My laptop has gone into a strange habit of repeatedly typing the "v" key on its own. (like if I run Notepad it types vvvvvvv ) I looked under the v key and removed what dust was there, but the "vs" continue. This happens when I am not pressing any key on the keyboard. Reinstalling the keyboard driver does not cause the problem to go away.
If I plug a regular keyboard into the computer and use that, the "v"s do not happen.
Ctrl-Alt-Del does not work
When I go to Advanced User Accounts (as instructed by the Dell Help feature) to check the ctrl-alt-del at login box (this forces the user to press ctrl-alt-del at login)
As I check the box...
I got a window from usrmgr (Local Users and Groups)
The window says:
"This computer is running Windows VistaHome Basic
This Snapin may not be used with this version of Windows
To manage accounts for this computer, use the User Accounts tool in the Control Panel."
Computer becomes very sluggish
When I try to close the window it talks about MMC being unable to open, how it failed to create an empty document. I'm trying to figure out another way to check the ctrl-alt-del box...
The moderator in the malware forum believes that this is likely a hardware problem.
If you want I can provide the service tag.
Edited by JayCanney, 13 October 2010 - 11:11 PM.