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Windows 7: Ctrl Key ACTS like it is depressed ... and locks that way ...

08 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Ctrl Key ACTS like it is depressed ... and locks that way ...

hello all,

I've read some threads. This problem was presented back at end of 2011. I don't see any solutions.

Several people had this problem. I'm simply using a word processor ... and CTRL acts like it is held down. Only a reboot solves the problem ...

It happened once in first ten days I had this computer. Now it is the 3rd week ... and last night ... 5 instances occurred ...

Anyone know what the fix was some 8 months ago ...

Thanks Much,


My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64

Happened to have enabled sticky keys by accident? Check here.
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10 Sep 2014   #3

Win 7 Professional 64bit


I had this issue on a desktop PC. The fix was to uninstall/remove all devices listed under the keyboard section in Device Manager and then reboot :

Uninstall Device and Device Driver

Hit the + to expand keyboards, remove all devices you find there
then reboot !
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 Ctrl Key ACTS like it is depressed ... and locks that way ...

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