Vista laptop keyboard is only typing vowels with accents on them.

By val.muir ·
When Vista starts up only vowel keys will work and then each one has an accent on it.

I have now performed a full system recovery using the recovery partition and have recovered back to the screen where it is asking for the user name you want to use to be entered. Only thing is that the keyboard problem is still there. I have plugged in an external keyboard and the same happens with it so I would think it unlikely to be a hardware problem with the keyboard.

Anyone got any clues?

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Code Page or Language/region settings?

by oldbaritone In reply to Vista laptop keyboard is ...

would be my first guess

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Crazy Characters

by Marasmus In reply to Vista laptop keyboard is ...

Make sure the the FN key isn't locked. Iv had this problem a lot on laptops. Usually in the upper part of the keyboard there will be an indicator light. I cant remember the mix of keys, but if you hit fn and shift, or fn and ctrl one of them will unlock it. Let me know if this helps

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Not function key or language settings

by val.muir In reply to Crazy Characters

I have tried both these things already. Have established it is only keys which are needed for Irish Gaelic that are enabled! Also the Euro symbol is working for some reason. Sony have now suggested i send it back to the for repair.

Thanks for your suggestions, however.

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