Have new Dell Latitude E6500. The Control-Alt-Delete function does not work (running Vista Ultimate 64 bit) together no matter what. If I plug an external keyboard in, the combition works fine to login, lock computer, etc. The keys themselves, by themselves work just fine. Delete works fine. A Control Esc works to bring start menu up. Alt will work with key combitions for shortcuts.
I have read some other posts that talk about a similar thing ....
I ran the diagnostics and all keys are fine. And the whole c-a-d is a Windows thing anyway and it is a fresh default load of Vista. Again external keyboard is fine.
TIA if anyone can throw me a bone before I have to call the dreaded Dell support in the Western world only to get a run around or want to replace the keyboard - grrr.
Make sure you are not using the Delete key on the number keypad with Numlock on.
On this laptop delete isnt part of the "function number pad" (not sure sure uses that anyways on laptops).
This is really bizzare.
control-alt-delete does not work and dell tech support says it is a software issue ?!? This is a fresh load of Windows and an external keyboard works !
Dell sending a new keyboard ... I will report back. When one learns ... we all learn
new keyboard works - both ALT keys