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Old July 13th 07, 05:52 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.hardware
HY
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Default Keyboard has gone haywire - Help!

Hi everybody

I have been trying to fix this problem for the past few days and couldn't
find much on the WWW that could help - so I'm resorting to posting a question
online as it seems that the problem is unique.

Few days ago, I decided to clean my laptop's keyboard by disinfecting them.
I basically used an antibacterial wipe tissue, but because I was rubbing each
key one by one, it must have caused the system to go haywire.

Now, everytime I press 'm', the number '0' comes up. Likewise:
u = 4
i = 5
o = 6

I don't know what to do - is there someone who could help me?
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Old July 13th 07, 09:22 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.hardware
Mart
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Default Keyboard has gone haywire - Help!

If you really believe that what ever you did "it must have caused the system
to go haywire" then you could run System Restore and roll-back a couple of
days to a time BEFORE you had the problem. This will restore the keyboard
back to its original settings.

On the other hand however, assuming that is *ALL* you were doing to cause
the problem - i.e. working on the keyboard *only* - then it is highly likely
that you've damaged your keyboard beyond economical repair and it just isn't
worth any further attempts to repair it (especially as you felt the need to
disinfect it!).

A brand new replacement keyboard can be bought for as little as a few $ from
most PC retailers (and even some supermarkets). At least there should be no
need to disinfect a brand new one!

Mart



"HY" wrote in message
...
Hi everybody

I have been trying to fix this problem for the past few days and couldn't
find much on the WWW that could help - so I'm resorting to posting a
question
online as it seems that the problem is unique.

Few days ago, I decided to clean my laptop's keyboard by disinfecting
them.
I basically used an antibacterial wipe tissue, but because I was rubbing
each
key one by one, it must have caused the system to go haywire.

Now, everytime I press 'm', the number '0' comes up. Likewise:
u = 4
i = 5
o = 6

I don't know what to do - is there someone who could help me?



  #3  
Old July 15th 07, 01:23 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.hardware
Ogg[_2_]
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Default Keyboard has gone haywire - Help!

"HY" wrote..
Now, everytime I press 'm', the number '0' comes up. Likewise:
u = 4
i = 5
o = 6

I don't know what to do - is there someone who could help me?



This is typical for a laptop. Just turn off the NumLock.



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Old July 15th 07, 07:29 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.hardware
Mart
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Default Keyboard has gone haywire - Help!

Ooops! - Well done Ogg - I missed the magic word "Laptop"

At least a System Restore would have fixed it too g

Mart


"Ogg" wrote in message
...
"HY" wrote..
Now, everytime I press 'm', the number '0' comes up. Likewise:
u = 4
i = 5
o = 6

I don't know what to do - is there someone who could help me?



This is typical for a laptop. Just turn off the NumLock.





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Old July 18th 07, 05:46 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.hardware
HY
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Default Keyboard has gone haywire - Help!

Thanks heaps guys! My laptop keyboard works now! so happy!

HY

"Mart" wrote:

Ooops! - Well done Ogg - I missed the magic word "Laptop"

At least a System Restore would have fixed it too g

Mart


"Ogg" wrote in message
...
"HY" wrote..
Now, everytime I press 'm', the number '0' comes up. Likewise:
u = 4
i = 5
o = 6

I don't know what to do - is there someone who could help me?



This is typical for a laptop. Just turn off the NumLock.






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Old January 5th 08, 04:36 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.hardware
Jake
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Default Keyboard has gone haywire - Help!

Sounds like you turned on NUM LOCK...

"HY" wrote:

Hi everybody

I have been trying to fix this problem for the past few days and couldn't
find much on the WWW that could help - so I'm resorting to posting a question
online as it seems that the problem is unique.

Few days ago, I decided to clean my laptop's keyboard by disinfecting them.
I basically used an antibacterial wipe tissue, but because I was rubbing each
key one by one, it must have caused the system to go haywire.

Now, everytime I press 'm', the number '0' comes up. Likewise:
u = 4
i = 5
o = 6

I don't know what to do - is there someone who could help me?

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Old March 15th 08, 01:02 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.hardware
Boggs
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Default Keyboard has gone haywire - Help!

I just corrected a similar problem with my keyboard having a mind of it's own.
It seems i had a "Trojan Horse" virus in my "System Restore". My anti-virus
caught the (2) infections while scanning with the "Windows" Malicious
Software scan" (which by itself did not find anything but my own anti virus
software did during the scan). I sent the infections to the vault then
deleted them. I then deleted all the system restore points in my PC and set a
new restore point.
My keyboard works fine now.
Hope this helps!!
PS : My operating system is XP and my keyboard is wireless.


"HY" wrote:

Hi everybody

I have been trying to fix this problem for the past few days and couldn't
find much on the WWW that could help - so I'm resorting to posting a question
online as it seems that the problem is unique.

Few days ago, I decided to clean my laptop's keyboard by disinfecting them.
I basically used an antibacterial wipe tissue, but because I was rubbing each
key one by one, it must have caused the system to go haywire.

Now, everytime I press 'm', the number '0' comes up. Likewise:
u = 4
i = 5
o = 6

I don't know what to do - is there someone who could help me?

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Old March 15th 08, 01:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.hardware
Mike M
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Default Keyboard has gone haywire - Help!

Any file in the System Restore archive whether Win Me, XP or Vista is
benign, that is inactive, UNTIL or UNLESS you subsequently restore the
system to a checkpoint where that file was present. Clearing the SR
archive after cleaning malware is certainly sensible but the malware, be
it keylogger or some other nasty, isn't operative whilst in the archive.
--
Mike Maltby



Boggs wrote:

I just corrected a similar problem with my keyboard having a mind of
it's own. It seems i had a "Trojan Horse" virus in my "System
Restore". My anti-virus caught the (2) infections while scanning with
the "Windows" Malicious Software scan" (which by itself did not find
anything but my own anti virus software did during the scan). I sent
the infections to the vault then deleted them. I then deleted all the
system restore points in my PC and set a new restore point.
My keyboard works fine now.
Hope this helps!!
PS : My operating system is XP and my keyboard is wireless.


  #9  
Old March 15th 08, 08:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.hardware
Steve Winograd
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Default Keyboard has gone haywire - Help!

On Sat, 15 Mar 2008 06:02:00 -0700, Boggs
wrote:
"HY" wrote:

Hi everybody

I have been trying to fix this problem for the past few days and couldn't
find much on the WWW that could help - so I'm resorting to posting a question
online as it seems that the problem is unique.

Few days ago, I decided to clean my laptop's keyboard by disinfecting them.
I basically used an antibacterial wipe tissue, but because I was rubbing each
key one by one, it must have caused the system to go haywire.

Now, everytime I press 'm', the number '0' comes up. Likewise:
u = 4
i = 5
o = 6


I don't know what to do - is there someone who could help me?


I just corrected a similar problem with my keyboard having a mind of it's own.
It seems i had a "Trojan Horse" virus in my "System Restore". My anti-virus
caught the (2) infections while scanning with the "Windows" Malicious
Software scan" (which by itself did not find anything but my own anti virus
software did during the scan). I sent the infections to the vault then
deleted them. I then deleted all the system restore points in my PC and set a
new restore point.
My keyboard works fine now.
Hope this helps!!
PS : My operating system is XP and my keyboard is wireless.


The orignial poster's problem was probably that Num Lock was enabled
on his keyboard.
--
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Old June 2nd 08, 04:53 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.hardware
crackershell
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Default Keyboard has gone haywire - Help!

hi i was wondering what virus protection program you have. i have the same
problem but cannot find the virus with my program.

"Boggs" wrote:

I just corrected a similar problem with my keyboard having a mind of it's own.
It seems i had a "Trojan Horse" virus in my "System Restore". My anti-virus
caught the (2) infections while scanning with the "Windows" Malicious
Software scan" (which by itself did not find anything but my own anti virus
software did during the scan). I sent the infections to the vault then
deleted them. I then deleted all the system restore points in my PC and set a
new restore point.
My keyboard works fine now.
Hope this helps!!
PS : My operating system is XP and my keyboard is wireless.


"HY" wrote:

Hi everybody

I have been trying to fix this problem for the past few days and couldn't
find much on the WWW that could help - so I'm resorting to posting a question
online as it seems that the problem is unique.

Few days ago, I decided to clean my laptop's keyboard by disinfecting them.
I basically used an antibacterial wipe tissue, but because I was rubbing each
key one by one, it must have caused the system to go haywire.

Now, everytime I press 'm', the number '0' comes up. Likewise:
u = 4
i = 5
o = 6

I don't know what to do - is there someone who could help me?

 




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