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Weird Key Flooding


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#1 peater

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 11:10 AM

Hello,

A few weeks ago my numpad 4 key started flooding a random number of times whenever i pressed it. When playing games, the arrow keys would also flood.

The keyboard was a ps2 type. To see if the motherboard or the keyboard were the problem, i bought a brand new usb keyboard - still the same problem. This told me that the ps2 keyboard was fine and it was less likely that the motherboard was broken.

A friend suggested ESET antivirus and firewall suit. Although it didn't detect any viruses/ keyloggers it stopped the arrow keys from flooding in game. But not the numpad 4.

So, i reformatted my pc - problem still didn't go away. Also, today it's started sending 4 along with other keys, however it's not doing it now.

My CPU temp is normal, CPU voltage is normal, CPU usage is normal, RAM usage is normal, pagefile usage is normal. I *think* i tried it in safemode and i didn't get any flooding.

Are there any more tests i can do to find the problem?

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 11:20 AM

Hi Peater, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

Have you looked in the Device Manager to see if the keyboard is being listed as functioning, or tried to reinstall the drivers for it?

Have you run scans with anything else?

If you do run scan I would suggest that you do this in safe mode if possible.

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#3 peater

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:15 PM

Device manager says the keyboard's ok. I used avast and that didn't find anything either. I tried scanning in safemode but it seemed to get stuck with this message:

name="C:\Documents and Settings\pea\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\O0AJ8080\swflash[1].cab CAB FP_AX_CAB_INSTALLER.exe NSIS", threat="", action="", info="archive damaged"

I'm not sure if it completely froze or was just taking a long time processing it though.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 10:21 PM

Try this:

IE6 or earlier: Tools > Internet Options > Temporary Internet Files > Settings > View Objects

IE7: Tools > Internet Options> Browsing History > Settings >View Objects

Look inside the folder & see if any entries have a yellow mark to the left of it. Right click on it & remove. You can remove them all & let IE reinstall/rebuild them as needed. They sometimes become corrupt, & flushing them out on occasion is not a bad idea. You should then either manually clear out the cache, temp files, cookies, etc.. or run CCleaner & try the scan again.

Edited by hillbillygreek, 06 May 2008 - 10:39 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2008 - 08:07 AM

I don't see why that would make a difference, but i tried it and surprisingly it didn't work. The device is listed as working. Today i installed a brand new mtoherboard, cpu and ram - didn't work.




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