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Old 12-26-2012, 12:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cannot get a backslash displayed.

Hi all.

My first post on here. Hope you can help me.

I have three PC's all connected to the same keyboard and mouse via a 3-way PS2 KVM switch.

One PC is running Windows 7 and the other two Windows XP.

All have worked faultlessly until I recently changed one of the XP machines to a brand new one with a brand new installation of XP ( I prefer to use Outlook Express only available in XP).

As this PC has a USB socket on the mobo for keyboard/mouse dual connection, I bought a USB-to-twinPS2 adaptor and fitted that between this new PC and the KVM switch.

At first evreything seemed fine.

But I have discovered that I cannot now display a backslash with the new PC. (\)

I set the PC up precisely the same as my old one with UK keyboard driver and languge settings etc so I can only assume it is something to do with the USB connection.

But why just this one solitary key? All the others are fine, including the correct display of '' and '#' symbols etc

Nothing at all appears when I press the backslash key and can only get it displayed by using the ALT-92 method, which is a BIND, because I do a lot of Dos and HTML coding which requires a LOT of backslashes.

Can anyone help here?


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