Is he a fast typist? Maybe he's getting ahead of the hardware, especially
if that is a wireless keyboard.
I'm moderately fast (~60 WPM) and often get ahead of my Microsoft Wireless
6000 keyboard. Even when I'm not typing fast, I often look up and see that
"what is this" has been interpreted as "what I sthis" - because WLM's spell
checker saw the space before the "s" following the "i" and "corrected" it to
a capital "I" for me. :>( Often, too, I'll see "teh" convert to "the"
right before my eyes.
> Are there actually drivers and updates & things for keyboards?
Yes, and they are very hardware-specific. Can you tell us the make and
model of his keyboard(s)? Generic drivers are built into Vista, and the
specific driver for the first keyboard should have been included with the
e-Machine computer. The new keyboard should have come with a CD or other
media containing the driver for it if it needed a special one.
Of course, if it is a wireless keyboard, the solution may be as simple as
dying batteries, either in the keyboard itself or in the sending unit. Or
with interference from other objects between the computer, the sending unit,
and the keyboard.
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64)
"Amanda" <Amanda@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Father in law's keyboard was skipping letters. (says when they are typing
> along, hunt & peck, then look up at the screen, letters are missing.)
> His is a new e-machine, the keyboard came new with it. Windows Vista
> He bought a new keyboard, (more ergonomic, no because of the problem) and
> says the new keyboard also skips.
> Are there actually drivers and updates & things for keyboards? What should
> check first to verify if it is a system problem versus defect in hardware
> versus operator error? THANKS
> Amanda B