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Windows 7: Strange Keyboard Problem

18 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7
Strange Keyboard Problem

We just purchased a Dell Latitude E6400 with Windows 7 a few days ago. It does this in any program. For example, when I and typing an email, different letters act as shortcuts. I will press a letter and something prints, it opens internet explorer, opens a new email, opens other programs, closes programs... the list goes on and on.

Does anyone know how to fix this? I'm not pressing the window key for the shortcuts and the stickykeys is not turned on.

Thank you!

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18 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7

Do you have an other keyboard you can try? Sounds like a key is shorted or something.
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18 Mar 2010   #3

Win7 Home Premium 64x

I agree. the shortcut for Printing is CTRL+P so if you type P and it prints then either there is a short or the CTRL key is stuck in On mode....
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18 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi Shawn and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Are you still getting this issue, and does the same key always invoke the same action? Unfortunately, I cannot find any reference to the keyboard layout on the Dell website, so I can only surmise that it is a keyboard setting, possibly involving the Ctrl, Alt and/or Fn key.
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18 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7

Thank you. I will have to try another keyboard tonight and let you know tomorrow if that worked.

Random keys do random things. Very weird.

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19 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7

I uninstalled and reinstalled the driver and that worked! Maybe something was configured wrong.. not sure. But I'm good now! Thanks!
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19 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

You're welcome.
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