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Shift + Arrow Combinations not working

I have a USB keyboard, after installing Windows ME it stopped letting me highlight letters with shift+arrow combinations or shift+ctrl+arrow for words.  I can highlight with a mouse.. not even in the Start, Run box.. it just doesnt work ANYWHERE.

I removed all usb drivers and reinstalled and nothing changed, I even went out and bought a MS Natural keyboard, the OS detected it, and gave it Natural Keyboard drivers, but still those key combos dont work.

Any help will be greatly apprecieated!!


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callmetails
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pbessmanCommented:
Get the software from the keyboard manufacturer.  You need the additional software for the added features.  Get the latest and make sure it supports ME.
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pbessmanCommented:
WHat brand keyboard is it?
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callmetailsAuthor Commented:
I've had 2 keyboars.. the original gateway keyboard.. and now it's a Microsoft natural keyboard.. there are no drivers for it, except the ones that come with windows ME

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SysExpertCommented:
Strange. I suspect a corrupted BIOS more than anything else.

1) I would boot from a bootable floppy, and use the DOS EDIT program. See if the keyboard works OK.

2) Then try win ME in safe mode and see if it works.

This should help eliminate the software / vs hardware problem.

I hope this helps !
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dbruntonCommented:
<<Strange. I suspect a corrupted BIOS more than anything else.>>

I think you mean keyboard BIOS.
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SysExpertCommented:
Actually, I meant to see registry.  Thanks for catching that.

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callmetailsAuthor Commented:
The registry sounds like a good direction.. but i dont konw what keys i should be checking..

Any suggestions??  
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Kyle SchroederEndpoint EngineerCommented:
http://www.microsoft.com/keyboard/download/pc/install_1.2.htm

MS Intellipoint software  which may resolve the problem.  Or you may need to enable IRQ for USB in your BIOS.

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SysExpertCommented:
callmetails : did you try the DOS check I suggested, to see if this is a hardware or a windows problem ?

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callmetailsAuthor Commented:
i'm sorry i have not been home in a while.. i'll try it tonite and let you all know how it went with your suggestions.

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callmetails, thanks for returning. Please decide as soon as possible.

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callmetails, return and resolve this question or risk losing your points in this question.

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User has declined to return after several attempts.  Question will be awarded to SysExpert for the Elimination process and the Registry comment.

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