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Cannot type in Word or Notepad (WinXP)

By bazeel ยท 7 replies
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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