Posted 06 September 2007 - 04:51 PM
Try it in a small program, like notepad (with no other programs running):
Click Start, Run... and enter notepad in the textbox. Try typing b and some other letters as well.
Is this a laptop (with the keyboard built-in), or is it a PC with a removable keyboard?
If its a PC then have a look at the connector pins where the cable connects to the back of the PC. If a pin is visibly bent it could cause problems.
Another thing to look at is device manager, to see if there is some sort of hardware driver issue:
Click Start, Run... and type devmgmt.msc in the textbox. Is there anything noteworthy about the keyboard there?
One more thing is to try it in safe mode to see if there is some software conflict that is causing the problem.
Reboot the machine, tapping F8 intermittently. Use the arrow keys to select the Safe Mode option. You will receive an alertbox telling you that you are in safe mode. Click OK. Try typing in notepad again (see the instructions at the start of my post).
Let us know how it goes.
Acer Aspire 5732z
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
Processor: Intel Pentium III Xeon, 2200 MHz
RAM: 3 GB
Display: Mobile Intel GMA 4500M