Hi Allen, I didn't think it sounded like a ketboard problem. There is some program, possibly Windows itself, that is not correctly mapping the keys or is turning the key combinations off. Several questions: (1) was this an upgrade to Windows XP or a clean install, or did the computer come with XP preinstalled? (2) is the keyboard old, a very cheap off-brand, or is it reasonably new and/or a quality brand? (3) have you looked for and installed the latest driver for your particular keyboard? (4) is the keyboard USB or does it plug into the keyboard port? (5) are your language settings in Windows correct? (6) does the hardware manager correctly report the keyboard you have installed? I suspect that either your language settings are off, causing a keyboard mapping issue, or your driver needs to be updated/replaced. If the keyboard is USB, that introduces other possibilities. Ron On Thu, 13 Nov 2003 23:18:55 -0700 Allen Hall <awhall@xxxxxxx> wrote: > >Sorry, Ron and others. I forgot to add that I tried 2 >other keyboards and >got the same problem. Also these 4 keys seem to work >with a shift once in >a while but very seldom. I haven't been able to >associate the working or >non-working of the keys with any other program. I have >an XP OS. I will >try to notice what other programs are running when these >keys occasionally >work with a shift and when they don't. Many thanks for >the input. > >From: "Ron Allen" <chizotz@xxxxxxxxxxx> >Subject: Re: KB problem >Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 09:32:09 -0500 > >Hi Allen, > >I don't think this is a hardware keyboard problem. You >can >type the unshifted characters OK, and the shift works >with >other keys, so that means the keys themsleves are >working. > >What operating system, and what other programs are >running? > >Ron > >For a web-based membership management utility and >information on list policies, please see >http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ > >To unsubscribe, send a blank email to >24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" >(without quotes) in the subject. > > <TEXTAREA NAME="Signature" ROWS="4" COLS="60"> For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.