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Upper Case D is acting weird and its not the keyboard


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#1 Mr Daryl

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 08:52 PM

What I first thought would be a simple keyboard problem apparently isn't. When I type the upper case D using the right shift button, I only can get a lower case "d". When using the left shift button, I get nothing but a cursor flash and no letter at all. If I hit the D key again (2nd time) holding down the left shift button, I do finally get the upper case D and as many as I want thereafter.

What I have done so far: Thinking this was a bad keyboard, I purchased a brand new keyboard.......same problem. I then borrowed the keyboard off my wife's computer which is working well.........same problem on my computer. So not likely a keyboard problem. I then uninstalled the keyboard driver and re-installed it THREE TIMES........still same problem. This is an HP Media Center computer with XP Pro so I downloaded the very latest keyboard driver for this keyboard and installed.........still same problem. Of course I rebooted after each install.

I then went to the PC Doctor diagnostic tools and did the keyboard test which puts a keyboard on the screen and as you press each key, it blanks out the key pressed on the screen. All keys work find except for when I go to upper case with either shift button and type the letter D. Instead of just the D going blank on the screen, the C key and the CTRL key go blank also at the very same time. So for some reason my D key is being translated somewhere into a D, C with the CTRL button signal. How can that be?

I then thought of maybe some shortcuts got activated somehow, but I am the only one using the computer so not sure how that could be. I went to the control panel and under ACCESSIBILITY I uncheck on the shortcut boxes I could find...........rebooted, still got the problem. I am stuck now and don't know what to do?

One more clue, when I lock down the caps lock key, the D key works fine first time every time with either shift key. Any clues as where to look next?

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#2 gully786

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 01:57 PM

Have you tried a system restore to a time this was not occurring (?)

if you have then although very unlikely have you done any virus scans (?)

hope this helps :thumbsup:




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