I contacted Gateway via chat and described the problem hoping that they would say it needs replacing or something and he gave me a song and dance about needing to reload the drivers. I said never mind and just took the spacebar off, (I didn't know they just popped off) and I could see the problem, the little 'rubber button' on the circut board was out of alignment with the 'bump' on the underside of the space bar that pushes the rubber button.
So I stuck a thin slice of pencil eraser on the end of the bump and voila' no more run on words. The space bar is perfect now.
Damn I'm good! Drivers? What an idiot!
Thanks for the input, but apparntly I was over reacting to a simple fix.
Edited by WitsEnd, 19 April 2006 - 12:16 AM.