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Keyboard only typing the number 6

Question: Keyboard only typing the number 6

A friend had a malware / virus attack in Chrome. It was a beeping warning that Windows Defender had error 0x80060402. She used the Task Manager to shut down Chrome and then shut off her laptop. When she tried to turn it on again nothing happened, it would not turn on. I now have the laptop, a Lenovo G580. I managed to get it started by removing all power, AC adapter, Battery and CMOS battery. I got to the Win 10 logon screen to enter her password, but no matter what key I press, it only types the number 6 in the password field. I have restarted many times with the same result. If I power down the laptop, it will not start again until I remove all power and the CMOS battery. It will then start up again, after reinstalling CMOS battery and connecting AC power. If I just restart, it will start again. I can not get into the BIOS. The time and date on the lock screen a wrong, but no way to get into the BIOS to change. I removed the hard drive and tried to boot with a boot CD, no luck there either.
I am hoping that the all powerful computer gurus on here can help.

Don

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Answer: Keyboard only typing the number 6

For the moment, my first thought is to try an external KB on it ... Then try booting and BIOS hotkeys, and go from there.

I'd also be sure of a BIOS reset by removing AC, batt and BIOS Batt, then holding power down on it for 30 sec (count it out).
(This works on my HP, may or may not work for the Lenovo, but worth a shot)

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A friend had a malware / virus attack in Chrome. It was a beeping warning that Windows Defender had error 0x80060402. She used the Task Manager to shut down Chrome and then shut off her laptop. When she tried to turn it on again nothing happened, it would not turn on. I now have the laptop, a Lenovo G580. I managed to get it started by removing all power, AC adapter, Battery and CMOS battery. I got to the Win 10 logon screen to enter her password, but no matter what key I press, it only types the number 6 in the password field. I have restarted many times with the same result. If I power down the laptop, it will not start again until I remove all power and the CMOS battery. It will then start up again, after reinstalling CMOS battery and connecting AC power. If I just restart, it will start again. I can not get into the BIOS. The time and date on the lock screen a wrong, but no way to get into the BIOS to change. I removed the hard drive and tried to boot with a boot CD, no luck there either.
I am hoping that the all powerful computer gurus on here can help.

Don

Answer:Keyboard only typing the number 6

For the moment, my first thought is to try an external KB on it ... Then try booting and BIOS hotkeys, and go from there.

I'd also be sure of a BIOS reset by removing AC, batt and BIOS Batt, then holding power down on it for 30 sec (count it out).
(This works on my HP, may or may not work for the Lenovo, but worth a shot)

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I own a Lenovo 3000 y410  and as my title indicates it is constantly typing q even without  touching the keyboard.This doesn't seem like it is a physical problem because i was able to take the key totally off ( so that there was nothing on the sensor), and clean this area with compressed air. Even while the key was not there the problem continued, so it is not just a jammed key or anything.Could this be some other issue?Thanks

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I bought a Lumia 640 in China as my office phone and every time I manually enter a phone number, e.g. 185-12345678, it always shows up as 1(851)2345678. I change the Region, Location and Language to different countries and it still remains the same.

Answer:How to change phone number format when manually typing in phone number?

Open the Phone App > ellipsis (. . .) > settings > International Assist should be toggled to off
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hi,i have a laptop and only two of the ten keys type anything.... the keys arent locked, and im stuckplease help

Answer:only two number keys are typing

Do you have antivirus protection? Also, have you installed any new hardware/software directly BEFORE this issue occurred?[glb]Flame[/glb]

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I have an IdeaPad U530 touch, about 2 weeks old. Suddenly, the numeric keypad is not typing numbers, but is executing the functions associated with those numbers (up, down, left, right, etc). I have rebooted, checked the keyboard drivers, toggled num lock off/on, browsed all the settings I could think of that might apply. No luck.  Any suggestions?

Answer:Number keypad not typing numbers

hi OhOh2013,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Can you try to boot in Safe Mode and test the numpad keys.
 
If the numkeys still doesn't work in Safe Mode, download and install Passmark's Keyboard Test. If the numkeys aren't responding in the test, I recommend you contact lenovo and report your findings (they'll most likely ask you to send the unit for service).
 
 
Regards

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Hi, I bought a Lenovo Essential G580 on 15th May 2013. Everything was working perfectly until yesterday when my keyboard started to type random characters. I had just put my laptop to sleep on the night of 20th July 2013 and when I switched on the laptop on the evening of 21st July 2013 the keyboard started typing random stuff. There has been no spillage on the laptop as its safely covered on my table and I am the only one living in my room. Also to make sure its not because of a software glitch, I tried the following: 1. Restarted the system multiple times2. Went to an earlier System restore point. (Tried 5 different one's)3. Refreshed the system4. Took a backup and Formatted the whole hard disk and reinstalled Windows.5. Switched off the laptop for the night and tried switching it on today morning. None of the above helped. So obviously it is not a software problem. (FYI: The Onscreen Keyboard just works fine) A few example stuff which I get when I press the keys: CAPS Lock: WX (When I press Caps lock key it types WX along with it so the pattern goes like this: WXwxWXwxWXwx and so on if you keep pressing caps lock)q: When I press q its types a tab with qwm: its types yum instead of mw: works like caps lock key. Turns on Caps and types WX too.x: same as wBackspace: Backspace deletes one character and along with that presses the enter key too The keys in the middle row i.e.. asdfghjkl are all working fine. The problem seems to be with t... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Essential G580 Keyboard Malfunctioning (Keyboard typing unnecessary characters)

hi bijoy3d,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
What you can try is to reseat the keyboard ribbon (see page 49-51 of the hardware maintenance manual). If that doesn't work, there's really something wrong with the physical keyboard and you need to contact lenovo support for service.
 
 
Best regards,
neokenchi

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Windows 10
Start - Settings - Ease of Access - Keyboard

Everything here is off. If i turn on the On-Screen Keyboard no keys are Highlighted (indicating they are depressed/stuck )
When I use the hard keyboard and sometimes even the onscreen keyboard its as if either Ctrl, Alt Win or something are pressed down as it just types shortcuts.
EG:

-H- typed into chrome browser address bar via onscreen keyboard types as normal
-H- typed into chrome browser address bar via hard keyboard brings up -Chrome://history- But now also on the onscreen keyboard Ctrl is Highlighted.
I click on the onscreen keyboard to deactivate the now highlighted Ctrl button and try again. Now things are different, as now both the onscreen keyboard and the hard keyboard both bring up ?Chrome://history- when -H- is typed ( Shift is not depressed )

This seems to randomly cycle one min onscreen keyboard works fine, next the keyboard works fine or they either work or none of the work rendering the computer useless.

I cant help feel it?s a software issue but im no pro and I don?t have an additional external keyboard to try but as the onscreen and hard keyboard work ok for a while sometimes I assume something is up and that?s what brought me here.

Hopefully this is clear enough to be understood and to help others who may have the same issue.

Thank you so much for your time.

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In -Device Manger ? Keyboards-
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It's a IdeaPad Z470. When I type any number it writes down number 1 repeatedly. When it repeats, it stops when I press "CTRL" key.And most of time type number 1 does nothing, nothing is wroten down.Using an USB keyboard there is no problem at all. Any help? Thanks in advance.

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typed numbers shouldn't be highlighted, how can i type the password in the bus or metro? it is very easy to spot the password...

Answer:How do I disable number highlighting when typing password to unlock screen?

Every device does this as far as I know, iPhones and Android. If people are close enough to see what buttons you're pressing, not having them highlighted won't change anything. If you're worried about strangers seeing your pin try using a longer one, no one will memorise it on one glance.

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Hello,I would like to purchase a UK keyboard for a W700ds. I am looking for one from an older generation laptop which does not suffer from the loud/hollow sounding keys, a 'feature' of the current keyboard. Can anybody give me the part number for a UK layout keyboard which will fit a W700ds without modification and does not suffer from the 'loud' keys? It would appear that using a keyboard from an older generation laptop is suitable solution to the loud/hollow sounding keys which many W700ds (and others) suffer from. More information here: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/W700-keyboard-flex-hollow-sounds/td-p/124918 Thanks!  













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Answer:W700ds UK Keyboard Part Number - To replace 'loud/hollow' keyboard

Language P/N (ALPS) P/N (Chicony) P/N (NMB) U.K. English 42T3233 42T3297 42T3167 are all suitable.

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I have a Dell 2400 Series desktop computer.  The number block on the right side of keyboard does not work.  I thought it might be the keyboard, so I ordered a new keyboard from Dell.  New keyboard arrived;, installed --- no success.  Same problem. Why doesn't the number block work.  However, the top row of numbers does work. 

Answer:Keyboard. Number block on right side of keyboard does not work. ..

Make sure you have num lock on.

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hi there,

would really appreciate some help as am out of ideas. in summary:

- spilled coffee on my old keyboard (generic hid compliant, usb) so some keys not working
- bought a new keyboard (generic hid compliant, usb)
- new keyboard recognized but cannot type. works fine on other pcs
- old keyboard works and types fine (except for some keys due to coffee spill)
- installed uninstalled drivers and keyboard, no joy
- in bios, usb keyboard enabled, detected for both, legacy option enabled
- ran restore previous config that worked, no joy
- reverted to old registry backup, no joy
- deactivated firewall HIPS, no joy
- tested all usb ports, working fine
- tested new mouse, generic hid compliant, usb; worked fine

can i request some help or advice? am running an intel 2ghz dual cpu with windows xp 2002 sp3 with 1gb ram.

thanks in advance
 

Answer:New keyboard not typing, old keyboard working

Since you've only tried one new keyboard, it cannot be ruled out that you had the bad luck to get a faulty one.
 

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New keyboard not typing, old keyboard working

hi there,

would really appreciate some help as am out of ideas. in summary:

- spilled coffee on my old keyboard (generic hid compliant, usb) so some keys not working
- bought a new keyboard (generic hid compliant, usb)
- new keyboard recognized but cannot type. works fine on other pcs
- old keyboard works and types fine (except for some keys due to coffee spill)
- installed, upgraded, uninstalled ALL drivers and keyboard, no joy
- in bios, usb keyboard enabled, detected for both, legacy option enabled
- ran restore previous config that worked, no joy
- reverted to old registry backup, no joy
- deactivated firewall HIPS, no joy
- tested all usb ports, working fine
- tested new mouse, generic hid compliant, usb; worked fine
- tried a ps2 adaptor, some keys responsive after prolonged press but all accessibility options turned off
- ps2 ports working, tested with mouse only
- old keyboard works on other PCS also
can i request some help or advice? am running an intel 2ghz dual cpu with windows xp 2002 sp3 with 1gb ram.

thanks in advance
 

Answer:New keyboard not typing, old keyboard working

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Started a few days ago and has gotten progressively worse. Keyboard keeps typing stuff, not actual words just stuff like ?&!!!!!$ or the back button etc. Sometimes it's gone for a few hours and then it comes back even worse. I ran AVG which found nothing, Malwarebytes which found 4 infected files and deleted them, and Search and Destroy which deleted what it found. And yet, the problem persists.

I don't have access to the original Windows CD so I'm unable to reboot.

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions as I am way out of my element here.



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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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Answer:Keyboard Typing On It's Own

Bump, please.

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HELLO ALL!!this happened 2 weeks ago and became already a serious and unfixable problem for me..., hope someone can help me, this is the story: i installed a program and 2min. later i decided to uninstall it, while the uninstallation process the computer gave me an error which i dont remember but then a pop-up displayed "successfully uninstalled" so i restarted windows, the problem begun here, since then the pc boots-up normally but when i press down any key to type my password the mouse's pointer gets completely freeze and nothing is been typed(all this in the "password" screen, it never gets access to windows) this with a PS/2 keyboard. I though the PS/2 connector was damaged or something so i changed the keyboard for an USB one, now the mouse pointer moves around ok but still cannot type a thing, therefore still can get into windows    , i tried already in SAFE MODE and going back to the last good config. but that didn't solve the problem, I CAN NAVIGATE THE BIOS AND MAKE CHANGES BUT IT SEEMS THAT THE LETTER KEYS DONT WORK.... the new keyboard works fine in other PCs.        HELP!!

Answer:KEYBOARD NOT TYPING

ME AGAIN, SORRY I FORGOT TO SAY THAT I HAVE WIN XP PRO, SP2.....  THANKS

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on my keyboard to type a "@" i type "Ctr+Alt+Q". it works overall expect when I am in outlook 2010 trying to enter an email address - i.e. when I need it most.

Answer:keyboard not typing @

You don't say where you are I'll bet your '@' key is available if you press the 'Shift' and '2' keys (US keyboard), or the 'shift' and ' key (UK keyboard). If so it's because your laptop's keyboard is set to the wrong location. Go into Control Panel, 'region and language', then the 'keyboard & language' tab - change to whichever location your keyboard is from."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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Hello all;
 
recently, my ASUS laptop keyboard has been acting really erratic. Some examples are that every time I press a key, it types a different key or another key along with it, some keys simply don't work at all, and some keys just initiate some kind of massive sequence of autotyping a single character or random characters.
 
At first, I thought something must be wrong with the physical keyboard itself, but the day after I noticed the issue (which is actually today), I discovered some functions of my internet browsers aren't working probably either and not only because of the unknown keystrokes. Some of the website certificates I visited suddenly weren't trusted.
 
To go along with that, the touch pad I use to navigate and click on items tends to go in and out, but the actual two mouse buttons work fine. Another strange quirk when I opened notepad was that somehow the auto-key strokes started typing my computer's date and time!
 
I have run the latest MalwareBytes anti-malware with a full-scan and did remove some malicious objects, but the problem still remains. Could I have a virus/key-logger? Can anyone help?
 
Thanks for any assistance

Answer:Keyboard typing on its own

Have you tried using another keyboard?
What model Asus is it?
 
The certificate problem could be the computer clock is off which usually means a bad CMOS battery.
 
EDIT:  Any chance some liquid could of been spilled on it?

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So I decided to clean my usb keyboard so I opened it with some screw drivers, little did I kow the re-assembly would be so difficut. There where these little plastic pieces for each key but they where loosly placed on some plastic sheets. I did my best at placing everything and pluged it in.

It won't type now. First time it wasn't typing but then I did something, and it typed again but a couple keys where not, so I reopened, placed and tried again. Now it's not typing at all. I'm on the on-screen kb and when I press num lock and caps lock the little green lights do turn on the usb keyboard.

I've tried uninstallng and reinstalling the drivers many times but it doesnt work. Also, for some reason, 2 HID KB devices appear, and it keeps installing one of them when scanning for plug n play devices, even when it's not plugged in.

So help please, thanks!

Answer:USB Keyboard not typing

Its corrupted now. Better purchase a new one. Never open the keyboard to its last level(separating the plastic sheets), it damages your keyboard for life.

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Whenever I type on my Logitech G510, it doesn't type any characters but when I press "f" it'll bring up recent searches and responds, I'll edit as soon as I'm able to test the keyboard on a different computer, do any of you have any Ideas? When I go into device manager it shows that the device is responding correcting and is not reporting any issues.
EDIT: The keyboard is functioning on another computer.
 

Answer:Keyboard isn't typing

Restart your computer. You have a stick key problem. I forgot what exactly it is called and how to cure it without restarting since I had this issue, but it was a while ago.
 

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So I decided to clean my usb keyboard so I opened it with some screw drivers, little did I kow the re-assembly would be so difficut. There where these little plastic pieces for each key but they where loosly placed on some plastic sheets. I did my best at placing everything and pluged it in.

It won't type now. First time it wasn't typing but then I did something, and it typed again but a couple keys where not, so I reopened, placed and tried again. Now it's not typing at all. I'm on the on-screen kb and when I press num lock and caps lock the little green lights do turn on the usb keyboard.

I've tried uninstallng and reinstalling the drivers many times but it doesnt work. Also, for some reason, 2 HID KB devices appear, and it keeps installing one of them when scanning for plug n play devices, even when it's not plugged in.

So help please, thanks!
 

Answer:USB keyboard not typing

Did you buy a new keyboard to replace the broken one?
 

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Hi
 
I got a laptop One K56-3N2 (Clevo P157SM) and it's keyboard keeps typing "\" without me pressing it. I tried cleaning the key but the problem persisted. I tried turning the "\"-key off / remapping it with an aplication and it did work in a way. I could remap the "\"-key to do something else, like to be a left arrow, and when i press it did work like a left arrow but it still wouldn't stop typing "\" without me pressing it. 

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my colleague at work uses a Dell Inspiron 1501, 512mb ddr2-4300, AMD mobile turion 64 2.0ghz running windows xp sp2, which i just updated to sp3
We have just reinstalled windows xp, as it was full of rubbish and we wanted to improve the speed of it
before i reinstalled, i noticed that on my computer properties, it said that the cpu was running at 797mhz, however at times it does go back up to 2.0ghz.
It still does this after the reinstall.
The main issue is that there is almost constant keyboard lag, each letter will take a few seconds delay before it is on the screen.
I have tried everything i know, has anyone else had this problem before??
Could it be anything to do with the cpu freq issue? or ram?
any help is greatly appreciated

Answer:keyboard/typing lag

If you've only got 512meg of ram for XP, then you only have HALF enough.
Dell is famous for NOT installing enough ram for the installed OS.

That computer will run MUCH better with a full gigabyte and even better yet with TWO.

When the keyboard is lagging it means that the CPU is too busy to service the keyboard. The keyboard has a very low priority.

Without enough ram, your OS is living off of the hard drive. That's over a thousand times slower than the ram it should be using.

Then if you've loaded some heavy duty, resource hog, like Norton, all bets are off for getting any kind of performance out of that underpowered system.

You could also have services that you don't need and background programs that you don't need....running all the time and just sucking up system resources.

Get more Ram.

Shadow

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Hey gang, maybe someone out there can help me with this?

Every now and then, for some unknown reason, my keyboard gets a mind of it's own and begins typing letters I didn't strike.

It only happens when I'm already typing, like I'll be writing something and suddenly my word will turn into "week444444444444."

For some odd reason, a group of numbers just show up sometimes, inserting themselves into words I'm typing.

I'm wondering if it's because I currently use a device to share a keyboard and mouse between two computers. Maybe once I unhook that device, things will work normally. Though I'm not having that problem on the other computer sharing the keyboard, so that might not be it.

I dunno, it's mighty confusing. I can live with it, though if there's a way to fix it, I'd certainly love to give it a shot.

Anyone out there got any suggestions? I'd sure appreciate them!

Cheers,

Snaithbert
 

Answer:Keyboard Typing On It's Own?! Very Odd

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Hey guys! I have got a weird problem with my laptop! when i am typing on keyboard, and i press certain keys, it is not typing what it should. I checked the keyboard configuration, it is on US standard, it is not British English or something else, I read somewhere that it can happen because of BIOS, so I updated it.
thanks

Answer:Keyboard typing not what it should

as you are using a laptop have you tried the manufacturers website for a keyboard driver?

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Hi. I am using on-screen keyboard right now because my keyboard infinitely types M's if I touch it. Also, it continues typing M's on its own. I have tried taking the keys off and cleaning underneath, but that doesn't work and the key doesn't appear to be stuck down. It didn't type random M's when I restarted it the first time, but now even at login on start up it types M's. Does anyone have any idea what I should do? Thank goodness for on-screen keyboard though, eh?

Answer:keyboard typing by itself

it sounds like the spring is gone on the keyboard.

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My laptop keeps typing q by itself but stops when I type in another letter.After it stops the letter q stops working at all.After a few minutes the same thing happens all over again.When I use a USB keyboard the letter q works but it doesn't work on my laptop keyboard.The touchpad stops working when q keeps typing as wellWhat should I do?

Answer:My hp envy 15 keyboard keeps typing q by itself.

DayanPlease do a hard reset and check:http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01684768Please test keyboard using UEFI tool:http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03467259RegardsVisruth

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My girlfriend's dad's computer is only typing these vowels on they keyboard, nothing else. I noticed you had entered late into a thread about this earlier in the year, in January. Is there any chance I could get some help fixing this for him? We just upgraded from Windows XP to 7 for him on a p.o.s. old machine with only about 35GB.

Answer:Keyboard on Windows 7 only typing ÁÉÍÓÚ

If you can provide a link to the other thread it might save repeating any suggestions that didn't help. Also could you let us know the make and model number of the computer - laptop or PC etc.Have you tried another keyboard (external one if it is a laptop)?Did this happen after the upgrade?Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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my hp pavillion x2 stopped typing randomly after startup. they keyboard works, airplane mode, volume, and brightness still work. everytime i use the normal keys it makes a clicking noise but doesnt type. so what should i do? ive restarted, fully shut down. disconected the keyboard and reconnected...someone please help. im using the touch screen keyboard to type this and cannot continue to do the rest of my work like this. please give suggestions. thanks in advance. 

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My keyboard has been acting up. When in a word processor (this happens in Word Pad and Microsoft Works), ///////// starts randomly being typed on my screen without me doing anything. Caps lock also randomly turns on.
Any helps is greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Keyboard typing errors

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Hi,
I've been having a problem for several weeks, when I start typing nothing is recognised for a few seconds. Its not lag because I'm not wireless and at I've tried typing doesn't catch up. Even typing this, keys don't react all the time.
I did think that this was my keyboard to start with but I've changed it and to start with everything seemed fine but things are now back to what they were before.
Any ideas from anyone?

Answer:Keyboard not always responding when typing

USbdeview use it to remove all the non connected usb devices as they may be causing driver conflict to your USb keyboard

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I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7. Attached to the laptop is a 21” monitor and a usb/wireless keyboard and mouse. Everything has worked fine until this week.
When I start typing on the keyboard – either the laptop keyboard or the usb keyboard - it correctly types the first letter; thereafter it proceeds to display all the number and letters on the keyboard starting from the top left and running l to r regardless of what is actually being typed.
The keyboard is OK; I have tried it on an older laptop also running Windows 7. The keyboard settings seem to be OK, set to United Kingdom (also tried USA but with same result).
Ironically, the keyboards run OK in Word (hence this posting) but resorts to gibberish in browsers (all browsers).
At 70+ years of age, I don’t pretend to be a computer whiz kid but I am coming to the conclusion that I next need to uninstall and then reinstall Windows and if that does not rectify the problem, buy a new computer.
But before I do, anyone any bright ideas?

Answer:Keyboard typing gibberish

Sounds more like you have a virus / malware of some description if its only happening in browsers.
What protection programs do you have? I think you need to scan for virus and malware.

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My Keyboard Suddenly Cannot Type Or Press Any Buttons On It Like Caps Lock Or Enter Or Scroll Lock
The Keyboard Is Fine And It's New I Tried Restarting But It Dosen't Worked
PLS HELP I NEED TO WORK

Answer:Keyboard Not Working When Typing??

If it's a laptop try an external keyboard if it's desktop unplug then replug the keyboard failing that try another keyboard i have a couple of cheapo keyboards for my desktop/laptop. we really need more information,another thing to do is go into device manager uninstall the keyboard and restart your machine.

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Hello, A question from a clueless lenovo newbie - I've had my ideapad flex 14 for about a year and while the touchscreen works perfectly, the option to type using the touchscreen keyboard doesn't come up.  So if I touch an area to type into, I get a blue arrow/tag, but no keyboard...as if i got disabled somehow... I hoep that makes sense... Has anyone else had this problem? If anyone has any recommendations, please get in touch! Thank you, Louise

Answer:Touchscreen typing/keyboard

Dear Louise 
 
Welcome in lenovo community
 
The keyboard may be disabled so please follow the below steps :-
 
1- Right click on the taskbar
2- click on Propertise
3- Go to toolbar tab
4- Make sure that touchpad keyboard is checked 
 
Let me know
 
Thanks
Alaa





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when i press the (G) button i comes up (g5) when i try to scroll down it just takes me to full screen. please help!

Answer:my keyboard is not typing correct

i tried another keyboard it works fine

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Whenever I type on the following letters, numbers, or certain keys, the semi colon sign (;)would appear beside them.They are: 2;4;7;9;0;e;p;l;b;n;?:/;What should be done?

Answer:Keyboard typing Issue

Try a different keyboard for starters.

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I have a cordless keyboard and mouse, i checked to make sure my batteries was okay and still nothing is working on the keyboard, only the mouse works, what can I do? HELP

Answer:My cordless keyboard isn't typing anything

localdiva47, driver issue? Think I'd be inclined to replace or update for openers. Could well be something else, but it's fairly easy for a file to get corrupted and throw a wrench in the works.HTH.Ed in Texas.

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Hello all i have been having a problem off and on with my keyboard on my asus laptop, sometimes when i press the L key i get a/ instead and when i press the o key i get yt instead of O, I don't really know what is wrong with or making it do that, it is annoying. Sometimes when I hold the shift key for a few seconds and turn on the filter keys and then turn them right back off it goes away but comes back later, has anyone else had this problem, or know what i should do to fix it? Any help would be appreciated. I am running windows 7 on the laptop and purchased it new in feb 10

Answer:keyboard not typing right keys

"purchased it new in feb 10"It should still be under warranty...sounds like you have a hardware problem and I would contact them immediately and request service on the laptop. Just make sure to save all your important docs and files before sending it away.Chances are they may reformat your drive and lose all, or they will replace the keyboard and still set it back to a factory installation.Too many people send their laptops off and lose all their valuable files not knowing ahead of time.Good LuckSome HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/498565/typing-stops-randomly/ - Hamluis.
 
 
I'm having the exact same thing on my Dell laptop. Are there any answers? The Dell has a Touch-pad disable button on top row to left of 'Insert' key.

Answer:Keyboard/Typing Issues

I'm having the exact same thing on my Dell laptop. Are there any answers?
 
1) Please don't bump old posts. If you have a problem, start your own thread. Help will come faster that way usually.
2) This is almost always caused by the fact that the user of the laptop accidentally hits their trackpad with their wrist while typing, causing the cursor to move and click someone else, losing focus of the text box they were typing in. Some laptops are more prone to this due to their design.
 
The solution is:
 
1) Be more careful and don't hit the trackpad.
2) Use a mouse and disable the trackpad.
3) Disable trackpad's tap-to-click feature (if possible).

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When i start my computer, the key "n" keeps typing automatically. The more i delete it, the more it types.
I have run a virus scan but nothing got sorted.
I had reinstalled my keyboard also through device manager.
Eventually I cleaned the entire keyboard but nothing happened.

Please help.
 

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My laptop is a HP G5056EA and I recently installed windows 7 on it. Its running perfectly except that when im typing the little flashing line will skip back a few words at random. Ive never had this problem before installing windows 7 so Im assuming its a problem with that..

Its not my finger touching the pad which was my intial thought

any thoughts?

Answer:Problem with keyboard and typing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by feargalr


My laptop is a HP G5056EA and I recently installed windows 7 on it. Its running perfectly except that when I'm typing the little flashing line will skip back a few words at random. Ive never had this problem before installing windows 7 so I'm assuming its a problem with that..

Its not my finger touching the pad which was my initial thought

any thoughts?


.
Regarding your touch pad, did you actually disable it to confirm it's not interfering? There's usually a key combination for toggling the pad off/on. Check your keyboard for sticking keys. You could also plug in an external keyboard to see if it makes a difference.

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I can be typing along and all of a sudden, everything I type if gibberish. The only way to clear this is to reset my pc. Is this a problem that can be corrected or do I have gremlins living on my motherboard? It happens on both my 32-bit laptop and my 64-bit workstation.
- Ray

Answer:Keyboard typing garbage

Originally Posted by rployko


I can be typing along and all of a sudden, everything I type if gibberish. The only way to clear this is to reset my pc. Is this a problem that can be corrected or do I have gremlins living on my motherboard? It happens on both my 32-bit laptop and my 64-bit workstation.
- Ray



Hello Ray and welcome to the forums

Is this an internal or external keyboard?

Tom

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Just today, I started noticing some problems with my keyboard on my Windows XP Media Edition SP2 desktop computer. Every time I push a certain key regardless if I'm typing a post such as this or not, something unusual will occur. Here is some examples:

- Typing "E" will open My Computer.
- Typing "U" will open up the Utility Manager along with Microsoft Narrator.
- Typing "L" will log me out of my account.
- Typing "M or D" usually minimizes stuff such as Internet Browsers and takes me back to the desktop.
- Typing "R" brings up that Run Program field that you can access from the Start Menu.
- Typing "B" will make the current window inactive.
- Typing "F" will open the Search window for locating files on the computer.

Besides the letter "M", typing those letter mentioned above can only be typed by holding the shift button. So far, I tried turning off my computer and then turning it back on. The keyboard did work normally for about 5 minutes before the problem appeared again. I am now lost on what to do next. That keyboard is the only keyboard I have and it is a PS/2 type keyboard if that helps.
 

Answer:Typing on my keyboard has become a hassle.

You've got a stuck CTRL key. The things that open are exactly what would open if you used CTRL-[key]. Gently remove the CTRL key and clean around the contact. If you are getting sticky keys then it's easier to buy a new keyboard than to fiddle with a failing one. If you can borrow a keyboard then use it to test the system - I'm confident that the problem is as above.
 

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I'm searching for a cover like this: eBay linkIt should be able to type as well... Any ideas?

Answer:Y2P keyboard cover (also allows you typing)

What is wrong with the one you linked above? Aside from the fact that it cannot type for you?  I too bought one that showed a different laptop. I did so under the premise that the title described the product and figured the owner was being lazy. The thing fit perfectly and was priced similarly. 

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Certain keys are not working at all and other ones bring up all sorts of characters

Answer:keyboard not typing what i enter

If it happened recently, try a system restore.It could be some type of language setting that was inadvertently set.Uninstall keyboard in device manager and restart, it should detect and load the correct drivers.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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Sometime ago I spill water on my keyboard, on the area of character '1'. And ever since the key '1' keeps typing himself when unneeded.
After the splitting I detached the keyboard and dried it, I cleaned it several times after it too. When nothing helped I even switched to a brand new keyboard, but even this didn't help.
So if the problem not in the keyboard, where it can be? Maybe it's the old connections of the keyboard and laptop? Maybe the connection is a little wrong? Or on what another levels the problem might be..

Guys I'll be grateful for answers and advices, really want t solve this problem
 

Answer:Keyboard keeps typing a character

Try re-seating the keyboard connector to the motherboard connector
 

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When I use the spacebar / appears. When I press return # appears, when I use the back delete button a [ appears. How can I restore the usual setting?I have done a system restore, switched the laptop on and off. It has not restored the usual keyboard. I have tried all the function keys. Please could someone help me with a solution to restore the keyboard's usual settings. Thanks

Answer:Keyboard typing different keys from what it normally does

This just started suddenly? No spilling of any liquid or other "abuse" of the computer? It sounds to me like the keyboard gets the wrong signals - not even enabling num lock or anything of the kind should result in such behavior - the space bar, return and back key are all pretty much the same on all keyboard-types - unless you've installed some sort of key-remapper (which is highly unlikely, given you've done a system restore) - which makes me wonder - have you run a keyboard test from the BIOS/startup diagnostic?Most likely it's a shot keyboard, given that no abuse has taken place - run the diagnostic test on the keyboard, and see what turns up.





--------------------------------------------------------------------------------IT-technician, running my own company in Bergen, NorwayThinkpad T61, 8895CTO C2D 2Ghz/4GB/120GB SSD/1400x1050

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My computer starting acting funny a couple weeks ago, about the same time I started getting a nasty little message about my hard drive going to fail iminantly. My keyboard started to skip while I was typing. It's not like it would take a second to two to catch up, it just wouldn't register anything I typed. I would have to wait for it to quit doing whatever it was doing (usually about a two seconds) and then it would work again. It did it about every 10-15 key strokes. My mouse also started freezing while I was trying to move it.

I replaced my hard drive tonight and it is still doing the same thing. I have no idea what could be causing it.

The computer is a HP Pavilion ZE4145 (notebook) running Windows XP.

Any ideas?

Answer:keyboard skipping while typing?

delbuort,

What about the usual stuff? vrii,adware,.spyware....Did you check those?

codes

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 th l My keyboard is malfunctioning ever since Windows did an automatic update. I actually typed above: ?e the people and all that typed is what you see. I am using my touch screen keyboard to type this explanation and it works fine. I have pressed shift-fn-num lock with no help. Pressed Alt-Num Lock and Ctrl-Num Lock as well. No help. I changed the keyboard location per instructions read on these forums. I also restarted. No help. The top row of letters will not print with the exception of these five letters and characters ty[]\ Below are the only keys that type correctly. As you can see it is the top row of letters that are malfunctioning.  1234567890-=ty[]\asdfghjkl;'zxcvbnm,./ windows 10hp pavilion model 15-n225nr Please stop the madness ... thanks! 

Answer:Keyboard not typing correctly

Hi You may try a simple test open command prompt and type the letter and see if every thing works fine. If mis-match it will be a Hardware issue if works fine go to device manager and uninstall the Keyboard driver and restart the unit.

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The keyboard on my laptop is not inputting some of the keys I press and typing the wrong things on the screen eg. I type b and on the screen it says bn. Also some letters don't show up at all and the number keys don't work either. Caps lock and shift also don't work! The comp stared beeping a lot on startup and shut down and the number lock light wouldn't go off, but I seem to have resolved this by reinstalling ME And works suite. I can't reinstall word until this problem is fixed as I can't type the registration code!!I have checked that the language is set to the right thing.Please help :p

Answer:Keyboard not typing properly!

Try another keyboard??

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So I have had multiple keyboards over time on my PC and all of them seem to type symbols such as; ~ and " twice and then not at all
I will show an example, so I go to type a dash (~) but when I do nothing appears, but when I do it again 2 (~~) appear or when I click space it appears?
This can happen with multiple symbols but not letters or words . . .
Any help, It is very hard to explain but if I need to post a video I will
Thanks

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i ve tried another keyboard but no useits typing " instead

Answer:my keyboard is not typing @ (at) symbol

try this keep hold of shift and 2 on the top numberboardthis normally happens when you reinstall windows with the american keyboard settingsif you want to change it back to normalInstructions for Windows XPClick Start and then Control PanelIn Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View (top left corner)Open Regional and Language Options.Click on the Languages tab.Under Text services and input languages, click on the Details button.Under Installed services, click Add.In the Add Input Language dialog box, choose the input language and keyboard layout or Input Method Editor (IME) you want to add.Click OK twice. You should now see a language indicator in the System Tray (located at bottom right hand corner of the desktop by default). You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by pressing the Alt + Shift keys

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when i type on my keyboard its comming like this,t as t4, y as y7, 8 as 82, etc.How can i solve it. Please help

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I have a wired keyboard plugged  in to USB port.  in device manager, keyboard is listed and it shows that keyboard is working. when I go into device  manager and adjust speed of type, I can type letters and they are displayed,however, no where else is the keyboard typing recognized. The wired mouse works.  I have tried plugging the keyboard  in to other ports, I have updated the drivers, I have uninstalled the keyboard and restarted the computer but nothing works.  I am using the touch keyboard at the bottom with my mouse to type this

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Hi,

I have a ACER 4520 laptop which is part of my work package with the western australia education dept. just this last week my keyboard has gone funny. It doesn't put in the letters correctly when striked so when i enter an m i might get a mh if I type an n i might get a comma and then and n ,n. This is making life difficult to say the least when typing school work. Does anyone have any ideas. I run the departments macfee and use the free superanti spyware. does anyone thi,nk it is a worm or keyboard fault? Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated.

viki,ng
 

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I have a Dell Dimension 3000 computer with the Dell keyboard that came with it. I've had it for almost 5 years. The past few weeks, I've had problems with the keyboard not inputting the letters I type. I'll type a sentence or 2 and look up to see only 1/2 of the first sentence is there.
This mostly happens when I'm posting on online forums. It has yet to happen when I'm working in Word.

Any ideas anyone?
Thanks
Barbara

Windows XP Home Edition
 

Answer:Keyboard not typing all the letters

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Can someone help please? When I am typing whether it be in explorer or any other program my words are showing up backwards. Anyone know whats causing this?

Answer:Keyboard is typing backwards!

1.  What operating system and service pack level are you using; e.g.  Windows XP Home Edition SP2?2.  Boot into Safe Mode, which loads a basic set of drivers, to see how it performs.  Safe Mode also disables much of the software scheduled to load at startup (so there's less exposure to virus/malware activity).As you power up your system, tap the F8 key about once per second or faster.  Hopefully you'll see a startup menu with an option to boot into Safe Mode.  Use the up/down arrows of the key to select an item.  Select Safe Mode item and hit Enter key.3.  Try a different keyboard.4.  Run a malware scan.

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laptop typing ++++. no virus. no malware .seen.whats the prob?tried many things but still...I hv mic sec ess.

Answer:Laptop keyboard keep typing ++++ by itself

Try/borrow an USB keyboard & tell us what happens.

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Whenever I type certain characters another character will pop up with it. For example, I try to type "L" and when I'm not using the onscreen keyboard it types as ";L". There are several different keys this is happening to but it is not happening with every key. This just started about 30 minutes ago. I cleaned my keyboard and it started malfunctioning about 10 minutes after Happens to thw following characters I've found l =;lp=poo=poa= select all and several more 

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Ever since I got this new PC with Win7 two weeks ago, I've had problems when typing text in applications, web forums, etc. I'll be merrily typing along and somehow a random combination of keys I hit causes some unintended action, such as the opening of a new window, switching focus to another open application, opening a different application, or activating some feature I don't want. Does Win7 and/or typical apps have tons of keyboard macros or shortcuts on by default, and how can I disable them?

All I'm doing is typing normal text, I swear I'm not hitting the Windows key or some combination of ALT_CTRL_X or anything like that. Maybe it's this crummy USB keyboard, is it possible that it interprets rapid keystrokes as the wrong thing?

Answer:Odd keyboard/typing issue

What keyboard is it? Is there an updated driver available for it?

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I'm having problems with my keyboard adding new letters to keys. Whenever I press certain keys on the keyboard many different keys pop up at the same time. Here's an example of this message typed on my keyboard without editing:



I'm hsaving problwqemsa wqith my kwqeybosarsad sadsasading nwqe lwqettwqersa to kwqeysa. WQhwqenewqvwqer I prwqesasa xzcwqertsain kwqeysa on thwqe kwqeybosardsa msany sadiffwqerwqent kwqeysa pop up sat thewq samwqe timwqe.



How do I fix this?
 

Answer:Keyboard Typing Error

I may have found the problem. It appears a few keys have become "linked" with each other. Here are the linked keys. Would buying a new keyboard fix this or should I reformat the HD?

q = wq
w = wq
a = sa
s = sa
x = x
z = z
1 = 21
2 = 21
 

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There I was hammering out a response to a threadand on the screen appear the first line as I had typed it but the second line was total scribbleAs I typed a 'd' up came an i and so onthe lower line of keys seems to remain as they should\ through to / but the middle and upper were presenting other characters to those typed.Fortunately I do have spare keyboards laying around.being PS2 board it entailed a reboot ,so after sending this off and a cup of coffee I shall revert to the original to see what I getBut why the sudden change?

Answer:Keyboard typing scribble

My son had a problem like that on his Laptop. Turns out it was the Alt Gr key on the right of the Spacebar and once that was pressed the problem went so give it a try.

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I know there was a previous topic about something similar to this but I didn't find a solution to my problem and the topic is closed. If I'm in the wrong area please move to the right one I wasn't sure were to go.T-T

I'm running on a HP Pavilion a6230n desktop running on windows vista. I use Firefox (and Internet explorer, my parents use it) The computer is about 3yrs old. The keyboard came with the computer.
The problem I'm having is with my keyboard not typing out what I'm spelling. For example if I wanted to go to deviantart.com it'll come up something random like 6[h4;clw\o==v,. I have to erase and retype for it to work right (It's happening in both firefox and internet explorer). And it's not just urls, it happens when I try to log into an instant messenger(spells my username wrong) and has happaned when I'm typing a reply back to someone to typing out a new im to send. I don't have an issue typing in forums, or in emails,etc. It's just the url,and im issues I'm getting.

I've already tried cleaning my keyboard(which it looks a lot better but I'm still having the issue). I'm not sure what else to do other than consider seeing if a new keyboard has this issue or not.

Can anyone help me out? I'm at a loss on what to do on this irritating issue.
 

Answer:Keyboard not typing correctly

Does it do this in Safe Mode?
 

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I've had my notbook computer for a year. Over the last couple of days i sometimes have to press the F key more to get it to type. I was wondering if it needs cleaning or if it could be damaged

Answer:keyboard key not typing properly

i've hoovered the keys and i think its working

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I recently moved from a desktop to a laptop and have encountered a problem. I presume that I rest my wrist on the computer and must activate some key combination that results in disabling the keyboard for any typing in any program. The short keys for copy and save etc still work, so do the function keys, the pad (if active) and the mouse. The only way I found to fix it is to reboot the computer. Thus far I tried to recreate this under controlled conditions with no success. Anybody can help me? Even if it makes me fill totally stupid? Please?

Answer:Keyboard disabled for typing

What Model laptop ? ?

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I've got one of these Logitech mouse/keyboard wireless combis. Last night the keyboard started playing up. Hitting either the T or V keys types both characters. Its the same with C or E and N and U. Other keys cause windows to open, among other random happenings. Rather annoying as some of these characters are in my log on password. If I did not have the Wacom on screen keyboard at startup I would have been up the creek. Running Vista Home Premium. I have changed batteries, and tonight I will try it with a bog-standard keyboard. if this is ok I suppose its time to ditch the Logitech and get a new one. Just wandered if anyone had any ideas.

Answer:Keyboard typing two characters

After a good coffee spill, mopped rinsed and wiped away from a veteran Cherry keyboard, the same double key standards applied. Fortunately this keyboard can be dismantled to the point where separate laminations could be thoroughly dried.But then a veteran like you would notice the wet splash ...... wouldn't you???

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in the desktop ie and the url bar of the metro ie the keyboard numbers row doesn't work, every key in that row just repeatedly types the most recently pressed key that isn't in that row. I can type numbers with the number pad on the side of the keyboard but not symbols like @,#,$ and the rest. sometimes I write something into another program and copy and paste, but some websites don't let you do that. so how do you get the numbers row on the keyboard to work?

Answer:keyboard numbers row not typing in ie

Just taking a wild stab in the dark here as I don't use IE but have you checked your keyboard settings on the bottom of your screen (that ENG button on the lower right on the Task Bar)? Mine got mysteriously changed to French Canada the other day and I couldn't use my number row.

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Can someone help please? When I am typing whether it be in explorer or any other program my words are showing up backwards. Anyone know whats causing this?

Answer:Keyboard is typing backwards!

1.  What operating system and service pack level are you using; e.g.  Windows XP Home Edition SP2?2.  Boot into Safe Mode, which loads a basic set of drivers, to see how it performs.  Safe Mode also disables much of the software scheduled to load at startup (so there's less exposure to virus/malware activity).As you power up your system, tap the F8 key about once per second or faster.  Hopefully you'll see a startup menu with an option to boot into Safe Mode.  Use the up/down arrows of the key to select an item.  Select Safe Mode item and hit Enter key.3.  Try a different keyboard.4.  Run a malware scan.

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just bought a new keyboard and it is not typng the correct letters when i type the AT sign a another symbal appears also other thigs are not typing right

Answer:keyboard not typing correctly

Go into control panel,then regional setting.Make sure all the setting including the keyboard layout are set for the UK.

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Hey guys, anyone have this problem or can shed some light..........

have just taken possession of a new computer, HP Pavillion, running Win8.1 in the last 2 weeks...............

all seems to be working fine except for some minor irritations............. one being punctuation

If I attempt to use either an apostrophe or quotation marks ( ' ) ( " ).... it blanks, nothing on screen, tap the key again and it doubles up "" ...........

I've also noticed I cannot [click] quote and add someone elses comment to my own post on forums............ so is this all an IE problem or is it just me....

any suggestions on a postcard welcome,

Rogues

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Seems like the best spot for this problem, Trying to help a friend out but this is all the information I have ATM

What can cause this:

When you type a letter or number the adjacent key also shows up. For example press the q and the w shows too...

Only talked to him once and not sure if it's a laptop or a Desktop Just wondering if anyone know off of the top of their head.
 

Answer:Keyboard Typing Problems

Hi,
Might be a bit basic but does the keyboard need a clean? Are the keys sticky 'cos something's been spilled on it?
 

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      I AM HAVE PROBLEMS WITH MY KEYBOARD TYPING THE WRONG LETTERS. I DON'T KNOW WHY , I CAN BE TYPING AND AL OF A SUDDEN IT WILL STOP TYPING THE KEYS  I'M HITTING AND TYPE WHAT EVER IT WANTS TO . EX: I HIT THE P KEY AND IT TYPES THE X  KEY. I TYPE I LOVE AND IT TYPES X FCGP. DO I HAVE A VIRUS OR AM I BEING HACKED. IT HAPPEN ON AND OFF LINE. I HAVE A WIRELESS KEYBOARD AND MOUSE FROM MICROSOFT. HELP ME . PLEASE. P.S. I AM RUNNING WIN XP, AND I HAD TO BUY A NEW MOUSE, I INSTALLED THE SAFTWARE AND WAS USING IT WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS FOR 3 OR 4 MONTHS BEFORE I HAD ANY PROBLEMS

Answer:keyboard typing errors

Welcome to Computerhope chichi incase no one has told you before. Have you tried new batteries? While you were using all capitalletters? :-?

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I recently purchased a Toshiba laptop on Black Friday in 2010. It has run great since then but now when you type on it, the letter are all jumbled up, the spacebar does not work and when you hit the backspace key it displays a w.

This happened when my wife was chatting in Yahoo. She typed in a WORD doc and it is doing the same thing. She has rebooted the PC, same thing. We are going to try hooking up another keyboard, but I was wondering if this may be a virus or if the keyboard has gone bad.

Note: Our 16 month old loves to type on it anytime she can get near it, much to our trying to stop her. Any chance she changed a setting on the PC by accident?

Any help is VERY appreciated.
 

Answer:keyboard/typing issues

Have you tried a Factory restore on the system? If there were a setting changed it would restore it to factory defaults. A warning though, you will lose all the programs and data files that you have installed or created since you purchased the laptop.
 

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The typing does not stay on the page where I type.  The cursor can bounce to a different area on the screen and many times I lose what i typed. It just goes haywire.  I also have letters stick and run across the screen so that I have to backspace to get back to where i left off. I even tried a seperate key board thinking that the problem was keys sticking but it does it on the remote key board also.  Regards,Carmel   

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Can anyone help? When typing on my laptop in any program (word/outlook/notepad/ or on-line report to company - not word) when typing the letter 's' instead of an 's' appearing i get fs#; a few lines down. When I type a 'w' the cursor jumps to the top and ][i  appears at the start of the document and a pull down menu appears! This doesn't seem to happen all the time but it is annoying. I have up to date Macafee virus - nothing detected. adware - nothing there either, run AVG and reg fix but nothing seems to help. Any ideas? I tried loading word2003 but went back to an earlier restore point to see of that helped - it didn't.thankspiers

Answer:typing/keyboard problems

Try another keyboard (external USB, etc.) and see if the problem persists.  If not, you have a bad keyboard.Dell

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hey guys!
A few months ago my Lumia 925 started acting up so after 3 months(!) my phone finally was repaired!
In the meantime i've been using my friends spare iPhone 4S. Since then i've become custom that I can add an abbriviation to my keyboard.
example: when I type "bts", it will change that to "I will be there soon" or something in that area.
Is this possible on Windows Phone? i haven't found a solution or a similar thread about this

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hiwhen i try to type password at the login screen,;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; this gets typed automatically so i get wrong passwordcant login sometime before i could use backspace to delete,now backspace key not workingwhat to do???

Answer:g780 keyboard typing automatically

hi gokul86,
 
   Try Pressing that key on your keyboard as it may have gotten stucked.
 
For temporay log in you can click the Accessibility option icon on the lower left corner of the Log in page.
http://www.extremetech.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Login-Screen.jpg
 
If that key types automatically, that key is stucked and needs to be checked.
Might be collecting dirt / dust under that key.
 
Regards
Solid Cruver





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i updated my whatsapp this morning and with the new version, the keyboard covers the text box such that i am unable to see what am typing until i press the return key. i ve tried everything possible but to no avail. kindly help me fix this mess !!!!

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Hi - I am having a problem with the keyboard on a win2k machine. Certain letters do not type and instead open a function. For instance, if the letter "F" is typed then the search function appears. I have tried to change the keyboard but this has not altered things. I have also run the Win2k disk and the repair function but this also has not helped. I have re-loaded the keyboard driver, checked in control panel under accessibility and all settings seem to be fine.Does anyone have an idea had to fix this problem?ThanksJoJoH

Answer:Win 2000 problem with keyboard typing.

Hi, do you mean that you have tried a different keyboard? If not, I would advise trying a different keyboard. If a different keyboard works. then that would point to your original one being faulty.Cheers.

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Hi, my daughter informed me that her computer has been typing the letter "R" instead of the letter "doubleU".....get it? Anyray.....i instructed her to change keyboards....tried three and still typing incorrectly....any suggestions? Can't log in properly to make any changes because her passrord requires this messed up letter and her account is the administrator account.

I ran the hijack this....here are the results:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:36:23 PM, on 4/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Real\Update\setup\setup.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\rnathchk.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\GUEST~1.YOU\LOCALS~1\Temp\temp1.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mmc.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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Hello all
i am experiencing a huge lag in my computer when i type.Sometimes it will appear on the screen when i type, other times it takes 2 seconds to catch up. I havenot installed any new hardware or software,. Its a dell xps m170. It is indeed frustrating. I have tried defraging, disc clean up, but no change. This is the only issue im experiencing with this computer. I beleive it started about 2 months ago out of the blue....
any help??
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When I start up everything is fine all mouse funcions work ok but when I use the keyboard everything locks up. Running XP home.
 

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Hi I am being driven mad by the clicking sound every time I do a keystroke on my wireless keyboard, how do I turn it off? Have disabled windows sounds so none play. I have gone into typing in PC settings and the turn sounds off is not there. Any easy newbie instructions much appreciated.

Answer:External Keyboard typing clicking!!

Originally Posted by stokeybobby


Hi I am being driven mad by the clicking sound every time I do a keystroke on my wireless keyboard, how do I turn it off? Have disabled windows sounds so none play. I have gone into typing in PC settings and the turn sounds off is not there. Any easy newbie instructions much appreciated.



Ok I have now figured this out!! To be honest I don't get it but hey who am I! For anyone else out there who was thinking of launching there pc into the ether, if you have the "filter Keys" icon on your taskbar, double click and open window, scroll to bottom and uncheck beep when keys are pressed or accepted. Voila sanity restored!

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This is going to be a bit laboured as they can't post themselves as it wouldn't make very much sense. I have a friend who thinks she has a virus that makes her type an assortment or random letters and symbols instead of what she means to I just about understand what she is trying to say on msn and if it wasn't so irritating it would be really funny... it is really funny. We've tried all the obvious things like checking the language, unplugging the keyboard, restarting a virus scan and what have you. So if you guys could suggest stuff she will follow it and I'll interpret where necessary!

For instance Oh yes will come out = ohm yjehm
or
thanks = tfyjque
 

Answer:Keyboard typing completely wonky

Her HijackThis Log thingy.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:37:07, on 09/07/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Virgin Broadband\PCguard\fws.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ntl\BROADB~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Virgin Broadband\advisor\Broadbandadvisor.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Napster\napster.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Virgin Broadband\PCguard\Rps.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\ntl\broadband medic\bin\mpbtn.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
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Hi,

I have an hp laptop and my keyboard is being acting very weird. When pressing almost all the keys, i get a group of letters. For example, when pressing "v" i get "bgv". some of them stopped responding at all. I used to get "1qa" when pressing "q", but now it doesnt even respong. Also, the on-screen keyboard shows that both shifts are pressed.

Can anyone help me with this?
 

Answer:Keyboard is typing several letters instead of one needed

Try an external (USB) keyboard
If that works without issue, then it sounds as though your laptop keyboard is faulty (dust or moisture)
You could try blowing it out with high compressed air (compressed air cans can be purchased from many electronic or computer tech stores)
But you may need to replace the faulty keyboard
 

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We are working in Windows 8 and do not have a plug in keyboard. Is it possible to type the network key in with the onscreen keyboard. I cannot figure out how to hold the network screen and the keyboard open on my touchscreen monitor. When I click off of the network key screen to click on the keyboard icon I lose the network screen. There must be a simple solution.

Answer:Typing network key in with touch keyboard

Get a USB Keyboard & USB mouse for your computer.

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I have tried changing the language settings in control panel but it is already on english us

There doesn't appear to be an issue with the fn keys
This post was very hard to type

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When I am typing on my keyboard that came with my computer, it misses letters.  I type on several other keyboards and they all work fine so I don't think it is my touch.  Had this for 3 months now and Best Buy refuses to take care of the problem for me.  Can anybody help me?

Answer:Keyboard misses letters when typing

Hello @BCTVK, I understand that you are having issues with your touch keyboard missing letters when typing on your HP  ENVY 23. I would be happy to assist you, but first I would encourage you to post your product number for your computer. I am linking an HP Support document below that will show you how to find your product number. As with this I can provide you with accurate information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Please re-post with the requested information and I would be happy to provide you with assistance. Thank you for posting on the HP Forums. Have a great day!

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Please move if this is in the wrong form.
I have noticed for a few week now that when I do a search that anytime I use the shift key with a number or symbol or punctuation mark I get this this is the ? mark after I press enter %3F then if I press search or enter again it I get this %253F then if I press enter or search again %25253F An ! gives me this %21. I have already looked under the language and it is set for English. Can anyone help me get it back to normal. I have done system restore as well nothing has changed
Thank you for any help you may have for me

Answer:My keyboard is typing wrong values

After you have restarted, the problem comes back quickly? Or awhile later?

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Please move if this is in the wrong form.
I have noticed for a few week now that when I do a search that anytime I use the shift key with a number or symbol or punctuation mark I get this this is the ? mark after I press enter %3F then if I press search or enter again it I get this %253F then if I press enter or search again %25253F An ! gives me this %21. I have already looked under the language and it is set for English. Can anyone help me get it back to normal. I have done system restore as well nothing has changed. This happens when searching on internet
Thank you for any help you may have for me
I just found this online this is what my keyboard is doing

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I have a Lumia 930 running Windows 10.
When using Messaging or FB Messenger of MS Edge the keyboard pops up and covers the line I am typing on. This makes it very difficult, even impossible to type accurately, and when predictive texting or correction is used I have no idea what I have typed.
Has anyone else had this problem?

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