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Old 05-30-2007, 03:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i work at a school and some of the students have gotten into my laptop its running XP.
the mouse works, but the double clicking of a desktop icon pops up the properties screen instead of running or opening the

click on a quick launch icon (bottom left) brings up the properties again.
the keyboard does NOT type in anything. instead the 'f' and 'h' key are either arrow left/right or arrow up/down.
as you can see, this is a mega problem and i can't figure it out at all, any ideas of what they did or how to get things

back? (would prefer to NOT do a system restore point)

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Old 05-30-2007, 04:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like they switched the functions of your mouse buttons. Look in control panel for mouse settings and see if you can fix it. There should be a box to switch primary buttons. You don't want a check in there.

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Old 05-30-2007, 04:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Now that is funny.
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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sicky keys and fn keys or sumthin are on i think you press shift and the fn button to undo that and for stickey keys i cant remember
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I'm glad your taking this so well. My escapades often ended with suspensions. "Tampering with a Professors personal possessions".

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Old 06-01-2007, 10:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Do a restore to a restore point.
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Old 06-01-2007, 10:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yup, Restore point would be the easiest... unless you want to do some learning with going into the control Pan. and start straitening everything out one by one. Hope you have a drink next to ya....LOL
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Old 06-06-2007, 05:23 AM   #8 (permalink)
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problem solved everyone, thanks for the help!
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Old 06-06-2007, 09:18 AM   #9 (permalink)
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at my school its the teachers who bully and play pranks on each other. one of the maths teachers changed spell check so that every time a latin teacher typed "the" it would change to n o b was great fun watching him just get angrier and angrier at the front of the class

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