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Windows 7: Virus or Software or Hardware Problem?

12 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Virus or Software or Hardware Problem?

Win 7 HP has developed an extremely vexatious problem!!!

When logging on or typing in Search or typing in Chrome even typing in Word or email.
the number 8 keeps repeating itself continually eg; 888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888 etc etc. Even if this key is not being touched at all!

Have tried Kaspersky TDSKiller but it finds no problems, both in normal and safe modes.

Have re-installed the OEM Win7 HP OS, but the issue still annoyingly prevails.

The 8 key is not 'sticky' either on the * button or the numeric keypad.

Has anyone suffered anything so puzzling as this?

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12 Dec 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Hi, welcome to Seven Forums.

Try another keyboard, is the first thing to do & post back if that doesn't work.
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12 Dec 2013   #3

Windows 7 ultimate x64

Hi Palebushman, Welcome to Seven forums.

Do try another keyboard. Try to upgrade the drivers of your current keyboard. Run anti virus, Malwarebytes to check for any infection.

Keep us posted.
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12 Dec 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Virus or Software or Hardware Problem?

Thank you Ranger4 and archer,

It may take a couple of days before we can fit a replacement keyboard, but so far, keeping the
'Num Lock' de-activated seems to have subdued the problem for now.

Will post back just as soon as the keyboard has been replaced, until then,
many thanks once again.
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