I have a netbook that was working just fine yesterday, but now is malfunctioning. I attempted to start it up and log in this morning, but it wouldn't let me. Hmm, that's odd, I haven't changed my password. Oh well, I started in Safe Mode and was able to log in as Admin and change my password.
Now I realize why I couldn't log in - the "t" and "y" keys are not working. My password contained a "t", thus it wouldn't work.
Okay, now I can log in and get the computer running. But in Word they "t" and "y" still don't work.
Now the odd thing - my former password and the new one BOTH have a "t" in them - so the "t" key works for logging in, but not for word processing?
As I said, everything was fine last night when I shut it down. Wasn't drop, hit, or had anything spilled on it.
Running Windows XP, it's a year old Dell Inspiron Mini netbook.
One other odd thing I've noticed - I use Digital Dropbox for storage. It generally just runs in the background/unnoticed. Now I keep getting a message about connecting to it, what type of proxy server am I using, etc. Not sure if it is related, but I noticed that.
Anyway, the main issue is the face that my T & Y keys don't work! The numbers 4, 5, 6 right above them work, again leading me to believe it wasn't a spill/hit/knock to that part of the keyboard. (I haven't spilled anything on it, but I do have cats who've been known to walk on the desk. Wet paws?)