Posted 15 October 2010 - 10:38 PM
I have just gotten this laptop, on Saturday to be exact, and sometimes out of nowhere, it'll act like I have enabled StickeyKeys (the feature where the computer acts like you're pressing CTRL/ALT/SHIFT + any key, when you're actually only pressing that key. Example, if I press just the S key while in a Word document, it tries to save the document because it thinks that I am pressing CTRL+S.) This really bothers me, and often, I need to just restart my computer to stop it from happening. I have Windows 7 on this laptop, and ironically enough, on my old computer, which had Windows XP, it had SUCH a problem with randomly enabling sticky keys, that I actually had to reinstall Windows because it was literally stuck that way... And now it's happening again with my BRAND NEW laptop. Could this be a virus? Could something I frequently use cause this? Because I don't want this laptop I just spent over $640 on go the way of my old desktop.
As a side note, stickeykeys is NOT actually enabled when this happens. I have went into the control panel to check if it was enabled, and it never is when I check and this is happening. I'm not entirely sure if this actually is a virus or not... It's just what it seems like to me. Any other users encounter this before?