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Posted on 2006-11-13
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Hello everyone,

This is an issue that not even reformatting and re-installing XP will change? I am not sure what I did, but somehow my keystrokes have been changed on my keyboard. It is a Dell Inspiron 600m, laptop. When I hit the backspace button when I am at the desktop with nothing open, it brings up the Search window. If I am in e-mail or IE, and hit backspace, it shows []y, after first trying to open the search field. If I hit spacebar, it enters N/? I am not sure what sequence of keys I hit or what happened, but really would appreciate some insight as to what might be going on.

Thanks,
cakelly
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Try booting into the BIOS and loading default values.  There may have been a special feature that got activated with a certain sequence of keystrokes.
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Callandor,

Thank you. I had tried everything except that and it worked! It seems so miniscule but it was driving me crazy and that is the only thing I think I didn't do. Your help is appreciated!

cakelly
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