keyboard adds extra lettewrs

Posted on 2004-10-30
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
I'll type this as it cxomews out and you can sewew ewxtra lewtters are addeds - mostly "x" and "d"
I dseltewd the keyboard in dsevicew manager and rebooted but it made no dsifferenr.
Any suggewstions?
Question by:duggywuggy
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    Expert Comment

    have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver for the keyboard?

    What is the maker and model of your keyboard?

    To be on the safe side, scan for viruses, adware, and spyware.
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    Accepted Solution

    try another keyboard, to see if it is the problem.
    You can also turn it upside down and rattle it, clean it, because some debris can lock down keys
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    Expert Comment

    boot to a windows 98 startup disk and see if the problem happens at a dos pompt, try a known good keyboard, try the suspect keyboard on another system.
    good luck
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    Expert Comment

    As all the extra characters is just beside the correct one' s i will assume its a bad keyboard.

    However there is a slight chance that a bios setting can be the culprit
    Check if you in you BIOS have a setting called " typematic rate " or something similar
    and change that


    Author Comment

    It was a dud keyboard, not the driver etc - thanks guys :-)

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