Someone changed the keyboard settings on my computer

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So I went out last night, and someone must've come in and changed the keyboard settings on my computer. Now I can't even log on to my computer because my keyboard wont register normally.


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Windows 7
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What OS are you running? You could try booting you computer in safe mode and see if it is the keyboard. If you try and type and are not getting the same letter it may be that the keyboard map is corrupted. It may be possible that it is a hardware problem.

You may want to look at this Microsoft link on the issue.
As a side thought it may have something to do with the language set.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Strange! Without your knowledge a person just changed keyboard settings and nothing else? Is there no password when you Log on the desktop? Something is fishy there. Generally if any one changed keyboard settings/remove driver, OS again installs itself on next restart the system. Check the computer's BIOS settings and make sure the keyboard is on USB, if it is there.
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  • azohawk
    Did someone just loosen the plug from the port (I have worked with enough goofballs to not rule that one out) If this is a USB keyboard, could be a bad USB port (have had that happen). Try plugging the keyboard into another computer or another keyboard into that computer to rule out a bad keyboard.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    One more thought, you can try to restart the system in Safe mode, if not, insert a bootable CD/DVD or whatever media that you have and try to repair the system. Keep in mind, just do Repair and again try to start the system in normal mode.
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  • ToddN2000
    Does the keyboard work at all or just has the wrong mapping? If it's a USB wireless keyboard, check the battery level, it may need to be recharged or replaced. If possible try another keyboard.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Also you can check with another keyboard and make sure it is not happening due to system's settings.
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