Windows XP/Outlook Express Ghost Writing

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Nate505

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I wasn't sure if this was the right forum to put this in, because I don't know if XP or Outlook Express is causing the problem, but here it goes. One of the doctor's for the company I work for has an IBM Thinkpad laptop with Windows XP Professional. She was writing an e-mail today, and all of a sudden, the cursor on the e-mail started to type itself. It wasn't quite typing gibberish, but it was typing sentences that didn't quite make sense (as if a scitzophrenic were talking) all by itself. It is the most bizarre thing I've ever seen before. Can anyone give me any advise? I'll be happy to answer all questions, because I don't have a clue.
 
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First thing I would check is to see if the computer has voice recognition enabled and if there is a mic on the machine that is picking up backround noise (t.v., office conversation, etc.). Many people have experianced this "ghost". I red a story where a couple had a new computer and it started typing their e-mails. Some of it was giberish and misspelled words and then they started seing things like CIA and got worried. This was around 9/11 and they had CNN on 24/7 and it was picking up reports from the t.v. Hence the CIA words.
 

Nate505

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That was it exactly. The voice recognition software was on in the backgroud (it was quite hillarious after I discovered it). Thanks a million for your advice....we have one less freaked out doctor here, which is a good thing (interestingly enough, when we tested it, the word 'CIA' came up even though I didn't say it. I sure wouldn't use it for anything).
 
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