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Windows 7: idiotic keyboard question mark key types

05 Apr 2011   #1
RyuB

windows 7
 
 
idiotic keyboard question mark key types

buying a new keyboard did not solve the issue

all of a sudden for no apparent reason, some of the keys will produce different characters, for example the question mark key produces

i`ll just be typing along and it happens. i don`t click any special combination of keys as far as i can tell, and i am certainly not deliberately setting the keyboard to `french`or something like that.

it will often stay like this for ages, then for some mysterious reason it goes back to normal.

normally a complete reboot of the computer fixes it, but that`s a real pain when im in the middle of doing something important that can`t be paused (like an online game)


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05 Apr 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

OK. First of all, download this and run it;

Malwarebytes

Run a full scan please............

When the scan is complete, post the log here.

Regards....Mike Connor
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05 Apr 2011   #3
RyuB

windows 7
 
 

lol i had just run a scan with this last night, but i ran it again as requested. i ran a spyware earlier today.

results:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100
Malwarebytes

Database version: 6282

Windows 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385

05/04/2011 8:55:53 PM
mbam-log-2011-04-05 (20-55-53).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|E:\|)
Objects scanned: 285308
Time elapsed: 29 minute(s), 30 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
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05 Apr 2011   #4
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Check your Language and Keyboard settings in Control Panel.
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05 Apr 2011   #5
RyuB

windows 7
 
 

i removed all the options except the one english US option, but it didn`t change. i still get when i type a question mark and there`s still the few other keys affected too.
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05 Apr 2011   #6
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Do you have any game controllers installed, such as a mini-keyboard for the left hand in a FPS game?

You might try temporarily disconnecting all other USB devices and see if that makes a difference.
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05 Apr 2011   #7
spinifex

 
 

Worth a try.

Go to Control Panel
Region and Language
Keyboards and Languages
Change Keyboards
Advanced Key Settings
Then check your hotkeys
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05 Apr 2011   #8
RyuB

windows 7
 
 

i think that worked, spinifex, i disabled the change to other languages and only left one to change back to the one i want. hopefully that was the problem and not some glitch. i am really beginning to hate windows 7
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06 Apr 2011   #9
spinifex

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RyuB View Post
i think that worked, spinifex, i disabled the change to other languages and only left one to change back to the one i want. hopefully that was the problem and not some glitch. i am really beginning to hate windows 7
No probs.
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28 Sep 2014   #10
billytec

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Hi RyuB,

I am having same problem typing question mark comes out as . How did u fix it. Thx in advance
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