Re: cannot login because no backslash available to me
Try an old trick.
Turn on "Num Lock"
Type Alt 92
92 must be typed on numerical pad.
This wil give you "\".
"-davidS-" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Here is my problem. I have a new Vista Biz installation and in the
> initial setup phase, I selected UK Eng instead of US Eng . I logged in
> with the default user to the local machine and it seemed ok.
> Then I joined the machine to the company AD Domain with no problem. I
> soon realised that the keyboard was a US keyboard so I went into the
> regional and language settings and changed the keyboard to US.
> When I try to login to the local machine again in order to make
> changes which I cannot do to the machine in the domain, I am unable to
> get the backslash \ to work.
> Therefore it is impossible for me to type mynewcomputer-pc\my name
> and therefore I am I locked out of the local machine.
> I've tried every possible key combination and I cannot get the
> backslash key.
> I cannot change the default locale ( which I notice is still in Eng
> even though I changed the keyboard to US ) as the local security
> policies on the domain forbid it.
> No problem with backslash when the machine is logged into the domain
> but as soon as I logout of the domain and get the CTRL + Alt + Del box
> then the backslash is no longer available.