RE: OT: Windows XP computer and Ctrl Key sticks. - Problem Expanded

Hi All

It is on a laptop so swapping keyboard is not possible.

If I boot to DOS i can type without any problems.

If I boot to windows xp I am able to log on without any problems and use the
computer for a few moments until all the programs that start have started
and then the keyboard thinks the Ctrl key is pressed down.

I have asked the user what website he has visited, what he has downloaded
and what attachments he has opened from friends etc. He says nothing.

End result is that is was working fine yesterday and not today. In dos the
keyboard works fine.

I am sure it must be an installed program that he has installed without
knowing. Like the programs that disable the windows key for game playing
etc.

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks to you all,

Frustrated Admin



-----Original Message-----
From: John Tolmachoff (Lists) [mailto:johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 28 July 2003 18:02
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: OT: Windows XP computer and Ctrl Key sticks.
- Problem Expanded


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Since you did not get my drift, try changing the keyboard.

Never overlook the simple things.

John Tolmachoff MCSE CSSA
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Technical [mailto:tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003 9:36 AM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: OT: Windows XP computer and Ctrl Key sticks. -
> Problem Expanded
>
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>
> Hi
>
> The computer thinks that the ctrl key is pressed down. Trying to type in
> Word is not possible. Pressing v simply pastes the clipboard as if Ctrl
was
> pressed.
>
> If I start STICKY keys and the press a key say "a" it will type "a" to the
> screen and then turn off STICKY Keys so once again Ctrl is pressed.
>
> I am guessing this is caused by an unwanted program/service running on the
> computer.
>
> Has any one got any ideas?
>
> Frustrated Admin
>
>
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