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Ctrl key is pressed automatically randomly itself

Q: Ctrl key is pressed automatically randomly itself

Hi
Recently we have had a strange issue. We are ruining windows 7 and on few systems it automatically presses the Ctrl key. It is not possessed through keyboard (physical as well as virtual keyboard).. It happens in itself.

Windows is updated with latest updates.

Same goes for the keyboard drivers.

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Preferred Solution: Ctrl key is pressed automatically randomly itself

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It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: Ctrl key is pressed automatically randomly itself

OK, I've got to ask....

Are you saying that you can see the CTRL key being pressed by a spirit or poltergeist, or that a function that is usually controlled by pressing the CTRL key is happening without pressing the CTRL key?

If it's the first thing then call your local news organization.

If it's the second thing, please describe exactly what is happening that leads you to this observation. What you've given us so far is not much to go on.

I assume you have checked the physical keyboard for a stuck key?

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From the last 2 days, I suddenly started noticing a very weird issue. When I pressed the delete key once, it automatically kept deleting for infinity until I pressed that key again or some another key on the keyboard. Also, sometimes, it automatically keeps pressing itself even if I didn't press the delete key even once. The laptop is G50-80 (not sure about how to see the model number). Any help is much appreciated.

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I have this problem with my other computer where it seems like the ctrl and alt keys are being pressed when they're not (double clicking a desktop icon opens up property, typing is impossible, pressing delete acts like ctrl+alt+delete, mouse zoom in and out instead of scrolling, etc)
I tried searching google but i found nothing helpful
Any advice would be apprieciated

A:[SOLVED] Ctrl+alt keys being used without being pressed

Hi gottostayawake, welcome to TSF...

have you checked the keyboard for a sticky alt key? Perhaps try it in another machine or try a different keyboard in your machine to see if the same happens again??

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Just bought a new Lenovo G770 5 days ago.  Running Win7 64bit.  The system repeatedly thinks the CTRL key is being pressed when it isn't.  In the middle of typing a sentence, suddenly every letter I type performs the associated ctrl key action.  The only remedy is a complete reboot (and loss of data in the process).  I have googled this problem and it seems pretty common, but all I've found are a lot of suggestions (some of them too technical) and no clear solutions.  Some of the non-useful suggestions I've gotten already: "Wedge the CTRL key up" ~ it is not physically stuck; I have not even touched the key when this happens.  If the key were simply physically stuck, a reboot would not solve the problem. "Clean your keyboard" ~ the keyboard is not dirty; it's 5 days old. "Press some combination of keys, e.g. ctrl-alt-alt-ctrl-shift" ~ even if this were to work, I'm unwilling to have to do this every 15 minutes for the entire life of my laptop. "Download new drivers from your vendor" ~ the Lenovo website is so confusing, I cannot tell what, if any, drivers I should download.  "It's a USB/mouse issue" ~ I am using an external mouse rather than the touchpad, but this has only happened while I was in the middle of typing, not using the mouse.  One thing that did ring bells with this suggestion:  Several times when this ctrl key thing happened, a few moments before, the screen had suddenly jumped down to th... Read more

A:System thinks CTRL key is pressed when it isn't

I have the same issueHad this issue on a Lenovo T400 and got a new T420s, and have the exactly same issue.I've been researching this topic for some time and still no answer. If you find a solution please let me know as well!!

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Hi
i became a member just to say thanks to an old thread, turn out its closed so ill just start a new thread
(old: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1025229-system-thinks-ctrl-key-pressed.html )

First off i'd like to say thanks!

pressing both CTRL then both shift then both Alt/altGr solved the problem.

second i just want to add that this problem now surface on desktops.
im using G400 mouse(mx518) on usb and qpad mk-55 pro keyboard(ps/2)

i would not be surprised if it has something to do with failed RAM access or similar
this problem arise after 3 weeks of just putting the computer into "sleep-mode" similar to what laptops do when you close the lid, i do not think putting it to sleep cause it, more enables the ctrl-feature to fail

Ctrl is my walk button in FPS games, and is being spammed daily.
 

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and is being spammed daily.Click to expand...

What do you mean by spamming your ctrl button? I have only heard of spam email.

Have you tried changing to another keyboard ?
 

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Just bought a new Lenovo G770 5 days ago. Running Win7 64bit. The system repeatedly thinks the CTRL key is being pressed when it isn't. In the middle of typing a sentence, suddenly every letter I type performs the associated ctrl key action. The only remedy is a complete reboot (and loss of data in the process). I have googled this problem and it seems pretty common, but all I've found are a lot of suggestions (some of them too technical) and no clear solutions. Some of the non-useful suggestions I've gotten already:

"Wedge the CTRL key up" ~ it is not physically stuck; I have not even touched the key when this happens. If the key were simply physically stuck, a reboot would not solve the problem.

"Clean your keyboard" ~ the keyboard is not dirty; it's 5 days old.

"Press some combination of keys, e.g. ctrl-alt-alt-ctrl-shift" ~ even if this were to work, I'm unwilling to have to do this every 15 minutes for the entire life of my laptop.

"Download new drivers from your vendor" ~ the Lenovo website is so confusing, I cannot tell what, if any, drivers I should download.

"It's a USB/mouse issue" ~ I am using an external mouse rather than the touchpad, but this has only happened while I was in the middle of typing, not using the mouse. One thing that did ring bells with this suggestion: Several times when this ctrl key thing happened, a few moments before, the screen had suddenly jumped down to t... Read more

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I just bought a brand new laptop running Windows 7 64 bit 5 days ago. When typing, the computer suddenly acts as if the ctrl key is pressed when it isn't. Any letter typed will perform the action it would if the ctrl key is pressed. This can only be remedied by a complete reboot. I have googled this problem and found many posts about it but no clear solution. I do not have sticky keys enabled.

Anyone have any experience with this problem?

A:System thinks CTRL key is pressed when it isn't

I haven't had the problem but one way to get companies to fix things is by having their receiving department start filling up with returned merchandise. If it were my 5-day old computer, it would be going back to the store or place of purchase via RMA.

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Hi,

I have seen this now a a couple PC's - all XP w SP2. Giving the 3 finger salute brings up the Task manager which I noticed has a new menu item - Shut down, with the options there for shutting down. Has anyone come across this or a way to get back the original dialog?
 

A:Missing Dialog after CTRL+ALT+DEL pressed

Hey Pebkac,

In order to get it back to the original, I believe you have to turn off Fast User Switching. To do that go to the Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Change the way users log on or off.

Not too sure what you're asking for so I might be giving you the wrong info.

Bsaber
 

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When I boot up my computer all is fine. It will work fine for an hour or two. Then for no apparent reason it begins to act up. I use Chrome as my primary browser, but the same thing happens in Edge. When I click on a link that opens a new tab, the tab opens behind the primary webpage. Scrolling no longer moves me up and down a webpage, but shrinks or enlarges the text. If I try to type in a text box, no letters appear but the computer acts as if the CTRL key is pressed. If I type V it pastes the last phrase I copied. If I type U it jumps to the source code for the page I'm on. If I try to open Word 10, I get a pop-up saying the CTRL key is pressed and do I want to open in Safe Mode.

What I have tried so far. Reboot (when in doubt!). If I reboot my computer it behaves normally for an hour or two and then reverts to thinking CTRL is pressed. Run the Troubleshooting hardware diagnostic (no impact). Sub in a different keyboard and a different mouse (no impact). Change scrolling feature in Chrome (seemed to work at first and then reverted, but maybe I rebooted. I forget.

This is very annoying. I'm on my laptop at the moment, because my desktop is acting up again and constantly rebooting so I can continue to work is not good. Any suggestions?

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A:Computer acting at if CTRL key is pressed

Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you plug a keyboard into a laptop, the actual laptop keys continue to work. Unlike a desktop where you would remove the suspect keyboard and replace it with another. So it's entirely possible there is an issue with the keyboard/CTRL key of the laptop.
 

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I just got my new XPS 17 2 days ago, it was bought brand new off the Dell website.
Randomly it will act as though I'm holding down the ctrl key, when I haven't pressed it at all, and usually tapping both ctrl keys a few times gets it to stop.
Why is my laptop doing this? Is there anything I can do to solve it? I really don't want to have to send it back already, I was so excited to get it :(
Sticky keys is NOT on, by the way.
Any help is much appreciated. :)

A:Ctrl key acting as though it's stuck being pressed? New xps 17

Just got a brand new Inspiron 14R and having the same problem.  SO FRUSTRATING, and can't figure out what's causing it (I also ensure the sticky keys option is off).  Just got off an hour conversation with Dell support with no solution.  Any help apprecaited.

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Hello my issue is as follows:
->Win 7 Pro
->Boots up shows "press ctrl+alt+del" screen
->Once this is pressed, the prompt for the password does not show (mouse moves not frozen)
->Unable to recover from rescue cd
After toiling with this issue for some time I found that when the computer is shut down properly, the next login does not show the password prompt. If the computer is shut down via a 5 second power-button press, the password prompt appears the next time the computer is turned on after the "start widows normally" dos screen.
I had an older image of the os on a harddrive (replaced HD with solid state) that I used to "restore" from. The issue happened again some 6 days later. I can not keep restoring/backing up all the time as it is very time consuming (there is a lot of changing data on this computer and having to back up like this all the time is not a realistic solution).
What can be causing this issue? I would like to solve this issue without having to re-image and restore updated data. Any help or guidance is greatly appreciated.

A:ctrl+alt+del pressed, no password prompt: unable to log in

No replies eh? Will no-one accept the challenge?

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Starting happening this morning with no warning. All keys act as if ctrl is pressed. I've seen a similar problems, none that are quite the same as mine. I've tried multiple keyboards and restarts. The virtual keyboard always shows both ctrl buttons pressed. Even with no keyboard plugged in. I built it myself so I'm not sure which company to goto with the problem if it's hardware. Thank you in advance.
 

A:Acts like ctrl is pressed even when keyboard is unplugged.

:Update After clean instal of Windows 7 professional the keyboard functions went back to normal. A couple days in the same activity continued.

Sad to see this topic getting no replies. Can I provide more information?
 

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and I'm pretty sure this is a Windows7 issue. I usually keep my computer running 24/7, but if I have to shut it down for any reason (updates, etc) then when I restart, it acts as if the CTRL button is stuck. Any key presses or mouse clicks work like the CTRL button is being held down. I thought at first it might be the keyboard, but I took it apart, cleaned the board and keys...and even tried another keyboard..no help. So far, the only thing that seems to fix it...at least temporarily...is to log off, then relog back on...even though its just one user account...the main one, this seems to work.. At least until the next time I have to shut down the computer again.
A few things I am pretty sure about
1<As stated, its NOT the keyboard
2<Pretty sure it's not malware/spyware/virus, I keep AVG running all the time, and use Malewarebytes at least once a week to check on things...nothing has shown up on either one.
3>I did find one thing using Google that said it was a known issue on Windows7, but didn't give any information on how to fix it. I would post that link, but haven't been able to find it since that one time.
so....does anyone know a fix?
Thanks for any help

A:[SOLVED] Computer acts as if CTRL key is pressed

Does the same problem occur in SAFEMODE?

Tap F8 key repeatedly during boot-up.

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Hi, in the past couple days, I've noticed that common CTRL + (key) combinations cause my computer to instantly begin shutting down as if I had chosen to shut down from the Start Menu.

This happens with CTRL+Alt+Del (which I admit I use a little too often to kill unresponsive processes), CTRL + A, CTRL + C, CTRL + X, CTRL + V.

This is my home computer which I share with my wife, who occasionally installs stuff but nothing crazy (I don't think), and occasionally with my toddler son, who loves pounding his hands on the keyboard and pressing all kinds of keys while messing with the mouse (though I doubt that's the reason).

I occasionally get a "Debugger has detected a problem" error window, which I believe started popping up when I installed the mod tools for the PC game Civilization V (I think that required me to install MS visual basic...I think. I don't recall.)

The last "major application" I can recall installing was the most recent version of the DivX player, which now appears on every video whenever I go to YouTube.

My logfile is below. Thanks a ton for any and all insight.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:49:32 PM, on 1/4/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
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A:PC shuts down whenever CTRL + anything pressed (logfile included)

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 are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your ... Read more

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Sometimes after boot up I can't click on anything on desktop. Like everthing just froze, except I can normally move mouse pointer and make right click on the desktop background. But if I pick ctrl-alt-del, and click anywhere inside this window, it's like "unfroze" the system and after that everything works fine.

Anybody has an idea what causes this strange behaviour?

OS is win XP SP2

Cheers,
Bro

P.S. My first post here
 

A:System doesn't respond to clicks, until ctrl-alt-del pressed (?)

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My computer has started going insane and seems to have f11 being pressed constantly, which toggles the fullscreen on and off repeatedly and endlessly- effectively making my computer unusable .
I have to press escape to stop the filckering ( toggling between normal and full screen mode continuosly) It stops temporarily and then starts again.

A lot of people have similar problem but there is no solution given on any forum.
On this forum too there were a couple of such posts with no replies.
http://forums.techguy.org/virus-oth...7-windows-flickering-minimized-maximized.html
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1490618
 

A:F11 gets pressed automatically. Windows flickers

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I need help with the issue that I am facing recently. My machine does not boot up automatically. If any key is pressed it loads absolutely fine. I am using Windows 8.1 64 bit OS on the laptop and it does take 3-4 seconds to boot up after pressing key. After a week time it was booting automatically.  I have changed startup settings in My Computer advanced settings and it does not work.Kindly suggest me the resolution. Many ThanksRohit Thakur

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Hello Team,
I need help with the issue that I am facing recently. My machine does not boot up automatically. If any key is pressed it loads absolutely fine. I am using Windows 8.1 64 bit OS on the laptop and it does take 3-4 seconds to boot up after pressing key. After
a week time it was booting automatically. 

Kindly suggest me the resolution.

Many Thanks
Rohit Thakur

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I  have purachase HP Pavilion on 8th July 2015, and now i am getting one strange issue in it. Its Enter Key is getting pressed automatically sometimes. I am sure there is nothing dorpped over keyboard before such as any liquid or so.  All its keys are clean. Kindly check or suggest me the solution on it.  Please reply. Thanks

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every time i start my laptop it works fine for first 5 min then the last icon on my desktop get automatically selected and tapping of my touch stop working. if i select any other icon on my desktop or in any drive the last icon get automatically selected it seems like some down arrow key is pressed regularly.and if i restart my computer at once it start with a beep noise upto 10 sec and if i shutdown it and then start after 5-6 hrs it starts normally and then again after mins it start creating the same problem. plz help me out i am using lenovo z560 idepad plz mail me the solution at [email protected]

A:it seems like down arrow key is pressed and hold automatically and tapping on touchpad do not work

I have the same problem. I press the UP ARROW key once the laptop completes booting. This solved the down key lock problem. I started hearing the beep sounds when I upgraded to windows 10. When I went back to windows 7 the beeping stopped during boot up but the down key problem exists. I am thinking of downgrading to XP to see if the noise problem and the keyboard works. I hope its not due to my ram upgrade.

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My brother's laptop is a Packard Bell EasyNote TK87, Like mine, it runs w/ 7 32-bit.

More Detail of problem:
When I click the power button it has the logo and option 'Click F2 for startup menu' I don't click the key and it says 'loading...' and I'll just rebooting the laptop. How to resolve this problem
 

A:Everytime My Brother Starts His Laptop The Shortcut Key For The BIOS Menu Automatically is pressed.

Go here and make sure u don't have a key stuck. http://www.keyboardtester.com/
 

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Hi! I was redirected by jcgriff2 to post my problem here as well as the logs.

Anyways, I've been having some problems with my computer these past few weeks concerning a few things. There's a reoccuring problem with my computer where when I press random keys, random programs from my quick launch bar will open up (usually corresponding with letters). Every time this has happened, it's occured while I was playing SC2, but I really don't think it's a problem with the game. A typical instance of this is that I'm playing SC2 and that the keys in game will stop working and I'll tab out and when I press say E, windows explorer will open, and if I press S, skype will open. Initially, I tried removing all the icons from the quick launch, but nothing happened, and windows explorer would just keep opening. Even after I closed the game, if I typed any keys, it would keep tabbing to the quick launch bar and deleting what I typed.

Before having this problem, I had an Internet redirecting virus, which I erased with ComboFix (in hindsight, I REALLY regret this), but after I used ComboFix, this random program opening problem came up. I tried restoring what ComboFix had erased, and for about a week, I didn't encounter the problem at all. However, just about an hour ago, the same random program issue came up.

After googling online and looking for people with similar issues, most of them were shown to be hardware problems, but I'm pretty sure mine isn't a hardware problem considering ho... Read more

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On a starting note, this post is pretty lengthy, so you can skip to the bottom if you just want the summary...

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Hi everyone! I've been having some problems with my computer these past few weeks concerning a few things. There's a reoccuring problem with my computer where when I press random keys, random programs from my quick launch bar will open up (usually corresponding with letters). Every time this has happened, it's occured while I was playing SC2, but I really don't think it's a problem with the game. A typical instance of this is that I'm playing SC2 and that the keys in game will stop working and I'll tab out and when I press say E, windows explorer will open, and if I press S, skype will open. Initially, I tried removing all the icons from the quick launch, but nothing happened, and windows explorer would just keep opening. Even after I closed the game, if I typed any keys, it would keep tabbing to the quick launch bar and deleting what I typed.

Before having this problem, I had an Internet redirecting virus, which I erased with ComboFix (in hindsight, I REALLY regret this), but after I used ComboFix, this random program opening problem came up. I tried restoring what ComboFix had erased, and for about a week, I didn't encounter the problem at all. However, just about an hour ago, the same random program issue came up.

After googling online and looking for people with similar issues, most of them were shown to be hardware problems, but I'm pretty sure mi... Read more

A:Programs Randomly Opening When Buttons Pressed?

Hi-

Proceed to the Security Center, Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help Forum, to have your system reviewed by a Security Analyst. Please be sure to follow THESE STEPS carefully before posting your logs in the Security Forum.

Please be patient as the Security Analysts are very busy and one will get to you as soon as possible.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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To be clear, there is no discernible pattern for what makes the computer restart. Either I'm playing LoL, or BF3, or i'm just sitting around at desktop, or browsing the internet. There is no consistency.


Two weeks ago my computer decided it was going to start randomly restarting by itself for no apparent reason. I have the automatic restart turned off so if it was a blue screen i would see it. There is no blue screen, and BlueScreenView turns up no results after the restart.

When i check event viewer there are no problems except some random errors that occur independent of the restart related to Vmware (which i no longer have installed, i dont know how i'm getting errors related to it).


After the restart, if i look at event viewer the only thing that tells me anything about the problem is this error

"The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly." Source: Kernel-Power.

I have done virus and malware scans, and i have removed old graphics drivers just in case. All of my drivers are up to date.

This all started after i installed new RAM and a new video card into my PC. A side note about the RAM is that 2/4 sticks i received from newegg were defective at first, and the machine would not boot if i did not take them out, so i RMA'd them. They sent me a 2nd set of sticks which allowed the machine to boot but after that, i was unable to keep ... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Computer restarts itself randomly (as if i pressed the restart button on the

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 7 & Vista - Tech Support Forum

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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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Can anyone tell me how to get Vista 64bit to automatically press ctrl-alt-del to bring up the login screen?
We have an HP touchscreen that we don't want to have to use a keyboard or mouse at all, just want to use the touchscreen. When the OS starts it says press ctrl-alt-del or the security button, there is no security button. Also when I press ctrl and alt and del on the "on screen keyboard" nothing happens. Is there a reg hack to automatically bring up the login screen?

A:automatically input ctrl-alt-del at bootup

Hello Ksmith,

This may be able to help you by disabling it.

Secure CTRL+ALT+DELETE Logon

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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When I use my laptop, it automatically clicks the CTRL button
I don't touch it at all and for some reason, it clicks it, so while I'm scrolling down a page it gets smaller, when i don't press CTRL at all. Can someone help me?
 

A:automatically clicks CTRL button

hi try going to control panel, mouse,and you can change many settings from there
 

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Normally when selecting text in Word, notepad, etc., holding down Ctrl+Shift+Right (or Left) arrow key will automatically advance the cursor to expand the selected text a full word at a time.  However the shortcut currently only works to highlight one word at a time, i.e. I have to re-press the arrow key for each word. The Shift+arrow and Ctrl+arrow both advance automatically a single letter at a time just fine, its just the three keys together that doesn't work the way it should.  And the weird thing is, it's only a problem with the left Ctrl+Shift on the keyboard, the right hand Ctrl+Shift+Arrow combo works fine.  The three key combo also works fine on-screen keyboard.  Have you heard of this and do you know how I can fix it?  Thanks for your help!

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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
ctrl+h.
Reagrds, Felino

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Sir
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

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...hortcuts/0110d32d-66c0-4ce7-8682-eeb896e80c3f
 

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Recently, my computer has been randomly freezing after long hours of usage. Ctrl+Alt+Del and other keyboards and mouse controls do not work when it happens.

Previously, avast have detected a rootkit infection and have it removed. Strangely, this erractic behavior still continues. My scan with Malwarebytes and Avast right now shows no threats.

What other possible causes could it be?

A:Computer randomly freezing, Ctrl+Alt+Del does not work.

Please provide us with your Event Viewer administrative logs by following these steps:
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For the past few days, my Samsung laptop has taken to freezing randomly. I'll leave the computer for 5 minutes, come back and try to click something, and the whole thing will be frozen. I can't click on anything, and control alt delete won't work (or it
will finally show up after I sit there waiting for several minutes). Now, today, when I woke up and turned on my computer, when I got to the login screen, I couldn't type anything in the box, nor could I click anything. After a while, the dots showed up when
I typed, but nothing happened when I clicked enter. Control alt delete does nothing. I've had this computer since 2013. Is it done for, or is there anything I can do? (I should also add that it recently installed quite a few Windows updates. Not sure if that
had anything to do with it.)

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Hi - I have a thinkpad x61t. When it's in the docking station, whenever I press "shift" "alt" or "ctrl" a little pop up window tells me that key is being pressed. The laptop does not do this when it's out of the docking station. I've looked all over the control panel in vista and can't find any setting.

Any ideas how to switch it off? Driving me nuts! Thanks.
 

A:"shift", "alt", "ctrl" appear onscreen when pressed (see pic)

You mentioned that you have looked in the Control Panel so this may be something you tried already:

Control Panel - Ease of Access Center - Make the keyboard eaiser use - uncheck 'Turn on sticky keys'.
 

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hi,
i am using P6-2030IN, 64 bit, Intel(R)Pentium(R) CPU G620 @ 2.60GHz, 2GB RAM from HP with Win 7 Home basic OS. Last month, it was upgraded to WIN 7 Ultimate. Last week, Ubuntu 12.04 was installed.

Past 3 days, pc reboots randomly or sometimes after 1 hr or 15 min. i have tried the following methods. i was frustrated because it happens at peak hours of my workload.

while working with ubunut, i didn't faced the same problem in WIN 7.

i have tried the following methods.
1. My Computer, Properties, Advanced settings, Advanced Tab, Start & recovery and uncheck the auto restart option.
2. regedit, system, control001, control, crashcontrol, autorestart and changed the value from 1 to 0
3. at the time booting pressed F8, advanced boot options, disable autoreboot option.

nothing worked out.
Can anyone help me to solve this mind breaking problem.

benjamin

A:WIN 7 automatically reboots randomly

Is the reboot time exact each time or scattered?

Whats your average cpu temp?

Have you recently made any hardware changes?

Installed something that might have been malware-ish?

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i dont know if it really boots up randomly, but i notice that everytime i connect to the internet with my zone alarm off or set to medium, my PC automatically shuts down.. can't detect any viruses, adwares or something like that..

also if i have established a connection already, i can't go to some websites including this site! i can't even ping them.. i'm just using a dial up connection..

A:PC boots up automatically, and randomly

I can't address the possible connection between your internet activities and getting shut down, but when the computer turns itself off for no apparant reason, I automatically start look at the Power Supply.

What's yours ? Have you evaluated your Supply to Consuption ratio ?

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Hi,
I have noticed this issue only with built-in Dell's keyboards (working fine at different laptops or with external keyboard) - Precision 4400 and Inspiron 7566.
While playing a racing game when I hold a key to accelerate (whatever it is, tried many) and when I press second one to turn, once for a while - sometimes 1 minute after start, sometimes 5 - it's getting interrupted for around a half of a second (so I drive straight for this short period of time).
I have tried to disable as many services as I can, turned off anything I could and I'm still getting it, installed all drivers I have found

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i know its not overheating; my temps are 34c idle, and 44c 100%. it only started randomly freezing up/rebooting after i installed a new memory module. i know this ram module is compatible with this motherboard, so i'm thinking it's the PSU that came with the case. It's the one that came with it, if tht means anything.
Any thoughts what could be causing this? its really pissing me off greatly

A:PC randomly freezing/restarting automatically

most common cause is Ram or Psu. If it started after you upgraded ram, suspect ram. If you ADDED a Dimm, and left the original in, then try it with either Dimm on it's own (not together). Make sure they're seated properly.
Run Memtest86 on each.
Just because it's known compatible with your mobo, doesn't mean it will run happily while mixed with another. And new dimms are sometimes faulty.

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Hello Everyone!

I've been having some troubles with my computer lately. It has just recently been restarting on me at random times, and I've done some research on what the problem might however still am unable to solve it. There is no warning sign for this problem, it just restarts.

The computer restarts automatically at anytime, it may be during startup in dos, or in windows login, or even if it makes it, while in windows. I am running WinXP.

I've t ried to test whether my ram is disfunctional, having two sticks of 256mb, I tried testing each one by one to see whether one was broken or not, however the computer still restarts. This could mean that both 256 sticks are messed or maybe something else is.

Other symptoms that I have are, if the computer does restart, sometimes it hangs on me during the restart process, and the yellow light appears on the monitor, I'm guessing that means that no signal is being received from the video card (black screen). This happens just after the computer restarts, and it will stay like that for a certain amount of time before actually restarting. This will happen over and over again so it makes me think that its a hardware failure of some sort.

More info:

I've tried unchecking that popular setting for "Do not restart computer automatically" if system crashes or something like that in my systems configuration but it hasn't helped.

If anyone has experienced this before please help me out!

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I'd like to say thank you in advance for your help. My computer has recently begun to restart automatically and at random time. Somebody on another forum said it might be the Blaster worm but that means almost nothing to me, and for all I know that person could be wrong. I have not installed anything recently nor downloaded anything recently. Here is my HiJackThis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 13:46:37, on 1/21/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\CSHelper.exeC:\PowerPanel\upssrv.exeC:\PowerPanel\upsio.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exec:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\WIND... Read more

A:HELP! Computer restarts automatically and randomly.

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.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 description of your problem, 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. Also please explain your problem as fully as possible. Each little detail will help in getting your system cleaned up and functional again.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scans:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mba... Read more

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Im sorry upfront I don't know how to look up my specs. My volume randomly turns all the way down to zero on it own! on all devices (headest/speakers). It says all my drivers are up to date. I will reboot and the volume is restored back to 100%.Ive also checked communications tabs and the checkbox 'do nothing' is checked off.This is going to drive me crazy! Please..can someone help??? Im a gamer and right in the middle of playing my volume cuts out and I have to reboot. if you need system specs pls send me a link so that I may provide. Im lost

A:volume control goes down automatically/randomly

Run the free "Speccy" program and it will list your PC specs. Speccy - System Information - Free Download

Without specs its hard to do any specific troubleshooting (however even with specs a problem such as this is hard to troubleshoot).

But, does this happen when any specific programs are running? e.g. you state it happens with games. Does it happen when you are not gaming?

Checking Windows for updates is not the best way. Windows, many times, does not have the latest drivers, due to the Microsoft validation process. Best to get drivers, such as the sound, either from the PC vendor or in the case of RealTek sound, direct from RealTek. This insures you have the correct sound driver.

Also, if you have "High Definition Audio" listed for the PC sound driver, that is incorrect and only the generic, basic function, Windows installed driver. It is not the correct sound driver for your sound hardware.

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Hello. I've been having trouble with my computer.
My computer's date changes to random days in the future.
A few days ago it was December 25, then 23, 22...
I've posted this same thing on another website but I think I have more problems than I think, so I'm asking for help here.
Some programs have been displaying erratic behaviour too.
I'm quite worried, I recently reinstalled Windows and somehow it's already glitched.
Do I have malware? I've ran MalwareBytes Free, AdwCleaner, Junkware Remover, etc and those did detect a few things (mostly PUP) however I'm worried that I might have a serious infection in my computer.
I'm using Windows XP Professional. Microsoft has released a few updates this month already, so maybe it could be this, too?

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Hi. For the past two months, I've failed in finding the culprit in this seemingly strange problem. Everytime I browse using Firefox, somehow, some thing is redirecting things that I click to spam pages, and it does it randomly. Sometimes I get lucky and it lands on the intended page, but most of the time, upon clicking a link, the address changes to the link and after a couple of seconds will redirect it somewhere.

Then, there are also times that the browser just automatically opens a new tab of a spam page.

I've tried scanning using Avira and AVG but can't seem to find anything wrong. I've restored the operating system (Windows XP) several times but nothing changed.

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Sorry about wall of text but its a pretty deep problemThis problem started about 2 weeks after I built my PC. One day, it just went poof and turned itself off. 3 seconds later, it automatically turns itself back on. I went into my windows and turned off the setting that means it automatically restarts after power loss, but it will still turn on on its own. I managed to fix this issue for about a month by opening it up, just fiddling about (things like pushing cables like CPU power and mobo power) and then I unplugged it from my surge protector and into my wall socket. It was absolutely fine for a month, I could play the most intensive games, temps are not a problem and nothing would happen. However, a month passed and then one day it turned off and turned itself on again. I am stumped.My educated guess would be that it's the PSU acting up but I am not sure why I fixed it for a month. I have noticed that every time I open up the computer and fiddle inside, I seem to hold off the shutdowns for a week or a few days. I have run memtest for about 2 passes with no errors, and I have not yet seen it shutdown when not in windows. It hasn't shut down in safe mode or in the bios (however I havent tested it for very long)My motherboard was already replaced before the build as it was DOA, and I have run stress tests on the GPU and CPU. (nothing happened)Any help is greatly appreciated, my main question is why was I able to stop the shutdowns for a month, and why is it that... Read more

A:Computer randomly shuts down and turns itself back on automatically

Hi,
 
Based on your information, you may have an issue with your reset button. As you built the PC, you're aware of where that is connected to your motherboard. Please disconnect it completely and see if that makes a difference.
 
I'm not sure by your description if when you "shut down" the PC yourself, if the PC stays off. Could you verify that. I'm guessing that what you're describing is the PC is not shutting off, but rather doing a restart or reset.
 
You haven't indicated if the Windows is giving you any BSOD or other message, or if it just goes black, and restarts. Please provide that as well.
 
Let me know,
 
Kurt

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hii, i have a problem that many "Search Results" Windows Open up automatically on desktop. when i minimize them it is "Windows Explorer" on the toolbar. when i open internet explorer thye google search window opens the left hand side. it creates a lot of problem as i cannot work smoothly as too many windows opens up. also when i work on internet the google window opens up the lest hand side. pls do help. rajDeckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by J K on 2008-07-19 14:52:06Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --52: 2008-07-19 09:22:13 UTC - RP77 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point51: 2008-07-16 04:27:57 UTC - RP76 - Software Distribution Service 3.050: 2008-07-11 06:48:31 UTC - RP75 - Software Distribution Service 3.049: 2008-07-10 16:22:52 UTC - RP74 - Software Distribution Service 3.048: 2008-06-30 07:55:01 UTC - RP73 - System Checkpoint-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-05-26 17:06:38 UTC - RP26 - Installed Nero - Burning RomBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.Total Physical Memory: 239 MiB (512 MiB recommended).-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2008-07-19 14:56:21Platform: Windows XP S... Read more

A:Many "search Results" Windows Open Automatically Randomly

Hello rajkghoshWe 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. We aim to provide the valuable service known to come from BC to every member we can, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.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.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay. Please download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) and save to your Desktop.alternate download siteDSS will do the following:Create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.Clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, Internet Cache Files, and empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.Check some important areas of your system and produce a report for an analyst to review.Automatically run HijackThis. It will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have it installed. So if HijackThis is not installed and DSS prompts you to download it, please answer yes.You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges w... Read more

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This is my first post here so im sorry if I missed anything out or posted in the wrong section.Lately I had a bad malware infection or virus and used my antivirus to clean it out, this deleted boot file and the sort. But I fixed booting up with the windows CD.The computer has gradually been getting worse, by freezing and restarting frequently, I have also had teh blue screen about 5 times.Hijack this logLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 14:27:29, on 06/08/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin32\nSvcAppFlt.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\... Read more

A:Windows Xp Home randomly freezes or restarts automatically.

DDS.txt:DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86 Run by LilDeamon at 16:01:06.95 on 08/08/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.2047.1398 [GMT 1:00]AV: ESET Smart Security 4.0 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E5E70D32-0101-4F12-8FB0-D96ACA4F34C0}FW: ESET Personal firewall *enabled* {E5E70D32-0101-4340-86A3-A7B0F1C8FFE0}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin32\nSvcAppFlt.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin32\nSvcIp.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSvcM.exeC:\WINDO... Read more

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