firstly, excuse my lack of punctuation or capitalization in this thread. my keyboar is acting very very odd. i've rebooted, and tried other keyboards first, so its some odd setting on my computer somwhere. right now when i hit shift, ctrl, alt, or some other special use keys, it imputs multiple commands, ctrl key imputs ctrl left, alt and shift. caps lock imputs tilde and caps lock, num lock opens up the start menu. f9 opens up the task manager and imputs the functions for escape and the tilde key. any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated.