Going insane with space bar problem

By Angelina71
Dec 13, 2008
  1. Ok, this is totally weird. My husband has a Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop. It's been a little slow lately, but now when you hit the space bar, the screen scrolls down...what the heck! Also, if you hit the Backspace key or up and down arrows, they take you to the Dell page! I am at a total loss here. Does anyone have a suggestion what might be occurring here? I've scanned and rescanned for viruses and spyware.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes, there's some keyboard program loaded (that's possibly got all mixed up)
    Check in add\remove Programs in Control Panel, for a keyboard program to remove.
    Or run Startup Control Panel and turn off the keyboard manager program from starting with Windows
    Then restart
  3. Angelina71

    Angelina71 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I do not see a keyboard program in add/remove programs :(
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Well other than the link I supplied (in blue above)

    You could go to Device Manager (Start->Run-> Devmgmt.msc)
    And then remove the keyboard device, then restart
    It will install automatically on restart
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