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Can't shut off *physical* keyboard key clicks

Q: Can't shut off *physical* keyboard key clicks

I just took delivery of a Dell XPS13 with touchscreen and Windows 8.1 Pro. This is the third such computer we have bought, so I know my problem isn't endemic to the XPS13.

Right out of the box it makes a particularly annoying click whenever a key is pressed on the physical keyboard. I can't find anything in Control Panel or on the web on how to change this. I do find plenty of information on how to turn off on-screen keyboard clicks but that doesn't help.

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A: Can't shut off *physical* keyboard key clicks

Are you certain that it isnt the keyboard itself making these clicks in the hardware?

Try going into the sound mixer in Windows by left clicking on your speaker icon in the taskbar, then clicking on the mixer link. Mute the slider that is labeled System Sounds and see if that helps.

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For the past few days, my XPS 13 trackpad has gotten progressively worse at registering clicks when I physically push the trackpad down to click. All other movements and gestures work perfectly fine, and I can still tap to click, but this new development is still very annoying. In order to get left clicks to register, I have to push down very hard on the trackpad or click as many as four to five times to get it to register.

It does not feel or look like anything is lodged beneath the trackpad, but it is still possible I suppose. The trackpad's tactile feedback is no different now than it ever was, and it is still flush to the surface like it always has been. Has anyone else experienced issues like this? It is very frustrating.

Any help with this is greatly appreciated.

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hello all,i am having an issue with touchpad clicks on my X1 Yoga and wanted to see if there is anything i can do to fix it myself.The issue is with physical clicks on the left and right sides of the touchpad, it was working up until few days ago and suddenly stopped. I can stil use these areas for touch, but since clicks are not working, i am forced to use physical buttons above the touchpad.is there anything i can do to fix the problem? Anyone knows what this could be? thank you!

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Hi all,
I recently read a post concerning having to click shutdown and restart twice in win-xp... I have to do the same. The other user was advised to paste a hijackthis log with their post, here's mine. Any help will be much appreciated!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:39:14 PM, on 2/23/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Accelerate\accelerate2002.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
E:\Program Files\Ad-aware 6\Ad-watch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskswitch.exe
E:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
E:\Program Files\Iconoid\iconoid.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cidaemon.exe
E:\Program Files\mozilla.org\Mozilla\mozilla.exe
E:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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A:[Resolved] Hijackthis log - 2 clicks to shut down problem...

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I have had this computer less than a week and I already hate it.  I like to listen to music while using my computers. The computer's keyboard makes an annoying click with each keystroke when the sound is on. If I don't want to listen to the sounds, I can't listen to music. I have tried all of the suggestions in other posts, however it appears most of them are for Window 7 as they don't follow on this operating system.  

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My keyboard quit working. Touch any letter & I hear a click. Every key, click. But the letters don't show up.

Luckily, I can use the onscreen keyboard but man, is it slow. When I click on a letter on the onscreen keyboard, I still hear the click but the letter does show up.

I have a Dell Inspiron 17 5000 series laptop. I've been having a little trouble with the keyboard for about a month. About once in a sentence when I type a letter, it doesn't type. i.e. keybord. Type it again, it shows up. This occurs with all letters. About once in a sentence, a letter I type will show up twice. i.e. twiice. Sometimes the space button doesn't work. i.e. Sometimesthespacebuttondoesn't work.

Any ideas of what can I try to fix this.

Thank you,
dumdum

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I have a game that does not allow for any type of keyboard remapping OR binding keyboard keys to mouse buttons...

What I want to know is if this can be done via 3rd party applications?

What I am looking to do is map certain F1-F12 keys to my mouse so then I can click the mouse button instead.

BTW running Windows Xp and Have the Logitech Cordless MX Duo keyboard/mouse set. I do NOT have the Logitech software loaded just the drivers for the devices to function.
 

A:Anyway to map keyboard keys to mouse clicks?

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This is the first problem I've had which I've not been able to solve myself, either via google or sheer trial and error. It's by far the strangest thing I've come across.

As the title implies, after pressing any key, my left/right mouseclick won't work for a second or so. However, it's not exactly consistent across programs.

For example, I recently got guild wars 2. After typing, neither mouse click will work. I've also found that notepad/word share this.
On chrome/desktop/my media player, only the left click will stop functioning.
When playing league of legends, both keys will continue to function normally.


It's nothing hardware related and I have restarted.

And ermmm...yeah. Completely stuck. Thanks in advance to anybody who can help.



Edit: Nevermind. My brother installed touchfreeze onto my computer without telling me.

A:Mouse clicks don't work after using keyboard.

Glad it was sorted. If the computer is YOUR's and yours alone (not a family pc) i would see about getting your brother a limited user account

That's just me though, i might not be as nice about people changing settings on my computer.

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? OS - Windows 7 ultimate
? x86 64 bit
? What was original installed OS on system-- windows vista
? the OS an OEM version----------- came pre-installed on system
? Age of system (hardware)
? Age of OS installation - i have you re-installed the OS

? CPU
? Video Card
? MotherBoard
? Power Supply - brand & wattage

? System Manufacturer --- Dell
? Exact model number ---- PP26L

A:sys shut down automatically ( dumping physical memory)

Hi rnani46 and welcome to TSF.

Your Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop is running Windows 7 x64, but the supported drivers only go up to Windows Vista x86 (32bit). That will explain why you are missing a lot of drivers according to your perfmon report. This will be an issue as your model will support 64bit OS's, but there doesn't seem to be any drivers on the Dell site for them; instead only 32bit drivers are shown for Vista and XP.
The only way I can see is to reinstall the previous OS that you had on there.

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Operating System XP Computer Dell Dimension 4600.

I get a blue screen saying that a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to my computer.

Tech infor provided xxx stop: OxOOOOOO7E (OxCOOOOOO5, OxBO4ECESF, OxF8AE9BBC, Ox8AE98B8

I can start back up in the safe mode or otherwise, but sometime later I get the blue screed and same message again (Different Tech info but same format).

After booting up, I get another error messsge as follows: c:/Windows?system32/ecmpoopo.dll not found.

I tried system restore, but cannot find any date that I can go back to!

Please help someone!

Fred Atterberry
 

A:Solved: Windows shut down and Physical Memory dump.

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This keyboard has worked great for a few years.  Now it stops working as soon as i log in with my windows password.  Just clicking sounds on web pages, program pages, etc.  I removed device & paired again. Restarted, etc and keep getting same result.  very frustrating.  any help would be appreciated. 

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whenever i try to click on the start menu it pops up for a split second and then dissapears again, if i try to press the start menu button on my keyboard it does nothing. if i hit CTRL it does much the same as the mouse just many times. this means i cna't click on anything in the start menu like shut down. i can get the task manager up but as soon as i click on it, it closes. if i try going to a web page it clicks the stop button so nothing loads. just this minute my firewall has shut down for no apparent reason.

this is beginning to seem alot like a virus, although my windows install has been bad for a while (hence i was online today trying to download new drivers for everything so i could reinstall it)! any suggestions on how to get my computer usable again?

A:no mouse clicks or keyboard actions registering for more than a split second

this also doesn't happen instantly when i log on, but its happened after about 2 minutes consistently for about 2 days

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I've had issues with my dc5800 having random shutdowns (powers off immediately then restarts) though all my windows OS versions. The machine had a terrible history of shutting off especially if it went into the sleep mode. As soon as I would wake it with a mouse movement it would try to restart over and over again until I unplugged the machine. Then, when I was running windows 7 home, it would try to start up with the "windows did not shut down" screen. If I hit restart windows it would start the on/off cycle. I had made a rescue disk with win 7 and that would not bring it out of the on/off cycle. Sometimes the original win 7 install disk would get me to a repair screen. That usually would get me up running again but only for a short wile. I found an original set of installation disks for the dc5800 and took the machine all the way back to the windows business Vista 32 system. I was so desperate for a fix that I legged out many days of updates until the "update manager"  "update" was downloaded. After that the machine would just sit there with it's wheels spinning "checking for new updates" with none loading in 3 days. There was no listing of the update update that I could uninstall. Desperation again led me to upgrade to the win 7 home premium OS that I had been using before but it seemed to work better until I hit another "update manager" download. Same thing, no updates, just green bar scrolling forever. Finally, I had the key for a win 10 home upgrade and the machine... Read more

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Plz tell my is this diagnosis is right?? or not??
Attachment 239427

A:My Computer shut down suddenly and starts dumping physical memory

Hi

Problematic software:

Code:
Start Menu\Programs\AVG Public:Start Menu\Programs\AVG Public
Start Menu\Programs\DAEMON Tools Lite Public:Start Menu\Programs\DAEMON Tools Lite Public

Keeping 2 antiviruses on your computer will cause conflicts anyway, please remove AVG as it contributes in BSODs.

Remove Daemon Tools, sptd.sys is known to cause BSODs!How to remove sptd.sys from system
Recommended antivirus program for Windows 7 based on stability compared to others:- Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
Malwarebytes - The Free version
Good and Free system security combination.
Do not start the free trial of Malware Bytes; remember to deselect that option when prompted.

Run a full scan with both (separately) once downloaded, installed and updated.

Run these tools and delete anything they find: Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
ESET online scanner:Free Online Virus Scanner | ESET
Check for On-Board VGA/Chipset/motherboard drivers from the Intel Download Center
Run the System File Checker that scans the of all protected Windows 7 system files and replaces incorrect corrupted, changed/modified, or damaged versions with the correct versions if possible:SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Run Disk Check on your hard disk for file system errors and bad sectors on it:Disk Check
Let us know the results and further BSODs

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I spilled some water on the keyboard.. Drained it and let it dry for a while and now it works find. Except the trackpoint buttons (above the touchpad) now trigger clicks for both middle and left click (if i click left click, it's like clicking middle and left at the same time)

Also some buttons on the keyboard trigger button clicks.. What can i do to fix this?
 

A:Keyboard triggers bunch of mouse clicks after spill on it Lenovo T530

I would say that you might need a new keyboard. however take it somewhere and have it checked out to make sure nothing else got damaged from the water.
 

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Hello everyone, My product is HP EliteBook 8470p Notebook. And using BIOS/UEFI without CSM. Serial: CNU31499QKProduct: D6R84UC#ABA My issue occurs after I update the system BIOS from older version to F.66 Rev A.The physical keyboard work not correctly after updating.I have check by UEFI diagnostic, phenomenon: some key (as: 'E', 'D', 'C', 'Esc') not effected when be pressed. And this phenomenon occurs when I enter BIOS environment or DOS or window OS.The other keys is work as normally.Currently, my PC work normal before updating. Beside that, I can not rollback for the previous version because of forbiddance.Have anybody meet issue like me and any solution ? 

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How do I remove and replace physical keys on a P50 keyboard?

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I took my relatively new Aspire 5920 overseas on an 8yr private sojourn, that demanded very little use of it.Within a year the $/4 key started squiggling $$$... nonstop, each time I turned the laptop on.With constant power outage, unreliable internet access, I disconnected the physical and got rubbery USB-version(made in China), which lasted 9 days. Frustrated I discovered I had the onscreen option, and availed myself.I have reattached the physical. It lets me type my login info. But once the desktop appears, only the onscreen can let me type as the physical keys only respond with a ding sound(protest).

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My keyboard has some really annoying buttons that open up my email, browser, dvd player, and calculator and I accidentally click them a lot. Is there a way I can permanently disable these buttons? I don't see any options under keyboard in my control panel. What other methods might there be?

So frustrating!

A:Any way to disable physical buttons on my keyboard?

superglue just a drop will do ya!

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I have an X1 Carbon 2nd Generation outfitted with a Japanese keyboard. Is there a way to swap this out for a US keyboard? I have not seen a X1 Carbon with a US keyboard, does it have a different form factor?

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why does my Yoga 11e physical keyboard act like the on-screen version ? When I type S it says O, etc.  

A:Yoga physical Keyboard keys are mapped like On-scr...

Hi, welcome to the forums.
 
Can you please specify a little bit your problem. I don't understand it.
Is the F1 to F12 keys? or is it all the keyboard (normal keys) that are working strangely?
 
Regards

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why does my Yoga 11e physical keyboard act like the on-screen version ? When I type S it says O, etc.  

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Why the normal keys do not type the characters they are supposed to? Not kidding. I noticed that the Physical KeyBoard seems somehow mapped to what the simulated On-Screen Keyboard format.  the "A" Key works because that is the same as the A on the OSK.. but next to that on the OSK is a O. So when you want to type an S on regular keyboard it comes out as a S.    How to fix this ??? 

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I would like to know how I can enable the physical keyboard in my convertible laptop using the tablet mode? I am not referring to the onscreen keyboard, but the actual physical keyboard, which is normally disabled in the tablet mode. 

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Does anyone know how to enable their physical keyboard while using their laptop in tablet mode. i have an external monitor and want to use the laptop in tablet mode to save space. thanks for helping!

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Might be related to my other current issue, link to the thread : http://forums.techguy.org/virus-oth...5-windows-7-64bit-avast-free.html#post8532537

I run Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium

I've just recently started to get issues with my keyboard which has never bothered me with problems before.
It makes it difficult to type so I'll keep this short.

Keyboard is in fine state, no moisture or damage that I know of.
Problem appears at random intervals, no dependancy on speed of typing, can happen at random test-spam as well as letter by letter typing.
1. Keyboard becomes momentarily unresponsive (Never happend before, not even any significant delay)
2. Most of the time, after unresponsiveness comes self-replication of symbol/combination of symbols /function (backsspace, space, etc) pressed during "pause". It's either infinite and doesn't stop without new input from keyboard (as in changing windows doesn't help) or stops after a couple of dozen of symbols/functions.

Problem doesn't appear at all when I plug keyboard into my Laptop.

Now I will type to show how this works, I've been correcting all the previous sentences by making new input and then rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr(...)s

There, it got stuck on r and would keep going if I didn't press "s" (or any symbol really, functions don't stop it but can be stuck, like continuous backspace).
I'd love some help on this as I am rather avid gamer and having ke... Read more

A:Solved: Razer Tarantula Keyboard - unresponsiveness and non-physical key stucking

Is the Razer software/drivers installed? If so, uninstall, reboot, and test using the generic Windows driver.
 

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i dont really think i can fix this, but the lights on my keyboard (the caps lock, num lock, scroll lock) stay lit when my PC shuts down, indicating power is still running through. they go out if I cut total power but other than that...

im just wondering what would cause that or if my PC should do that

thanks

-Jon
 

A:keyboard wont shut off

As long as the power is connected to your pc, this is quite normal and nothing to worry about. My usb keyboard does exactly the same.

Regards Howard
 

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An elderly friend of mine has an HP Smart Screen PC with a wireless keyboard and mouse (running on a shared USB.) The other day she got a message stating that the keyboard batteries needed replacing which she did. Since she changed the batteries, the PC recognizes that there is a keyboard, but the message that the keyboard is being used is not getting to the PC. The USB and mouse are both working fine. Windows 7 diagnostics do not see a problem with the keyboard. I tried a separate wired USB keyboard which also did not work. This makes me think that there is some "switch" in the software that was turned off. Does anyone know if this is possible? Thanks

A:External Keyboard Shut Off

Welcome to Sevenforums.

At the back of the keyboard when wireless, there's in general a small button so called "Connect" to push when in first use. Might replacing the batteries have reset the keyboard?

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ok so i got my system going but now when i shut down the case will not turn off less u push the button and the keyboard and mouse dont shut off less i hit the switch on p/s

any ideas?
 

A:Keyboard and mouse dont shut down

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A:OK, why are the lights on my keyboard flashing after I shut down?

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I always keep the backlight on my laptop on because it makes typing significantly easier for me, but while I was typing it shut off randomly. I tried pressing Fn+space but the light will not turn back on at all. Im not sure if it is something that can be resolved or if the light itself is broken and i would need to take it somewhere to get fixed. 

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New Windows 7 install
7000 version
When i shut down the computer the USB and Illuminated ps2 Keyboard stay on.
Any Idea's ?

A:USB and Illuminated Keyboard staying on after shut down

Not exactly a "crashes and debugging" issue, but almost certainly caused by non-software factors. If you're truly "shutting down", as opposed to sending the machine to "sleep", then there's no OS, no drivers, no software at all - just the hardware.

Updating the BIOS could potentially help. Otherwise, test what happens when you don't boot to Windows at all, but instead power down the computer from the BIOS config menu. If it's the same symptom... absolutely a hardware issue beyond any doubt.

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Hey thanks for checking out the thread. I'm having some trouble with my Dell xps 400, hopefully someone can help.

The issue I'm having is that my monitor, keyboard, and mouse all go dead at random times at the same time. I can hear the fan running and the on light is still green, so I assume there is still power. It doesn't restart nor does it shutdown. I'm at a loss what this could be.

Here are my specs

Dell XPS/Dimension 400/9150
OS XP professional sp 3
Intel Pentium Dpu 3.00ghz
Nivdia geforce 6800
2x 512MB, DDR2, 533M, 64X64, 8, 240, 1RX8 Memory Module
160GB Hard Drive, SATA2
Dell DXP051 Motherboard
mouse & keyboard connect through usb
The Dell is about 4yrs old. I've checked all the connections and usually dust out the case every cple months.

I'm not sure what other information would be helpful.

Thanks in advance to any help.
 

A:Keyboard, mouse & monitor shut down

new symptom. When i turn on the pc the monitor, mouse, and keyboard do not come on. Strangely enough it will come on if i turn on the pc first then turn on the monitor, if the monitor is on while I'm turning on the pc nothing works.

Anyone have any ideas or can point me in the right direction, this whole random cutoff thing is getting annoying.
 

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Firstly, Thank you all forr this very informative forum. Kudos to the Mods and Admins!

I have a home built computer that was working great until I added the Win7 RTM trial a while ago. I have since removed it, but I will likely go for broke with it after the first SP comes out.

My Machine:
ABIT IP35 mainboard
Core 2 Duo 3 GHz processor
Phoenix BIOS : Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 05/24/2007

During boot, I am able to use keyboard and mouse to access BIOS. Once the boot loader starts, the screen asks to select the OS to boot. Key board and mouse do not function at this time.

Once the count down completes, the system boots normally, and the keyboard and mouse become active again.

My boot loader follows:
[boot loader]
timeout=5
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn


Any suggestions or pointers?

Thanks;

Pat

A:Keyboard and mouse shut down during startup.

Trucker, what do you have on partition(0)? Also, under bios, which hdd do you have as the first one to boot with hdd0 or hdd1? If it is set to hdd0 set it to be hdd1. something is not wanting to respond correctly and it is looking like part(0) is what it wants, but????
Is the NTLDR and the NETDETECT.COM files from xp pro or win7?

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Hi, just recently my keyboard has been acting up. last week i discovered the problem. my keyboard started sending me shut down messages, opening the 'search' window, and typed random keys. in some instances it would just abruptly shut down or make my computer go to sleep w/o warning. i suspected it was a virus or malware of some sort. but after a few hours i never encountered these problems again. rest of the week i had no problems, until today

i finally realized it was actually the keyboard that was acting up after i unplugged the usb from the computer. upon unplugging the problem went away. i was unable to find a replacement keyboard in my house and now have to resort to the on-screen keyboard. frustrating and tedious to say the least.

it was working fine this afternoon but during the nighttime it started acting up.

please help. i would go in further detail but this on-screen keyboard is rly tedious! thank you.

using windows 7

A:Keyboard acting up, tries to shut computer down

Sounds like it is time for a new keyboard....

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I turnedb on voice recognition because I am recently disabled and can only type with one hand. Ithought I should turn on the narrator, just to keep my computing excpewrience on a purely audible plane. I never got my laptop to recognizemy voice or folllow directionsverbally. Now, I can't get my onboard keyboard to type anything after I log on to windows. And what's worse, the narrator won't shut up--unless I mute my speakers., that is. can asny one recommend a solution?

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Hey guys.

My os is the Win ultimate 64 bits, when i start my computer the keyboard drivers disappear.

If i turn on the computer and enter the bios setup (just enter and quit) the keyboard drivers are back. But if i turn on the computer without enter the BIOS setup, the drivers are missing.

In the Device Manager the keyboard is accepted as a standart keyboard.

My keyboard have a PS2 conector, it?s from Acer. Yes i now, it is very old and the Acer don?t do keyboards anymore consequently, they don?t do drivers too.

I don?t now if this post is in the correct section, and sorry for my poor english

Plz anyone can help me?

A:Keyboard drivers are disappearing when i shut down the computer

Have you considered buying a PS2 to USB adapter?

Amazon.co.uk: ps2 to usb keyboard adapter

Failing that, you could buy a new USB keyboard or even a wireless keyboard that is compatible with Windows 7 64-bit.

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First off, PC info

MOBO: ASUS M2R32-MVP

Processor: AMD Athalon AM2 chipset

HDD: Maxtor (not sure of model number or size right off hand)

RAM: Corsair 2GB (2X1GB)

Any Other info upon request

Problem:

Upon system startup I have full use and control during POST, able to enter bios setup and so forth. Upon Windows loading screen (Windows XP Media Center) keyboard and mouse shut down, light inside optical mouse will flash when button is pressed, otherwise unresponsive. Have tried them in all USB ports including PCI card. Have tried keyboard and mouse on another computer, still working fine. Have tried other mouse and keyboard on problematic machine, same problem. Have checked BIOS settings and all usb options are enabled. Was hoping someone could give me a couple Ideas as to how to fix without slaving drive as I don't normally have time to do this and I want my PC back (it's the wife's thats messed up so she uses mine while I'm stuck with our ANCIENT laptop).

Thank you for your help.

Azrael

A:USB Keyboard/mouse shut down upon windows boot

Try booting into Safe Mode...does the problem still exist?

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Hello,

Is there a way to shutdown using keyboard only, from the initial login screen? It's the same screen as the windows lock screen.

I have tried all the standard keys Alt-F4, Esc, Ctrl-Shift-Esc, Ctrl-Break, etc. but to no avail.

I know that there is a button at the bottom right that you can click to shutdown, but I can't see it to click on it (long story: I have a two monitor setup, and the login screen upon boot will show up on my primary monitor. There's something wrong with primary monitor so now when the computer boots, it sometimes displays on my primary monitor and sometimes it doesn't. During the times when it doesn't, I'll need to shut down and restart, but at the login screen, my primary monitor is not showing so I cannot see the shutdown button to click on it)

Thanks.

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Suddenly after starting the computer and going online there was a loud buzz on my stereo output. The output goes from my optical audio. This has never happened before. I flipped the receiver to radio and it's fine. Typing on my backup computer now. The sound from this computer to a different input on the same receiver is fine.

The mouse and keyboard are fine here too. But none of my mice or keyboards work on my main computer. I have a wired mouse and keyboard bridging the two computers with a KVM so they can share the same screen too. On the main computer I also have a couple of mice and a keyboard attached wirelessly. This setup has been fine for a long time. Years.

But with the mouse and keyboard unresponsive (I've unplugged all but the wired one), there's no way to shut it down safely.

Can someone provide a plan to diagnose the problem or tell me how you solved a similar problem please?

A:Buzzing on audio output and loss of mouse/keyboard:can't shut down

First up is the machine listed in system specs the problem machine? Also have you tried other mice or keyboards wired or not on the problem machine.
Even if you can get at least a keyboard to work you can safely shut down using that.

Now the set up I do have a problem imagining it in my minds eye it sounds quite complicated. having said that if it has gone for years like that then maybe you have some serious hardware problems with either the plug in devices, the machine components or both.

Now I have Googled KVM (never head of that abbreviation and never used one) and find it is a piece of equipment too that could be going south?

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Hi everyone, I bought this laptop about 3 months ago and I'm loving it so far. But every so often the keyboard would just stop working and when I try shutting it off, it would go through the entire shutting off process and the screen goes black but all the lights and fan would still be on. I am then forced to hold the power button down to force it off. When I restart the computer instead, it would take me to the blue screen where it would say "Windows has ran into an unexpected error" then the screen would turn black again and everything else would be on. Anyone have any idea or solution to what's going on? Thanks in advnace!

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Hello All,

I was using my good old dell inspiron 15r SE with windows 10 since technical preview.
Since months it was working stable. Unfortunately after recent bigger update of windows 10 I face strange issue. Keyboard seems to randomly freeze. No information in event log, nothing. So far my only workaround is to reboot.
My current windows version: Home 1607, compilation: 14393.351
Thing I"ve tried so far:
- switching between tablet/desktop mode - helped once (probably by chance)
- uninstalling keyboard drivers (helped for couple of days)
- activating/deactivating key filters - no difference
- plugging in/out external keyboard - ext. keyboard works... after unplugging build in keybord stars working or not...also randomly

One hint: during freeze touchpad is not working, but touchpad mouse keys work fine O.o. Also backlit seems to freeze as well

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Windows 10 recent update causes keyboard to randomly shut down (Inspiron 15r se)

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
Kindly check you are able to update the drivers on the system and if there are any pending updates.This should most definitely be a drivers issue,hence downloading the drivers on the system should help with the issue.
We would also need to keep in mind if the system is tested for windows 10 and if there are drivers for the same.
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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Hi all

Wandering if someone can help

Ok - recently did a fresh UEFI install of Win 7

All was working ok, except I noticed that my monitor - Dell S2716DG randomly flashes black - happens completely randomly - I checked I had the latest NVidia drivers for the titan x, and I also checked by rocking the tower if maybe a connection was loose - but didn't show any signs of the problem when I moved the tower.??

The second thing is my US keyboard randomly wont connect - i.e when I get in to Win its as if the Keyboard is unplugged - I try plugging in to another USB port - still no luck. Then I try another port but also try resetting the computer, but the computer just hangs continuously - I have to physically hit the reset button. After doing that the pc restarts and if im lucky the keyboard has connected.
I have another keyboard and it does exact same thing.

I have a funny feeling its something to do with the Chipset drivers but is there anyone that can help me out? I tried going to Asus and getting the Chipset driver from them, but when I went to install it said I had a newer version, and did I want to install anyway>? I clicked yes but it just did the constant loop/install thing again.
Everything is set to auto in 'Device installation settings' too?

The computer wont install any hardware/drovers for any USB ports - it continuously just searches.
Edit - the computer won't shut down at all now. I have to physically switch it off at plug. I also tried installing a d... Read more

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Hi,

My name is Gabe and I am first off NOT a computer expert. I know enough terminology to get me in trouble but I don't pretend to be a expert.

Here is the setup with the issue:

HP Pavilion Elite m9360f PC running Windows 7 Ultimate x64

2 monitors (both running from DVI ports)

USB Mouse and Keyboard


The Issue:

While I am using the computer the mouse and keyboard will randomly SHUT OFF. No power, no nothing, its like the USB port suddenly turns itself off. The screen is still up but the mouse is frozen.

I am then forced to hard reset. When I turn the computer back on it fires up just fine blinking away but the screens don't engage (aka the light on the screen (Samsung Sync Master 206BW) just blinks in standbye mode, aka never receiving a signal from the computer).

The mouse and keyboard also never light up.

I am then forced to hard restart and the same issue keeps happening.

Usually after about 5-8 times the screens light up and the mouse and keyboard turn on. I can then start my computer normally

I then will get a random amount of time before it starts all over again.


This is incredibly frustrating so any help anyone can provide will be MUCH appreciated.

Thanks a billion,

Gabe

UPDATE: As I was about to write this post I was on a video chat with a friend in England via Skype on the desktop. In the middle of the chat the same thing happened but this time I had audio going and my sound froze as well.

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A:Monitors and Mouse/Keyboard randomly shut off - DVI & USB port issue?

Sometimes running DVI without scaling can cause lockups to the whole system I can't remember if it's called scaling or not but there are setting that can be set to prevent this from happening, I just can't remember what they were via the video software

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Hello All,

I was using my good old dell inspiron 15r SE with windows 10 since technical preview.
Since months it was working stable. Unfortunately after recent bigger update of windows 10 I face strange issue. Keyboard seems to randomly freeze. No information in event log, nothing. So far my only workaround is to reboot.
My current windows version: Home 1607, compilation: 14393.351
Thing I"ve tried so far:
- switching between tablet/desktop mode - helped once (probably by chance)
- uninstalling keyboard drivers (helped for couple of days)
- activating/deactivating key filters - no difference
- plugging in/out external keyboard - ext. keyboard works... after unplugging build in keybord stars working or not...also randomly

One hint: during freeze touchpad is not working, but touchpad mouse keys work fine O.o. Also backlit seems to freeze as well

Any help would be appreciated.

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