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This iving me crazy. dris


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This iving me crazy. dris :)

This is driving me crazy. :tazz:

I have a Dell Inspiron 600m laptop. It is about six months old.

It involves the way my keyboard is typing. I will be typing and suddenly it will stop laying down letters - or more often - the letters will insert themselves in the middle of text already typed. Talk about frustrating!!! Can't find any rhyme or reason as to which keys involved, etc. I know I'm not the best typist in the world, but I'm not that bad!! :woot:

Does anyone have any ideas? :woot:
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Hello, again

How long has this been going on for? Are you sure that there is nothing wrong with the key board?
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Hello to you too! :tazz:
It's been going on for a few weeks. The keyboard has been replaced once already for another problem. ( a key was knocked loose by a 40 lb. puppy) How do I know if the problem is in the keyboard?
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Well to start, lets try and remove every thing else that could cause it.

Please go to Device Manager
Start < Control Panel < System < Hardware <Device Manager

I what you to find Keyboard and right click it and press Properties and in the Driver tab press "Roll back Driver" if that dose not work, try "update driver"

By the way, have you done a Repair Install ever?
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Neither one worked. Never did a repair install. It is a 6 mo. old laptop. Just went through a long malware removal process with loophole. (Vundo)
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I think a Repair Install might rule some things out, could you try it. Here is the link, even thought I think you might already know how to do it.
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I'll give it a try.
I will do this but I will need to wait until tomorrow.
Thanks for your reply.

Edited by silvermine, 22 October 2005 - 08:12 PM.

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Hello again. I am going to have to put this project off for a couple days, as we are in S W Florida and are preparing for Hurricane Wilma. :tazz: We very likely will be out of power for some time after landfall.
I will reply back to you afterwards when I am able. Thanks for your help.
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Ok see you then, hope Hurricane Wilma dose not effect you too much, or any one else. I will help you again when you are ready again.
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BTW - are you really 16 years old??
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No, where did you get that from? I am 15. :tazz:

Edited by Michael Buckley, 23 October 2005 - 07:20 PM.

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Your profile.....duh....lol
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23 December 1989 Means 16 in two months, I think. :tazz:
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I'm someone who didn't start using computers until I was in my 50's. I find it very impressive that you young folks are so expert in the field. (You're younger than my kids. Not trying to be nosey.) Great that you are volunteering to share your skills with those of us in need! Thank you. :tazz:
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Hello again Michael,
I was all set to start the XP repair when my friend - Winfixer - popped up again. :tazz: So I have posted in Malware to clean this up again before doing the repair. (Right approach, right?) :)

Edited by silvermine, 27 October 2005 - 06:45 PM.

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