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Odd XP Keystroke Problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by broodmdh, Nov 23, 2005.

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  1. broodmdh

    broodmdh Thread Starter

    Nov 23, 2005
    I was logged into my system through remote desktop, when someone else attempted to access the same machine locally using the same user account. I was naturally dropped from the connection, but the local user is now experiencing a problem where everything they type is altered in some way. When she used msn messenger to contact me and ask "What's wrong with this keyboard", we both saw "what 5s 4- w5th th5s 2eyb6ard". Everything she types, regardless of the program used (messenger, notepad, word etc), gets scrambled like this. However, when I connect to the machine through remote desktop, I don't experience this problem. This leads me to think that this is not a font-related problem. Can the local keystrokes be misinterpreted? This is beyond the scope of my experience with XP. Any thoughts?
  2. natcom


    Sep 21, 2003
    a simple system restore to a day prior to the problem can fix this problem

    Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.

    On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.

    On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system checkpoint in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next. A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
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