simon-238946 21:10 09 Oct 2006

Since reformatting my computer the @ key is now coming up as " and vice versa anybody know what ive done wrong and how to fix this problem?? thanks in advance

  Jak_1 21:25 09 Oct 2006

Yup, you have the us keyboard coniguration. Go to Control Panel > regional and language Options > Advanced and set to English (United Kingdom)
Save the changes and there you go, all should be as it was before.

  Ashrich 21:26 09 Oct 2006

Probably installed American keyboard , see if you can change it in Control Panel / Regional and Language Options


  Ashrich 21:27 09 Oct 2006

Jak_1 , You beat me to it !!


  Jak_1 21:28 09 Oct 2006

gotta be quick around here, lol

  skidzy 21:36 09 Oct 2006

Missing @ Symbol

Normally this is a result of having a system set up for the US and not UK

Workaround solution: (1)

( Press and hold Shift + 2 ) should give = @

Changing your system keyboard configuration to uk in XP

Click Start / Control Panel / Switch to Classic View - click regional and language settings - looks like a globe

Select the region that you want then click on advanced - ensure there is a tick in the very bottom box that apples it to every user and default user setting.

Now goto the languages tab - select the region that you want - then click on the add button.

In the little box if you have another region in there as well - select it then click on the remove button.

Now click apply and then ok - then restart your pc - that should sort that out for you.

This is assuming you have Windows XP Home/Professional.


If in any doubt in making these changes,please create a System Restore point first.

How to create a System Restore point in XP

Click Start / All Programs / Accessories now scroll across to System Tools across again Click System Restore.
You now have the option to create a System Restore Point….Follow the prompts.

If any of the changes cause a conflict of any type,you can just revert back to the System Restore point you have made.

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