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Windows 7: Have to press each key twice to have letter/number go on screen

06 Oct 2013   #1
DragonesPlumas

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Have to press each key twice to have letter/number go on screen

Our cat jumped on the keyboard of our Insprion 5010 and after that we have to press each key twice to have it come up on the screen. I know she must have hit some sequence that cause it to do this. I have nothing exterior connected to it (printer,mouse, ect) and have turned it off. It still does it. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.


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06 Oct 2013   #2
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

It might be language related, some language layouts require a second keystroke. Do you have the language bar showing at the bottom of the screen?

Look in here, Keyboard Input Language - Add or Remove, to see if anything seems odd (the default is set to something other than you desire)

I'm suggesting that you look at the tutorial as a reference to examine your regional configuration.

The solution might be somethng else, but that's where I'd start looking.

Grab some snapshots of the dialog boxes and post them, Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums, in a new post here.
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06 Oct 2013   #3
gregrocker

 

Try another keyboard.

Til then you can try the on-screen keyboard - type Keyboard in Start Search box.
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06 Oct 2013   #4
DragonesPlumas

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thank you but that does not seem to be it. Dang cat . :P
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06 Oct 2013   #5
gregrocker

 

Which did you try? Did you read all replies so far?
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06 Oct 2013   #6
DragonesPlumas

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I have tried everything posted so far with no luck.
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06 Oct 2013   #7
gregrocker

 

So what happened when you used another keyboard?
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06 Oct 2013   #8
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Perhaps you can recover your settings using a recent Restore Point(RP). You'll have to select a RP that was created prior to when the keyboard issue first occurred.

This only affects system files and settings - personal data is not affected. The next Windows Update (WU) will bring Windows back up-to-date if needed. You might want to fire up a manual WU after restoring the RP (and the issue is resolved).

Follow Option One in:
How to Do a System Restore in Windows 7
OPTION ONE

To Do a System Restore in Windows 7 using System Protection
In Step 9, you can see what programs and drivers will be affected:
9. To Show Affected Programs and Drivers
NOTE: This will show you a list of programs and drivers that will be deleted and restored by the selected restore point.
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07 Oct 2013   #9
DragonesPlumas

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thank you! That worked!
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07 Oct 2013   #10
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Cool, glad you didn't have to type:
TThhaannkk yyoouu!! TThhaatt wwoorrkkeedd!!
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