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Keyboard strokes problem and holding keys inconsistent

by eplayar / July 22, 2016 1:52 PM PDT

Hi, so I bought a new keyboard, current one was damaged by accident. it's like a 5 years old keyboard, so is my pc.

Anyway, bought new keyboard recently, and I've noticed some problems with it, i thought it was the issues came from the keyboard so i replaced it but i still faced same problems with the newer one aswell.

The problems are the followings :
- holding one key doesn't type repeatedly, it's not as fast as it should be
- holding shift to type in caps lock result in about half the letters only in caps, so holding keys isn't consistent, i tried it with alt+tab too and windows keep switching before i can select one
- in video games you would normally hold w key for running/walking, but my character keeps walking and stopping, basically like i said earlier, keys aren't consistent
- the "i" and "k" keys aren't working well, if i type "i" sometimes it doesn't show up, sometimes i get two "i"s.

I have tried this keyboard on an old windows xp laptop and everything worked smooth, so the problem is in my pc and not keyboard.

I did not have any of these problems with the old keyboard, I'm currently using windows 7 and I've done a fresh install hoping it would solve the issue but it didn't, I also tried plugging the keyboard on other usb ports but the issue is there in every port.

I'm doubting it's either a driver problem or usb incompatibility? I don't know, it's somehow weird because my keyboard worked on a old laptop perfectly but not on my pc.

Please help me, and thanks for reading

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I'm missing which OS.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 22, 2016 1:58 PM PDT
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Windows 7
by eplayar / July 22, 2016 2:04 PM PDT
In reply to: I'm missing which OS.

I did mention I'm using Windows 7, also i don't think I have key logger since I formated pc recently and I didn't have problems with the older keyboard, otherwise key logger if it was there would interfere with old keyboard too

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You did and it's later in the post.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 22, 2016 2:10 PM PDT
In reply to: Windows 7

Still one of the signs of a key logger. As to the old keyboard, well, there are RATs and more that bide their time.

If I miss something I ask for it.

Post was last edited on July 22, 2016 2:10 PM PDT

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