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#1 rvjimzhr

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 08:40 AM

I have an intermittent problem with the keyboard on my HP Pavilion laptop.  More and more frequently  the letters and numbers which appear are gibberish.......as if they are encrypted.  The gibberish seems to appear only in browsers and the Windows search box. There seems to be nothing I can do at the time other than reboot the computer.  When I do reeboot, the problem disappears for awhile and then reappears.  The only other solution is to type in Notepad or Word and then copy/paste to where I am having the problem,.  The problem is intermittent and seems to appear with no consistency, rhyme or reason.  I do have KeyScrambler by QFX Software which I've used for quite some time with no apparent problems.  I wonder if this could be the cause but have not yet uninstalled/resinstalled it.



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#2 Greg62702

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 09:06 AM

Uninstall any third party software.  Use a Xubuntu LiveCD, to see if you get the same behavior.



#3 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:08 PM

A quick look at the FAQs for Keyscrambler suggests that it probably is the cause of your problem, and the solution is to uninstall and re-install. While this question was put in the context of upgrading from Vista to Win 7, it is probably worth doing.

 

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:13 AM

Uninstalled Keyscrambler and will reinstall.  Thanks for the tip.   That's where I was headed originally but thought there might be another issue.






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