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Windows 7: Keyboard breakdown?!

22 Oct 2017   #1
Mattypompy

Windows 7
 
 
Keyboard breakdown?!

Hi guys,


Ok. On my desktop pc for no apparent reason the letter keys have gone from standard qwerty layout to alphabetical order!
So q=a and m=z. I'm running Windows 7. I tried to add and remove in device manager, no joy. No function keys are pressed as its a big button keyboard with not every key

Also I confirmed the keyboard was qwerty UK version. I'm befuddled!

Any ideas?!

Thank you


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23 Oct 2017   #2
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

Where possible, in PC troubleshooting we will replace a suspect part, like a keyboard or mouse as the first stage in troubleshooting the problem. Have you done that? Till you do that, all else is subject to mere conjecture.

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23 Oct 2017   #3
Mattypompy

Windows 7
 
 

Hi,

Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately I only have that one keyboard currently. Maybe it's just died and reverted to a demented state!

I thought that it may be a configuration or language selection reason, but, alas, not.
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23 Oct 2017   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Keyboards don't generate characters. They send a position code and the OS generate the characters.
Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\region and language and check the language and the default keyboard layout.
I would say that you don't have a UK English Keyboard layout.
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24 Oct 2017   #5
Mattypompy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Keyboards don't generate characters. They send a position code and the OS generate the characters.
Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\region and language and check the language and the default keyboard layout.
I would say that you don't have a UK English Keyboard layout.
Hi, I checked that as mentioned in the first post. It's qwerty UK English. I tried a system restore too. No joy.

Why would it go into a->z layout superimposed on a qwerty keyboard randomly!
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24 Oct 2017   #6
Mattypompy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Keyboards don't generate characters. They send a position code and the OS generate the characters.
Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\region and language and check the language and the default keyboard layout.
I would say that you don't have a UK English Keyboard layout.
Hi, I checked that as mentioned in the first post. It's qwerty UK English. I tried a system restore too. No joy.

Why would it go into a->z layout superimposed on a qwerty keyboard randomly!
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25 Oct 2017   #7
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Try to change the keyboard layout to US English and remove the UK English. Se if it work as qwerty.

Do a system file check. Open a CMD window and type:
sfc /scannow
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25 Oct 2017   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

This are the UK keyboards DLL. See if they mach date and size on your folder
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\SysWOW64


Attached Files
File Type: zip UKKB.zip (11.4 KB, 9 views)
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25 Oct 2017   #9
Mattypompy

Windows 7
 
 

Hi,

The scannow search returned a result of 'no integrity violations'

KBDUK and KBDUKX DLLs both have a date of 14/7/09 and size of 6and7kb respectively.

Changing to US keyboard and QWERTY layout did nothing.

I'm thinking of a KB replacement but would prefer not!

Thanks
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25 Oct 2017   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Download and run SUPERAntiSpyware - SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner
For me it will be a big surprise if a new keyboard fix the problem.
Give it a try. Don't you have another computer that you can borrow the keyboard?
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