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Laptop Keys Unresponsive? Have to press hard?

by ROBTRINX / December 3, 2009 8:46 AM PST

Hi i have a compaq presario CQ50-130US notebook pc, and all of a sudden last week the keys on the keyboard wouldnt work, unless i pressed extremely hard on them, then the letter would appear . The funny thing is that when i go into the bios the keys work perfect? I am able to navigate all over and all the keys work? I am confused?
If anyone has any ideas please let me know!!

Windows Vista
200GB HD
intel pentium dual core

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for a test. try an external USB keyboard.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2009 9:01 AM PST

The bios test is a good idea but would only use a few keys.

I could also test with a liveCD (Ubuntu) without having to install such.

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by ROBTRINX / December 3, 2009 9:27 AM PST

so i booted Hiren's boot cd 10.0 and i am able to navigate everything perfect. I then booted a mini windows xp and i wrote a full paragraph in notepad! i guess its vista? should i just do a system restore and wipe everything out?

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A few more ideas.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2009 9:31 AM PST
In reply to: so

1. Does SAFE MODE work OK?
If so, MSCONFIG and see what you find.

2. Did any one install LOGITECH keyboard drivers? (something horrid from the lagoon?)

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by ROBTRINX / December 3, 2009 9:37 AM PST
In reply to: A few more ideas.

I have tried all the safemode options and still nothing.. and i check the device manager to see if any thing was installed under the keyboard tab, and all there was was the basic driver for it. so uninstalled it and pressed search for driver, and it found it, but it still doesnt work? and nope no logitech

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