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Laptop Keyboard Trouble


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kevinski

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Hi,
my friend booted up his laptop this morning only to realise that the keyboard wouldn't type anything! instead the computer's on-board speaker just beeps when a key is pressed! I've started the laptop in safe mode and the keyboard works fine there as well as in the bios setup screens. he's running XP Home SP2 and hasn't had any problems with this computer since he bought it 6 months ago. I've tried uninstalling the keyboard drivers and restarting windows but thats not done anything. do i need to reinstall the drivers from the original software discs given with the laptop?

thanks for the help!

kev.

Edited by kevinski, 05 May 2006 - 08:44 AM.

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The answer was that in the accessibility options in the control panel, 'filter keys' was on, by my mate accidentally holding the shift key down for more than 8 seconds!

Tip: go to accessibilty options and for 'sticky keys', 'filter keys' and 'toggle keys' go to settings for each one and make sure the 'use shortcut' box is unticked.
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