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My O key keeps freaking out...

by Nebozilla / February 27, 2008 2:42 PM PST

Not sure what happened but occasionally my O key will just type by random. Im sure its not the keyboard since i tested another keyboard and it was doing the same. Can anyone help me? It gets really frustrating...

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Just Some Thoughts..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 28, 2008 12:28 AM PST

Unfortunately, you've told us NOTHING about your computer, but is this a USB keyboard or PS2? IF USB, have you tried a PS2 keyboard? If PS2, have you tried USB?

If you're using Windows 2000 or later:

If you haven't already, please run a full system scan with a good antispyware program such as either of the free one's below:

AVG Antispyware 7.5 Tool

SUPERAntispyware Removal Tool

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Oops...
by Nebozilla / February 28, 2008 2:07 AM PST
In reply to: Just Some Thoughts..

Sorry it was around midnight i posted...

I used Vista and i reformated to XP. I have a laptop, Sony VAIO and disabled this keyboard and connected a working one from the other computer that doesnt have issues which the O key still acted up. The laptop keyboard is PS2 when i checked under keyboard properties. Somehow reformatting back to XP didnt do anything which would mean the problem would be deep somewhere in the computer?

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Ah.. A Vista Downgraded to XP... So, To Clarify...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 28, 2008 4:05 AM PST
In reply to: Oops...

The computer is a laptop. The keyboard problem shows up when the computer had Vista installed AND when XP is installed? You installed a separate, remote keyboard on the laptop and it also had a problem?

If all of the above is true, please tell us which drivers you installed when you formatted and downgraded XP. Have you visited the Sony website and downloaded, then installed ALL appropriate drivers? Have you since gone back and found any updated keyboard drivers that are applicable to XP. The biggest issue most users are having is finding appropriate drivers for the hardware when they downgrade to XP..

Hope this helps and let us know more.

Grif

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odd...
by Nebozilla / February 28, 2008 8:34 AM PST

Its not both Vista and XP, it originally came as XP and i reformated from Vista back to XP. When i reformated i didnt install a single driver for anything so i wouldnt mess anything up. I just remembered...i downloaded a registry optimizer but forgot what one...I defragmented my registry so i dont know if it has anything to do this but yea.. Currently, the amount of O randomly popping up has gone down a lot...now its maybe once an hour...but before i reformated it was enough to where i couldnt backspace since it would just overwrite with a huge spam of O's...Not sure whats happening but yea its slowly going away Happy It might be all gone now even though i did nothing but restarted the laptop. Grif, if you have any ideas as to how it started or how i should avoid it happening again it would be greatful. Thanks for all your help!

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Well, Unfortunately, You Didn't Answer My Questions...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 28, 2008 11:32 AM PST
In reply to: odd...

..Your last post said: "I used Vista and i reformated to XP." and you didn't fill us in on the computer originally being XP, then upgraded to Vista,(or maybe you formatted and installed Vista but you didn't say that either??) then reformatted and reinstalled XP again...

Q: "The keyboard problem shows up when the computer had Vista installed AND when XP is installed?" Yes/No..?

Q: "You installed a separate, remote keyboard on the laptop and it also had a problem?" Yes/NO? What type of connection did the remote keyboard have?

Q: "please tell us which drivers you installed when you formatted and downgraded XP." You then stated: "When i reformated i didnt install a single driver for anything so i wouldnt mess anything up."

An important point about your statement... If you installed XP WITHOUT installing any drivers, then the machine wouldn't run worth a darn.. Poor video, no audio, no internet connection, etc.. I'm guessing that you also haven't told us you used the computer RECOVERY DISCS to reformat and reinstall ALL of the software onto the computer.. Is that correct? If it is, then the drivers are installed... If it's not, and you only reformatted the computer and reinstalled XP using an XP installation disc, then it's clear why you're having problems.. YOU NEED TO INSTALL all of the hardware drivers for your computer.

Either way, have you checked for updated keyboard drivers for your Sony computer model...? As mentioned before, if the driver isn't right, a new one "might" fix it....depending on the answer to all of the questions above.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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