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Cannot type in Word or Notepad (WinXP)

By bazeel
May 12, 2007
  1. Hi All. My friend Tony somehow has locked himself out from typing anything from the keyboard. The mouse works fine. I set up another User Account for him and everything works just fine in Word, Outlook, Notepad etc. But from his original User Account - it is as though the keyboard is locked.
    Any help will be welcome - thanks.
    Basil.
     
  2. Blakhart

    Blakhart TS Rookie Posts: 353

    Hi
    Have you tried his old account as an admin account and seeing if you can regain control?
     
  3. bazeel

    bazeel TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 62

    His old account is an admin account.
     
  4. Dangermaus

    Dangermaus TS Rookie

    not a fix but this may help

    not sure what would be causing that but, If you do find a solution and find that you must use the keyboard to implement it you can use the "On Screen Keyboard" feature under Programs > Accesories > Accessibility

    If I were to guess though I would suggest looking at your "accessibility" control panel.
     
  5. bazeel

    bazeel TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 62

    Thanks for the suggestions. I will check his accessibility settings against mine when he calls back and let you know what we find.
    Cheers and thanks.
     
  6. Blakhart

    Blakhart TS Rookie Posts: 353

    Perhaps a last known good restart would help.
     
  7. bazeel

    bazeel TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 62

    Hi and thanks to all. The problem is solved. Tony must have held down the right shift key for 8 or more seconds and then answered 'yes' to selecting 'filterkeys'. When I turned 'filterkeys' off it was ok.
    Thanks again.
     
  8. Dangermaus

    Dangermaus TS Rookie

    yay I was right!
     
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