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Stopping Tab key automatically inserts an asteriks, then tabs to insert other symbols

Posted on 2001-06-07
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Hi,

Each time I press tab an asterisk is inseted, and if I press enger an asterik is inserted. I have removed the keyboard drivers, unplugged the USB keyboard, re-botted, several times.  This phenomenon works on all of my programs, it's driving me crazy.  Thanks.
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Navid earned 45 total points
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(1)Try a new keyboard. Might be the hardware problem.
(2)Also check Windows Fonts. Make sure that fonts have not been deleted accidently.
(3)Make sure you are not infected by a macro virus
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Thanks.  But the keyboard seems fine, I have used Tweak UI to rebuild the fonts, and run Norton antivirus.  This is perplexing.  
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by:Navid
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Are you saying that your problem has not been solved?
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Yes, I still have the problem.  I have a Compaq and also tried reinstalling it's easy access buttons since that is the only thing that could also affect the keyboard.  I tried but the "restore" feature just goes on and on forever.  I'm about to just back it all up and do a complete restore unless you have any other ideas.  Thanks.
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