I'm not sure what I did to break this functionality, as I haven't installed or removed any software recently, nor have I messed with registry, sensitive files nor settings. I cannot write any diacritics, nor characters accented with diacritics such as these:
¨ ^ ~ ´ `
Since my surname contains a diarhesis (U-umlaut), this feature is quite essential to me. Several of my friends claim to have had this problem before using Windows 7 as well, but never found a solution apart from reinstalling Windows.
I already had a similar issue, but where the mark doubled instead, and all I could do was reinstall the OS. How do I fix this, I can't go about reinstalling Windows every other month?
Additionally I just realized that when I hit Alt + Page Down I write a heart character, which normally doesn't happen. I use this shortcut to cycle saved passwords in LastPass.