wrong key

  nobbie 13:17 14 Oct 2005

hi all, when typing, instead of getting a "backslash" i'm getting a # key instead, to be honest, i cannot find a "backslash" at all on my keyboard, even though the keys have a backslash on them, the language settings are set to UK english.

  Eric10 13:33 14 Oct 2005

What operating system are you using?

  nobbie 13:35 14 Oct 2005


  Eric10 13:38 14 Oct 2005

There are settings on all 3 tabs of Regional and Languages Options. 2 on the Regional Options tab, 1 on the Advanced tab, and other options under Details on the Languages tab. Have you checked them all?

  nobbie 13:42 14 Oct 2005

all three tabs are set to English - United kingdom

  woodchip 13:50 14 Oct 2005

also check keyboad setings

  nobbie 13:54 14 Oct 2005

keyboard settings are OK

  woodchip 13:58 14 Oct 2005

In 98 you could put a line in Autoexec.bat file but not got my XP comps switched on at the moment I am on my 98se comp and this placed in Autoexec.bat makes your problem work.

keyb uk,,C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\keyboard.sys

but cannot remember if XP as Autoexec.bat

  nobbie 14:02 14 Oct 2005

sorry. a bit to complicated for moi

  woodchip 14:03 14 Oct 2005

just switched one XP on there is a Autoexec.bat file but it's empty. You could try opening it in Notepad and insert the line

keyb uk,,C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\keyboard.sys

Save the file then restart computer to see if it works

  woodchip 14:04 14 Oct 2005

Dont think it will as in XP there is no folder called Command

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