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Keyboard Arrow Keys are placing Screen Snapshot in the Clipboard

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I have an external keyboard attached to my Thinkpad.  It's connected through aPS2/USB adapter. The keyboard mostly works except that I do alot of Copy/Paste of text.  
The problem:
When I highlight and copy text, if I use any of the arrow keys to navigate to my pasteing location, I'm ruined!  All four arrow keys act like the Print Screen button where it will place a snapshot of the whole screen into the Clipboard.  This causes my text to be cleared out of the clipboard.
The only why my text stays put is if I use the mouse to navigate to my pasting location.  This is a problem because I prefer the keyboard over the mouse.
I've deleted the Keyboard drivers in Hardware manager.  I've rebooted a few times.  I've searched for remapper utilites.  Cannot seem to find an answer.  Suggestions, welcome.  Also, if I use the keyboard in the thinkpad docking station, everything seems to work.
Thanks, Sulzener
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If you're using Windows XP, the free remapkey.exe utility that's in Microsoft NT / 2000 resource kit should work. This will allow you to completely remap your keyboard.

Basic troubleshooting, did you try a different keyboard? Could also be the USB to PS/2 adapter. Try a new one of those and make sure it's the Purple one that is made for the keyboard.
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