And then it just stopped doing that.
All the effort to fix it, and it just stopped. I figured I must have accidentally fixed it somehow because I'm a savvy genius and left it at that. About two days ago I attempted to boot my computer, and it wouldn't boot because it could not detect a keyboard. No matter what I did it would not recognize a keyboard, nor would it boot. So I got a new keyboard. It still had to restart it twice before it would boot and just like before it pretty much fixed itself. The only thing I did was use a different keyboard. Granted, all of the aforesaid not working keys work with this keyboard so it's not too terrible of a a trade off, it still means that my computer is not working properly. This keyboard is a spare of my friends mainly because the shift key had a tendency to get stuck. Whatever. It's a minor inconvenience that's well worth it to be able to use prntscrn again. I just press it again and it unsticks.
So I was typing and all of a sudden the shift key got stuck, so I unstuck it. Physically my shift key was unstuck. In fact, physically it never got stuck at all. Digitally I could not turn off the shift key. I google searched as best I could with the god damn shift key stuck and all I got was the same instructions for turning off sticky keys, which are not, and have never been, activated on my PC. Then I took out my old keyboard which no only received power but was also stuck in all caps even though I had just plugged it in. Just like before after about an hour of trying various methods to fix my keyboard it just...fixed itself and started working again. Ironically it did so as I began registering on this website. My PC clearly fears repercussions for it's actions. If I didn't need it for school and work purposes it would be getting a serious time out, let me tell you.
So I'm pretty certain the issue is with something on my PC and not in my keyboard.
What I really need help with is determining what exactly has gone wrong because my funds are extremely limited and if I can avoid replacing my motherboard or reformatting my harddrive I'd sorely like to do so.
Edited by Nrau, 11 May 2012 - 07:46 PM.