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Alt ctrl del not working

By barut
Jun 5, 2008
  1. hi all...i can't seem to access the "ctrl and windows" buttons through my keyboard or the on-screen keyboard...they simply don't work...i don't think there's a problem with my keyboard cuz the buttons should've worked otherwise! my computer does not have a virus either as i recently formatted it recently...

    also, i recently bought this keyboard and this problem is driving me nuts cuz i highly rely on the "ctrl" key...either side isn't working!

    need help!!!! :(
     
  2. Whiffen

    Whiffen TS Rookie Posts: 235

    Whoops sorry, I posted a link thinking Ctrl + Alt + Del wasn't working for you =p

    Keyboards can break quite easy if a liquid or crumbs and whatnot have build up inside. Cheaper keyboards also have a tendency to break down rapidly as well. If you could ask your neighbor to borrow their keyboard for a few seconds I would try that first. See if you can try a PS2 and a USB keyboard to see if maybe its a problem with your mobo or a driver.
     
  3. barut

    barut TS Rookie Topic Starter

    oh yeah....my bad!! i guess i was writing in a hurry so i forgot to change the subject....:D anyway, i understand the crumbs and the water destroying the inside of the keyboard....what i don't understand is why don't the keys function when i'm using the on-screen keyboard? it is beyond my comprehension....:p
     
  4. barut

    barut TS Rookie Topic Starter

    okay...i borrowed another keyboard and the ctrl key seems to be working fine! guess it WAS my STUPID keyboard...!!!! :p
     
  5. barut

    barut TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for the help Whiffen....:)
     
  6. Whiffen

    Whiffen TS Rookie Posts: 235

    ^_^ Thanks for you posting back as well.
     
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