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Ctrl+delete, ctrl+z and ctrl+y do not work

Q: Ctrl+delete, ctrl+z and ctrl+y do not work

Ctrl+Delete for deleting the proceeding word does not work in the Google search box or in the address bar of any site. Neither do Ctrl+Z for undo and Ctrl+y for redo. I use a Toshiba Satellite laptop with windows 8 and internet explorer 10. All these commands don't work while composing an email either. Please help me.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop with Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 installed.

In Google search box, when I type Ctrl+Z( for undo), it does NOT work. Neither does Ctrl+Y( for redo). When I type Ctrl+backspace for deleting the preceding word, it works perfectly, but when I type Ctrl+Delete to delete the following word, it does NOT work at all. Kindly help me out of this problem.

In Notepad, Ctrl+Z( undo) works but Ctrl+Y(redo) does not. Neither does Ctrl+backspace(to delete the preceding word) but Ctrl+Delete(to delete the following word) works perfectly.

I don't know why some shortcut keys work and some don't. Please tell me how to make all these shortcut keys work in Google search box as well as in Notepad.

Yours sincerely
Babu Kumar

A:Ctrl+z, Ctrl+y, ctrl+delete and ctrl+backspace do not work


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Yoga 2-11 Yesterday the CTRL-C, CTRL-X, and ALT-CTRL-DEL functions stopped working; strangely CTRL-V works fine. It's very difficult to get the @  and ? symbols to appear, but capital letters using the same Shift key are fine. Also, when I would type, several of the same letter would appear, and when pressing the space bar several spaces would appear. I fixed this issue by adjusting my keyboard settings by setting the repeat rating to the slowest setting. I've used device manager to uninstall the keyboard, also updated drivers, etc, but nothing seems to fix things. Using Windows Key R and OSK to display the onscreen keyboard, and using my physical keyboard for input confirms that the Shift and CTRL keys work. One thing that I noticed: when I touch the CTRL key a round onscreen circle appears and gets smaller and disappears; this is also true for CTRL-X and CTRL-C, but when using CTRL-V the circle does not appear.   

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Yoga 2-11 Yesterday the CTRL-C, CTRL-X, and ALT-CTRL-DEL functions stopped working; strangely CTRL-V works fine. It's very difficult to get the @  and ? symbols to appear, but capital letters using the same Shift key are fine. Also, when I would type, several of the same letter would appear, and when pressing the space bar several spaces would appear. I fixed this issue by adjusting my keyboard settings by setting the repeat rating to the slowest setting. I've used device manager to uninstall the keyboard, also updated drivers, etc, but nothing seems to fix things. Using Windows Key R and OSK to display the onscreen keyboard, and using my physical keyboard for input confirms that the Shift and CTRL keys work. One thing that I noticed: when I touch the CTRL key a round onscreen circle appears and gets smaller and disappears; this is also true for CTRL-X and CTRL-C, but when using CTRL-V the circle does not appear.   

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Hello, we have to harden Internet Explorer to use in the kiosk mode (-k). The user should not be able to do a thing besides using the application which is loaded. We have set all the meaningful Group Policys like "View menu:
Disable Source menu option" and "Turn off Shortcut menu" under "User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Browser menus". I cant find a way to disable ctrl+u, ctrl+j and
Reagrds, Felino

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Thread title pretty much sums it up: CTRL-A disabled, CTRL Key Works, A Key Works, Other CTRL-combos work. I use CTRL-V, CTRL-C, CTRL-Z, etc all the time.

CTRL-A has never worked for me, in any application. Instead of selecting all, CTRL-A pastes, the same as CTRL-V, only when you use CTRL-A, in addition to pasting, it also makes a system sound, kind of like a knock sound. Out of desperation to identify the sound I looked control panel sounds and listened to all of them, it's not there.

I've never really needed CTRL-A until now because I'm wanting to use a specific application that has no other way to select all except CTRL-A, so I'm now desperate...

Any help will be much appreciated.

A:CTRL-A disabled, CTRL Key Works, A Key Works, Other CTRL-combos work

Hello Dave mate have you run either of these


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html< if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
if not do them in safe mode and see if that fixes the problem.

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Hello, The CTRL & MAJ (both sides) keys don't work any more on my Lenovo Yoga 3 11. I can't do CTRL+C or CTRL+VOr I can't type number (on French keyboard to type numbers you need the MAJ key). Thanks for your help,  

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Hi... I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 on my Dell Inspiron 1720 with a tricked out Firefox 3 with a bunch of extensions, and all of a sudden today I started notice that Ctrl + S and Ctrl + F, 2 keyboard shortcuts that I use ALL THE TIME, are no longer working in ANY APPLICATION. The F and Control keys are working fine separately and other common shortcuts such as Ctrl + C, V, A, O, and P are working just fine.

I've tried it in Firefox, Internet Explorer, Notepad, Paint and Dreamweaver and Ctrl + S and Ctrl + F don't work in either one of those applications. The weird thing is without doing much of anything, it was working at some point today after I had noticed it WASN'T working, but now I rebooted for another reason and those 2 shortcuts are not working again.

By the way, I went into Vista's Ease of Access center (previously called Accessibility I believe), and everything is turned off.

And I also tried the control key to the right of my keyboard. None of it works.

Very annoying... Anyone got any ideas or know of any app that will help me find out what the problem is?

Thank you very much in advance, any help's appreciated

A:Solved: Help... Ctrl+F and Ctrl+S don't work for me half the time on any app

So... Any ideas?? This still is happening a day later.

Nevermind... Just realized the problem was a little program called Audio Identifier version 0.7.1

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??? I use this all the time and now its not working.

A:Ctrl + c, Ctrl + v copy and paste wont work.

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Since I instaled the Vista Home Premium in my notebook Acer 5520, I can´t select all files in explorer window with the keybord!

What should I do?

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I am trying to update the logon screen so it says "Press Ctrl+Alt+End to log on" on a Windows 7 virtual machine instead of Ctrl+Alt+Delete. Does anyone know a way to
do this? I have already tried the procedures for manually modifying the authui.dll.mui file with Notepad + + and that just corrupted the disk.

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Howdy,I created a post on the "Am I Infected?" thread back on 11/02/2009 and Mark (garmanma) has been helping me. He does not feel I am infected but stated I could always touch base this you kind folks so here I am. My task manager won't come up with ctrl+alt+delete, ctrl+shift+esc, start -> run-> taskmgr, or from right click on the task bar? We tried all kinds of neat little programs to see what was up but to no avail, however we didn't try the HijackThis route so I am hopeful. The previous post can be found at the following link provided (if you're curious as to what solutions have already been explored), http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...ml#entry1491790. The DDS and RootRepeal text files are attached as well, thank you so very much for any assistance you can provide. This site is wonderful and your team is the tops! I'm so bummed not having my task manager.

A:Task Manager won't come up with ctrl+alt+delete, ctrl+shift+esc, start -> run-> taskmgr, or from right click task...

Hi ForcesUndivided,Welcome to BC HijackThis forum. I am farbar. I am going to assist you with your problem.Please refrain from making any changes to your system (scanning or running other tools, updating Windows, installing applications, removing files, etc.) from now on as it might interfere with our fixes. Please let me know in your next reply if you agree with this.Please run Notepad (start > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad) and copy and paste the text in the code box into a new file:@echo off
>Log.txt (
ipconfig /all
nslookup google.com
ping -n 2 google.com
nslookup yahoo.com
ping -n 2 yahoo.com
nslookup freedrweb.com
ping -n 2 freedrweb.com
route print
dir /a/s c:\taskmgr.exe >>log.txt
start Log.txt
del %0Go to the File menu at the top of the Notepad and select Save as.Select save in: desktopFill in File name: test.batSave as type: All file types (*.*)Click save.Close the Notepad.Locate and double-click tast.bat on the desktop.A notepad opens, copy and paste the content it (log.txt) to your reply.

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Please help! Since a couple of days I have a weird bug in my Windows on my laptop:
the shortcuts Ctrl+C/V don't work for copy/paste, although the right click menu copy/paste do work fine. This however takes time and is annoying..
I suspected it could be a problem with my CTRL button, but Ctrl+A works fine, so that rules it out.

Does anyone have an idea what could have happened?
I have guests using the laptop now and maybe they pressed smth accidentally that locked this up..

Really appreciate your help!


A:Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V don't work in Windows XP

I have that problem at work sometimes and a restart normally fixes it as it seems I was low on memory.

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For a while now, the two Ctrl keys have done Mute and Volume Up. It's really annoying and I don't know what's causing it. Does anyone know what it is, and how can I stop it? Thanks!

A:Left Ctrl = mute, Right Ctrl = Master Volume up. Annoying!

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Hello. I encountered a weird problem.

I recently bough Acer Aspire 5734Z with Windows 7 Home Edition installed. When I type CTRL + C or CTRL + V my touchpad stops working for a few seconds. Then it get back to normal. And Except this the functions of ctrl + c and ctrl + v works.

This happens all the time, no matter how much I copy, I can copy nothing doing just the combination and my touch pad freezes.

When playing games as GTA Vice City I have problems using WASD movement at the same time as I adjust the screen(camera) with touch pad. Suddenly lot of combinations stop working, and I have to either stop walking around (WASD combinations) and use touchpad to adjust screen, then stop using touchpad and go back to using WASD.

I hope you understand. I am not very good at explaining things. And I really hope to find a solution to this.

When I did first-run of the laptop, the touchpad didnt have scrolling function working. So I went to acer.com, found my computer model, selected Windows 7 Home Edition and installed the newest touchpad driver 64bit. And it worked. Scrolling working. But freezing problems still occurs. And I think it might be some windows 7 anti multitasking function or something.

My comp specs:
2x 2.3Ghz processor
Windows 7 Home Edition 64bit.

Detailed comp specs (just in case)

System Type Notebook
Built-in Devices Speaker, wireless LAN antenna
Width 37.2 cm
Depth 24.7 cm
Height 4 cm
2.7 kg
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A:CTRL + C and CTRL + V freezes comp for a few seconds. [W7 Home Edition

You may an anti-virus program doing what it is supposed to do.

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Hello. I'm usually pretty proficient in handling typical squirreliness with my computer but this one's a tough one for me to wrap my mind around. Here's my computer specs:

Windows XP
P4 2.8Ghz
nvidia 5200 vid card w/ 512MB RAM
Turte Beach Santa Cruz audio card
Seagate 160GB HD
NOD32 antivirus

Just recently I'd been gone to work and my girlfriend was at home on the computer. She usually goes on myspace, xanga, facebook a lot and generally doesn't stray far from those activities. I got home and she pointed out the computer was acting weird.

When I hit ctrl+alt+del, the screen just gets a light blue sheen over it until I click and then it's gone with no sign of the task manager. Also in firefox I cannot use the ctrl keys. The left ctrl key when pressed immediately makes the font size in the window larger and larger and after 2 or 3 presses opens a new tab in firefox. The right ctrl key yesterday was opening a new tab going to gmail and today is doing a variety of things including going back a page and copying text to pages. I can't use any ctrl key combinations in any software without it doing something strange. In Azureus it opens a file's statistics for example. I'm a key command junkie so this is a huge problem and I don't know if my computer's been compromised or what.

I've tried running virus scans on nod32, using spybot search and destroy, reinstalling my keyboard drivers, upgrading to firefox 2, updat... Read more

A:ctrl button whacky, no ctrl+alt+del, new windows in firefox

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Hi all!
I need help to use macros properly. It is my first attempt at doing this, and I don't understand what I am doing wrong.

I have found this thread which resembles my problem, but I still do not understand what to do

Basically, I have 2 Excel spreadsheets open.
One is List A, the other is List B (Master List).

I have worker codes in List A, and have to find them in the B list to assign them a code (1) in column M.

What I did was go in my first spreadsheet, and selected the first worker code. Then, I started recording my Macro from there.
Ctrl+C worker code
Ctrl+Tab to second spreadsheet
Ctrl+F to open find box
Ctrl+V to paste the worker code copied from before
Close the search box
Cursor now over Worker code, Move over to column M by pressing the RIGHT arrow 12 times (from A to M)
Type "1" and then Enter
Ctrl+Tab to come back to first spreadsheet
Down Arrow to move on to next worker code

However, the Macro looks like this :
Cells.Find(What:="A4WL7CPA3BRX5", After:=ActiveCell, LookIn:=xlFormulas, _
LookAt:=xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, _
MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False).Activate
Application.CutCopyMode = False
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "1"

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A:Solved: Macro in Excel help! Using CTRL+V inside a CTRL+F

Macro recorder only record specific actions, not generic actions.
So you can't use it to repeat the steps for other cells.
You have to code it specifically in VBA.

As for your case you can have a lookup formula in column M of the Master list to do the check.

eg in cell M12 of List B, type
[List A.xlsm]Sheet1'!A:A,A12)

this goes to your List A first column to count the number of instances the value in cell A12 occurs.
Assuming there is no duplicate, the result is either 1 if found or 0 if not found.

If there are more than one instances in List A, the formula can be adapted to
[List A.xlsm]Sheet1'!A:A,A12)>0)*1

*1 will ensure that the result which is True or False becomes 1 or 0.

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I don't have a problem with the HOME and END keys being shared with the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys, but it's a HUGE problem for me that the combination of CTRL and HOME/END does not go to the beginning or end of the LINE; it only goes to the start/end of the current word.  How do I correct this?

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It has been about 2 weeks with no response from my C.A.D. buttons in tandem. I have seen no signs of anything thing fishy going on till tonight when I went to log on I noticed my Screen was black, and when I tried to log on I could see the mouse move but nothing else. I then tried to manually turn off the tower when I got a message that said as best I can remember "others are logged onto your computer, shutting down now will cause them to lose data, would you like to continue this operation." of course I said yes, but I couldn't get it to work. so I pulled the cat5 and manually shut her down then, upon reboot I tried to access the f8 function for safe mode, but after 2 tried I realized this wasn't gonna happen. Odds are someone is getting a kick out of seeing me type these words... Can you help?

My Comp is an E machine, and I am running Windows XP professional service pack 3.

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Attach is a HijackThis v2.0.2 log. I also copied and pasted below:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:43:52 PM, on 5/27/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16643)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 6.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
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A:ctrl/Alt/Delete does not work

Hello wilson186,

We prefer a more comprehensive set of logs to assist in detecting any malware that may be present. As noted in the final step (Step 5) of our sticky topic IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help....

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop.

What DSS will do:create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
check some important areas of your system and produce a report for your analyst to review.
DSS automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have HijackThis installed.

Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt in your next reply.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scan... Read more

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When I hit 'ctrl + alt + delete', nothing happens. It doesn't even pop up for a second like some other have said. 'alt + f4' and 'alt + tab' also do not work at all.

I'm still able to get the task manager up by hitting 'ctrl + shift + ecs', but would like to get the other functions working as well.

I'm using Windows XP is that helps at all.

A:'ctrl + alt + delete' Does not work

Click on start, then try CTRL ESC - Does it open the program menu?

Then open 2-3 program and minimize it, then use the combination ALT TAB - are you able to navigate to different windows this way?

Launch Nopad -- Type something, then highligth it , then press Delete -- are you able to delete the text?

If all the above combination work, then you know that each key works correctly, if not, then is possible that you need to replace the keyboard

Have you tested all the keyboard combinations, the left CTRL, Rigth ALT etc.... Do you have another keyboard?

Also test in Safe Mode.

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Ctrl/Alt?Delete does not work.


I get no window at all.

A:Ctrl/Alt?Delete does not work

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..plus avg virus scanner doesn't work. if i want to use avg, windows won't even start.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 17:19:19, on 20-12-2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI HYDRAVISION\HydraDM.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\SEC\MagicTune3.5_Client\GammaTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPl... Read more

A:ctrl+alt+delete doesn't work

please read my log. I have a lot of problems with security and pop ups since last week

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My control alt delete never works.

A:Ctrl Alt Delete doesnt work

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Ok for some reason when i do ctrl+alt+delete nothin happens now the window wont come up anymore.any ideas?

A:Ctrl+ALT+DELETE wont work

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:39:42 PM, on 1/30/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$VAIO_VEDB\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Monitor\netmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VCSW\VCSW.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VzCdb\VzCdbSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VzCdb\VzFw.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update 2\VAIOUpdt.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Zone Remote Commander\AvRmtCtr.exe
C:\Program Files\winupdates\winupdates.exe
C:\Program Files\Network\network.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment\VzRs\VzRs.exe
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A:CTRL+ALT+DELETE Doesn't work.

I can see msconfig works, but we need you to re-enable all startups. We may not be seeing all the malware on the system. Do this before posting your next log, please.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Before attacking an adware/spyware problem with hijackthis make sure you have already run the following tools. Download and update the databases on each program before running. Ad-Aware? SE Personal Edition
*Note* For Ad-AwareSE also install the VX2 Addon Cleaner To run this tool once Adaware is updated click on Add-ons in the lefthand column. Select VX2 Cleaner V2.0 and click Run Tool. Click "OK" , then, if something is found, click "Clean" as in the directions given. Click "Close", and exit Ad-Aware.
Spybot Search & Destroy

Download Ewido Security SuiteInstall Ewido Security Suite
When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck..Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Double-click the icon on Desktop to launch Ewido
You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files.On the left hand side of the main screen click update.
Then click on Start Update.
The update will start and a progress bar will show the ... Read more

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Good afternoon all,
Happy halloween

I m on Windows 7 based asus laptop and i have Oracle virtual box installed with as a system Windows XP.
Since a few weeks ctrl c and ctrl v doesn't work no more. I used to copy text from my system to the virtual box system but this doesn t work no more. I have the same thing when not using virtual box.
The problem is not hardware related i checked with a different mouse same thing.

I there a way to resolve this ?

Thanks in advance

A:Copy Past ctrl c and ctrl v not working no more

Try sharing it with the host system


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My remote desktop session does not appear to be sending the ctrl+alt+left (CAL) or ctrl+alt+right (CAR) combinations to the target machine.

Yesterday everything worked fine. I installed Windows Vista Ultimate 64 and could successfully RD to my laptop machine, which is running XP Pro SP2. CAL and CAR worked.

Today I installed SP1 on the Vista machine. Now my RD won't sent CAL or CAR.

I downloaded a simple keyboard tester application and installed it on both machines. Locally on the Vista machine, CAL and CAR are detected. Same thing locally on the XP machine. When I RD from Vista to XP and try the keyboard test the program shoes that it is receiving the CTRL+ALT combination but doesn't register when I hit the left or right arrow key at the same time. Interestingly, the up and down arrows *do* register.

I tried the RD connection from XP to Vista. Everything works normally. I tried an RD connection from another XP SP2 machine to my laptop. It works.

Any ideas? Is there some sort of key binding in Vista that takes the CAL and CAR combinations before RD can get them? Is RD in Vista 64 filtering them out for some reason?


A:Remote desktop does not sent ctrl+alt+left or ctrl+alt+right

I'm having the same issue in Windows7, 64-bit. Were you able to find a solution?

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The XPS 15-9530 keyboard requires that you hold the Function key to do home/end (Function+Left is Home and Function+Right is End).  That works fine, but I have found that if Ctrl+Home and Ctrl+End are a bit finicky.  Specifically, the key order I have to press to do a Ctrl+Home is Ctrl then Function then Left.  If I do Function then Ctrl then Left, it only sends a Home and not a Ctrl+Home.  Is there any way to work around this?  It's a bit annoying to have my Ctrl+Home and Ctrl+End fail so often while I'm retraining myself.

A:XPS 15-9530 Ctrl+Home or Ctrl+End question

I face the same problem. Any solution from Dell?

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Hi everybody, Know this isnt a joke but so far for the past 2 nights, okay everything's fine "well not really" but after like the 4th time exiting and playing it again "mods" when im in like the menu i cant do anything so i press the little start menu button and exit it but after i do so i can literally do nothing ive pressed every button on the keyboard,clicked every icon and nothing happens so i have to press the power button now i no its not something that ive recently done with the game cause i havent changed any thing so if anyone has heard of something like this and nows how to fix it that would be greatly appreciated...oh and i dont think any one wants to see my hijack this log its kinda looks like this

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what a surprise. my favorite key combination actually does not work. what happens is, i can press the 3 keys, but the only thing that comes up is the little tray icon with a full green bar showing it's using 100 percent of the processor (it's xp by the way). when i move my mouse over it, it disappears. i've seen that happen before, like when i COULD use ctrl+alt+delete to close a program that froze, like kazaa. when i moved my mouse over the tray icon for kazaa, it dissappeared. so i'm guessing that it opens, but then closes without closing the right way and clearing the tray like it is supposed to....

and the REGISTRY can almost never make any changes. it can read for my currently installed programs, but will not accept changes by any other means. so that means i can't install anything. if i had to reinstall windwows, would i be able to? would i be able to install backup software to backup my pictures, music, etc? if i did have to reinstall, it would be a format.

i also did a spyware check (which i did before the registry screwed up). bought some stuff from tz(trackzapper). seemed to lessen the pop-ups, but it seems to have lessened windows' function.
anyone know what happened?
oh yea, sry about the colors, i wanted to see if it really worked..:D

A:can not makes changes to registry; ctrl+alt+delete does not work

Not that this is going to help any, but lately there seems to be an epidemic of people with Kazaa having major problems and viruses. Something to think about...

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Hi all,

Just started experiencing this problem a few days ago. No idea what caused it.

The delete key on my keyboard(s) no longer works. I've tried 3 different keyboards (which I know to function), and pressing the delete key (either one, on the numpad or above the arrow keys) doesn't have any effect.

Even on the on-screen keyboard, it doesn't work!

Strange thing is though, CTRL+ALT+DEL works. SO for some reason, the delete command just isn't registering when I press the delete key.

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the keyboard and software, no results. I'm using a MS Comfort Curve keyboard, but also tested on a Logitech Wave and an old PS/2 keyboard.

I've searched all over and haven't found anyone with a similar issue.

Any ideas how to fix this?

Thanks much,

EDIT: Even more strange observation: When I hit a key in conjunction with DEL, it works. Like Shift+DEL functions properly!

A:Delete key on ALL keyboards doesn't work, but CTRL+ALT+DEL does.

And a restart fixed the problem... jeez I'm an idiot

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Just recently, I noticed control alt delete doesn't work anymore. Nothing happens when I press it. My computer has been running extremely slow. Usually I would click control alt delete and end the processes of everything I don't recognize. That seems to work, except I can't do it now. There are always a ton of processes in there that shouldn't be. If someone could help me get back that window, I could really use some help getting rid of all those unnecessary processes. Thanks.

A:ctrl + alt + delete doesn't work anymore

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when i press ctrl alt del it pops up for a second and then disappears before i've had a chance to even look at it.

don't know what kind of background to give you for this problem, but will answer any questions.

A:ctrl alt delete function does not work :confused:

go to link below- go to 'T' then Task Manager..... see if anything there does/doesn't help and let us know.

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Sorry, I have no clue what type of malware this is, but I can tell you that my ctrl-alt-delete (task manager) isn't working, and also I cannot shut down or restart my computer. Here is the HJT log. Let me know what I need to do to fix this...do I just "fix" the lines that are bad, or do I have to do a regedit as well. THANKS! NOTE: I have already run AVG, Windows Defender and no viruses showed up.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:15:29 AM, on 10/15/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.... Read more

A:Ctrl-alt-delete and PC shutdown/restart won't work

Hi angelald,Welcome to Bleeping Computers My name is Tomk_. I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems. HijackThis logs can take a while to research, so please be patient and I'd be grateful if you would note the following:I will be working on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for the issues on this machine.Please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine appears to be clear. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.It's often worth reading through these instructions and printing them for ease of reference.If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask!! It's better to be sure and safe than sorry.Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, feel free to create a new one.I apologize for the delay in response. We get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate your letting us know. If not, please post a new HijackThis log so that we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.

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my task manager will not work for some reason. ill will pop up for a couple of seconds and then it will go away. i checked if i had disabled it but that was not the problem. HELP!

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Hi everybody, Know this isnt a joke but so far for the past 2 nights, okay everything's fine "well not really" but after like the 4th time exiting and playing it again "mods" when im in like the menu i cant do anything so i press the little start menu button and exit it but after i do so i can literally do nothing ive pressed every button on the keyboard,clicked every icon and nothing happens so i have to press the power button now i no its not something that ive recently done with the game cause i havent changed any thing so if anyone has heard of something like this and nows how to fix it that would be greatly appreciated...oh and i dont think any one wants to see my hijack this log so yah

A:Cant click on anything & Ctrl alt delete doesn't work?

Hello. I think it's best for your computer, to look for an infection. Just follow the steps on http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html (Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help). When post your DDS Log (+Gmer): Do not post it at this topic or this forum but on http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.htmlBe patient, it's very busy at this forum. A professional expert will view your logs and will help you with that problem. Do not use tools (like ComoFix) without professional experience/helper.Good luck.______

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This is the third time this happened. I online, browsing along minding my business when I went to click on a link on my IE favorites and everything froze except the mouse cursor. I tried doing ctrl-alt-delete, then clicking on task manager (I figured I'd ex out programs one by one & see if that unfroze things) but the task manager never appeared & now all of the other options on that blue/yellow Vista screen are gone & all that's left is that blue/yellow screen with "Windows Vista Home Premium" at the bottom & I just can't get out of this screen. I had to manually restart, which I hate. I know there's a way to check the error log but I'm not sure how. I'm running 32 bit windows home. Can anyone help figure out why this happens seemingly so arbitrarily?

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Ok I just recenetly formatted my hard drive. I reinstalled windows xp. I have an intel 4 1.8, 256 ram, 20 gb harddrive. gateway 450xl laptop,

i updated all the drivers, no problems yet

once i installed notorn av the problems started arising. The computer will completely freezes, no mouse response, ctrl alt delete wont work, if any sopund is being played it will sample 1 sec and keep repeating that one second like a broken cd.

the only way ot save this is if i hard reboot the machine. It starts about five minutes after i turn it on, the same thing happens.

i did a system restore point to before i installed notorn, the problem persisted but not as often, then i installed mccafee virus software, adobe photoshop 7.0 and dreamweaver, and ms office 2003.

the computer still freezes, but not as often. any ideas what i can do to fix it.

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I would like to change the wording on the Windows 7 logon page from "Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to unlock this computer" to "Press CTRL+ALT+INSERT to unlock this computer". My company uses a lot of VMware View desktops and it's tedious to continually inform users of the keystrokes. I have searched through the forums here and cannot find the file that I need to configure. I have downloaded Resource Hacker and love it but I just need the file name. Can anyone point me in the right direction or let me know if this is even possible?



You could do what we do here at work. We turn it off. It doesn't actually protect anything these days, just an annoyance.

Secure Logon - Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to log on

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HELP Ctrl+Alt+Delete Wont Work​


I just recently tried to use Ctrl+Alt+Delete but it wouldn't work please help!!!!
I haven't recently installed anything I tried enabling everything from msconfig.


Ctrl+Alt+Delete is supposed to be your last resort, the thing that always works, the last trick up your sleeve, the best weapon you have...but now it doesn't work.
they won't even let me have any more smilies...

A:Solved: Ctrl+Alt+Delete Won't Work Please Help the Task Manager is always suppost to work!!

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Title says it all. After a day or so of online time if I try to run internet explorer or openoffice or use cntrl alt delete nothing happened. The little "waiting" cursor appears for a few seconds, then nothing happens. Rebooting lets me run work normally.
I use Windows 7 and Microsoft security essentials.
I have a DDS log. I have the attachement, but didnt see where to post it.
When I ran GMER an error popped up, It said "C:/Windows/system32/config/system: The system can not find the file specified." Gmer would only scan "Services", "Registry", "Files", and "ADS". All the other options were graded out and could not be selected. When I hit the scan button with those options selected another error popped up: "C:/Windows/system32/config/system: The process could not access the file because it is used by another process." I bypassed the error message and a scan ran but "GMER hasn't found any system modifications."

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64
Run by Matt at 2:38:44.28 on Mon 08/30/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.4094.2717 [GMT -4:00]

SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *disabled* (Outdated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}

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A:Internet Explorer and Ctrl-alt-delete dont work after several hours

Can you perform the following with the exception to GMER.Download the following:Malwarebytes Anti-MalwarePlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from http://mbam.malwarebytes.org/database/mbam-rules.exe" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selecte... Read more

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Hi Guys,

Some important keys dont work in win xp?
these are: capslock, ctrl and delete.

these keys dont work in word, paint or in the desktop?

Please can you advise on how to either rest the keyboard config or to sort this out as i cant use any shortcuts?

Thanks in advance.

A:Some imprtant keys dont work? (capslock, ctrl and delete)

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Hello everone
I have an unusual problem with my home page IE7 and the Google Toolbar the ?Favourites? (History and Feeds button) is gone and Ctrl and Delete won?t work so I cannot Copy and Paste but only on my Default Home Page of the browser everything works if I go to a Favourite or a Desktop Shortcut? but as soon as I switch back I loose the above functions ??? Whilst this is happening all the buttons are still working in say a Word doc or and email but not on my Home page?
I am Running MS Windows XP3, Intel Pent 4 CPU 2.80GHz, 512Ram with Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller? Connected to Internode ADSL B/Band and Wireless Keyboard and Mouse. IE 7 and Google Toolbar are the Default Browser Home Page.
I have deleted and re installed the Home Page and Google Tool Bar after I tried IE8.
Can somone offer a solution please?? DashaSelwyn

A:My Favourites Button has Gone and Ctrl and Delete buttons won’t work in my D

Process of elimination. Try uninstalling Google toolbar, reboot, and then test again.

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I cannot use Ctrl+C or Ctrl+V to copy and paste texts in Google Chrome but I can do so outside chrome. I tried disabling all my extensions and re-installing chrome but that did not solve the issue. Right-clicking and selecting copy and/or paste works fine though.

A:[SOLVED] Can't Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V in Chrome

Are your drivers updated? Also, are you signed in to Chrome?

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My colleague's pc suddenly would no longer respond when she pressed ctrl+p, then a day later she discovered that her ctrl+f no longer works. We tried to reassign it, but it appears that ctrl+p and ctrl+f are still correctly assigned to the print and find commands.

We have tried deleting the ctrl+p keyboard shortcut and then putting it back in, but somehow when we press the ctrl button and the p together nothing happens (we can type in ctrl q for example, just not ctrl together with p).

When we press "reset all", the ctrl+p is back under "current keys", but still doesn't work.

This is happening in all applications. We have also tried attaching a different keyboard and tried plugging it in different usb ports. Nothing made a difference.

Has anyone got any ideas what might be causing this?

A:CTRL+P and CTRL+F no longer functions

I do not know which operating system you are running but maybe try this option first :


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