View Full Version : Weird Problem with Keyboard

28-05-2009, 10:26 AM
I have a standard USB keyboard plugged into my Laptop. Occasionally, as a two fingered typist, my finger hits one of the keys such as shift or control or caps lock accidentally instead of a letter. I don't know that I have done this until I try typing letters specific letters only to find that the letter doesn't respond by typing its name. Instead it types another letter for example, if I was to type "a", it might come out on screen as "c''. This continues for each letter I type. I have found the only way to correct this is to reboot the computer.
What is happening here and is there another way to fix the problem without rebooting?
Thanks for your help:)

28-05-2009, 10:28 AM
Does the keyboard on the laptop respond in the same way?

Would be worth trying a different keyboard if possible.

28-05-2009, 10:34 AM
Hi Wratterus,

Yes it has happened with the keyboard on the lappy too. I am therefore convinced that it is not the keyboard itself...but rather a gremlin under the hood :)

28-05-2009, 11:37 AM
In Regional and Language Options>keyboard is US the only on installed?

28-05-2009, 11:48 AM
Language Options set to English NZ. Keyboard properties indicate that the device is working properly :)

29-05-2009, 06:58 AM
Just a hunch - but maybe you are routinely Hibernating your computers.

I've seen some very weird behaviour from XP after it has hibernated a number of times. Windows needs to be rebooted completely at times to flush out the gremlins.

29-05-2009, 10:32 AM
Go into device manager>right click KB>uninstall.

Reboot, see if that helps.

29-05-2009, 10:34 AM
Go into device manager>right click KB>uninstall.

Reboot, see if that helps.

29-05-2009, 10:55 AM
Thanks Blam and Paul.Cov. No hibernation involved and no difference with KB>uninstall

29-05-2009, 03:44 PM
There was a similar thing that had happened to someone in another forum. He switched the usb port and it worked... apparently it was because the usb wasn't able to convert the binary to the corresponding key...

29-05-2009, 04:02 PM
Sounds like something weird with the keymap

29-05-2009, 04:04 PM
Thanks guys...nothing solved at this point of time but I appreciate your comments:)