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StickeyKeys Like Virus Affecting My Laptop Keyboard? Don't know how to fix?


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#1 Noccy

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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?

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 11:23 PM

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 11:36 PM

I most likely will if it keeps this up, I would just like to figure out if there's nothing I can do beforehand.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 11:42 PM

Maybe, there is some solution to it, but if it was me, I wouldn't even attempt to fix anything on 24 hours old computer.
Who knows, what will go wrong past 30 days return period and later.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 11:44 PM

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 12:22 AM

This computer isn't twenty-four hours old - it was bought LAST Saturday. Not today. To anyone who cares to read this far down, this only seemed to start happening after I installed my Wacom Tablet driver. There was absolutely no issue when I first got the laptop, and I ran it for a few days straight no problem. It was either around when I installed my Wacom Tablet driver, or my Adobe Photoshop CS5, did this start happening.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 12:24 AM

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