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Stuck key? Lenovo Z560 Win7 64 bit

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When my Lenovo laptop starts many “Search Results” windows appear.  Since this is from a clean install of windows I assume it’s a hardware problem and probably caused by a stuck key.  How do I fix this?

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Al
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Test keyboard online with keyboardtester.
http://www.keyboardtester.com/tester.html

If the keyboard is faulty relpace it.
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Could be a stuck key or something spilled on the contacts.

Since Windows Search is <Win>+F I'd look in the vicinity of those keys.
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If the key is physically stuck due to debris, then vacuuming with a brush nozzle / Compressed Air under & around the key to dislodge the debris / silicon spray under the key may help.
If you have confidence to remove and clean under the stuck yourself then google : "How to Fix a Stuck Laptop Key"

This is one youtube guide that I watched.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0kY4V_1qQA
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you can test with an external keyboard, and disconnect the in-built  one
for fixing, first loook for visual abnormalities - then try each key in sequence, to determine if it's one - or more keys
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Great comments. This computer was owned by a carpenter and I can see bits of sawdust around it. I'm setting it up as a freeby for an older woman, a shut in.  If I can get the keyboard off, I just might disconnect it and plug in an external keyboard for her to use.  But first I'll clean it per your suggestions.
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Al
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"If I can get the keyboard off, I just might disconnect it and plug in an external keyboard for her to use."

Not a good idea to disconnect the keyboard.
A USB keyboard only works once the OS has booted.
If you ever need to enter BIOS, recovery, etc. then the original notebooks keyboard is a must have.

If cleaning does not help, find the stuck key, then disable the key(s) with keymapper.

Link:
https://code.google.com/p/keymapper/

Keys can also be disabled in the registry.

Worst case... keyboard replacement may be needed.
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Thorough cleaning seemed to do it.  Half dozen reboots and the search screen hasn't reappeared.
Thanks to all, and to all a good night.
Alan
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