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Keyboard error

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ashermac, May 9, 2011.

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  1. ashermac

    ashermac Thread Starter

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    I have a strange keyboard error, and don't know if this is a setting or something else. Whenever I press a key on the keyboard, I get a number displayed ranging from 0-9 sequentially. So if I press multiple keys or hold down a single key, it comes up as "01234567890123456789"

    I tried uninstalling and then reinstalling the keyboard driver, but that didn't seem to work.

    I recently downloaded Norton and other software from Comcast and noticed a significant reduction in performance (Although the keyboard still worked for a few days after this). I removed some programs from the start-up menu, so I thought that may have been the cause, but even after I restored them all, I still have this error.

    I also have a 1 year old that just loves to play with the computer, so one of my fears is that she somehow managed to change a keyboard setting!!

    I have done some work on my computer, so I don't think I am completely ignorant (I know the disk drive is not a cupholder) but this has me scratching my head

    (Luckily I have a second computer to write this, as my laptop is, for all intents and purposes, useless to me right now)
     
  2. TekTime

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    Do you have "System Restore" enabled, and can you revert back to a day prior to installing the software and getting the keyboard issue, to see if that fixes it?
     
  3. ashermac

    ashermac Thread Starter

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    I will give that a try as soon as I get home. Thanks, I have my fingers crossed!!
     
  4. TekTime

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    No problem, let me know how it goes. :)
     
  5. ashermac

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    All fixed. Thanks!
     
  6. TekTime

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    Cool.....you're welcome!
     
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