Toshiba Equium A100 laptop keyboard problem

When I press u on keyboard I get 8u, press i I get ki. press o I get lo, press 2 I get w2, press 1 I get 1 with a tabbed space. All the other keys work fine.
I am running Windows XP Home SP3. I have tried all combinations of key sequences (turning off hot keys etc) but still have the same problem. I have also taken the keyboard out of the laptop and cleaned it, and checked for damage on the connector ribbon, and it looks OK. I also uninstalled the driver then reinstalled it but the problem persists.

I hope someone could help me with this problem. I'm hoping for some help before I perhaps have to buy another keyboard. Even then I'm not sure a new keybord will solve the problem.

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PUNKYConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Does your laptop have PS2 keyboard port? if so, try that with external keyboard and update drivers from Toshiba website.
rindiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If there is no PS2 port, use a USB keyboard. If you get the same issues then, and if the keyboard acts the same when your not in windows (boot the PC with a puppy Linux LiveCD and test typing there), then the keyboard controller on the mainboard is defective, which would require you to change the board.
claretboyAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the replies.

I tried it with a USB keyboard and it works OK. Ended up buying a new keyboard and that works fine. I'm just glad the keyboard controller on the board works!

claretboyAuthor Commented:
An update on the problem mentioned above. The new replacement keyboard has started giving the same problem as the old one now!

I tried booting into Puppy Linux and the first time the keyboard worked fine, but after that it does the same problem.

If I use an external USB keyboard in Windows XP it works fine.
I really can't make out what is going on.

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