Avatar of SteveHodge
SteveHodge
 asked on

Keyboard malfunction - Word + Open Office

My word processors have become almost unsable -  both Word 97 and Open Office - as they don't respond properly to the keyboard and mouse, in particular to back space and highlighting

They respond intermittently, when you can break into a loop that seems to be running all the time. The only visible symptom is that the indicator at the bottom of a document on key board state which is either STD or EXT is flickering between the two all the time.

All other programs seem to work OK, except Adobe Reader which also flickers all the time, although less fast, so you can break into the loop more easily. Presumably this is some driver or other which has got corrupted, but which? And why only the word processoprs and adobe?
PeripheralsWord Processors

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
SteveHodge

8/22/2022 - Mon
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
PaulNSW

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
or
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
SteveHodge

ASKER
Thanks -  that passmark software showed up that the F8 key was continually pressed
Experts Exchange is like having an extremely knowledgeable team sitting and waiting for your call. Couldn't do my job half as well as I do without it!
James Murphy