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Windows 7: Cursor keeps typing [] boxes?

11 Sep 2010   #1

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Cursor keeps typing [] boxes?

I am having an issue with my computer reading boxes from my input that look similar to []. When I use a readkey method in a program it will display that the input it is reading is a 255 which is ancii for 'blank' if I understand right. I believe the boxes are the visual representation of a blank?

I am using windows 7 ultimate on a dell inspiron 1501. Any ideas what in the world would cause it to continue reading this input? The thing that is strange is it only happens during a readkey call in code or a program that uses a similar method to type with such as a java application that is used to show work for homework. Things such as threads like this, or word processors or notepad etc don't do this.

Hope that's enough information to give you guys a good idea of the problem, let me know if more information is needed. Thanks in advance!

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14 Sep 2010   #2

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No theories on what might be the problem?
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