Keyboard typing garbage

rployko

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I can be typing along and all of a sudden, everything I type if gibberish. The only way to clear this is to reset my pc. Is this a problem that can be corrected or do I have gremlins living on my motherboard? It happens on both my 32-bit laptop and my 64-bit workstation.
- Ray
 

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tom982

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I can be typing along and all of a sudden, everything I type if gibberish. The only way to clear this is to reset my pc. Is this a problem that can be corrected or do I have gremlins living on my motherboard? It happens on both my 32-bit laptop and my 64-bit workstation.
- Ray

Hello Ray and welcome to the forums :party:

Is this an internal or external keyboard?

Tom
 

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    ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
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    Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 (2GB GDDR5)
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tom982

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Thanks for the reply.

This is an internal keyboard.

I'm still tying to find my way around the forum so be patient.
- Ray

No worries Ray, it took me a long time to get to grips with it all.

Can you do this for me please:

1. Open the start menu
2. Type Device Manager in the search box
3. Click on Device Manager
4. Open the Keyboards category
5. Right click on the entry in there and select "Update Driver Software..."

Then reboot. If that fails, then try uninstalling the driver and rebooting.

Tom
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Build #1
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3770K @4.4GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz Low Profile (White)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 (2GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Integrated on motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" LG LCD/LED IPS
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung EVO 128GB SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm
    2x500GB Seagate FreeAgent 5400rpm
    PSU
    Corsair TX650W V2 (80+ Bronze)
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 410
    Cooling
    Corsair H100 Water Cooler, 1x140mm and 1x120mm stock fans
    Mouse
    Microsoft Desktop 2000 Wireless Mouse
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Desktop 2000 Wireless Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    95 Mb/s Download 70 Mb/s Upload

Dwarf

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Hi Ray,

Can you give an example of what happens? You say that you have a laptop. Because of the necessarily smaller keyboard, with fewer keys than a standard PS2/USB unit, some of the keys have several functions. This is typically controlled by the Fn key. Is it possible that you are inadvertently catching this key as you type? Another possibility is oversensitivity of the trackpad (mouse).
 

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    Dwarf Dwf/11/2012 r09/2013
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    Intel Core-i5-3570K 4-core @ 3.4GHz (Ivy Bridge) (OC 4.2GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
    Memory
    4 x 4GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B (16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX770 Gaming OC 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition on board solution (ALC 898)
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    ViewSonic VA1912w Widescreen
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    1440x900
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    OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III x2 (RAID 0)
    Samsung HD501LJ 500GB SATA II x2
    Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 1TB SATA II
    Iomega 1.5TB Ext USB 2.0
    WD 2.0TB Ext USB 3.0
    PSU
    XFX Pro Series 850W Semi-Modular
    Case
    Gigabyte IF233
    Cooling
    1 x 120mm Front Inlet 1 x 120mm Rear Exhaust
    Mouse
    Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 for Business (USB)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 (USB)
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    NetGear DG834Gv3 ADSL Modem/Router (Ethernet) ~4.0 Mb/s (O2)
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    Optical Drive: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30 SATA Bluray
    Lexmark S305 Printer/Scanner/Copier (USB)
    WEI Score: 8.1/8.1/8.5/8.5/8.25
    Asus Eee PC 1011PX Netbook (Windows 7 x86 Starter)

rployko

New Member
Thanks for the replies.

I will UD my drivers.

As for an example of what I see, it's quite simple - what ever key is typed, some other character is displayed. The strange thing that occures is that if I select the same key over and over again, a different character is displayed each time. It's almost like a random character generator.

- Ray
 

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