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#1 Switters5353

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:29 PM

Hi folks, tonight while using my computer, my number keys started just typing punctuation marks instead of numbers. I tried multiple options to revert it to numbers, but nothing worked. While working on this I noticed that caps lock was malfunctioning as everything I typed with caps off was capitalized, while with caps on was vise versa. After rebooting, when I tried to boot up Firefox, my computer kept attempting to open multiple programs that are adjacent to the Firefox icon on my desktop (the same with Chrome). I shut down and did a cold restart and the issues seem to have disappeared, but is this something I should worry about? I ran Malwarebytes and Panda Cloud antivirus which both came up negative. Any help you can give would be appreciated.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:51 PM

Did you try to restart computer?
Did you try system restore?
Did you try different keyboard?

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#3 Switters5353

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 11:12 AM

I did restart. That didn't fix the problem, but a cold reboot seems to have fixed it for now. I did not do a system restore as, like an idiot, i have backed up in a while. And I couldn't use a new keyboard as this is on my laptop.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 02:31 PM

System restore refers to going back to a time shortly before the issue started. It is not a re-install of the OS.

For future reference, Start Menu/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 07:04 PM

I'm glad to see the issue fixed :thumbsup:

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