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Old 02-25-2011, 12:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Keyboard Keys not working - opening programs instead - pressing e opens My Computer

I have a Lenovo Desktop with Windows 7 SP1. When I press keys on my keyboard, instead of typing, they open up miscellaneous programs - I can't type anything in text fields. Almost as if I was holding down a shortcut key or the windows key. I have tried several different keyboards and I have the same problem.

This is the second time I have had the problem. First time I did a System Restore, but I can't do that this time.

Anyone have any idea on how I can fix this?
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Try reinstalling your keyboard drivers.
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I believe Windows 7 did this when I installed the new keyboard. That one had the same errors.
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Try reinstalling the chipset drivers.
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Try reinstalling your keyboard drivers.
Tried it again anyway. It seems to be working now. Thank you!
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That was creepy... could have been using the same driver for each keyboard.
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That was creepy... could have been using the same driver for each keyboard.
Right, its just listed as HID Keyboard Device. Thanks again.
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