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One of my laptops is a 388 Toshiba, black and white monitor and on boot-up to DOS I keep getting a loud beeping sound, and the letter 'x' keeps appearing in the command i'm typing.. this can mean that after boot-up when I'm ready to type at the C:\, I have to delete some dozen or so 'x''s before typing in a command.. 'format' usually comes out as, for example, 'xfoxxrmxxat'

I have tried the latest Dr Solomons with no success, and suspect it is a keyboard issue.. can you help!
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Sounds like a keyboard buffer problem or a physical problem with the LTops kboard. To test, attach an external kboard and try it,
if you are still getting Xs then it's probably the KB buffer chip on the Motherboard. If not then its the physical keys on the kboard, could just need a good cleaning.

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Turn the keyboard upside down and shake it. Fish around the X key with a paper clip. Pull the keytop and blow out the dust. The key is stuck.

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