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Hard keyboard problem

Q: Hard keyboard problem

Hello,
 
I am an gamer and i use my laptop .My problem with keyboard are :
-key qweryuioasd are not working with up left down rigt arows, after about 2h of playng with sxzc as gamer is switching automacly and key zxcvbnm 123456789are not working
-sometimes all keyboard are working and when i play for about 30min wadf are stop working .
-sometimes instwad of S is F1, A is F4 and so on.... 
 
Please help me with thise mather and i wil help others...
 
Thanks

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A: Hard keyboard problem

Do you have Fast Boot enabled?  [It's under the advanced power settings.]
 
If so, turn it off [uncheck the checkbox], do a full shutdown, restart and see what happens.  I just had a client having the most bizarre problems with his keyboard and this was ultimately how it got solved.

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I have Windows 7 installed on my new computer, but my firewire audio card and also some software wouldn't work properly with it, so I put my old hard drive with Windows XP installed on it into my new computer.

I can boot up Windows XP from the second hard drive at the bios screen bit, but when it gets to the log in screen, the mouse and keyboard will not respond. I have tried multiple mice and keyboards including the old school style non-USB keyboard. The keyboard works fine to press F12 to get into the boot menu etc but then just stops working completely when XP is loaded. I assume its some kind of driver issue or something like that but I'm pretty useless with computers and I have no idea how I can get my mouse and keyboard to respond in XP

Please if anyone knows how let me know, thanks!!

Dominic
 

A:Booting XP from second hard drive Mouse/Keyboard problem

I was thinking about maybe if I copy and pasted all the drivers from my C: windows folder into the windows folder on my D: drive (old hard drive). Maybe this would let my mouse and keyboard work? I'm a bit worried though it seems like the kind of thing I do that seems like a logical idea but actually screws up my PC
 

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Windows 10
Start - Settings - Ease of Access - Keyboard

Everything here is off. If i turn on the On-Screen Keyboard no keys are Highlighted (indicating they are depressed/stuck )
When I use the hard keyboard and sometimes even the onscreen keyboard its as if either Ctrl, Alt Win or something are pressed down as it just types shortcuts.
EG:

-H- typed into chrome browser address bar via onscreen keyboard types as normal
-H- typed into chrome browser address bar via hard keyboard brings up -Chrome://history- But now also on the onscreen keyboard Ctrl is Highlighted.
I click on the onscreen keyboard to deactivate the now highlighted Ctrl button and try again. Now things are different, as now both the onscreen keyboard and the hard keyboard both bring up ?Chrome://history- when -H- is typed ( Shift is not depressed )

This seems to randomly cycle one min onscreen keyboard works fine, next the keyboard works fine or they either work or none of the work rendering the computer useless.

I cant help feel it?s a software issue but im no pro and I don?t have an additional external keyboard to try but as the onscreen and hard keyboard work ok for a while sometimes I assume something is up and that?s what brought me here.

Hopefully this is clear enough to be understood and to help others who may have the same issue.

Thank you so much for your time.

OTHER NOTES:
In -Device Manger ? Keyboards-
The keyboard driver is dated 2006 so tried to update the driver but s... Read more

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I had a problem with my laptop which is certain key on my keyboard is not functioning. The weird is, it happened without a reason. because after I shutdown doing my work when I turn it on again, I discovered my "s", "d", "g", "h", "\", "m", " left shift", "caps lock" and "~" key did not work at all. I try taking the key off, cleaning underneath, but nothing seems to be working. After that I try to use usb keyboard and it seems the key can be entered. So I thought my hardware is the problem. than I replace into the new one, but still having the same problem. I already waste my money buying new keyboard. Does any one happen to know what sort of problem this is and how I would go about fixing it? Is it related to the registry. My laptop is Acer aspire 4740G, ram 4GB, processor i3 2.4GHz. I hope someone can help me to solve this problem.
 

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So, the issue I'm having here is that if I press a key, 2+ keys will appear
Changing Languages don't work
Please help me!
 

A:Hard to use keyboard

Have you tried using a different keyboard.
 

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My backlighting no longer works.  I can click on the space bar and the function button, but all that happens is that the same icon that is printed on the space bar shows up on the screen, but backlighting does not appear.  Any help would be appreciated Thank you, Michael

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My backlighting no longer works.  I can click on the space bar and the function button, but all that happens is that the same icon that is printed on the space bar shows up on the screen, but backlighting does not appear.  Any help would be appreciated Thank you, Michael

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Hello, I have Lenovo G500s -20245. My keyboard does not work as it used to. All the short-cuts can not be performend. I mean the F-function do work with fn, but when I just click F4 it should close the programe, or F7 it should go to airmode, or f9 with should close just the monitor. But these things do not happen. I really love theme and made my life easier. Please help.  Thank you in advance. 













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A:Keyboard G500s keyboard problem

Nevermind I solved it. I just needed to enable HotKey method.If you want to know, shut down the laptop - click 1 recovery key which is near to the on-off key - chose BIOS method - go to HotKey - click F5/F6 (it will change to Enabled) - click F10 to save it - than Exit and start your computer.

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I have some problems with my keyboard. I know that this not an issue with the keyboard, since I have tried two keyboards. One wired, one wireless. Anyway, the problems are that sometimes keys take 5-10 seconds to respond, keys sometimes hang, and that keys sometimes completely stop responding. Remember, all 3 of these problems occur no matter which I try to use. The two keyboards I have tried are the SteelSeries Apex (Wired) and the Logitech K520 (Wireless). More details about keyboards (probably unnecessary):
Apex:
-Customizable color options, also has effects that fade into different colors
-4 profiles with keys to switch (acts like different keyboardsno changes to USB hub)
-2 USB 2.0 Ports
-Takes 2 USB slots
-SteelSeries logo button between right ALT and document (correct word) button
K520:
-Battery Indicator
-Meh, other than that, just an average keyboard with a number pad
EDIT: Ran sfc /scannow, no problems.

A:Various keyboard issues (Not a problem with keyboard)

Originally Posted by evantig


I have some problems with my keyboard. I know that this not an issue with the keyboard, since I have tried two keyboards. One wired, one wireless. Anyway, the problems are that sometimes keys take 5-10 seconds to respond, keys sometimes hang, and that keys sometimes completely stop responding. Remember, all 3 of these problems occur no matter which I try to use. The two keyboards I have tried are the SteelSeries Apex (Wired) and the Logitech K520 (Wireless). More details about keyboards (probably unnecessary):
Apex:
-Customizable color options, also has effects that fade into different colors
-4 profiles with keys to switch (acts like different keyboardsno changes to USB hub)
-2 USB 2.0 Ports
-Takes 2 USB slots
-SteelSeries logo button between right ALT and document (correct word) button
K520:
-Battery Indicator
-Meh, other than that, just an average keyboard with a number pad



The Wired keyboards can be either PS/2 [round purple plug] or USB. The Wireless probably used a USB transceiver/dongle.

Since you say the problem is not the keyboard but you don't say whether those same keyboards have been tested on other computers my best guess is the either the keyboards are bad, unlikely for all 3 at the same time, or that the keyboard controller on the motherboard for the ports is bad. My first diagnostic is to shut the computer down and pull the power cord from the back of it, wait a minute and plug it back in and try a... Read more

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I have a Sony Vaio laptop. Just recently the V key has become hard to press. You just can't tap it, like the other keys, you have to push it. But it will make the contact and type the V (or successfully paste with CTRL V). Can anyone give me an idea as to what may have caused this and how to fix it? If it was a normal keyboard I would pop the key, clean out from under it and replace the spring (if it had one). This is an older laptop, had it since 2007 and I bought it used then.
 

A:Solved: hard key on keyboard

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Brand new computer ,,,I have to press very hard to type and oftentimes the first letters do not appear, also when scrolling down a list, the list disappearsbefore I can choose...very frustrating. any suggestions?

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There is a problem with a friend's laptop keyboard. It is said that he had to press on the keyboard key hard for it to register to the computer. Upon removing the key cap, pressing on the gasket and also exhibits the same problem as well. In comparison, a key without the problem require very little force on the gasket for the key to register.

Is the problem with the gasket itself or underneath?
 

A:Keyboard key needs to be pressed hard to work

Laptop keyboards are easy to replace... and not too expensive
 

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I bought a 23" screen to use with my spectre x360. I want to use my laptop as a keyboard. When I fold my laptop the hard keyboard is innactive.  Could someone tell me to re-activate the hard keyboard? Thanks in advance

A:Using hard keyboard when laptop folded

Hi, Looks like you put your computer to sleep when the lid closed. I'm using on an external keyboard and mouse (wireless Logitech) with my loan HP x360 right now. The x360 is connected to a 23" monitor using HDMI cable and the lid closed. My set up is similar to             https://turbofuture.com/computers/How-To-Run-Laptop-Computer-While-Closed-WIth-External-Monitor-Scre... Regards.

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Hi all, I'm having a hard time picking a new key board. So I thought I would put it out to all of you.

I have a few key requirements though, they are as follows:
1)Lighted keys
2)wireless
3)needs to work with mint, windows(XP,Vista) & Ubuntu
4)slim.

I have Googled, Looked at Newegg and Amazon and I keep getting the same end result.... Logitech K800:approve::slurp: Link to Logitech page: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/keyboards/keyboard/devices/7288

So after that I would buy it but the price is a bit higher than I wanted to pay. However it would be the best fit for me..anyway I wanted to know if any of you know a better site,brand,ect that I could check out before I get paid
 

A:Picking a new keyboard is hard to do. Any thoughts?

This is one that covers all the point you asked for;
http://pcperipherals.saitek.com/prod/k140.html
 

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My dead T410 turns on only if I kept pushing hard on under the Alt button of the keyboard. When I leave it free it turns immediately off. I guess there is a loose connection but i cannot find out what. Where should i focus? What is the most common issue ?

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One day while using my computer i noticed my mouse stopped working which is plugged into my USB port. After investigating i realized my USB ports were giving power but my computer was not recognizing them. My keyboard still worked since it was plugged in the old Keyboard input however when i went to get an old mouse to plug in the mouse input it still wouldn't recognize it. My Control panel wouldn't open the "Mouse" menu either. After awhile i went back to try my computer and noticed now the Keyboard wont even work. Thinking it was a port issue i took my extra computer and just plugged the hard drive into the extra one and now i have the same problem so I'm pretty sure there's something wrong with my hard drive. I have no idea what to do since i cant log in or anything. Please Help.
 

A:Hard Drive not recognizing Mouse, Keyboard, or USB

Never connect or disconnect mice and keyboards that have the round PS/2 connectors without first turning off the computer.

Have a local friend who knows about computers take a look at it.
 

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I just installed a new k8m800-m7a motherboard. After installing it the computer ran fine. After the first shut down it has no power to the fans, hard drive or keyboard. I have replaced the psuand the power switch. I also used a different power cord. I cleared the cmos to see if that would help but nothing. The board seems to be getting power at least when i plug in the internet the light comes on. Can anyone give me some advice of something I am overlooking.
 

A:no power to keyboard, fans, or hard drive

please read the guides before posting common questions.

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic55506.html
 

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Windpows XP is not picking up either on startup everything loads but can not use them any ideas on a easy solution?

Cheers Everton.
 

A:[SOLVED THE HARD WAY] Keyboard & mouse not working!!

What sort of keyboard and mouse do you have? (wireless?...USB?)

If you have a USB keyboard and mouse, there may be a problem with XP and your USB drivers...the same applies to wireless.
 

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Hi there,

I have had my Satellite X200-25H for well over 18 months but one of the problems I have always had is with the keys on the keyboard. I find often needing to press hard on the keys in order to type.

It is really annoying and I want to know if others have had similar experience with there Satellite Laptops (in particular the desktop replacement models) or have I been very unlucky with mine. Is there a cheap fix for this?

Regards

Sachin

A:Satellite X200-25H - Hard keys on keyboard

Hi buddy,

To be honest I never had such a problem. In my opinion the keyboard on Toshiba notebooks works like on other notebooks. In my opinion everything is ok.

But if you think it?s not ok, contact an ASP for help. There you can get a replacement part?

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Hi. I have problem when trying to remove a USB connected disk drive; whenever I click on the icon in the bottom right of the task bar and choose the device to eject, once it's removed I also lose my USB keyboard - I have to manually unplug it then replug it to get it working again.

I only seem to have this problem with this particular drive, my USB stick doesn't provoke this problem.

The hard drive is a rather old Maxtor 60G, NTFS.

Weirdly, the mouse, which is connected by USB through a port on the keyboard, continues to function normally... The keyboard is from Apple, the aluminium Apple model. I never had this problem with Vista.

Any Ideas?

A:USB hard drive ejection killing keyboard

Hi gabor, that's a really weird problem!.....
Have you tried to eject it from Explorer??

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I installed a new hard drive on Dell Inspiron 1501 Laptop, started up and got to the "Press Any Key to Continue" message on black screen, but when I press any key nothing happens.
 

A:After hard drive install keyboard not working

Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic. Continue here.
 

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Where can I find a hard plastic keyboard cover? One is pictured below at the bottom of the page:

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=1+2174&aid=1076

I've been on the internet looking and I can't find anything. I've searched Ebay and Google. Can anyone help?
 

A:Where Can I Find A Hard Plastic Keyboard Cover for my PC?

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Hey guys,
I have been having an issue recently with my mouse/keyboard staggering a lot with significant noise from my computer like something is running.  I checked resources but everything is minimal.  I am running Windows 8.1 Pro.  I have a Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard which I replaced the batteries in the mouse thinking they could be dying, but that didn't work. The Keyboard is a solar charging keyboard and has good battery.
 
I did notice today, but have not noticed before that when this was happening, the windows maintenance was running.  I stopped it, and it took a while to get the mouse back to normal again.  Don't know if this is a coincidence or not.  
 
My computer has a 4ghz 8 core amd fx processor and 32 gb of ram.  The skipping or staggering is happening randomly, sometimes at idle, sometimes when putting slight load.  But there is no way I do anything that will stress my specs out to cause staggering which leads me to believe that it has to be some type of infection.  
 
Can someone walk me through a process to find out?  I have Avast, Malwarebytes, and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit running for protection.  I ran Malwarebytes and Avast and didn't find anything, which doesn't surprise me.  I realize that no program is full proof and each have their strengths and weaknesses so I am sure I am still vulnerable somewhere.  I also realize a clean install is probably going to be the bes... Read more

A:Mouse/keyboard staggering and cpu running hard at idle

Are you running more then one anti-virus scanner in a real-time protection never run more then one anti-virus software in a real-time protection if you do then your network and computer will slow down even your mouse. Also have you try reinstalling the Mouse driver.

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I want to know definitively if this PC would be able to accept and use a wired keyboard and wired mouse?

A:Can a Touchsmart PC IQ775 use a hard-wired keyboard and mous...

Hi, The following link shows its specs    http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c01168366 It has 3 USB ports at the back. Yes it can use USB keyboard and mouse. If you use them separetly you need 2 USB ports (which ever way). My suggestion: if you wish to use wired kayborad amd mouse, please buy one set which allows you use one USB port othrwise you need two ports. Regards.

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Good evening,I've purchased a Lenovo ideapad 700 (a pretty high performance laptop) almost one month ago and in this month i've noticed a very annoying issue, the keyboard stops working randomly.In one month this happened 6-7 times, no one of  the keys responds and the only way is to Hard shut down pressing the power button for 10 seconds, then it returns back to normal.Fact is, i use this pc also for gaming and i press keys pretty fast, is there a combination of keys that shut down the keyboard completely?  Is the driver outdated/corrupted? Am i pressing keys faster than processor's response time?Thanks if everyone want to reply, btw i'm really considering the possibility to return the product if the issue is not resolved.

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Just lately, my mouse cursor will all of a sudden freeze up, for about 5 seconds and then start moving again. But it then starts changing cursor shapes...goes from pointer to text entry then changes to a horizontal text entry. It also seems to have a red shadow around it when it starts doing this. I also notice my keyboard freezes up...can't change Num Lock, Scroll Lock or Cap lights.
 
I started looking in the event viewer to see what was going on during this time and it seems that event viewer always has the same Error:
 
Event ID: 14
nvlddmkm
\device\video5
!051d(2558)
 
.....source nvlddmkm cannot be found.
 
When this happens, I try to log off out of my user account but the issue seems to stay with me back into the login screen because it doesn't come back up...the screen just goes blank and then the monitor goes into a sleep mode, (I/O button on monitor starts flashing.) At this point I'm locked out and must push the computers start button to shut down power. Of course when I reboot, I'm presented with the Windows Error Recovery screen.
 
I also noticed that now when I log back into my user account, the HD light stays on steadily for a long time and everything loads slowly. I have CCleaner running at startup and it takes 5 minutes to even start the cleaning process. Once things are back up, eveything seems fine until the mouse starts freaking out again.
 
I just pulled my CPU fan off and cleaned out the cooling tower fins. I pulled out the ... Read more

A:Cursor/Keyboard Pausing, Forcing Hard Boot

This is a problem with the NVIDIA drivers.  Have you recently updated your video drivers?
 
If so, try rolling back the drivers to the previous version and seeing if that solves the problem.
 
I have seen a number of reported problems with recent updates to these drivers.

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Driving me a bit nuts. Been through the error log and thought it might be an apple related problem but I can't make heads or tails of this as it does not link to any program or event. Any help is greatly appreciated.

JBL

A:Mouse & Keyboard freeze require hard boot

woodman,
Welcome to SevenForums.

We need your help:

Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec (left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

In the System Manufacturer Block, enter:
? Manufacturer and Model OR Custom build.
? ADD the word laptop, desktop, netbook or tablet.
For example:
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the ?Other Info? block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

With Speccy, you can select with your mouse/touchpad info from the display
and paste that info into your specs.

SIW is a marvelous program, but the free version does not offer
this capability.

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Hi,I am planning to order a P-51 laptop and I have made up my mind on which options I would be going for, which is listed below from my cart... Now there is an option for me to choose a first hard drive, 500GB HDD 7200rpm, for zero cost, in addition to my ordered 1TB SSD as a second hard drive...  My main concern is that I need to make sure that you will install windows on the 1TB SSD, and NOT the 500GB HDD... Is that an option...?! I am afraid that if I order the 500GB HDD 7200, that you will install windows on it, since it is labled "First Hard Drive"... This is why you will see that so far I have not included the 500GB HDD in below configuration. Also, is there a chance to get Arabic letters on my keyboard?!..  in addition to the English letters of course... Hope I make some sense in my question...Thanks.Sameh  Processor : Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 Processor (4 Cores, 8MB Cache, up to 4.20GHz)Operating System : Windows 10 Pro for Workstations 64Operating System Language : Windows 10 Pro 64 for Workstations EnglishDisplay : 15.6" FHD (1920x1080), IPS, 10-point multi-touchMemory : 32GB(16+16) DDR4 2400MHz ECC SoDIMMGraphic Card : NVIDIA Quadro M2200 4GB GDDR5Base : NVIDIA Quadro M2200 4GBColor Sensor : With Color SensorCamera : 720p HD Camera with MicrophoneThinkpad Pen : ThinkPad Pen ProKeyboard : Backlit Keyboard with Number Pad - EnglishPointing Device : 3-button TrackPoint pointing device and 3-button multi-touch touchp... Read more

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Dear HP, I am ex-Employee of HP worked for many years and big fan of HP. I bought HP Pavilion P001tx in Nov 2014.question;1. Can you exchange or upgrade keyboard with backlight one?2. Can you exchange or upgrade keyboard Normal Hard Disk 1TB with SSHD 1TB? WebCam is too dull... Thank you. 

A:Keyboard upgrade and hard disk exchange for HP pavilion P001...

Here is the Service Manual: Manual None of the optional keyboards is backlit so there is no port on the motherboard for a backlight cable and no part to install.  Yes, the hard drive can be replaced with any 2.5 inch wide and 9.5 mm or 7 mm thick SSHD or full solid state drive. See p. 105 of the manual. It is a pretty involved thing to do but can be done. Post back if you need more help.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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I am going to read the tutorial online. My keyboard not working was really the major problem, Thanks for being here and I apologize for taking up a thread like this. May the Lord bless you all.
 

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My Seaget external hard drive sometimes starts up at random and the keyboard and mouse become either completely or intermittemtly inoperable for a while - maybe 15/20 seconds. Is there a Setup setting I can invoke to prevent this? Seems to me the PC should hace commend of all funcrions.

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I am having a issue with my father's desktop pc. He has an HP Pavilion p6310f:
AMD Athlon II X4 630(2.8GHz) Quadcore Processor
6GB of memory
1TB SATA HD
WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM

Anyways, this computer has run perfectly the past 2+ years we've had it until tonight. I have been borrowing the keyboard that came along with it (wired USB kb) at night for my laptop, as I spilled coffee on my wireless one and haven't replaced it yet. Several times today, the Pavilion would "freeze up" and the only way I could get it to shut down was by either hitting CTRL-Alt-DLT, then unplugging the kb or manually turning the PC off. The third time I went to restart it I got an error stating:
"Checking file system on C: The type of the file system is NTFS, volume label is HP. One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency"

So, I allowed the chkdsk to run and when it got to about 40% complete it started saying things like "deleting such and such file on label xyz etc....". It did this for about 2-3 minutes. By the time the OS finally loaded we got multiple error messages that Adobe and several other applications were corrupted. I opened up the "HP ADVISOR/HP TOTAL CARE application that comes with the computer and it mentioned several things needed to be fixed and downloaded. It got halfway thru that and gave me and error saying:
"at HPAssistant.Data.dsActiveCheckRes.load ACResults(String filterCategory, Boolean include Ignored)".

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A:Several hard drive system errors after disconnecting and reconnecting a keyboard

also, we tried boot from a restore disk my dad already had and the cd-rom drive doesn't even try to load it

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Hello, my notebook has suddenly experienced a problem with it's hard drive, and I'm at a loss as to what to do.

It's a "Compaq Presario CQ56" running "Windows 7". As far as I know all drivers and system software is up-to-date.

Well I was running a couple programs and the notebook froze a few times, but only for a minute or so. Then it froze for about 5 minutes. Not completely, but I couldn't access the programs to close them, so I long-pushed the power button and turned it off. I immediately tried to turn it back on several times, and was met with a black screen. After running some system checks and looking at the BIOS and all that, I understood that the problem was with my hard drive.

The system tests were as follows:
Memory Test: PASSED
Battery Test: PASSED
Run-in Test: Stalled at 35%
Start-up Test: Stalled at 35%
Hard Disk Test: Stalled at 2%

So the computer recognizes that the hard disk is there, but still gives me the "Hard Disk Not Exist" error messages at several points. I have no idea how to proceed from this point. My main concern is the integrity of my files; pics, videos, music (especially music).

Does anyone have any idea what I can do? Thank you very much.
 

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Hey there guys, about six months ago I started receiving an error every few days on my computer on boot, and it was something along the lines of: 'pxe-rom: Check cable connection!'. To fix it I just used my Windows 7 install CD and it was fine, until whenever it'd happen again. Now, just about three days ago an error popped up that said 'Windows has detected a hard disk problem'. The hard drive is a 640 GB Toshiba MK6465GSXN. Anyway, after getting that message I quickly backed up all of my important documents and stuff onto an external HDD. It was also very slow, slower than my computer had ever been. So, I decided to do a clean install since scans with Malwarebytes and AVG detected nothing. And then, once it finished, it popped up the error message again?! I have noticed that the slowness has gone, but I'm not installing any programs in case it does fail. I am wondering that maybe the 'check cable connection' error was telling me something, but I didn't think anything of it. So, does it sound like I need to get a new hard drive?
EDIT: I bought a new hard drive, fixed!

A:Windows has detected a hard disk problem. Hard drive failing?

In many cases, that is Windows way of saying your hard drive is in imminent danger of failing. Of course there could be other problems, but windows will usually detect it first. A tutorial that may help is simple to use, but may take a while. Disk Check I would also get the Manufacturer's hard drive diagnostic program to check the drive. You were wise to back up all of your personal information.

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Hi.
I have successfully installed windows 10 ToGo on harddisk attached to keyboard dock(Removable) of my Asus Transformer.
But it doesn't boot even when I go to Boot options of motherboard of tablet and choose to override boot to windows ToGo Hard drive ,Nothing happens.
Is it even possible to boot from hard drive in keyboard dock?
Take surface 3 Tablet dock for another example.
Thanks

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Dropped my cell phone on the right hand side of my keyboard and in front of the keyboard and my laptop instantly rebooted. Each time I reboot, it takes a very long time. When I finally login, I can see all my files but they take long to open. I did the F12 diagnostics and it gave me error message: 2000-01 42 for my hard drive not working.
It seems so strange that dropping something so light on my keyboard could cause this much damage! Could there just be something that disconnected?  Is there anything I can do to save some recent photos from my computer? Any recommendations on saving files or restoring function would be appreciated!

A:Dropping cell phone on the keyboard caused hard drive failure?

The drive needs to be replaced - yes, a sudden shock to the drive -- even a seemingly minor one - can destroy it.
To attempt recovery, remove the drive from the system, mount it in a USB shell, and attach it to a working system.  You may be able to recover at least some data. If you cannot, there's always the option of professional data recovery, though the cost isn't inconsiderable -- it'll start at $600 or so and can easily escalate rapidly beyond that.
Something like this is what you'll need;
www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx
Once the drive is replaced, be sure you purchase a backup drive - and keep backups going forward.

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My system completely freezes up with no warning. It makes no difference what I am doing at the time. It has happened whilst using Word, Excel, Our Sage Accounts programme, on the internet, using internal documents. It has pretty musch done it whatever I am doing. Can anyone please help as it's driving me crazy

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My G50-80 laptop is facing issues with keyboard.When booted initially, only few keyboard keys work. While other keys cannot be entered, Enter key doesnt work. At the same time, same keys dont even work from on-screen keyboard either. So I cannot even enter my password.I can hardly login by clicking forgot my password, then again switching back to login page, suddenly keys start working! while being logged on, same keys problem reappears, this time I again use bypass to logout and login.Then keys start working.Pleaseee can some one help for this issue.My OS is windows 10. 

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Hi. I'm always a little nervous about jumping into a forum--hope everyone here's patient with dumb newbies, 'cause I are one.

Anyhow, here's the problem: Toshiba laptop got infected with Vundo virus, tried many anti-virus & vundo specific tools, & the virus would always reappear (it seemed to actually keep some like spybot search & destroy from running at all). Got disgusted, tried to reinstall OS from recovery discs, install would never complete. Reformatted and repartitioned, then got error message saying hard disc was about to fail whenever I booted. Ran some disc recovery utilities, no go.

So I bought a new hard disc, installed it just now, and tried to boot from recovery disc to as to install XP on it. The computer starts, I get the COMPAQ screen where it tells me to press ESC to change boot order. I tell it to boot from the CD drive, it goes through the bios check and the CD drive runs, then everything just stops & I have a blank screen. When I put the old HD back in, I can boot from the recovery disc just fine, though it still says the hard drive is about to fail and I can't get to windows, but I can get to setup just fine. Is there something about the new HD that could keep the machine from booting from the recovery disc? Or am I just missing some obvious step I should have taken (I really have googled the heck out of this, so I don't think so).

JB

Thanks,
JB

A:Problem installing XP on new hard laptop hard drive

and welcome to the Forum

The recovery partition is on the original drive, which means you have to install XP the old fashioned way:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/cont...icles/158.html

This assumes you have an XP Installation cd . . if not, you can request a replacement from Toshiba or borrow an OEM version from someone.

Was this a typo?
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I get the COMPAQ screen where it tells me to press ESC to change boot order

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Okay, right now I'm currently trying to find out whats wrong with a keyboard that is on a laptop, after the computer starts there are some script errors, I don't know exactly what they are but I ran combo fix without safe mode and restarted the scripts went away...and it started working after restarting a couple times it started to work then restarted more the scripts came back and the keyboard stopped, even in safe mode but after five or so minutes the keyboard was able to type again, I checked the device managers and everything is update and no error, I ran a combo fix and have the report if you guys want to see it let me know, Its an HP DV6 series with 64-bit windows 7 OS, I'm stumped I have no idea whats up, I'm ready to just put in the recovery disks and see whats up, but he has like 250 gigs worth of files Games etc, Can I back it up to a hard drive and install go back to where it was normally or can that be a problem?

A:Laptop Windows 7 Problem/Software/Hardware? Keyboard problem

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Hi, I was getting an error with dwwin.exe when I shut down my computer at home, so I looked up the error on the internet and it told me the software I had install for my joystick from the company website, can cause this error, so I uninstalled it like it said, but when I clicked remove in add/Remove program window my computer restarted, and when it loaded windows my mouse and keyboard did not respond. I restart my computer and booted from the windows XP Home Edition CD-ROM. I ran windows recovery to see if that would fix the problem. But it did not, so I reboot into MSDOS and delete the windows directory, restarted my computer and booted from the windows CD-ROM to do a clean installation, when all the drivers were loaded and setup was ready to run, my keyboard and mouse stop responding. Is there a way to fix the problem, I did a virus scan and did not find anything. Do you know what the problem could be and how to fix it?

Thank you

Aidan Mowat

P.S. My keyboard and mouse are USB and my keyboard works fine in DOS
 

A:windows keyboard problem and installion problem

Closing duplicate, please post only once.

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=106862
 

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hello admin, i nid ur help. after the liquid spillage on my laptop my built in keyboard stop working except the shift, function keys and enter are still working..i tried the on screen keyboard but still the same as the built in keyboard and then i tried my external keyboard but nothing happens..so my last option was to reformat my laptop but i cant sign in on my accnt because my key letter on my laptop doesnt work.. plss help..

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I'm amateur pc user. Been trying fix problems all week. Changed power box due to over heating, used AVG & Superantispyware. Keeps asking to reboot and choose boot device, and several hints of mysterious behavior inside machine. Feels like something is eating it (paranoid spirituality). Anyone know what's going on. Please be gentle with me;Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 14:43:58, on 30/04/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AASP\1.00.61\aaCenter.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Kontiki\KHost.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\Sup_SmartRAM.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DT Utilities\DT Utilities PC Backup Pro\mgCtrl.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Entriq\MediaSphere\EntriqMediaTray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Entriq\MediaSphere\3.8.2.9\EntriqMediaServer.exeC:\Windows\Integrator.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Micr... Read more

A:Unknown problem,system restore&recycle bin&2nd hard drive vanished, 2nd hard drive

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hi!! ^^ I just joined here.

I want to get some help, because I'm having a really annoying problem that just apppeared out of the blue. Lately, whenever I press the Caps Lock button, it tabs to the next available button or typing area. And since I use caps lock a lot, it's becoming a problem. It happens vise-versa, also. When I try to tab to the next whatever-it-is, the caps lock turns on. Most times it's when I'm signing into something, so I type the password in capitals and... ugh. I'm sure this is really easy to solve, I just need some help!!

A:Vista problem, or keyboard problem?

Is your computer a laptop or desktop.

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Hello,
I am trying to move all my files from my computer to my new external hard drive, but whenever I try and move a file over 4 GB in size i get this error message...
"The file is too large for the destination file system"... anyone know how I can get around this so I can move those files over?
 

A:Problem transfering large file from hard drive to external hard drive

Get ahold of some software that will break up the file into chunks.
 

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