Keyboard making sounds, won't repeat keystrokes - cat sat on keyboard!

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  1. Posts : 10
    Windows 7 64 bit
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    Keyboard making sounds, won't repeat keystrokes - cat sat on keyboard!


    Please help, my cat sat on my keyboard this morning and turned something on - it was a Flash keys option I think (or Filter Keys?) - couldn't really see around her. I now have noises each time I press a key and am not able to repeat keys easily - only one stroke per key is allowed at a time

    I have no idea what keys she hit, but she was near the bottom left side of my keyboard. Can anybody help PLEASE?
    Thanks in advance.
    DiverJen
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  2. Posts : 4,751
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
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    Diverjenno said:
    Please help, my cat sat on my keyboard this morning and turned something on - it was a Flash keys option I think (or Filter Keys?) - couldn't really see around her. I now have noises each time I press a key and am not able to repeat keys easily - only one stroke per key is allowed at a time

    I have no idea what keys she hit, but she was near the bottom left side of my keyboard. Can anybody help PLEASE?
    Thanks in advance.
    DiverJen
    Are the sounds like a hissing or scratching or more like a purrring........Sorry, I couldn't resist. -- Have you tried connecting a different keyboard? This way you would know if the keyboard is broken or if the cat set off a combination of keys that codes something into the PC.
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  3. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
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    If that doesn't work try a restore point before the hell cat attacked the keyboard.
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  4. Posts : 10
    Windows 7 64 bit
    Thread Starter
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    It is a metal clicking noise (more like a tail tap?? )

    She triggered something that popped up a screen which I could not read before it disappeared - it gave an option to proceed or not, but I did not get to the keyboard quick enough
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  5. Posts : 10
    Windows 7 64 bit
    Thread Starter
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    Different keyboard gives same result
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  6. Posts : 2,606
    Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
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    At a guess, she turned on Toggle Keys. (Activated by holding down numlock for 5 seconds.)

    See the "Easer of Access" control center, under "make the keyboard easier to use".
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  7. Posts : 10
    Windows 7 64 bit
    Thread Starter
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    Thanks bobkn, but she was not near that key. The keys she was near are the Alt Ctrl Shift and Windows keys - is there any combination there that does something after a 5 second hold?
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  8. Posts : 4,751
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
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    Try doing a System Restore to a point before Kitty sat on Keyboard.
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  9. Posts : 10
    Windows 7 64 bit
    Thread Starter
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    Will that wipe out any programs I've installed since? System restore sounds very scarey...
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  10. Posts : 4,751
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
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    Diverjenno said:
    Will that wipe out any programs I've installed since? System restore sounds very scarey...
    Here is a Tutorial of how to do it. Notice in the first paragraph it says that it will not affect your files. System Restore
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