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crazy 'Caps Lock' & 'Ctrl' keys

by fetabaconburger / March 3, 2009 10:35 AM PST

I recently got rid of some nasty viruses & malware, & now every time I press the Caps Lock & Ctrl keys, my computer shuts down. I try to avoid pressing those keys, but I'd really like to just get it fixed. (The malware also prevented me from using the task manager, but I found instructions on editing the registry & now it's working again.)

Could someone please give me detailed instructions on solving this crazy capslock & ctrl keys problem? I'm assuming that I must edit the registry but I can't find any information on how to do that.

Thanks!

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once you are infected
by mementh / March 3, 2009 1:40 PM PST

once you are infected, backup format and reinstall to make sure your clean..
only way you can really do that now a days.

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thanks for your reply
by fetabaconburger / March 3, 2009 2:52 PM PST
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Thanks, but I'd really like to have instructions on how to edit the registry to get rid of this problem. My computer is all clean now, and it's just these two little annoyances with the crapslock & ctrl keys that I'm experiencing.

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What sort of keyboard?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 3, 2009 8:31 PM PST

Is this a USB keyboard? If so, perhaps the keyboard driver is corrupted.

What happens if you unplug it, and connect a normal PS/2 keyboard into it?

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Yes, it's a usb keyboard...
by fetabaconburger / March 4, 2009 2:05 AM PST
In reply to: What sort of keyboard?

but I've also tried it with a reg. keyboard, and I had the same problem. I was hoping this problem was similar to the task manager being disabled (because that was easily fixed by regedit).

Is it possible that the registry had been edited to shut down when a person presses either key?

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