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Getting additional characters when typing

Question: Getting additional characters when typing

Windows Vista Dell 4120 laptop 32bit

When I type 1234567890 I get 1z2x3c4v5f6j7m8,9.0\
When I type zxcvbnm,. I get 1z2x3c4vbn7m8,9./ with a squiggly mark under 9

Appreciate your help. This is my granddarughter's computer and she needs it for her college work.


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Preferred Solution: Getting additional characters when typing

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Answer: Getting additional characters when typing

Which application are you running when you type the string?

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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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Using a Lenovo Yoga 910.  All I want to do is to be able to quickly and easily insert the registered trademark symbol   without copying and pasting.  I use this symbol often and am frustrated that I can't figure out how to insert it quickly.

Answer:Typing special characters - ®

Nomally you can use CTRL+ALT+R   is the key combination to insert the  symbol in some applications like MS Office etc.and ALT + 0174 will also insert the symbol in most places that the CTRL+ALT+R key combinantion does not work, such as in this forum.   Cheers, 

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Hello Everyone!
I have a problem with my brand new L20 missing out a lot of characters when I am typing. After searching around the forums, it seems that a few people are also having this problem. I was wondering if anyone has had any luck in fixing this problem yet.

As far as I know, the problem only seems to be in WinXP, (I dual-boot with Linux Slackware 10.2 and don't notice the problem there) and I *think* it might have something to do with the internet. I say this because it is only really noticable for me when I am online, writing emails etc... (Writing to this forum takes a lot of error correcting) :)

Has anyone else been able to isolate when this problem is at its worse?

Also, is it possible to group together all the people who are having this same problem into one thread? I think there are about 3 separate threads where people have mentioned this problem, it would be nice to get everyone together to see if we can fix this.

I brought this notebook for programming, and as you can imagine I dare not try try any coding while this is happening, as it would cause toooooo many problems :)
So please, any help, hints, tips, advice or solutions would be most welcome.

Thanks in advance,


Answer:Sat L20: Missing characters when typing

This problem only shows up when you type :)))
Hardware workaround: external USB keyboard!

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Can we customize a key so that when pressed it will type several characters?
I would use that function to quickly enter my ?user name? or email address when accessing internet pages that require filling such fields plus the Password.

Thank you for any help.

Answer:Typing several characters with one keystroke

Most browsers have the ability to remember or in some cases predict the username and password of a site you are trying to log in to.

If you tell me which browser you are using will point you to the relevant tutorial on how to set it up.

Also having your password mapped to a key on your keyboard is not a good idea in terms of security.

If you are still interested in mapping multiple letters or words to a single key it may be worth looking at Keyboard Layout Manager - Keyboard Editor Window (I'm not 100% sure it will let you assign multiple characters to one key but I think it can)


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When typing characters in a windows block, the characters get out of sequence.

Example of correct sequence: THIS IS A TEST OF MY INPUT

Example of actual results: TIS IS A TEST OF MY INPUTH

All characters get typed, but some get ahead of the cursor.

Any ideas as to the cause?

Answer:Typing Characters gets rearranged

"Any ideas as to the cause?"

You are typing on a laptop's keyboard and do not realize that your thumb or wrist is hitting the touch pad and moving the cursor.

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Answer:Typing certain keys other characters appear i

control panel/region and language/keyboardsi hate computers!but cant help myself....

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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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Hi, hoping someone here can help me...

Toshiba Satellite A60-106 running Windows XP is missing characters when I type. If I type very very slowly then every key works fine. At normal typing speed numerous letters are dropped. This happens in every application and does not seem load-dependent. The key repeat rate is also slower than it should be (I know how to set this; the problem is not with the setting but with the fact that the setting is not being honoured or recognised properly).

Virus/spyware scan reports clean. The problem began suddenly for no apparent reason and does not seem to be associated with any hardware or software changes. Tried starting in safe mode, tried disabling all non-essential services/startup progams via msconfg but to no avail; problem still there.

Laptop has historically suffered badly from overheating, but this problem is not obviously related as it's the same whether the machine is hot or cold.

Any ideas?

Answer:Re: Satellite A60-106 - Dropping characters when typing

Have you installed drivers for an external Keyboard or Mouse? (for example Logitech or Microsoft)

If you boot into MSDOS, does it still drop characters? You can download a DOS bootdisk from

What BIOS Version is installed? Do you have the latest version?

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My keyboard was working fine and then it start to type the  wrong characters, eg, when I hit the "0" I get "/"  My computer is a Lenovo G530 MT 4446 How can I fix this? Please help!

Answer:Keyboard Typing The Wrong Characters

I have a Yoga 2.  My problem seemed to occur after having problems with Verface. 

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Hi. I use gedit as editor in my Linux systems (SUSE and Fedora); there I find that I can't type in accented characters like I used to do in Windows.

In the text editor in Windows, even using an English keyboard configuration, I could type in accented characters by entering a combination of Alt+<ASCIIcode>, for example Alt+130 would type in the accented 'e' character; this sequence doesn't work in Linux.

Any suggestions on how to solve the problem ?


Answer:Typing accented characters in Linux

In GNOME, you can use Ctrl+Shift+u<code>. <code> means the unicode code point in hex. A la hold ctrl, hold alt, type u40 and you get @

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I have found that my Yoga 900 will regularly insert two characters when I have only hit a key once. I might type "stop" (4 keystrokes) but I find the word "stopp" has been entered. This is not a problem with one key, it happens on lots of keys, as shown in the video:The problem with duplicate characters It seems to happen most if you type the key "gently", so the characters you press with pinkies and ring fingers are more likely to exhibit the problem, but the video shows this is happens on any key -- it is not a problem with just certain keys. I am getting a new laptop because of an issue with the Yoga 900 waking from sleep when picked it up:(My problem with the Yoga waking when I pick it up) I'll see if this new issue is a problem on the replacement Yoga. Note that Lenovo has been great, and is sending me a replacement laptop based on the waking problem. I discovered the problem with keyboard bounce while waiting for my new Laptop.Does anyone else see the issue with duplicate characters?  

Answer:Yoga 900 -- Duplicate characters when typing

I've had the same issue. It doesn't happen often. Just rarely enough that I thought I might be imagining it!

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In my Notebook when i press some buttons i see letters and numbers  for ex. when i type K  it types 7K and J types J8 . is anyone got this problem before? Please help Thanks Bassem

Answer:keyboard typing wrong characters

It is necessary for you to replace the keyboard.It is not sending the correct signals to the motherboard. Yes, even a notebook computer has a replacable keyboard.It's a job best assigned to a qualified computer technician, to find and order a compatible keyboard, and to disassemble the laptop far enough to be able to swap the keyboard.  

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Hello a while back my friend spilt a bit of soda on my laptops keyboard, I dried, and flipped my PC over flat on a towel. There was no damage for about a month, but now some key do multiple actions. Example: Pressing (Backspace) now moves the curser to the right one space, turn my volume down once, and then Backspace. Is there a way to fix this myself or would I have to take my PC into a repair store? Or have to replace my keyboard entirely?

Computer: Toshiba Satellite S55-B5280

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My keyboard is typing correctly in Word but types nonsense when I type in either a browser window or in my email. If I type a web address in Chrome, Explorer or Firefox it comes out as random letters, symbols and numbers and the same if I try to type an email in yahoo or gmail. As I say, it is fine typing in Word. Any ideas gratefully received.

PS I have been into Control Panel and made sure regional settings and keyboard setting are for English (UK)

Answer:Keyboard Typing Wrong Characters

Is this a laptop and is the "Num Lock" on?

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Windows Vista Home version: HP SR 2163WM computer. This happens randomly whenever I'm typing. Might be in Word or during this message (just happened when I was typing "during"). Suddenly the cursor is gone, no letters are appearing, etc. This isn't the buffer just overloading, the cursor just disappears and I can't type. It's like it jumps off the page, but it's very irritating (just happened again on "like").

Answer:Typing when suddenly no characters appear on screen

Would be hard to say without actually seeing it happen... Reinstall mouse and keyboard driver? I'm not sure, maybe corrupt registry. i'm just guessing, if you can provide any other details please do

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I have had Japanese installed on my language bar for some time, but lately when I try to use it, the wrong characters appear when I type in the Romaji. I tried deleting the Japanese IME and re-adding it, but it made no difference. Could this be caused by a virus? How can I fix it? It still works fine on my laptop, it's only my desktop that is affected.

Answer:Wrong characters appear when typing Japanese

Hi nfarrier, Welcome to Sevenforums.

Yes, it can be virus. Did you made any changes on the PC recently?

As mentioned by Yard Dog, run Malwarebyts to scan for malwares. Run antivrus, and do SFC/SCANNOW to check for any errors.

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My keyboard was working fine and then it start to type the  wrong characters, eg, when I hit the "0" I get "/"  My computer is a Lenovo G530 MT 4446
How can I fix this? Please help!

Answer:Keyboard Typing The Wrong Characters

Try the fix in this link if you haven't already......3 Ways to Fix a Keyboard That Has the Wrong Characters - wikiHow

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I have a brand new Satellite C50-A-1CK which is perfect for my needs EXCEPT I continually get double characters appearing on screen when typing which is:
A. VERY frustrating
B. Wasting a lot of time as I have to keep correcting words to remove the duplicate characters.

Please does anyone know of a fix for this? It can affect any key on the keyboard and it doesn't matter if I type slow or quick, press the keys firmly or as light as possible.

Have checked for firmware updates but none available.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Satellite C50-A-1CK double characters appear when typing


I hope that someone can help you and me on this!

I have used other machines for years, I am a reasonably competent typist but have suffered the same problem on my Satellite C850 and it drives me mad.

Also the ease with which using the touchpad to move the cursor about results in the machine selecting the settings sidebar for Windows 8 by mistake.

I have tried changing the keyboard sensitivity within windows but this does not seem to help - just slows the keyboard right down.

Really frustrating

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Hi guys i have a 3 weeks old mechanical keyboard, so practically is new, and after a while i realised that sometimes, randomly, 2 or more characters are being typed instead of 1.
I would like to tell me please if you think it is something to do with my pc or windows, or it is the keyboard's fault and i should have it replaced.

Answer:Keyboard is randomly typing 2 or more characters instead of 1

Hi try the keyboard on another computer or try another keyboard on your computer that should tell you if it's the keyboard or the computer.

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My daughter's keyboard on Windows XP will not type the @ symbol, it types " instead. Please help me get this corrected. She has changed the language input to English United Kingdom and also tried English USA. None of these changes fixed the problem. All advise will be appreciated, thank you.

Answer:Keyboard typing wrong characters

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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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One of my networked machines (XP Pro) has a keyboard problem. The @ sign and the quotes are reversed and also the and # key type incorrectly.I have checked regional settings and all is fine.Does anyone know of any other settings where this can be corrected. I would be very grateful for any help.

Answer:Keyboard typing wrong characters

Are you sure the Regional Info is correct?If you have changed it have you rebooted it?Sounds like the US keyboard drivers / settings at install instead of UK.

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When attempting to type in MS Word 2000 on win98 platform all of the characters are covered by a growing block of black. Temporary relief of this is accomplished by changing format background; but this doesn't last too long. Print preview shows the entire page blacked out. I'm new to MS Word 2000 and don't have the slightest idea what's up.

Answer:Solved: Typing characters all look blacked out.

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I have a Dell latitude Cpi A laptop running windows xp and the stock keyboard types wrong letters example: When I press the p key it shows the number 4 on the screen. How do I fix it?

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When I type 2 it comes up 23 and 3 becomes 23w = we / e = we s = sd / d = sd x = xc / c = xcThe other keys react normaly and are fineHas anybody experienced a problem like this B4. I suspect I need a new keyboard but just thought I'd ask in case it was a software problem

Answer:Keyboard typing double Characters


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I have a logik keyboard for pc and this what my keyboard gives instead

q gives `
w opens 'help' box on whatever programme is open
r gives 5
u gives 6
I gives =
p gives -
g gives b
h gives n
; gives '
' gives /

how can this be solved?

Answer:Why is my keyboard typing wrong characters

This might help you out!

How To Fix A Keyboard With Wrong Characters

Good luck and let us all know how the repair job went!

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I've tried searching this symptom using Google but it leads me to other non-related issues. Can I insert a photo image of the problem I'm going through? I'm asking permission.

forgot to add: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

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when type a, types a/k. when typing k, types a/k, many of the keys typing three letters after a single key is pressed.

Answer:new problem, keyboard is not typing accurate characters,

There are a mix of ideas here: not update the BIOS though unless you are certain that is the issue (rare) - get it wrong and you need a new motherboard.EDIT:If nothing there helps it might be a keyboard driver issue. If so, go to "Device Manager" and expand out the Keyboards entry. Right click your keyboard and then Uninstall. Do NOT check any box you see about removing the software.The above is not the usual uninstall, it just disengages the software from the hardware. When you restart the computer it will find your keyboard as new hardware then re-install the software from the supplied drivers. Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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When I create a basic table in Ms Powerpoint 2003 with 2 colums/2 rows, some letters are sometimes spaced properly and sometimes not:

For ie, the word "Settlement" in the attached powerpoint document -> The 1st time Settlement is typed, there is no issue
at all. But the 2nd time it is typed, the letter <t> and the letter <l> are squizzed together. Then the 3rd time it is typed, it is fine. Same issue occurs with other words (for ie the word <test> may be fine the 1st time it is typed, then you type it a 2nd time, you get that issue of the letters <s> and <t> squizzed together.

See the attachments (they are the screenshots of the issue)


(x)Changed her MS Windows profile = same issue

(x)Re-installed MS Office 2003 = same issue

(x)Tried in MS WOrd or Excel = it is fine in Word + Excel. So problem is with power point

OS= Windows XP

MS Office 2003

Answer:issues with typing characters in MS Powerpoint 2003


This may be worth a try:

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I'm on Windows 10. It's all up to date. When I click in the 'Type here to search' field, I can only type two characters before the search window disappears.

This is a fresh windows install and I don't know what is causing the problem. How can I start narrowing down what is going on?

Answer:Search Popup Dissapears After Typing Two Characters

Type into which search field? Windows or a browser?

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I have an old Dell inspiron e1505 laptop. When the login screen appears I am unable to login because my keyboard is typing incorrect characters.

Answer:Keyboard on laptop typing incorrect characters

HI, and welcome to TSG...

You may have the Num lock on. Its located at the top-right of the keyboard above the F11 key. If it is on, there should be one of the four indicator lights illuminated to the left of the power button. The first on, actually.

Good luck..

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HP 15-ac122ds Laptop. Certain keys were typing multiple characters. I think my keyboard needed to be replaced, but I figured I would try some trouble shooting suggestions posted in an article by HP. I chose the wrong suggestion to try. Which was my fault, "un-install keyboard drive and restart computer." My computer never restarted! I have a black screen after "restarting" and without the keyboard working, I have no idea how to proceed.  Any work arounds?   

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HiJust a little problem, I was trying to send an email message and I wanted to add a letter inside brackets i.e. (a) or (b). When I did this it creates a symbol of a moon or some other symbol. Yes I'm not joking, how can I stop this? Regards

Answer:windows live mail typing characters

I'm not that familiar with Windows Mail but suspect that it is seeing your character combination as a request for a smiley. You may be able to point to the symbol, right click and see if there is a 'remove smiley' option. Failing that, try using square or curly brackets ([ or {) as a work around.

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When I am typing I have text characters turn black or whole lines of text turn black. This happens on all sorts of websites and occasionally within programs themselves. I also have issues where text disappears in Browser tabs.  I have been trying to figure exactly the cause of this, but I am not having any luck. I notice this with both Firefox and Chrome. I am attaching a screen grab for reference and any system update have been completed.   Thank youKevin

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I'm unable to type special characters with my Dell XPS 13 with Windows 8 pre-loaded. E.g. when typing "^" followed by "e" one should normally get "ê"
My previous XPS 13 with Windows 7 pre-loaded worked fine. I have loaded all the latest drivers but the functionality is still missing. Is there a setting that needs to be switched on? Or are the drivers still missing for Windows 8?
Help will be appreciated

Answer:Dell XPS 13 typing special characters with keyboard

FOUND IT!!! Press "Fn + Ctrl + LShift" simultaneously to activate and deactivate special character typing

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Suddenly as of this morning multiple keys on my laptop type their own key but also other characters. It mostly is just additional symbols rather than letters and tends to be the characters next door which they type.

For example:
1) typing 'p' gives 'p['
2) typing '0' gives '0-'
3) typing '-' gives '0-' also
4) typing '.' gives './'
5) typing '/' gives './' also
6) typing ';' gives ';''
7) and vice versa
Also num pad is not working!

So in short it's like a number of adjacent keys have become fused to each other.

I have tested this and it occurs in all programs and windows. On screen keyboard works fine though.

I have so far uninstalled the device driver rebooted and let it reinstall - changed nothing.

Can anybody help?

Answer:Laptop keys also typing adjacent characters

Do you have another keyboard you can plug in and try? That will tell you if it's the keyboard (problem will not show with replacement) or the keyboard-to-PC interface (problem will persist with replacement). If you don't have an extra yourself, maybe you can borrow one from a friend /family/colleague/neighbor...?

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Help! My laptop is going crazy! Whenever I click on a text box to type something characters automatically are entered, messing up my words and then they just keep typing themselves. Also the scroll, fn button keeps turning itself on without me touching it.

Obviously, I am not typing this post from that computer - or it would look like this


I have run Norton and updated Norton and it does not detect anything.

Is this a virus? How do I get rid of it??

Thanks in advance to any info anyone can give me.

Answer:Characters Are Typing Themseles Into Every Text Window I Use!


Is it just one or two keys that are being repeated? if so, there is possibly something sticking them down.
Do you have a replacement keyboard to test?

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Hi There,
So when I try to log into any online banking/credit card website, typing on my keyboard produces a random string of characters which do not correspond to what I press. I of course am unable to log in under these circumstances as what I am typing is not simply masked but it really has typed the wrong character. This does not happen on any other type of website/situation, only banking/credit cards. no idea what is causing this, please help!
I am running windows 10, fully updated, I run ESET nod 32 antivirus, updated and scanned, malware bytes, updated and scanned, Zemana anti-logger (same happens when this is on and off (i have tried this) rapport service for google chrome, u block origin extension, https everywhere.

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If I type a series of letters on this keyboard it decides to miss out some of the characters and not type them
I just had to go back and correct everything just now

Please help.

Answer:Satellite C660 - keyboard misses characters out while typing

If I remember well some people here have reported about similar issue and solution was BIOS update.
Does your notebook have original BIOS that you got with your notebook?

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Hello, thanks for any help. My "3edc" keys are typing incorrect characters. They display different items each time I press the keys. I replaced the keyboard and it solved the problem for a few weeks, then the same problem returned. I do not have the original Windows CD. Moderator note: Log removed and topic moved BACK to Windows 7. In this topic: member was told that the problem is not malware related and instructed to post in the Windows 7 forum OR External Hardware. ~ OB

Answer:Keyboard keys "3edc" typing incorrect characters

What characters are being displayed when you type those keys example: 3=$ e=^

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As stated above in the questionnaire, my system was sluggish and I ran my PCMatic scan which would stop running about 40% through the scan. I ran Malwarebytes (free) with no issues found. Removed PCMatic and installed AVG (free) which found some issues and cleaned them up but performace wasn't improved much. My keyboard then began to act quirky by characters not appearing or the cursor jumping around or nothing will happen but the "system busy wheel" pops up for a few seconds before characters appear on the screen.

I came back to you guys because TwinHeadedEagle was so effective at helping me with my desktop 18 mos ago that I was hoping for help.

Thanks, regards and please advise if I can once again get some assistance,
Sandy Lanz

Answer:Strange behavior like typing & no characters appear, cursor jumps randomly

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them.
Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.

It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please attach it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.


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For some reason, there always seem to be a second delay on the keys on the keyboard, including the numeric keypad. Many times, either a character was skipped or the character showed up twice.
Vey frustrasting as I always have to go back to add or delete a character.

When I run a word program in safe mode, it works fine. Someone told me it may be a software issue as the problem does not occur in safe mode.
I am very careful with the laptop as I am sure there was no spill.

Any comment is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Answer:Satellite L675: characters show twice and keyboard delay while typing


Try a BIOS update.
I read here in the forum that this solved the keyboard issue similar to yours.


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I've used W8.1 for sometime and this morning I was surprised to find that typing any character in many programs (for example Live Mail or Chrome) produces a floating menu of alternate chinese characters and won't allow me to have Western original typed on the keyboard. I tried one Registry fix for WLM but it didn't work as a value changed to 0 reset itself everytime to 1.
Any ideas where to look to fix this? It's actually impossible to use the effected laptop as data entry of any kind is now effectively defeated.

Answer:Typing any character now produces floating menu of chinese characters

Solved......I went to Control Panel > Languages and saw Chinese had appeared after my default English. No idea why, it just had. So I highlighted and pressed the option to Remove.

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Machine approaching three years old and not continually used. A couple of weeks ago, it started missing characters when typing or it will type two characters and then highlight them so when you type again the first two characters are gone. Does this on both the on screen and laptop keyboard. Tried an external keyboard and it too acted the same way.
Here's what I've done - run diagnostics (no issues), downloaded and installed most recent BIOS, chipset, video and all other drivers. Have also in Device Manager deleted keyboards and rebooted with no change. All Windows 10 updates are installed.
Most of the time I have it plugged in and charge set to only charge when battery is approaching low.
Have not removed the battery and keeping it as a last option.
Any ideas?

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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,

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hi guys,

whenever i start typing the cursor disappears and i have to repeatedly keep clicking back in the typing area multiple times in order to type a few letters more b4 it happens again. can someone plz help. i tried alot of things already

Answer:typing cursor disappears when typing and deselects typing box

Check Control Panel mouse properties. See if the hide pointer while typing option is set

If it is, untick the checkbox apply the change. Then OK out of the mouse properties

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When I try to download a file from Internet explorer it replacec the white space with underscores and double quotation with weired characters. How can I avoid this. while downloading I want my original file name. Any Ideas please tell me.

thanks in advance,

Answer:replaces special characters with weired characters on download from internet explorer

When you download it are you hitting save or run? (I reccomend save BTW)

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I have some japanese songs in my collection. Some of it are in Japanese characters and they display as boxes.

On Windows7, they display correctly without installing/setting anything.

I tried adding a Japanese language pack which does nothing. There's no download for the pack. It says it's not available.


Answer:[WIN8] how do I display filenames using multibyte characters (Japanese characters)?

mrjayviper said:

On Windows7, they display correctly without installing/setting anything.Click to expand...

What's the problem then?

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I can log in to XP like normal on my laptop, but once I'm logged in the keys on the keyboard are all over the place. An M is an O a C is a 6. Anyone ever heard of this poblem and how to fix????

Answer:Keyboard characters don't type proper characters

well u probably messed up the keyboard mapping when u formated windows and the only way to change it back is to reformat again
search TF i answered something like this befor!

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HI. I have garbage characters replacing all the words appearing in xp home sp2.
Can't change language since garbage characters replacing all characters
in control panel.
Please help.

Answer:Garbage Characters Replacing English Characters

Run Windows One Care Free ScanGo to Windows Live Onecare Free Scan It will say "Get a free PC safety scan" sure you click "Full Service Scan" in the middle of the page and not the "Try It Now Free" on the right side.Allow it to download an Active X component.Choose "Complete Scan" in the window that opensClick "Next"Do not click on anything else that offers you a free trial or to sign up if you live in the US.Allow it to scan - it may take quite a while, maybe two hours or so depending on how big your hard drive is and how fragmented your registry and drive are.

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Hi there. This is an odd problem, whenever certain characters are used ("^ are just some) then a letter is pressed foreign characters appear.
When I press
" Then O it comes up as ?, instead of "O, and so on.
Does anyone have any ideas, on how this could be fixed. I've checked in the regional/language settings, and in the G15 control Panel.

Answer:Foreign Characters/Characters appearing.

I use English, German and Finnish keyboard layouts on a daily basis. Never had this kind of issue.

Could you please tell which language settings you are using?


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I have two excel spreadsheet that I need to compare using vlookup, using case number to do so. The two sheets have case number stored differently, for example, one has the, displayed as 2012DT00001 or 2001CM00012 and the other sheet displays them as 2012DT1 or 2001CM12. Obviously, they are the same record but when using vlookup to compare the record and bring over information that is on one and not the other it does not work well. I have tried using vlookup to compare and look for approximate matches (TRUE). However, when I look at a sampling of the information it misses 80% of the records. At this point, I am thinking that the vlookup function is missing those records as a result of the two case numbers being different as a result of the unneeded zeros in the one. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:How can i edit characters within a string of characters?

Here are two ways to do it:With your data in Column A:
1) 2012DT00001 2012DT1
2) 2001CM00012 2001CM12
In cell B1 enter the formula: =LEFT(A1,6)&VALUE(RIGHT(A1,5))Drag down as needed.You can now use Column B in your =VLOOKUP() something along the lines of:=VLOOKUP(B1,Sheet2!A1:B2,2,1)The second way is to use the formula directly in your =VLOOKUP() which eliminates the need for column BSomething like:=VLOOKUP(LEFT(A1,6)&VALUE(RIGHT(A1,5)),Sheet2!A1:B2,2,1)The trick is in the: VALUE(RIGHT(A1,5)) section, it takes the last five characters of your text string, IE 00001 or 00012and converts them from TEXT to a NUMBER, and since Excel strips out any leading zeros in a number you end up with your required digit.See how that works for you.MIKE

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I have had this problem for nearly a month. When I type anywhere in IE it does this: "the quick rownfx jumped overthe lazy dg". It works fine in Firefox (but I dont like it) and works fine in Notepad or Wordpad etc. Here is what I have done so far.

Replaced Keyboard. (Gates you owe me $15.)
Gone though the "Add-ons" one by one.
Uninstalled Google Earth.
Uninstalled Itunes.
I spent 2 hours on the phone with Microsoft Tech Support.
They had me turning things on and off and still no solution. (I had plans to go see Jeff Dunham so I had to go. He was great BTW.)

Everything I have searched for has never had a solution.



Answer:skipng leters we typing in intrnet exprer (Skipping Letters In Typing in IE)

Welcome to TSF

Go to Tools/Internet Options/Advanced Tab/ Reset button.

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On my Dell tablet Windows 8.1 when I use the onscreen keyboard the content of the screen shifts upward so what I'm typing isn't covered by the keyboard. My Surface Windows 8.1 doesn't do that which is very inconvenient as I can't see what I'm typing unless turn it sideways into portrait mode. Is there an adjustment for this? I hate the Dell and love the Surface except for this keyboard issue.

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Like when im typing its moves to the beginning or the middle just not where i want it too.

i know im not infected now.

its really bothering me a lot.


Answer:when typing, cursor moves throughout. doesnt stay where im typing.

Try disconnecting your mouse or updating the drivers/software for the mouse and see if the problem continues.
Is it wireless?

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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 recently updated my laptop (Lenovo Z570) to Windows 10. Now whenever I'm trying to type anything (my password to log onto the computer, within a web browser, in a Word doc, etc) it will all of a sudden act as if I clicked somewhere else and doesn't acknowledge what I'm typing anymore. And then a second or two later it will recognize me typing again and allow me to type. It does not pick up where it left off though, it will just resume from whichever key I'm hitting at that moment. It took me double the length of time just to type this paragraph because it keeps stopping every few seconds.

Answer:Windows 10: Laptop now randomly stops typing while I'm typing anywhere. How can I fix this?

same problem here on my asus notebook, its really bad on windows central forums, I hope someone comments with a fix?

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Do hope you can help.

I type a few words in any program and then my Tecra A11 stops typing and there is no cursor or responsiveness until I click on the page I was typing on, reposition the cursor and I can then start typing again.

It's taken me several "clicks" to get this amount of text typed and this is driving me crazy. I can't seem to find why it is doing it.

Have you any ideas please?

Answer:Tecra A11 - typing stalls every few words in the middle of typing

It is not easy to understand what happen exactly.
Maybe I understand you wrong but i think the certain window where you are typing becomes inactive and you must activate it clicking on it.

Have i understood you right?

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hello everyone

I changed my OS form vista to windows 7 home premium 32bit, since changing I'm facing problem when I'm typing.

The typing arrow move by its self while typing. for example if I'm writing a sentence the arrow suddenly move to beginning of the sentence or middle etc.

example : *I'm typing now* - * I'm tynowping*

its like I'm clicking there but I'm not!

I'm using Lenovo T400 and I updated all the drivers.

Answer:Moving typing error when typing

Dear Luna333,
Welcome! Sorry for the delay. Are you using a mouse OR the Touch pad(laptop). A moving cursor is quite common for laptops. I guess there is a way to disable the touch pad and allow use of the mouse.

Regards and best wishes,

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Anyone knows of great touch typing apps for iPad? One of my friend's kids need for their toddlers. I have currently recommended them Typing Fingers by Foriero as I have personally used it. It is by far the best I have come across. It is interactive, fun and graphical. It has 32 structured levels and is available in seven languages. Here is the link if any one of you wants to try:
If someone has a better alternative than this app then please let us know. I would be awaiting for your replies.Hi.
Anyone knows of great touch typing apps for iPad? One of my friend's kids need for their toddlers. I have currently recommended them Typing Fingers by Foriero as I have personally used it. It is by far the best I have come across. It is interactive, fun and graphical. It has 32 structured levels and is available in seven languages. Here is the link if any one of you wants to try:
If someone has a better alternative than this app then please let us know. I would be awaiting for your replies.

Answer:Touch Typing App- typing fingers

I get the feeling that this is Spam ~ FE told

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Answer:lenovo z570 when typing n the 7n comes up and when typing b the 4b comes up

Hi ArtBell,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
You can check this Website
Then click on Launch the Tester
Now Press the n key or the b key
This is what you should have on the tester, indicatin only n key was pressed

No if this is what showed

This means that the Keyboard is getting two key pressed, Could be a HW fault on the keyboard it self.
You could call Service to have the keyboard Replaced
Solid Cruver

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Question: Additional RAM

Please help. I recently installed an additional 512Mb of ram to my pc. I had 2 x 512Mb installed previously. in slots 1 & 2 and installed the new ram in slot 3. The pc still only says that there is 1024 of ram installed, although when i run pc wizzard it shows all 3 sicks of ram and gives the details of the ram as well. i have tried fitting a single ram in each of the slots 1, 2 & 3 and re-booted each time and carried this out on all sticks, prooving the ram and slots are ok. I then tried a combination of 2 sticks, with a stick in slot 1 & 2 the systems shows 1024Mb, with a stick in slot 1 & 3 the system shows 1024Mb but with a stick in slot 2 & 3 the system shows 512Mb.
The spec on the motherboard says that it can handle up to 3Gb of ram. I am hoping that this is a case of updating software / drivers etc. to allow the system to recognize all of the ram, but not sure how to proceed, and would appriciate any help you can offer.

The system details are as follows:


General Information :
Manufacturer : First International Computer, Inc.
Product : VC15
Version : 1.X
Serial Number : Serial number xxxxxx
Support MP : No

Chassis Information :
Manufacturer : Manufactory Name
Type : Desktop
Version : Version xx
Serial Number : Serial Number xxxxxx
Asset : Asset Tag Number xxxxxx

Sensor Information :
Monitoring Chip : SMSC LPC47M192

Slots Information :
Slot PCI : Available (32-bit) 5.0v
Slot PCI : In Us... Read more

Answer:Additional RAM

Sorry, forgot to add the processor details

General Information :
Type : Intel Pentium 4
Internal Specification : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.20GHz
Codename : Northwood
Revision : B0
Technology : 0.13
CPU ID : F.2.4
CPU IDEx : F.2.4
Brand ID : 9
Microcode : MU0F241E

Features :
VME - Virtual Mode Ext. : Yes
DE - Debugging Extension : Yes
PSE - Page Size Extension : Yes
TSC - Time Stamp Counter : Yes
MSR - Model Specific Registers : Yes
PAE - Physical Address Extension : Yes
MCE - Machine Check Exception : Yes
APIC - Local APIC Built-in : Yes
SEP - Fast System Call : Yes
MTRR - Memory Type Range Reg. : Yes
PGE - Page Global Enable : Yes
MCA - Machine Check Architecture : Yes
PAT - Page Attribute Table : Yes
PSE36 - 36-bit Page Size Extension : Yes
PSN - Unique Serial Number : No
DS - Debug Trace & EMON Store : Yes
ACPI - Software Clock Control : Yes
SS - Self Snoop : Yes
TM - Thermal Monitor : Yes
HTT - Hyper-Threading : Yes
SBF - Signal Break on FERR : No
MON - Monitor/Mwait : No
DSCPL - CPL qualified Debug Store : No
TM2 - Thermal Monitor 2 : No
CID - Context ID : No
EST - Enhanced SpeedStep Tec... No
XD - No-execute Page : No
VT - Vanderpool Technology : No
LT - LaGrande Technology : No

Miscellaneous :
FPU - Co-processor Built-in : Yes
CX16 - CMPXCHG16B : No
CMOV - Conditionnal Move Inst. : Yes
CLF - Cache Line Flush : Yes
FXSR - Fast Float Save... Read more

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Question: additional HDD

I have bought an additional 200gb IDE HDD to run along with my existing 120 gb (new baby and hours of video to edit)i know how to fit the drive and attach it to the motherboard but Im not sure about how to format it as i have only set up a HDD on a new build. Im running XPTIA

Answer:additional HDD

Take a look at this:-click here

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HelloI have recently purchased the highest specification new XPS 15 ( This comes with a 1TB SSD. I would like to add an additional SSD for Windows, programs and some files and use the existing 1TB SSD for certain other files. (I have this setup in my current laptop and find it works well).
I think I can add an M2 SSD because the lower XPS 15 has a 32GB SSD along with a larger normal HD.
Can anyone please confirm it is correct that I can add an M2 SSD to my computer?Are there are limits as to how large it can be?Would a 'Samsung 960 EVO 250GB m.2 NVMe Solid State Drive' be suitable? Are there any other models I should consider? Will this be at least as fast as the included 1TB SSD?Do I need to buy insulation for the M2 drive, if so what and from where?
In terms of installation would the process be:Create bootable USB stick with the Dell operating system recovery imageRemove back coverInsert drive with insulationReplace coverInstall Windows to new SSDI can then wipe the existing 1TB SSD and format as single drive
Also does the Dell recovery image include all relevant drivers for my computer or do I have to download and install them separately?Do I need to install the Samsung driver?Do I need to do anything with the BIOS (except maybe change boot order)
Anything else I should have asked but haven't?
I am used to changing/adding HDs and installing operating systems and partitioning drives etc but normally this is with the standard size ones on comp... Read more

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In past couple of days both explorer and firefox running very slow. Chrome worlks fine. Went through Cleaning procedures and still having same issues. SAS picked up Rogue.Agent/Gen which I suspect came in approx. a month ago disguised as a Windows scan which was hard to shut down and escape from. I have suspected there are left over issues since then.

Answer:additional help please

additional help please with last attachment

5th file attached

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Hi All

Can anyone tell me what type of ram I will need for the following computer...

Dell Demension DM 3000 Intel(R)
Pentium (R) 4 cpu 2.80 GHZ
2.79 GHz, 512 of RAM

Thanking you in advance

Answer:Need additional Ram

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I noticed that just above the task bar on the bottom of my laptop it says Internet Protected Mode On .. what does this mean and should it be On or Off?

Answer:Additional H E L P

does this help explain

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Question: Additional RAM

I bought my computer with 2 GB of ram installed ( two X 1GB) . Now I have Vista Ultimate 32 bit and Im looking to get another gig. My problem is that I cant find my brand of RAM and Im afraid to mix different brands of RAM.

I was told that having different brands of RAM is not a big deal as long as the voltage is the same. I dont know how to find out how many volts my RAM is. All it says on the stick is pqi MAB42GUOE-X2 DDR2 800 1 GB Dual Channel.

Any suggestions?

Thank You.

Answer:Additional RAM

Order here? Same maker, more compatibility
Of course, some better maker would be good, you could think of replacing the existing memories too, with some Corsair, Kingston, OCZ etc ones.

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Question: additional usb's

i have an ibm 'esn' amd 300 processor with 2 usb ports.i am now using both ports but have need for at least 2 more usb ports for new items. is there any way to add additional usb ports to my computer?


Answer:additional usb's

Check the link, should have info on usb hubs, should allow you to connect more devices.

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Question: Additional Fan

Hello, I'm trying to add an additional fan to my desk top. When I boot up my PC the additional fan will start and then after two minutes it stops. I tried other sockets on the board but the same results. I'm running an older Pentium 4, with win XP. Do I have to configure something or is my board just not able to handle another fan? Thanks in advance for your answers.

Answer:Additional Fan

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Question: Additional HDD

I have just transferred all my PC innards to a new tower, at the same time I bought myself a new HDD. As I already have a master/slave setup, I am at a loss as to how I fit in the new drive. Any ideas please?

Answer:Additional HDD

Do you have another IDE channel? (yes)Connect it up to the master on that channel - CD- ROM drive? So the HDD will be its slave.Or you'll need to get one of these click here

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Question: Additional RAM

I am a Windows XP user, I want to upgrade my computer with an additional 256Mb of RAm. How do I discover what sort of RAM to buy?

Answer:Additional RAM

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Question: Additional Ram

I am a Wndows XP user, I want to upgrade the RAm on my computer with an additional 256Mb, how do I find the type of Ram that I should buy.

Answer:Additional Ram

Jazzman please don't repeat post on the same subject.
Regarding the memory thing look here

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Question: Additional IDE

Hello,DVD Rom, DVD Burner, 2 Hard Drives. Would like to add an internal zip to this pile.How is it possible to add another IDE to a mother board which already has all 4 occupied?

Answer:Additional IDE

The most direct solution to that would be an PCI IDE adapter. It's just a cheap PCI card that you can use to hook up extra IDE devices. But, I'd just suggest getting a zip drive with a different interface. Do they make SATA zip drives nowadays? XD

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Question: Additional RAM

Hi, I am running Vista 32bit with an Athlon 4400 dual core processor with an Asus M2N-MX m/b. I have just add additional ram to give me 4gb from 2gb, I still have 2 vacant ram card slots, would I, or could I, gain any further advantage by installing the old 1gb ram into the other to vacant slots? P.

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I have a Dell Dimension 4600 desktop in which I have 1 Gig of RAM. Lately I have decided to add another Gig of RAM. I opened the case and found that instead of placing a one Gig RAM Card, Dell had placed two 512 meg RAM cards. They are in the #1 and #3 slots. I have a one Gig RAM card from another machine that I would like to place into the first machine. Can I do this safely and, if so, which slot should it be placed into? Thanks

Answer:Additional Ram

Try placing the 512'a in slots 1 and 2 and the 1Gb in slot 3.

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Because I do a lot of recording music using my CD-RW burner and work with graphics, I'd like to add additional RAM. Currently, I have 128 MB of RAM (SDRAM) on a 700 Mhz Pentium III(and 100 BUS) with Windows 98 SE. (I made a mistake in not getting 133 BUS!)

I'm thinking of adding 256 RAM, putting it in the first slot because it's the fastest RAM, and the 128 MB RAM will be in the 2nd slot. How much RAM will I actually end up with performance-wise as a result of this combination?

I'm wondering if this will be significantly better than just adding another 128 MB of RAM? I only have 3 slots that hold 1 stick of RAM each, and I may add more RAM again in the future.

Also, what are the most reliable brands of RAM to get? Micron? Kingston?

Thanks for your comments!

Answer:Additional RAM

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Question: Additional RAM

Is it possible for me to expand my RAM from 4GB to say 12 or 16GB???? If yes then suggest some RAM manufacturers i can consider.


Go to Solution.

Answer:Additional RAM

Hi,You can upgrade up to 16GB(2x8GB), any brand of memory with the following specs: SODIMM PC3L-12800. 1600MHz 1.35v, I would suggest you to get a cheaper one as they all work the same regardless of Brand name.

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I have an old 64 Mb PC which is running Windows ME. I really can't afford a new PC so I was wondering if it was possible to install more memory. All I really want to do is to be able to watch news/music videos, use Google Earth, Skype, etc... I don't use the PC for work, only for surfing the net. Is it possible to add something to the PC? Or is it not worth the hassle?

PS, I also want to do it just to say "I did it!".

Answer:Additional RAM

I going to ask the obvious, what brand (make model) of computer do you have?

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Hi have just added 1 gig of ram to my computer but have noticed very little difference in performance I have not tried to alter any settings also my cpu seems to be running hotter. App. 75-80 c I have cleaned out the fan etc.
Manufacturer : Packard Bell
Chipset : SiS 661FX/GX
Processor : Intel Pentium 4 519J @ 3066 MHz
Physical Memory : 2048 MB (2 x 1024 DDR-SDRAM )
Video Card : SiS Mirage Graphics
Hard Disk : ST3200826A (200 GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : _NEC DVD_RW ND-3530A
Monitor Type : LG Electronics L1950S - 19 inches
Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RT8139 (A/B/C/810x/813x/C+) Fast Ethernet Adapter
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2
DirectX : Version 9.0c (March 2009)
Any help would be much appreciated simple if possible as I now know less about computers than when I started and that was with an abacus.

Answer:Additional ram

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About a year ago I was researching HDCP, DRM, COPP, etc., and found various rumors on internet that SP 3 contains additional DRM related material, and patches to prevent disable of the DRM stuff in SP2. Tried to find mention of this again, but no luck (I failed to note what sites I saw this at). Any truth to the rumors?

Answer:Does XP Pro SP3 contain any additional DRM?

If you don't want to you don't have to install SP3. Who knows really what they put in those service packs. I doubt there is any truth to the rumors but I can't say for sure.Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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Answer:Sent here for additional help

Hello. I am PropagandaPanda (Panda or PP for short), and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response. We get overwhelmed with logs at times, but we are trying our best to keep up. If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. Doing so could cause changes to the directions I have to give you and prolong the time required. Further more, you should not be taking any advice relating to this computer from any other source throughout the course of this fix.If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". We do not want to clean you part... Read more

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So I went through the procedure and am still having some problems. The problems I am having are that I can not run Mcafee the anti virus program. When I attempt to start the program I get the error message "error starting on demand scanner." There are also some minor re routing issues when I search for Mcafee in firefox. Other than that I have not noticed other issues. Here are three of the five logs attached. I could not run the malwarebytes program and the Superantispyware does not work either. What should I do?? Thanks.

Answer:Need additional help

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please run the below:

Download this Win32kDiag and save to C:\Win32kDiag.exe. You must save it here!!!!
Click on Start->Run, and copy-paste the following command (the bolded text) into the "Open" box, and click OK. When it's finished, there will be a log called Win32kDiag.txt on your desktop. Please attach this log
C:\win32kdiag.exe -f -r

Now please try running the below online scan:

Reboot immediately after scanning if it finds and removes anything. Let me know if anything was found. It does not save a log.

Now uninstall Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware (if installed). Then download new copies of them and try to install and run them. If they run, attach the logs.

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Question: additional hdd

This laptop comes with a 256Gb ssd but does this laptop have the space for a hdd as well?

Answer:additional hdd

Hi, It uses M.2 SSD:   Yes it has room for a normal HDD (up to 9.5mm thick) but you need to buy part 856352-001 to connect it. Please note: You can't do it yourself, this will void warranty for sure. Regards.

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Question: P50 Additional RAM

Hello, Getting a P50 delivered tomorrow (no Xeon). The unit has 8GB RAM and I was looking to replace that and also get 8GB for another laptop. Hence was thinking of moving the 8GB from P50 to this other unit and get new RAM for P50.It seems that it is more cost effective to get 16GBx2 ($165) than to get 8GBx2 ($90).  Plus once I get 16GBx2 installed under the keyboard, I'm done with ever opening it to upgrade RAM and will get dual channel benefits. Looking at some other posts, they suggest to wait till I get the P50, see the specs of RAM (CAS, latency etc) and then order replacement RAM. I thought as long as I get DDR4-2133 260-pin, I should be good to go (non-ECC RAM). Is that not correct? Was looking to get Crucial since some other brands seemed to have had issues with P50, but can go with cheaper alternative if they work. Any suggestions? Thanks,

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hey all,
i want to write a string to a text file but i want the resulting text file to have these in it


how do i do that in VB?? is the like a Chr(xx) or something, please help

i want the textfile to read

bind F1 "+def;buyprime"
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Answer:Different Characters in VB

Either of these methods will achieve the result.

Open "TEST.TXT" For Output As #1
Print #1, "bind F1 ""+def;buyprime"""
Print #1, "bind F1 " & Chr(34) & "+def;buyprime" & Chr(34)
Close #1

Chr(34) is the " character, likewise using two together "" will output one of them to the file.

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In Unicode, it was u+20A9.

Added in Vista arial.

Included in Vista fonts, so added it to font creator

Answer:Characters for the won

Hi 386 sky,

What are you trying to say? Just letting you know that this is a Vista forum.

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Anyone know if all PS3s are limited to an 8 character encryption key? Most recent system software (2.01), 10 character key resulted in a time-out but knocking two characters off worked. Netgear DG834, restricted to 802.11g.

Answer:PS3 WPA-PSK key - 8 characters max?

I'm not familiar with the PS3, but if it is for some strange reason restricted to 8 characters, you shouldn't worry much.

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How do you type these:

- upside down exclamation mark

I remember there was some kind of code by holding down a key or something.

Answer:need help w/ 3 characters...

Hold the ALT Key on your keyboard and type in the appropriate number on your number pad (make sure number lock is on)

= ALT + 160
= ALT +163
= ALT +168
= ALT +173
= ALT +165
= ALT +164
= ALT +130
= ALT +162
= ALT +129
= ALT +161


you can see if they can be inserted by clicking INSERT --> SYMBOL from the file menu accross the top of Word or Excel.


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Question: no characters

Hi, I have some files on my win7 home p 32bit pc that have some hidden characters in the filenames. If I copy the files to my xp pc i can clearly see the now unhidden characters, which are mainly squares, and delete them, and then copy them back to my win 7 pc. Both pcs have the same english australian language set, and us keyboard. What do I have to do to see these characters on my win7 pc???????????

error file attached when working with these files on my win7 pc

Answer:no characters

Usually a Square means a character a font can't display. Have you deleted any fonts? win7 used Tahoma, Sylfen, and Verdana for various displays.

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