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Hello, I'm new to the forum and I thought I could help some people I have some general knowledge of xp and windows problems, but today I ran into my own problem and I can't seem to find a solution

My windows key isn't working or is disabled, when I press (windows key + E) explorer won't open or (windows key + D) isn't taking me to my desktop.
I have switched keyboard to check if one of the keyboards wasn't working but that didn't help.

I am running

"Microsoft Windows XP home edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2"

Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
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Go Start>Run, type in:
regedit
Click OK.

Navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
See, if you have NoWinKeys key present.

Navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ Keyboard Layout
See, if you have Scancode Map present.
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Hello quarantine,

Go to the following site and see #78 on right

http://www.kellys-ko...m/xp_tweaks.htm

Found from the following thread.

http://www.windowsbb...ble-enable.html

Maybe worth a try.


*Sorry Broni didn't see your post there

Edited by makinu1der2, 11 January 2009 - 05:57 PM.

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Hey, no problem :)
Fix #78 is basically about:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
See, if you have NoWinKeys key present.


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