Keyboard Problem

By jhaller2
Dec 14, 2006
  1. Out of nowhere, my computer has been having trouble with the keyboard. If I type in the letter i, it automatically types "ip", same thing happens when I type in p, it automatpically types "pi". Ive tried restarting and resetting the settings but those havent worked. And I have a laptop so the keyboards inside the computer meaning, I just cant buy a new one. Anyone know what I can do to reset my keyboard?
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    this could be caused by software. assuming you didn't change any windows accessibility settings or anything, i'd suspect a virus or malware.
  3. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    I would agree with Zephead, It's either a virus or windows is messing with the keyboard, Try finding Driver updates for the keyboard from the manufacture's website and post in the Security part of this forum about this problem so you can get help to see if it's a virus or not

    Hope I helped :D
  4. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    you can purchase an inexpensive external USB or PS/2 keyboard...

    have you checked its not an auto complete feature you've accidentally turned on?
  5. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    Just a stab in the dark...but. This wouldnt happen to be a Toshiba Satellite laptop would it?
  6. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Toshiba laptops suck :haha:

    Custom built desktops own laptops any day ;)
  7. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    yes, toshibas often prove to be problematic.
    true, but can the two really be compared? ideally, a person only has a laptop because they need a portable system they can bring to work, school, etc.
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I agree, Toshiba laptops are prone to odd problems. Nothing was spilled on the keyboard, was it? One should never eat or drink over a keyboard... Laptop or desktop
  9. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    Well the original poster never said what brand it was he was having a problem with. I was just guessing about it being Tosiba because the problem sounded familiar....
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