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{Advice Offered} Keyboard errors

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by cacke, Feb 8, 2000.

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  1. cacke

    cacke Thread Starter

    Feb 8, 2000
    Need help on a keyboard problem...I don't know whether it's software or hardware problem, but on certain keystroke I typed, an "x" was automatically added to my text. This happened when ever I type any text...in any application. So far, problem only noticed when c's are typed. Very annoying!
    example: cacxke, meant to type "cacke"
    example: taccxle, meant to type "taccle"
  2. Paul Nagel

    Paul Nagel

    Sep 19, 1999
    Was everything working and then the error just started happening? If so, did you load any new programs about the same time? There was a recent posting about a similar situation where a program was downloaded and asked to be regestered and it was not. Problems arose soon after and a second person said that a similar thing had happened. Have you tried a different keyboard as they do go bad-get dirty. Check the keyboard on another computer if possible and a different one on yours to see if it is the keyboard or the computer. If you can do this test and it points to the computer, try removing the keyboard from Start>Settings>Control Panel>System Device Manager Tab. Let Windows reinstall the drivers for the keyboard on reboot. Try these sugestions and let us know what you find.
  3. Anne Troy

    Anne Troy Anne

    Feb 14, 1999
    Can you try a different keyboard?

    Sticky keys can sometimes be fixed by hitting right shift key 10 times quickly (I'm not lying!!), and or the culprit key (x) the same way. Try that and if it doesn't work, reboot and type. If it continues, I'd definitely try another keyboard.
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