Well we can try to bring the Virtual Keyboard back up. First, once you arrive at the login screen you should see a small icon at the bottom left (kinda looks like a small wheel). Please click that icon.
A new window will open up listing several different options. You will want to check off the 4th one down. The one that says "Type Without The Keyboard"
After you check that, hit apply, and you should see the virtual keyboard on screen, and with luck it will still be the appropriate language
I tried that tonight...It was English characters. Thanks very much for your help.
And to ease your presumptuous rude comments (the other fella), it was a Christmas present. From my mother. Unfortunately, she didn't keep the receipts after we left. So yea...And just because I said we haven't found one yet doesn't prove anything of the sorts. We have only been to Best Buy Geek Squad, but they didn't know any solutions to the Cyrillic problem. I thought I would try to solve it this way first, by bringing back up the Cyrillic keyboard before I have to reset the entire system (oh surprise! We have the original disks to do that) so that I don't lose all of my photos and schoolwork that I've saved and very stupidly did not back up on a flash drive.
I guess I could ask her which store she purchased it from, do they usually keep those kinds of things on file? Maybe we can find a way to trace it back without the receipt to prove ownership? I'm going to kill him for this!
If it wasn't so hilarious I might be a lot madder. Thanks Sprouts you've been wonderful.
Edited by Hollie, 22 February 2011 - 07:20 PM.