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    can someone please tell me why i cant get my back-stroke to work in dos??????

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    are you sure you not pressing DEL instead? Does you Backspace work in windows? Have you tried a new keyboard?


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    sorry i'm quite new to this. imeant this back stroke\\\\\\\\\\\\,but on my laptop! any ideas?

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    Hold ALT+{0092}

    If you don't understand that. Hold the ALT key, While holding ALT press the 0(zero), then 0 then 9 then 2 then let go of ALT. Your character should pop up.

    99.999999999999% chance it will work.

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    Tried it but nothing happens! i must be that 0000000000.0% that fails.but thanks anyway for your time!

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    can't you just start up windows and goto character map. Save the \ to a text file and copy and paste it all over the place?

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    Man how old is your laptop..I thought ALL keyboards had that key

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    Its a pentium,but that wasn't the problem.you see, i had no os on my hd as i had just formatted it,and only a pcmcia cd-rom with no driver.iv'e cracked it though!!!I took the hd out of my laptop and put it in my desktop pc thenloaded windows from cd-rom.Back up and running.thanks again!

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    check your autoexec.bat file for a line referencing the keyboard. If you have the key, but it's not giving the character, then more than likely you have a different language keyboard layout loading. REM out the line with keyb.sys file referenced and reboot.
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    Originally posted by jpbtennisman:
    <STRONG>Man how old is your laptop..I thought ALL keyboards had that key</STRONG>
    The key is there just not working

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    If the keyboard was issued in a country other than the US it may be that the "\" key is somewhere else.

    Here in Quebec. I've found this key hiding just to the left of "z" while holding down ALT, just to the left of the ENTER key (ALT held down also) or behind the "#" key.

    It gets confusing when you use a keyboard from a different language on an English OS with varying layouts <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
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