By Sharon RC
Mar 5, 2008
  1. i have been having trouble with my laptop and fixed one problem and caused my spacebar to hide somewhere. i cannot seem to get it back. can anyone help me
  2. rf6647

    rf6647 TS Maniac Posts: 829

    I interpret your description to mean that striking the spacebar does not generate a space; the cursor does not advance.

    [edit] Quick Test of SpaceBar
    Open the notepad application.
    Mouse click in the notepad window
    Display the 'Help' menu
    Clear the menu
    Display the 'Window' menu
    Clear the menu

    Try these suggestions in any order,
    • Reload or update keyboard drivers
    • Introduce a ps/2 or usb keyboard. Reboot. Test function of both keyboards. I have no idea if the auxiliary KB disables the other KB.
    • Use on-screen keyboard
      [*]Start ! all programs ! accessories ! Accessibility ! on-screen keyboard
      [*]Open Notepad (or other suitable application such as this reply window)
      [*]Use on-screen keyboard to test spacebar.[*]If on-screen keyboard experiences the same problem, then we need to dig deeper. Presently I have not located any help deciphering scancode maps.
    • You can perform a scancode 'hunt' by striking every key to confirm the generated character corresponds to the key. The hunt looks for the space for a different key stroke.
    • System Restore to a saved point that pre-dates this problem.
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