Why is my desktop PC only typing numbers from the alphabetical keyboard?

Edward June 25, 2011
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I have a generic PC computer and my kid started to mess around with all the keys like a frustrated pianist. By the time I got to him, he had changed the letter/numbers settings on my computer. I tried the same keyboard on another computer and it works fine, so I have no idea what he might have done. The only thing I know is that every time I type letters, numbers come out.

I am using the HP Classic keyboard 5187 7583 with Windows XP. Please help!

PS: I have looked for the function key, but this keyboard has none.

  1. Tina
    June 29, 2011 at 4:32 pm


    were you able to fix the issues with your keyboard? What was wrong with it? Or do you still need help. Please let us know. Thank you!

  2. Jeffery Fabish
    June 25, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Make sure "num lock" and "scroll lock" aren't enabled. Try Shift+Scroll Lock or Function + Number Lock. Pressing a function key + another key should help. Your function keys are F1 - F12, I'm sure you have them (: