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Windows 7: random binded keys - how to unbind them?

21 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and 32bit
random binded keys - how to unbind them?

I have suddenly found my "s" and "\" keys bound together, now every time i press the s key it outputs "s\"
also I'm unable to type an upper case s
i have also noticed the my "esc" and "F1" are bound also
I have not noticed if any other keys are bound

  • I have removed the keyboard drivers in Device Manager, rebooted and let Windows 7 find the drivers
  • I have also tried a USB keyboard and this problem did not seem to effect it
**This problem is effecting a Samsung NP-R467 laptop

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21 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

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21 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and 32bit

haha, if only I had set it up.
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21 May 2011   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Remove the keyboard drivers in Device Manager. Reboot and let Windows 7 find the drivers. Then update driver using Device Manager and reboot again.
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21 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and 32bit
when S press the "s key it outputs "s\" escape key output = (esc + F1)

Please help, suddenly I can't work on my thesis because it is to distracting to press backspace after every letter "s" and having the escape key either not function or bring up a help menu in other programs is also really annoying. The insert key also seems to be bound with something but I haven't figured out which key yet as that isn't as annoying and obvious. Is this some kind of a stupid joke virus or something as I wasn't playing with drivers or anything like that. I can't even figure out how to search for help on this one.
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21 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and 32bit

Thanks for the suggestion Layback Bear, I just tried your suggestion but unfortunately it didn't solve the problem.

I tried another keyboard and this problem did not persist with my Microsoft USB keyboard. Now it seems relevant to mention that the computer I'm having trouble with is a Samsung NP-R467 notebook. When I plugged in my Microsoft keyboard it installed new drivers and restarted. I would assume that this means it is driver related?

Removing the keyboard drivers in Device Manager, rebooting and letting Windows 7 find the drivers did help when I tried it before.
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11 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 & 64 Bit

Hi there, I am having a similar problem.

My left SHIFT key is also bound to the "-" symbol. So whenever I left Shift; it not only capitalizes but inserts the minus symbol too. Grrrr...

Google searching the topic is being fruitless on the subject of unbinding the key and I have tried removing the keyboard drivers and allowing Windows 7 to find the drivers.

This hasn't fixed the issue.

Has anyone else found a trick to fix this problem on their machine? Or maybe another idea?

Thanks! ^_^
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11 Jun 2012   #8


Try this utility:

Map Any Key to Any Key on Windows 7 / XP / Vista - How-To Geek

First bind your left Shift to something, then unbind it. Does it still produce your problem?
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13 Jun 2012   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Go to Start Orb and type in keyboard. Go to Microsoft keyboard and set keys to default.
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