Solved my laptop doesn't type anymore the space character

February 2, 2013 at 13:37:03
Specs: Windows XP
In Windows is simple, I just copy a space then paste it when I need it.

How can I type a space in Cmd, if the keyboard 'space' does not work ?


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February 2, 2013 at 16:26:09
"How can I type a space in Cmd, if the keyboard 'space' does not work ?"
Don't know, can you borrow/buy an USB keyboard.

Or, maybe repair it.

repair a laptop keyboard

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February 2, 2013 at 18:16:50
If it's a command window have you considered the on screen keyboard? Or throwing the comman into a batch and running the batch?

:: mike

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February 3, 2013 at 14:38:44
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Short term, just right-click in the cmd window to paste.

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February 4, 2013 at 06:43:04
Thank you for the solution!

Short time, is the best.

What do I do when I am under the DOS environment, like after booting from a floppy disk or a boot CD ? How do I type then a space ?

Is there any ASCII CODE representing space that I can introduce and how do I do it?
Tks again

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February 4, 2013 at 12:35:53
Not sure if Alt + 255 will work in DOS. It works in the CMD window in windows 7.

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February 6, 2013 at 14:38:39
Thanks again Paul!

Unfortunately my laptop does not have a separate numerical keypad, and from its regular keyboard it is useless to introduce the Alt+255, the CMD does not interpret it as an ASCII code.
It just types 255.
Is there any other code I could type?

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February 6, 2013 at 14:50:03
See if you can do it this way.

Type without using the keyboard (On-Screen Keyboard)
Instead of relying on the physical keyboard to type and enter data, you can use On-Screen Keyboard. On-Screen Keyboard displays a visual keyboard with all the standard keys. You can select keys using the mouse or another pointing device, or you can use a single key or group of keys to cycle through the keys on the screen.

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February 6, 2013 at 15:15:37
ejas - your lappie will have an embedded keypad on the keyboard. Look at the letters uio for instance. They have numbers that are invoked with the Fn key. So press Fn along with that escape code.

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February 12, 2013 at 07:47:23
Absolute thanks Paul !

I used the embedded keypad and it works both in PC-DOS and MS-DOS, the two environments in which I needed to launch Ghost whether I use a Ghost CD or a floppy disk.

The next step is, one day when I will have time, to study from where does the hardware problem comes.
Untill then, great thanks to you all !

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