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Windows 7: My [CTRL]+A "select all" keyboard shortcut doesn't work

19 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
My [CTRL]+A "select all" keyboard shortcut doesn't work

I have a Dell Latitude D830 Laptop

I recently replaced my hard drive (sATA) with a fresh one, loaded with Windows Vista. Before even using anything in Vista, I immediately upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate, without a hitch.

However, I seem to have lost the ability to select all using CTRL+a; it simply does nothing. Everything else works (ctrl+s, ctrl+x, ctrl+v, ctrl+c).

I cannot remember if it worked for the brief time I had Vista installed before upgrading to 7; it was a relatively short amount of time (like 20-30 minutes), so I don't know if I used CTRL+A then or not.

Any reasons why it won't work anymore, or how I can fix it?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

19 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Press Control + Windows Key + Alt simultaneously and all will be restored.

This info was culled from an arcane help manual at my disposal. YMMV
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