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Windows 7: Unresponsive Keyboard.

15 Aug 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Unresponsive Keyboard.

I've noticed recently that when I'm typing, I've been getting alot of spelling errors in my words, in the form of letters missing from the words.

At first I thought I just wasn't pressing the keyboard hard enough, but even when I'm consciously typing quite aggressively to stop this, I still get missing letters in my writing.

Even as I type these words, I'm having to go back on myself every few sentences to add a space or missing letter.

The keyboard isn't unresponsive permanently, it just sometimes doesn't recognise any input for a split second.

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15 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

First thought is to clean the keyboard from debris. Turn it upside down and shake and watch the debris fall out...then take a can of compressed air and blow the keyboard keys throughly. Worst case scenario would be to disassemble the keyboard and see if there are any stuck keys or damaged keys or key mechanisms...then while your in there blow it out making absolutely sure there is nothing left to cause the keys to stick.
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15 Aug 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Of course, one more course is to replace it with a different keyboard, just to check the keyboard itself. If the problem goes away, hey, new keyboards can cost as little as $15... If the problem persists, well then, that's a different animal all together.
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15 Aug 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

My thoughts move directly to background resources at work and making for the errors as this has been the issue for me in the past. First are you wired or wireless and can you give use models of the keyboard and mouse. Update any drivers that the Mfgr. has on it's web site. Then go it msconfig and clear out all but the most wanted or all unnecessary programs from the start menu. Also if you have antivirus and malware software running in the background doing scheduled scans this can also be a resource hog and you can go into them and change the schedules to a less used time or just be dedicated and run them in a pure manual mode (not suggested). See if this helps and report back to us.
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15 Aug 2012   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

The kayboard is part of my laptop, so replacing it may be a bit difficult.

The laptop itself is an Acer Aspire 7720, the issue seems to randomly crop up.
I think it may be caused by the laptop doing some kind of background work, like loading webpages and running scans.

The sporadic nature of the issue makes it so that I can't really tell if it's truly a problem worth solving or not.

For example, as I type all this, I have only had about one missing letter in this whole post.
I think, if it comes back and is noticable, I'll give a look at what sites I'm on and what programs I have running.
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15 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Did you complete post #4 by linnemeyerhere?
You might have many unneeded things running in the background eating up resources. What anti virus and firewall do you use?
Putting in your specs whether it's a laptop, desktop, ect. Helps. We can't remember all the numbers of all the types of computers. If you don't know how to do something just post back and we will guide you through it.
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15 Aug 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

My specs are on my account, so you should be able to find it there.

I'm currently running Hitman Pro (trial version) and Malwarebytes (full, licensed version).
There may be other things I'm running, but I'm not sure what would be hogging the resources.

Is there any program I can run in the background that makes a log of all the programs that have been using memory?
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15 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Windows 7 has a couple of ways you can watch things.
1. Resource Monitor
2. Task Manager.
Go to Start and type msconfig and then go to Start Up. Un-check everything except your security, keyboard and mouse. Then shift over to the Services tab and in the lower left corner put a check in Hide All Microsoft Services. In there only have your security checked. DO NOT mess with Microsoft Services. Reboot and give that a try.
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16 Aug 2012   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crazyedd View Post
The kayboard is part of my laptop, so replacing it may be a bit difficult.
Is it possible to hook up a USB keyboard and see if the problem persists? (Although I don't know if it will disable the onboard keyboard...)
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