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Keyboard Typing Issue


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#1 goofygoober

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 07:53 PM

I operate on a Dell Inspiron 2200 laptop with Windows XP Professional SP2.

My keyboard was working fine earlier today, but then started acting up:

When I type one letter, multiple letters or symbols appear. For example: I type "u" and then "u{vh" appears.

I first restarted my internet browser(firefox), thinking that was the problem but it wasn't. I tried restarting it, but it didn't change anything.

Now I can't log into my laptop because of such an issue.

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 08:01 PM

Does the problem occur if you boot into Safe Mode.

You could try cleaning the keyboard.

Cleaning Laptop Keyboard

How to start Windows in Safe Mode
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#3 goofygoober

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 08:07 PM

Yea, the problem still occurs when I boot up in safe mode.

And the keys aren't pressing at the same time, it's when I press any one of the individual keys.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 02:22 AM

Try plugging a different keyboard in your PC and see if the problem persists. If it doesn't then it means the keyboard you are using is most likely to be faulty. Try it then let us know how it goes :thumbsup: .

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 06:13 AM

Try plugging a different keyboard in your PC and see if the problem persists.


It's a laptop.




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