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Windows 7: Keyboard making sounds, won't repeat keystrokes - cat sat on keyboard!

24 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Keyboard making sounds, won't repeat keystrokes - cat sat on keyboard!

Please help, my cat sat on my keyboard this morning and turned something on - it was a Flash keys option I think (or Filter Keys?) - couldn't really see around her. I now have noises each time I press a key and am not able to repeat keys easily - only one stroke per key is allowed at a time

I have no idea what keys she hit, but she was near the bottom left side of my keyboard. Can anybody help PLEASE?
Thanks in advance.
DiverJen


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24 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Diverjenno View Post
Please help, my cat sat on my keyboard this morning and turned something on - it was a Flash keys option I think (or Filter Keys?) - couldn't really see around her. I now have noises each time I press a key and am not able to repeat keys easily - only one stroke per key is allowed at a time

I have no idea what keys she hit, but she was near the bottom left side of my keyboard. Can anybody help PLEASE?
Thanks in advance.
DiverJen
Are the sounds like a hissing or scratching or more like a purrring........Sorry, I couldn't resist. -- Have you tried connecting a different keyboard? This way you would know if the keyboard is broken or if the cat set off a combination of keys that codes something into the PC.
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24 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If that doesn't work try a restore point before the hell cat attacked the keyboard.
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24 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

It is a metal clicking noise (more like a tail tap?? )

She triggered something that popped up a screen which I could not read before it disappeared - it gave an option to proceed or not, but I did not get to the keyboard quick enough
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24 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Different keyboard gives same result
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24 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

At a guess, she turned on Toggle Keys. (Activated by holding down numlock for 5 seconds.)

See the "Easer of Access" control center, under "make the keyboard easier to use".
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24 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks bobkn, but she was not near that key. The keys she was near are the Alt Ctrl Shift and Windows keys - is there any combination there that does something after a 5 second hold?
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24 Sep 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Try doing a System Restore to a point before Kitty sat on Keyboard.
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24 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Will that wipe out any programs I've installed since? System restore sounds very scarey...
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24 Sep 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Diverjenno View Post
Will that wipe out any programs I've installed since? System restore sounds very scarey...
Here is a Tutorial of how to do it. Notice in the first paragraph it says that it will not affect your files. System Restore
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