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Windows 7: Keyboard alphanumeric keys only launch calculator.

09 Mar 2016   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Keyboard alphanumeric keys only launch calculator.


I like to leave my computer on while I'm away at work. I have it set up so that it doesn't go to sleep, but the monitor shuts off after a period of time. When I came home this evening, I noticed that my keyboard's alphanumeric keys only opened the calculator. Apostrophe opens Explorer. Numpad works, tab, shift, enter, caps lock, control, and alt all work. Arrow keys do nothing.

I'm a decently experienced desktop support technician and I know my way around driver settings. In the past few hours, I've reinstalled my device drivers I don't know how many times. Every keyboard I've tried on this machine repeats the above and when I try the keyboard on a separate machine (the laptop I'm using to post this thread), it works fine. The keyboard in question in is a Razor BlackWidow Ultimate Mac Version (I got it for Christmas from my girlfriend, I'm on a custom PC). I've also tried a generic logitech keyboard.

My cat likes to sit on my desk sometimes when I'm not paying attention, so I believe she hit some insane combination of letters to activate Calculator Domination Mode. If there is anyone on this forum that can offer me some insight, I would be absolutely delighted. Thanks for reading.

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09 Mar 2016   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Welcome to our forum BattleMage.

I don't know what caused your problem but the first thing I would try if it was my computer is a Restore Point before this problem happened.

Because you leave your computer on I suggest that you unplug your keyboard or just turn it over so the cat can't press buttons.
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09 Mar 2016   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Hey, I forgot about restore points. I'll give that a shot. I would like to see if anyone knows more about the problem, though. It's the strangest thing I've ever had to troubleshoot. There are a few threads I've dug up from the Tom's Hardware forums that suggest it has something to do with Intellitype, but it doesn't seem like that application is running on my computer.
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