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I think this is probably simple to solve, but I don't know how to do it! It seems that my keyboard (at another workstation) is locked up. All of the keys just click. This problem began when I held down the shift key for too long about 2 weeks ago and has been an intermittent problem since then. Until today, I was able to correct the problem by holding down the shift key for about 10 seconds, then things would clear and I'd be good to go. Not the case now. I tried unplugging the keyboard and plugging it back in. I even plugged in a different keyboard, and that one did the same thing!

I tried some troubleshooting in Microsoft help. They suggested that I unplug the keyboard, restart the computer, and upon restarting again, the PC would recognize the "new hardware". I did that and still no result. Can anyone help me? I'm only minimally intelligent when it comes to computers, so keep it simple, please! :tazz:

Thanks!
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If you held down SHIFT for 8 seconds, it will enable an Accessiability Option called "Filter Keys"

Go to Start | Control Panel | Accessibility Options

Under the "Keyboard" tab, uncheck "Use Filter Keys" and "Sticky Keys" .

That should clear up your problem.
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THANK YOU SO MUCH, GUSE! I knew it would be a simple fix, just really didn't know where to begin. I just walked my boss through it over the phone, and we're hooked up again! I appreciate your help. Have a fabulous day! :tazz:
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Glad to be of help.
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