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Recently, my computer has taken to opening applications that I did not start myself, such as Teamspeak Calculator, and document folders, such as My Pictures. It is also typing letters that I'm not typing, although this is a minor issue, and I can live with it, as it only occurs every hour or so, and even then, it's usually just a letter such as "u,i or m" that is typed.
Lastly, and this usually occurs when I am playing a game, my computer will go back to the windows login screen, or it will go into standbymode.
As I was typing that last sentence, the computer pressed the F7 button.
I'm running an AVG check, but I don't think that's it. If anything, it may be the fact that I recently purchased a wireless mouse/keyboard, but I only use the mouse.
This started happening around a week ago, at least, that's when I noticed it happening.
Any ideas?
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Hi Aslyfox...

Is this a laptop or a desktop machine?

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It's a desktop
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Did you install the software for the wireless keyboard? It may be that the drivers for the wireless are causing the problems with the standard keyboard.
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Yea, I did install the driver, however, I think I can only uninstall the wireless keyboard AND mouse, I don't think I can just uninstall one of them. I will attach a screenshot of what I see when I go through Add/Remove programs, and what I see when I navigate to the Wireless set through Start - All Programs
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What is the make and model number of the mouse...look on the bottom. Let's see if we can find the drivers for just the mouse.
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I'll just copy all of the details on the bottom of the mouse:
Vivanco
19626 / Wireless Desktop Set
Tested to comply with FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
Rating: 2.4V - 65 mA
S/N: 007650305
M/N:90102AK2202
Model No.PT-2003m
MADE IN CHINA

EDIT: I believe I may have got it working, I tried disabling the Keyboard driver, and so far, everything's been running fine.

Edited by Aslyfox, 01 May 2006 - 10:02 AM.

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That should take care of it. Wireless keyboards use way different drivers than the standard ones...this can give rise to all kinds of unusual problems if you elect to not use the wireless keyboard. :whistling:

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Gah, it's starting to run Calculator, Teamspeak, and going into Standby mode again :/
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Did this happen after rebooting? Are the wireless keyboard drivers re-enabled?
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I never reboot, I hibernate. I re-enabled the wireless keyboard driver, then disabled it again, and it still opens applications.
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For troubleshooting purposes, shut the machine down, hook up your old mouse, and start back up. Does the problem persist?
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I always leave my old mouse plugged in, and will I unplug the wireless drivers?

Edited by Aslyfox, 02 May 2006 - 11:13 AM.

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So you are running with a standard mouse and a Wireless mouse at the same time?

Yes...unplug the wireless mouse and disable the drivers for the wireless mouse and keyboard. Let's see if the problem occurs with the standard hardware and drivers.

Edited by wannabe1, 02 May 2006 - 11:17 AM.

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Alright, I disabled the wireless keyboard driver, but I forgot to disable the mouse driver. Since the reboot, which was around 25 minutes ago, nothing has opened. I've unplugged the wireless mouse, and am using my normal mouse.
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