You experience this problem in either of the following scenarios.
Scenario 1You perform an unattended installation of Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 that is initiated in audit mode.
Scenario 2When you run the Out Of Box Experience (OOBE) Wizard in Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 , you press CTRL+SHIFT+F3 to try to enter audit mode.
Note This problem occurs because the letter keys are overlaid with the number pad.
This article helps you work around this problem.
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Deployment" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="<http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State>" xmlns:xsi="<http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance>">
<Path>cmd /c reg copy "HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard" "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard" /s /f</Path>
Fix it for meTo work around this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then, click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.
Note this wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
Note if you are not on the computer that has the problem, save the Fix it solution to a flash drive or a CD and then run it on the computer that has the problem.
Now go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.
Let me fix it myselfImportant This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
- Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then press ENTER.
- Locate and then click the following registry subkey:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard
- Right-click InitialKeyboardIndicators, and then click Modify.
- Type 2147483648 in the Value data field, and then click OK.
- Exit Registry Editor.
Did this fix the problem?Check whether the problem is fixed. If the problem is fixed, you are finished with this article. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support.
Article ID: 947243 - Last Review: Sep 23, 2011 - Revision: 1