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My Shift key is constnatly pressed even on multiple keyboards


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#1 MrSnrub

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:35 AM

On my Dell GX520 PC, I receive a "Keyboard failure" message during bootup (before the Windows XP loading screen starts), and after Windows XP does start, I can type stuff, but it is in all caps. For example, if I go Start -> Run, I can only type MSCONFIG. Or if I'm clicking icons on the desktop, it acts like the Shift key is pressed, so I'll be highlighting a dozen icons at once. I have already run a full Malwarebytes scan, but that did not fix the problem. The same problem occurs with more than one keyboard, so I assume the problem isn't the keyboard. Please advise on how to proceed. Thanks.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:07 PM

Hello, I have not seen a malware do this. But I'll suggest running SFC. If no joy I would post in Win XP up top.

Please run SFC (System File Checker)
Please run System File Checker sfc /scannow... For more information on this tool see How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files

NOTE for Vista/WIN 7 users..The command needs to be run from an Elevated Command Prompt.Click Start, type cmd into the Start/Search box,
right-click cmd.exe in the list above and select 'Run as Administrator'


You will need your operating system CD handy.

Open Windows Task Manager....by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC

Then click File.. then New Task(Run)

In the box that opens type sfc /scannow ......There is a space between c and /

Click OK
Let it run and insert the CD when asked.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:37 PM

Well I was finally able to run "sfc /scannow". I inserted the XP install CD and all that happened was a window came up that said "Please wait while Windows verifies that all protected WWindows files are intact and in their original versions." A progress bar very slowly filled up, and after about a half hour the progress bar was filled and the window disappeared. The problem still persists, so I guess I should take this to the XP forums.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:22 PM

I think so ... We can still post a DDS log later if needed.
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