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Problem with keyboard in DOS

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On my backup PC, whenever I press , it gives me an "a" with an accent. This makes it hard to do a lot of the DOS functions. How can I turn this off? Regional settings or something like that? It's running Win98SE.

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Hi Greg, that's hard to tell exactly, if you don't mention what keyboard (USA, UK, French, German etc) you are using. There is some utility (on your Win98SE CD Tools->Reskit->Config->Chdoscp) that allows you to change the code page for DOS and you have to insert a rule likecountry=032,437,c:windowscommandcountry.sysin your config.sys and a rule likekeyb fr,437,c:windowscommandkeyboard.sysin your autoexec.bat. More than 10 years MS is switching our character set to a useless codepage containing characters, only used in the very north countries of Europe. So we have them to switch back to the standard USA code page (437).hm

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Hi Greg,In that case your keyboard decoding is wrong. I would open the keyboard and clean the printed circuit board inside. Maybe some dirt is shortcutting some paths on it. Use a cannister compressed air to blow all dirt away or a brush, no water. That may help.hm

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Hi,I'd rather not go that far. The key works fine in Windows, just not in DOS. It was working fine before I reformatted, and I remember that there was something I had to change as it was doing that when I first got the computer. This was my first reformat since then.Thanks

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