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Windows 7: Only backspace works on startup

17 Dec 2012   #21
Featureless

64 bit windows 7
 
 

Pressing z no longer causes the augmented state, not sure why, but thanks for the help


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17 Dec 2012   #22
Kaktussoft

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

It looks like CTRL key is stuck!
open WORD and select a word. Press I, U,B
Do they act as CTRL-I (italic), CTRL-U (underline), CTRL-B (bold)?

CTRL-Z is undo btw
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17 Dec 2012   #23
Kaktussoft

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press CTRL-key a few times... Maybe this fixes the problem
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17 Dec 2012   #24
Featureless

64 bit windows 7
 
 

Everything seems to be working normally, hopefully this won't happen again, thank you for your time and help.
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17 Dec 2012   #25
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Featureless View Post
Everything seems to be working normally, hopefully this won't happen again, thank you for your time and help.
Porblem on two usb keyboards... even in recovery environment... strange
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07 Aug 2015   #26
EricO

Windows 7 64
 
 

I know this is an old thread but I ran into this exact same problem, on Windows 7 Ent. 64 bit. It occurred on my laptop, after I used a paper towel to wipe off my keyboard. As I was at the login screen, I couldn't see what was being typed but the only key that would type anything was the backspace key. if this was some key combination I pressed accidentally, what kind of feature is that? Who would want their keyboard to behave this way. Anyway, I guess I pressed enough keys which somehow corrected the problem. Very weird.
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20 Oct 2015   #27
tomvane

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
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Hi guys,

I just ran into the same problem and it freaked me out. After pressing both CTRL's multiple times my keyboard functioned again. Apparently one of those buttons got stuck, as was previously mentioned here as an option.

Hope this helps others.

Tom
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