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keyboard and mouse playing up

  1. #1

    keyboard and mouse playing up

    Occasionally my keyboard would just type seemingly random characters and would act as if windows key or shift or something is being pressed and my mouse would open programs with left click rather than switching to them in the task bar. To solve this I unplug and plug my keyboard, and press the shift key twice and everything is ok including the mouse, but many times this does not even work and i have to restart my computer until it does.. What could be my problem ??


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  2. #2

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Have you tried an in-depth virus scan ?

    Have you tried running---

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth


    sfc /scannow

    in admin cmd prompts ?
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    i completed a boot scan with avast paid version nothing came up,

    what do you mean by this "Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth" what exactly do i type in command promopt?

    thanks this problem has become very annoying.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

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    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Im curious. Could you tell us manufacturer and model name ?

    PD: I would seriously think about changing keyboard and mouse. These are not expensive piece of hardware nowadays.

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  6. #6

    I tried my keyboard on another computer and it seems to work fine. Considering that most of the time it does work it seems to be some sort of software issue. Anyway I did what david suggested and havent got any issues so far, but we'll see over next few days.
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