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Windows 7: keyboard functions changed after sudden shutdown

06 Jun 2014   #1

windows 7 home premium
keyboard functions changed after sudden shutdown


my keyboard has suddenly changed what some keys do

the many are fine, but the following changes occurred;

L = mute
n = nothing
o = nothing
y = q
6 = nothing
9 = nothing
rctrl = lower volume
lctrl = nothing
left arrow = nothing
right arrow = shift

this seems a very odd set of changes

i've checked my keyboard settings in control panel and it is set to qwerty

this first occurred directly after my laptop unexpectedly cut out (without shutdown) for the second time in about half an hour, both times playing a game.

i've scanned for viruses and come up clean.

i've checked event log and found the following;

- 3 like this;

Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Date: 06/06/2014 21:58:00
Event ID: 41
Task Category: (63)
Level: Critical
Keywords: (2)
Computer: InspironAPP
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2014-06-06T20:58:00.922072800Z" />
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
<Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="SleepInProgress">0</Data>
<Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
<Data Name="BootAppStatus">0</Data>

and several warnings about the speed of processors being limited by firmware

please help asap!

thanks in advanced

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jun 2014   #2

windows 7 home 64bit

Hi there .. What game where you playing when this happened .. Do you normally play this game ? You need to fill in your System Specs .. As for your Function Keys as this is a Laptop it will have Software for the Function Keys .. Which can be got at the Manufactures Website ...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jun 2014   #3

windows 7 home premium


i was playing 'sniper elite v2' which i recently got on steam

only played it for the first time today, but since both crashes ocurred while playing it i uninstalled it

when i said keyboard functions changed, i should be clear on the fact that i didnt mean the function keys specifically, although some of those have also swapped.

i simply meant the role of some of the keys was now different

stupidly ive just realised i posted this to the windows 7 forums, but im actually running windows 8.1
My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Jun 2014   #4

windows 7 home 64bit

Its no bother mate .. At least you know what caused the crash .. I suggest you still try Downloading the Software for the Keyboard ...
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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