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Windows 7: Whenever I see a text box, it automatically fills with: //////// or **


15 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Whenever I see a text box, it automatically fills with: //////// or **

Anytime I get to a dialog box or a text box or anything where I can type, I get a continuous/////////////////////////////// or a continuous ************************. The only way to stop it is to reboot - then it works OK for a while. Otherwise, I can't type anything anywhere. The characters also just keep replicating themselves forever until I shut down. The speed is if I were holding down those keys. I've tried Noton 360 and system file checker and SUPERAntimalware and Maywarebytes. Found no problems Please help!!!!!!!!!!

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15 Apr 2012   #2

7 Ultimate x64/7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Have you tried a different keyboard?
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15 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nisko View Post
Anytime I get to a dialog box or a text box or anything where I can type, I get a continuous/////////////////////////////// or a continuous ************************. The only way to stop it is to reboot - then it works OK for a while. Otherwise, I can't type anything anywhere. The characters also just keep replicating themselves forever until I shut down. The speed is if I were holding down those keys. I've tried Noton 360 and system file checker and SUPERAntimalware and Maywarebytes. Found no problems Please help!!!!!!!!!!
What happens if you use a text editing program like Notepad or a word processing program like MS Word? Same behavior or not?
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16 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bbearren View Post
Have you tried a different keyboard?
Will try another keyboard starting tomorrow. It's a laptop.
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16 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nisko View Post
Anytime I get to a dialog box or a text box or anything where I can type, I get a continuous/////////////////////////////// or a continuous ************************. The only way to stop it is to reboot - then it works OK for a while. Otherwise, I can't type anything anywhere. The characters also just keep replicating themselves forever until I shut down. The speed is if I were holding down those keys. I've tried Noton 360 and system file checker and SUPERAntimalware and Maywarebytes. Found no problems Please help!!!!!!!!!!
What happens if you use a text editing program like Notepad or a word processing program like MS Word? Same behavior or not?
I tried Notepad and got the same problem. Actually, I had run System File Checker and tried to read the log. When I opened the log, the ///////////// began right away.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Apr 2012   #6

7 Ultimate x64/7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nisko View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bbearren View Post
Have you tried a different keyboard?
Will try another keyboard starting tomorrow. It's a laptop.
I had to replace the keyboard on a Dell D600 for the very same reason.
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