Keyboard typing equals signs by itself

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jasecd

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I'm having a problem with my PC (Win XP home SP1, AMD Athlon 3Ghz, 512mb RAM).

Frequently when I type the letter A or number 1 the PC will insert a = (equals sign) infront of the character. Sometimes the problem stops, but it always returns.

I have no idea how to make it stop, but it is incredibly annoying, especially as I type many documents at home.

Any help will be gratefully received...
 

dustyjay

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If you have access to another computer ar at least another keyboard try it and see if it does the same thing. If it does not then spend about $20 and buy yourself a new keyboard. If it does do the same thing it is probably a driver issue. You could do a repair install of Winxp and keep all of your data intact, if there is a driver issue it will replace the affected driver.
 

jasecd

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Sorry, I forgot to mention that it is a laptop so a new keyboard is out of the question.

Any advice on how to reinstall XP.
 

jasecd

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jasecd said:
Sorry, I forgot to mention that it is a laptop so a new keyboard is out of the question.

Any advice on how to repair/reinstall the keyboard drivers? Or XP if necessary?
 
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