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Keyboard Doesn't Work in Word


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#1 dietzelr

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 01:49 PM

About 2 months ago, my keyboard quit working in WORD. I have no problems typing this post, for example, or cutting and pasting text I am forced to enter into WordPad in order to get it into WORD. I deleted the keyboard file in settings/system/hardware/device manager/keyboards and rebooted. No help at all. My wife's friend installed a Chinese character set that is always there, but I used tb be able to just change to a western font and work on. That doen't even work anymore. In WORD, nothing goes onto the screen when I type. Do I need to run combofix to get rid of a virus? Pleae help.

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 04:41 PM

Do I need to run combofix to get rid of a virus?


Absolutely not. There is no indication of an infection at this point, and even if there were one doesn't perform major surgery and chemo if something much less drastic will work.

Have you tried repairing the Word installation? This article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821593 discusses how you can do that. Scroll down to this heading: "How to Repair or Reinstall Office Programs" about halfway down the page.

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