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Keyboard not doing what it should


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CookizREvil

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So here's the problem I have:

My keyboard will only work if I hold the CTRL key (or ALT key) in Flash games and in retail games. It's not a problem with patches or anything, because it's a widespread problem, not only affected by one game.

Running the most up to date version of Flash and DirectX.

It's not my keyboard's fault, I've hooked up USB keyboards and have gotten the same result.

However, if the game has a text box, my keyboard works fine, I can type in the game, I just can't do anything else (ie: use the WASD keys to move, or other...keyboard essential stuff.)

My arrow keys work, my enter works. It's the QWERTY themselves that don't work.

I have not done ANYTHING to affect it, to my knowledge. It was working fine over a week ago. I have a Lenovo laptop, running Windows 7 Service Pack 3 (I think, unless 2 is the most recent, pretty sure it was 3 though?)

There are also times when if I try to type, it'll type the numbers 0-9 in numerical order, repeating over and over again.

Thanks for any help!
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Try THIS . It has to be saved to your desktop in order to use it.
Hope this is what your looking for.
1.Download TFC to your desktop, or other location.

2.Save any unsaved work. TFC will close all open application windows.

3.Double-click TFC.exe to run the program.

4.If prompted, click "Yes" to reboot.
Save your work. TFC will automatically close any open programs, let it run uninterrupted. It shouldn't take longer take a couple of minutes, and may only take a few seconds. Only if needed will you be prompted to reboot

NEXT:
Try THIS

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Well, it made my computer faster! But no luck on making my keyboard work in games. =(
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Since it made your computer faster, lets try a permanent fix.

Please open the start menu and type in MSCONFIG and press enter.

Go to the startup tab AND PRESS disable all, then click apply, then OK

This will disable startup items, making your computer faster.

If you want to keep some things to startup, just uncheck all those you don't want, but its better to uncheck all.
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Since it made your computer faster, lets try a permanent fix.

Please open the start menu and type in MSCONFIG and press enter.

Go to the startup tab AND PRESS disable all, then click apply, then OK

This will disable startup items, making your computer faster.

If you want to keep some things to startup, just uncheck all those you don't want, but its better to uncheck all.


Not only is everything quicker, my keyboard works in games again!

I'm not sure what exactly which one of the start-up programs was causing it, but thank you for your tip!
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