CTRL Key Does Not Work in Windows or Windows for Workgroups

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SYMPTOMS

Commands that use the CTRL key (for example, CTRL+F4 or CTRL+HOME) do not work.

CAUSE

This problem can occur when Windows is using the KEYBOARD.DRV and *VKD drivers and the keyboard driver selected in Windows Setup differs from the type in use. (For example, Setup displays "All AT type keyboards [84--86 keys]" when the keyboard in use is actually a 101-key keyboard.)

RESOLUTION

Change the keyboard driver in Windows Setup to match the type of keyboard in use. Most keyboards with 12 function keys use the "Enhanced 101- or 102- key U.S. and Non-U.S. keyboards" driver.

REFERENCES

"Windows for Workgroups Resource Kit," page 6-57 through 6-62.

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Article ID: 121350 - Last Review: December 5, 2003 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 3.1 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 3.11 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11
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