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#1 chloesmommy

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 08:53 PM

i'm using the onscreen keyboard to type this.


here are the working letters

acdehijklmnopqsuwxyz

plase help! thanks a mill in advannce

Its a dell cpt running 2000 pro

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 10:24 PM

Try updating your Keyboard Driver. To do this Go into Device Manager (Click Start-->Run and type devmgmt.msc )
then expand "Keyboards", and right click on whatever is listed and select "Update Driver"...on mine it shows as "Standard 101/102 -Key or microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard" then say "No Not At this Time" when the wizard comes up and asks if you would like to search the computer.

then on the next question select "Install from a list or specific location ( Advanced )"

then on the next question select "don't Search, I will choose the driver to install"

then in the next screen you should see at least one item (with a green check mark...the green check mark means that it is a compatible piece of hardware). Pick the one that most resembles your keyboard, then click Next. then Reboot

I think that will fix your problem.
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Posted 10 April 2005 - 12:49 PM

Ok, that worked briefly. (last night) then today it wwas messed up again. Wha else can I ttry? It seems to be all the keys surrounding f.(fr45tgbv) thanks!

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 02:01 PM

Ok, after redoing the drive 4 times and rebooting each time, it's working. Why would this be so? this will drive me nutz if this is a daily thing! Any input? Thanks!

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 04:45 PM

Now it's not working again. I upated the driver again. nothing. :thumbsup: Any more suggestions?

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 06:24 PM

Can you get hold of another keyboard to try?

EDIT: Sorry, just noticed it was a laptop.

Edited by tg1911, 10 April 2005 - 07:03 PM.

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 06:50 PM

I bet that you have a bad driver. and when you repair the driver you are getting a good driver (so you are fixing the problem) but this "bad driver" must be tied to your start up. So, I would correct the driver like you have been doing, then go into msconfig (Start->run, then type msconfig) then on the startup tab. look for anything that could be the keyboard (Bad driver) .

Really you can uncheck all of them and you will be fine (these are just programs that are auto starting with your system. they still work, but they don't need to start everytime you boot.

Edited by scarlett, 11 April 2005 - 07:53 PM.

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 08:42 PM

"cannot find file msconfig"

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 11:17 PM

I just noticed that you have Windows 2000. Windows 2000 does not have msconfig by default, however you can get it and install, and then follow my suggestion.

here is a site where you can get MSCONFIG:
http://www.techadvice.com/win2000/m/msconfig_w2k.htm

Follow their suggestions on how to install....then once installed check your startup tab as I suggested.
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Posted 11 April 2005 - 09:47 AM

do these sound virusy to you?

mobsync.exe/logon
cftmon.exe

nothing looked even vaguely related to the keyboard.

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 02:33 PM

ctmon.exe I believe is the language bar that installs with Microsoft Office. It is not necessary unless you are doing alternative input (such as speaking into a microphone instead of typing)

Mobsync.exe is a service that synchronizes Internet Explorer Offline Files. Probably not needed either.

But for the most part you can disable all items from the startup tab (only on the startup tab)...

For a bit more detail on MSCONFIG, you can read up on it on my site...I have a picture on there on what to watch out for (as far as virus/spyware) in your startup tab
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Posted 11 April 2005 - 04:55 PM

What now?

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 05:44 PM

I unchecked and rebooted. Nothing. I ran Adaware and Spybot (thought it might do something) Nada.

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 08:29 PM

Anyone?
Please! :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 12:13 AM

Have you tried another keyboard ?




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