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Keyboard or Keyboard driver problems.


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#1 Kosh75287

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 06:15 PM

I got my computer virused-up and unvirused thanks to the services of MBAM, and too any others to name.

 

In the process, something's changed with my keyboard. There's a problem with my space bar. When I tap the space bar to separate one word from the next, the cursor doesn't move. When I type the following word, the space appears between the first and second letters of that word.

 

The droll sentence, "The quick red fox jumped over the lazy brown dog." would appear as:

 

"Theq uickr edf oxj umpedo vert hel azyb rownd og ."

 

I can create a space between words by placing the cursor where the space should be, tapping the space bar and tapping the --> arrow key. While this creates a space, it sends the cursor rapidly across the screen, as though I am holding down the space bar.

I can stop its progress by tapping the backspace button, or a button corresponding to a letter.

 

Other than this, the arrow keys are either non-functional, or work as usual. The page-up/page-down buttons work as expected.

 

Because of the uniformity of this dysfunction, I'm inclined to believe that it's a systemic thing, not a mechanical error with the keyboard.

 

Because I had to wipe the drive to get it unvirused, my "restore point" is gone. I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling Windows 7, uninstallling and reinstalling the keyboard driver(s), and updating them. Apparently, I have the most up-to-date iteration of drivers available for Windows 7, already.

 

Before I turn this thing into a very expensive, aerodynamically unlikely clay pigeon, could someone please tell me how to fix this problem?



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 07:28 PM

Did you try a different keyboard?

 

What type keyboard do you have...and where did you get the drivers for it ?

 

System manufacturer and model?

 

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 04:56 PM

The computer is a refurbed Dell E4200 Latitude laptop. I have no idea of the type of keyboard that is integral with the computer. I haven't obtained an external one to try on it, yet. The drivers are the ones which came with it (I assume), If these were changed in the process of the refurb, I'M not aware of it. I don't know how to answer more specifically than this. If someone will tell me what to do, to look on the computer and find out what type of anything I have, I'll CHEERFULLY do it. I'm just not the most skilled when it comes to making troublesome computers less troublesome (aside from turning them into moving targets, which is expensive amelioration).



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Posted 17 November 2014 - 05:26 PM

Try an external, please.

 

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