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Keyboard promlem that i never come across before

by emery1 / September 29, 2005 10:37 PM PDT

Hey guys,

On my other computer no keyboards work propley when you plug them in because when u go to press a charactor u have to hold it down for about 5 seconds before it shows up. The same thing happens to wateva keyboard you plug in so its defentley a proplem on windows.

Its windows Xp by the way umm if anyone could please help because i really need this computer working.

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A few ideas.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 29, 2005 10:47 PM PDT

The hardware is dead.

There is a keyboard logger (trojan) installed.

There is an incomplete install of the Windows OS. (motherboard drivers, Windows Update, etc.)

Your post is too light on details so I'm tossing out a few ideas to get the ball rolling.

In closing, I've seen this happen and Windows not be the cause (it was a hardware issue)


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Another point
by Themisive / October 2, 2005 6:50 AM PDT
In reply to: A few ideas.

Does your keyboard need a driver - if so, then the one you have may be either corrupt or out of date. Time to update it, check the manufactuer's website.

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