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Keyboard key not typing primary character, shift/fn strokes work

\015 I am getting a very strange keyboard problem on a laptop running Vista Home Basic. The 0 key is not working on the keyboard when trying to type 0. But the Shift 0 and FN-0 keystrokes work and generate the correct character. I ran a pc-checker utility that can check if a specific key is generating a signal and the keyboard is working fine.When I plug in a USB keyboard the same problem occurs. The 0 key doesn't work for typing zero, but holding down shift it produces a ) just fine.Also, the FN numpad O key on the M button works fine and generates a 0 code.\015\012And I have tried reinstalling Dell Quickset in case it was messing up the hotkey functions.I am assuming there is some sort of registry entry in Windows that is messed up and is causing the 0 code to not work. But I cannot find any solutions to this problem.\015

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This is to do with your FN key....it is activated to be on all the time...

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