it possibile? 

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I just received my new lenovo Y700 14 laptop.But my backlit keyboard is not working.I can see it on website that it comes with backlit keyboard but its not working my laptop.Following is the link of the website I purchased.http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y700-series/y700-14-inch/?menu-id=y700-14-inchKindly help.Thanks in advance.

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Hello, My laptop configuration:OS: Windows 10 64 bits (up-to-date)Model : Lenovo Ideapad Y700 15ISK (80NV)BIOS : CDCN37WW Five days ago the keyboard suddenly stopped to respond (nb : the Num Lock led remained on). I tried to restart Windows but since it could not (stucked on the reboot screen) I pressed the power button and heard a "clack" sound.When I restarted the computer the hard drive made some noices and the fans started to turn at high speed for ~3 seconds.NB : I upgraded to bios CDCN35WW few days before. After the incident I updated to CDCN37WW.  Today the problem happened again (keyboard not responding). Before trying to reboot I unpluged and pluged back my mouse (Lenovo gaming mouse). As I expected, it did not function once I pluged it back. I tried to log out before rebooting.At that time Windows crashed and I saw the BSOD for 1 second before the computer shut down and reboot showing the Novo Button Menu (the keyboard was still not responding at this time).I rebooted by pressing the power button, once again some worrysome electrical noices while I was doing so.The computer restarted and once again noices from the hard drive + fans at full speed. Any suggestion ? Are BIOS updates bugged ?Thanks in advance for any help. 

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Hello guys, I have a Lenovo Ideapad y700 and I have problems with my keyboard. When I play some different games my keyboard is stop working all at once, I don't know why, I think is a problem with the drivers or something else, can somebody help me? 

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I have problem with my laptop, when i use my laptop i see some problem with my keyboard. At different time keyboard stop working randomly at different time, when i start typing keyboard stop working till i restart the device and again around a couple of hours again.. what can i do ?

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Hi Forums, I already saw that I am not the only one who has a problem with the keyboard on a Lenovo laptop.My keyboard randomly stops working when I am in a game like League of Legends (i guess it happens only in games because I use the keyboard intensely then). I just want to check if anyone has the solution to this problem. I already invested many hours trying to solve the issue (eg reinstalled Windows) and my next step would be to send it back to Lenovo and let them repair it (maybe change the keyboard). Greetings, Leesinovo

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This laptop is about 5 months old. While I was browsing the web suddenly the keyboard isn't working. Because of that, i tried to restart my computer. And for some reason, a Novo Button Menu showed up. I tried to press enter (because it is already highlighted on Normal Startup) and it wont. Then I remembered that my keyboard isn't working! I don't know what to do. I tried to press the power button to shut it off but nothing happened. Please help me! This is the first time i have problems in this pc. I don't know what to do..

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Hi, what happens is that when I'm playing for example GTA San Andreas in the middle of the game (about 10 or 20 minutes) the keyboard stops responding completely and to make it work again I have to restart the PC, this is frustrate you since I lose my progress if not I keep time until freezes keyboard...If there is any solution, answer...

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Firstly, i want to say that i've seen many topics related to this problem on forums , but didn't find the solution.The keyboard randombly freezes when playing, problem didn't occur while browsing or doing random stuff.In order to make it work again, it requires to push the power button for restarting PC, because after restarting it through START/POWER/RESTART i get that BIOS or whatever it's called table about starting in safe mode, but i can't click on it because keyboard still doesn't work. I've tried updating KB drivers, but it says it's up to date, tried unistalling them on safe mode.WIN 10

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Hello, On occasion, the keyboard of my Lenovo Y700 will cease accepting input. It however is still being fed power due to the persistence of the backlight and lights of the Num Lock and Caps Lock keys. I can still navigate with my mousepad. Some time after the keyboard locks out, the computer will slowly crash, e.g. my applications begin displaying the "Not Responding" dialog, and eventually the computer boots to a Lenovo Safe Mode screen where my keyboard still cannot receive input. I then shut the computer off using the power button (which makes a strange popping noise coming from inside the computer) and reboot. The computer then works fine. And then the same error happens over and over again. I dealt with it for a little bit since it would happen only once a day or so. But the rate of lockout-crashing has been increasing. My drivers are all up to date. I'm at a loss. This is incredibly frustrating, especially considering the error happens at unpredictable times.Thank you for reading,neitorfuModel Name: Y700-15ISK Laptop (ideapad) Serial #: PF0I44L4 Machine Type: 80NV0026US 

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hi i am student currently lives in germany , i bought this laptop before 4 months aprox. every thing was fine tell last week. keyboard stop's working ( it can happen any time) , laptop after that starts lagging tell it shows me blue windows with this things:noraml start, BIOS setup, boot menu, system recovery and because i cant use my keyboard i must turn off and on the laptop manuallyto fix it. please help!!!!

























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Hello everyone, So I have just gotten a Lenovo Y700, installed OS on SSD etc... now I don´t have the Power Management tabs for the keyboard or mouse... so whenever I close my lid the laptop goes to sleep.. standard... BUT when I open it... it won´t let me wake it using keyboard or mouse.. I have tried everything and it is really starting to annoy me.. powercfg -devicedisablewake "HID-compliant mouse" tried doing this and all but it then gives me You do not have permission to enable or disable device wake.What can i do? Is anyone having similar problems.. please help... thank you  










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A:Lenovo y700 keyboard not waking laptop from sleep

I had similar issues with sleep mode and waking up.  Eventually my Y700 stopped working completely and wouldn't wake up from sleep (black screen of death, no Lenovo logo, no startup).  Had to send it back and they're saying it could be the motherboard.  Will have to wait some weeks before I see it again.  Come on Lenovo...

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HelloI have been playing Counter-Strike 1.6And the keyboard stopped working fullyBut the mouse kept workingThis problem was repeated more than onceI turn off the power button and then I turn it to work againPlease help me

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So i was playing games in teh laptop then suddenly the keyboard stopped working. I restart my laptop and there is this NOVO Menu i press enter but it didnt work due to the keyboard problem. So i did a hard reboot. After that logging in and stuff the keyboard works fine. So i decided to play games again, but it happened again! I restart it but this time there is no NOVO Menu. So i logged in again keyboard works fine but again it doesnt work in a couple of mins. Now i was playing games, keyboard doesnt work THIS TIME my pc crashed due to a problem called DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE . Any solutions please let me know thanks!

























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Hi everyone, I bought this laptop about 3 months ago and I'm loving it so far. But every so often the keyboard would just stop working and when I try shutting it off, it would go through the entire shutting off process and the screen goes black but all the lights and fan would still be on. I am then forced to hold the power button down to force it off. When I restart the computer instead, it would take me to the blue screen where it would say "Windows has ran into an unexpected error" then the screen would turn black again and everything else would be on. Anyone have any idea or solution to what's going on? Thanks in advnace!

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A few weeks ago I bought a Lenovo Y700 15ISK with Windows 10 already preinstalled. I've noticed two main problems: the keyboard sometimes stops responding (this happens mainly when I am gaming, it happened firstly with Fallout 3 and then with Overwatch). When it happens I can't do anything but force shutting down the machine. It had been happening for a week or so, now it's been a while since it last occured. Second one, is that I keep on getting random BSODs while doing not much intensive activities. It's been happening once a day for two weeks now, and it's getting annoying. One thing that I can note, is that it's always happening while I'm surfing the web (Facebook, Youtube, etc). It has been preannunced once or twice by the screen blinking black for less than a second.The error message last time was "system_service_exception, igdkmd64.sys".If you need more information, just tell me.Thank you in advance.

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Any help to correct this problem would be appreciated.
I don't know if this is a hardware issue or a software issue. Whenever I press certain letters I get a numeric stroke. For example:

m=0
j=1
k=2
l=3
u=4
i=5
o=6

The only reason I'm able to type this is because I've connected another keyboard up to the laptop.
 

A:Solved: Fujitsu laptop keyboard showing wrong characters

Most likely you have some kind of number lock feature on. It's so you can use the letters as you would a number pad on a standard keyboard.

Try to find a key on your keyboard labeled "Num Lock" and press it (you may have to hold down something like an "Fn" key while pushing the Num Lock button).
 

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Hi users,  I am facing problem with my last row of keyboard and the numeric row.When i press zxcvbnm,./ following comes 1z2x3c4v5b6n7m9,0.-/ Please help me to fix this problem i have tried installing OS again. Tried changing the language also nothing worked.

A:Lenovo Y50 Keyboard Wrong Behaviour

Hi AnkurSharma,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Try connecting an external USB keyboard and test the same keys (zxcvbnm).
Another alternative to isolating if such is a Windows issue or a hardware keyboard problem is booting the machine using a live media image similar to this.
 
If the same issue with another boot image and likewise fine using an external USB keyboard then it is probable that there is an issue with the keyboard itself. You may try reseating the cable and cleaning but if still, the same, replacement may be proper.
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3200+, x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1023 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152617 MB, Free - 135938 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., Explorer4
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

My computer had to have the OS reloaded since then when I am in the Kongregate website playing time world I get square symbols instead of the stars that should be there. There is also a difference in the way all text looks in many applications. I had to reload adobe reader and flash.
 

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Hello,

After umpteen BSOD's I've discovered my PC has the error "Kernel Symbols are Wrong".

Can anyone tell me how to debug this issue to find the culprit. I have "Debuggin Tools for Windows" installed.

I would be so appreciative.

Regards,


Al

A:Kernel Symbols are Wrong

I took the PC back for a refund. ;)

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Hello,

I am new here and have a problem troubleshooting a dump file/
This client pc is allready having this problem a few years now.
Now and then It works fine for a couple of days and then it reboots every day twice or even more.
I wanted to check the dump file but I get a massage that the symbols aren't correct.
Can anyone tell me what the problem is and some links to the right topic?
I allready saw that a few guys here can read this file when added as an atachment.
I would be thankfull if some did this for me because that will give me the chance to solve this problem.

This is the text generated by dubug program..

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Loading Dump File [C:\Users\eigenaar\Desktop\Mini120511-02.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: *** Invalid ***
****************************************************************************
* Symbol loading may be unreliable without a symbol search path. *
* Use .symfix to have the debugger choose a symbol path. *
* After setting your symbol path, use .reload to refresh symbol locations. *
****************************************************************************
Executable search path is:
*********************************************************************
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A:Debug file and wrong symbols

Minidumps are only as good as a technician is at troubleshooting computers. BSOD's are caused by memory, hard drive, and driver problems... and sometimes program conflicts... Have you looked at this and followed the simple instructions?
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic51365.html
 

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The computer is a HP Pavilion 15-N008AX Laptop
OS: Windows 10 64bit pro (upgraded when released). Upgraded from windows 8.1
Age: about 1 year and 8 months.
CPU: 2.1Ghz AMD A10-5745M
Video: amd radeon hd 8610g + 8500m dual graphics


Not quite sure what the problems is. It has happened the 2nd time this month. I've ran a memory test but I'm having a feeling it might be my video driver. Not quite sure. Laptop has been just repaired last month for a faulty motherboard (replaced now). Laptop is still under extended warranty.

A:BSOD: ntoskrnl.wrong.symbols.exe

Just going though the WinDbg now.

I might think of a better title soon :D

************* Symbol Path validation summary ************** Response - Pastebin.com <- from latest BSOD

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I download a registry cleaner and ran a system check with the software. After I rebooted, instead of showing english, it was showing symbols . any idea how to fix this problem?
 

A:Symbols showing instead of English language

Try restoring a backup the program might have made before "fixing" your computer.

You should definitely avoid Registry Cleaners, Boosters, Optimizers, TuneUp Utilities... This type of software will do a lot more harm than good. Most members coming here with WEIRD symptoms had their computer messed up by malware and/or registry cleaners. There have been reports from members saying registry cleaners had fixed a specific problem with their computer. Although it might be possible in some cases, legitimate files still in use will be deleted in the process, crippling some programs and Windows applications beyond repair.

Keep in mind that they will always find "errors" to fix, even on a fresh Windows install! In itself, this should be enough to convince non-believers...

Why I Don&#8217;t Use Registry Cleaners

Registry Cleaners and System Tweaking Tools

Do I Need a Windows Registry Cleaner?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic347491.html/page__p__1932993

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/997274-registry-got-messed-up-advanced.html

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/1037175-pop-up-windows-stating-different.html
 

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So uh, as you can see from the screenshot of my desktop and taskbar (blacked out 2 shortcuts do to them being revealing), some of my desktop icons do not show like they normally would apparently. The ones with the white paper with a window on it are the ones i'm talking about. The ones on the taskbar are Skype (left) and MSN (right).

Uh, anyway to fix this??

A:Application Icons not showing their symbols?

Hello Cyanide,

Do the shortcuts still work?

You might see if rebuilding the icon cache may help.

If not, then you might see if creating new shortcuts for them directly from the program's .exe file may display properly.

Hope this helps.

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Hello. I have odd problem. I'm running windows xp home, service pack 2. I just got my laptop back, so had to reinstall everything again on this new hard drive. things were fine at first. then i noticed after i installed the new version of winamp, that my font was messed up. It may not be caused by winamp, but i hadnt noticed the error before that.

when i try to type certain symbols: {}[]<> (the only ones I noticed so far), they often show up as different characters.

It didnt do it when i just put them here, nor in notepad, my firefox address boxes, or character map. but they show up in googletalk, and on my emails, in various programs, etc.

I tried to ask my friend for help, so i took a screencap of it while in googletalk. I'll put the image below, but forgive the spelling, as i did just type it to a friend, during an illness lol



has anyone seen this problem before?

A:Windows default font, symbols not showing right

How about menus and dialogs, can you read those?

Go to Control Panel > Regional and Language Options > Languages tab> Details > does its say English (United States)

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I always knew that by pressing Alt+Caps on the keyboard, I got other symbols when I pressed Caps plus a key, I mean: the symbols you see above the keys that have more than one symbol, such as the upper row of numbers.

Now I'm getting these when I start Windows, so I have to press alt+caps each time I start Windows and so get the "default" symbols.

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- not terribly good grammar in that header... sorry!
My problem is in my very long document (92,000 words), into which I've just replaced a font with another, that I downloaded from a reputable site.
I tell you about the reputableness because the problem I'm now experiencing I was having the other day, in a slightly different format...
When I turn on Show/Hide, which I do often, instead of seeing small dots representing character spaces, there are empty squares. (Sorry, I haven't been here for ages, and have forgotten how to post a screen-grab as evidence.)
A couple of days ago, the problem - now gone - was that in tables I was seeing euro signs instead of the little round thinggy with the four prongs.
So I would seem to have some deep-seated... SOMETHING going on, yeah?
Can anyone help, please?
 

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Hi, I'm new here. Thanks for your great site!

I think the specs are close to accurate:
I'm running XP Pro, P4 approx 1.8 ghz processor, 256 mb Ram

Anyway, when I type certain letters in my word processor (or any other program) they work fine, but other letters do some crazy things. Example, pressing 'm' will close the current window.

I recently formatted my hard drive and reinstalled XP and it STILL does this.

I also verified I am using the correct keyboard under Regional Settings (English: United States).

Any suggestions? I am desperate. Thanks.
 

A:Certain keys on keyboard cause unwanted actions. Please help.

Welcome to Techspot!
You don't mention if the Kb is Branded eg; IntelliType , these often have specialized software where you can change the keys functions. Check in Control Panel.
BTW if that is a Portable , they definitely have Kb setup software.
Let us know.
 

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hi
i need program to record keyboard/mouse actions then reproduce them at a set time.
freeware preferable, saw one once years ago.
this is to re post a gumtree ad
 
xp pro
 
thanks

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When I try to login in some websites, a page full of these symbols http://i.imgur.com/lzfQh.jpg
show up in my screen, this website was one of the few I could login to, please help!

I'm using windows, already tried opera, chrome and firefox, they all show the same thing.
 

A:Random symbols showing up in my screen when I try to login in websites

Here is a better picture: http://i.imgur.com/atM0t.jpg

I can't edit the first post sorry

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Hello Everyone.

I have a new laptop and was trying to transfer files over when I decided that using the old computer's internal Western Digital hardrive with an enclosure case would be a better idea because 1. I don't want to overload my laptop hardrive with my old "junk." and 2. I have more files on the old Western Digital than can fit on the laptop's hardrive. This will work only if I don't have to reformat the hardrive for Windows XP as the new laptop is a Windows XP system and the old tower is Windows 98 SE. Do I have to format the hardrive and delete all of the information on it to be able to use it with Windows XP?

If I do eventually go with the external hardrive enclosure plan, (which probably will not work as it is due to the different ways that Windows 98 SE and XP manage their files, right?), I still want the old tower to be able to work. For that I have an older Maxtor that was used with the tower until the Western Digital was installed. Now, however, the Maxtor will not show up within the Windows 98 SE device manager or within Partition Magic. In the Windows 98 device manager I see that under Hard disk controllers there is an exclamation point beside Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo). Sometimes the Maxtor will show up in the BIOS as strange symbols, then sometimes it refuses to show up at all. I am trying to start the old tower up as Primary: Western Digital Hard Drive, Secondary: Maxtor Hard Drive/Toshiba DVD-ROM. I... Read more

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That's a lot of questions you have there.
That W98 disk can be read/written to by XP without problems. XP is probably in NTFS format, and W98 is FAT32. W98 can NOT read NTFS, unless over a network.
So yes, you can put that W98 disk in an external USB/Firewire case, whatever your laptop has.

For the Maxtor to work in the tower (as Master on the first IDE-channel), you have to set its first partition to Primary and make it the Active partition as well (using FDisk or Partition Magic).
 

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