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Windows 7: Backspace button does what it wants

02 Aug 2011   #1
introubl

7 , 32 bit
 
 
Backspace button does what it wants

I have windows 7, today I noticed that when I am typing something (anywhere ie google, word etc) it gets deleted (almost as if someone is pushing the backspace key). Also, when I open a program (ie inetrnet explorer, program manager etc) the program automatically goes back / previous (almost as if someone is pushing the back button). I have run Microsoft Safety Scanner, and my antivirus is up to date and says there are no reported issues. This is nearly making my computer unusable. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks


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02 Aug 2011   #2
mjm6783

XP Professional, 7 Professional
 
 

Did you try a different keyboard? It sounds stupid, but I had a similar problem awhile back and it turned out to be a sticky key. It wouldn't happen for awhile and then would do it constantly.
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02 Aug 2011   #3
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Hello introubl and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you accidentally click the "insert" key on the keyboard?

Insert key
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03 Aug 2011   #4
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjm6783 View Post
Did you try a different keyboard? It sounds stupid, but I had a similar problem awhile back and it turned out to be a sticky key. It wouldn't happen for awhile and then would do it constantly.
^^ This. Try a different keyboard, some food particles may have gone into the keyboard accidentally and made a mess of things.
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03 Aug 2011   #5
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

I think there's a certain "joke program" that does that. Anyone else have access to your PC?

Best bet - as suggested, try a different KB, if the problem persists, it's likely software related.
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