I may have the same problem you are having. It seems to only happen after
running for a long time and only in applications which use IE. Certain
characters stop working as if the keyboard is bad. ("c" and "t" are the
ones I mostly notice it with). If it was a hardware problem I would expect
that the work around I use of starting notepad/WordPad would not work so
well. It never happens when booted into XP (this machine is dual boot)
When you see the problem, try typing the alphabet. I can't type a "t" to
save my life, but I can type it into notepad every time and paste it in. A
reboot will fix the problem for a while. but closing and reopening IE will
You would think that a driver issue would also not be application specific
but I guess it is possible. I am going to try plugging in an external USB
keyboard next time and prove that it does not help.
I have an HP pavilion zv6000 laptop. Running Vista Ultimate. English and
Spanish language packs installed. (I only run the English version however) .
Speech to text used at times (but not when seeing this problem) 1.25 GB ram.
I have Office 2007 and a assortment of other software installed including
Firefox. Details available upon request.
HP does support this model for vista upgrade. I am running with the
standard drivers from a clean Vista install with the exception of the
drivers for the internal flash card reader and modem. (these drivers were
loaded off of the XP CD.)
"Malke" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> dan's inferno... wrote:
>> I use eBay a lot and when typing out the descriptions, sometimes things
>> go wrong! When typing, I will occasionally look up at the screen to see
>> what I have written, only to find that half of what I have written has
>> been deleted. Also when typing, I find the cursor has shifted itself back
>> to the beginning of the sentence!!! It's driving me CRAZY!!!!!! Please
>> help me if there are any updates for Vista or if it is something I am
>> doing wrong!
> We need to know if you upgraded to Vista by installing on an older
> computer or if this is on a computer that came with Vista preinstalled. If
> the former, you probably neglected to install drivers for your touchpad
> (if a laptop), video card, and/or mouse.
> Since you didn't tell us anything about your computer, here is general
> information about drivers:
> Get drivers from:
> 1. The device mftr.'s website; OR
> 2. The motherboard mftr.'s website if hardware is onboard; OR
> 3. The OEM's website for your specific machine if you have an OEM computer
> (HP, Dell, Sony, etc.).
> Read the installation instructions on the website where you get the
> To find out what hardware is in your computer:
> 1. Read any documentation you got when you bought the computer.
> 2. If the computer is OEM, go to the OEM's website for your specific model
> machine and look at the specs (you'll be there to get the drivers anyway)
> 3. Download, install and run a free system inventory program like Belarc
> Advisor. I haven't used Belarc on a Vista machine so YMMV.
> http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html - Belarc Advisor
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