I have been having this problem for quite a while now, and I thought it was a problem with my keyboard, however upon getting a new keyboard today I'm experiencing the same problem.

The zero key on my keyboard doesn't seen to do anything, however when I press shift it does produce a ")." I am not experiencing this problem with the zero key on the keypad, that works fine.

What I have noticed when I press the zero key while I'm typing is that is seems to remove the ClearType or something. Screenshot

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The Ds are before pressing zero, the Gs are after.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is driving me crazy at this point.


  • Might someone have, uh, played a practical joke on you? – Mehrdad Jul 14 '12 at 7:20
  • No, no one has access to my PC other than myself. – Will Jul 14 '12 at 7:25
  • Huh, weird... I'm assuming your keyboard and language are both set to English? – Mehrdad Jul 14 '12 at 7:49
  • Yessir, checked them both – Will Jul 14 '12 at 7:53
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    If you open the On Screen Keyboard, what is the key on 0 position? – Martheen Cahya Paulo Jul 14 '12 at 9:07

If found a solution.. of sorts. I downloaded the following msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/goglobal/bb964665.aspx Upon opening this program my zero key started working without making any changes whatsoever.

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