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Keyboard Malfunction

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JDizzi, Nov 28, 2011.

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  1. JDizzi

    JDizzi Thread Starter

    Nov 28, 2011
    Hi everyone, I am stuck with an issue and would like your advice.
    I have a friends Toshiba laptop and whilst downloading/viewing or doing something else he wont admit too, he managed to run something that has altered his keyboard functions.
    IE.. if he presses 'p' he gets '/p'.. if he presses 'w' he gets \w.. if he.. goes on for about a dozen keys.

    Thought a substance is interfering (sticking the keys), but the keys pressed are not only apart from each other they are also combinationkeys.. e.g. z= 'ctrl+a' then z

    I tried...
    * Antivirus scan (norton) (nothing)
    * Anti malware scan (malware bytes) (nothing)
    * Anti spyware scan (spybot) (nothing)
    * Uninstall then reinstall Keyboard (fail)
    * Change keyboard layout from US to random others (fail)
    * Recover to "out of box" (fail)

    (I figured the registry would be instance specific and not persist through the "Recover to 'Out of Box'" reset.)

    * The 'error' continues into the bios. I just accessed and began creating password and the letters type incorrectly there as well..
    Hardware issue?

    Now I think I should try reinstall separately downloaded chipset drivers bios etc...

    I now thought 'Hardware Issue' except I used a keyboard layout creator and custom made a simple layout following the US keyboard standard and all the keys work just as they should. Open the US layout and back to duD :s

    Note: External keyboard works fine so I think it must be the specifically the keyboard software installed has been corrupted/changed

    Any advice?

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