Help me!

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Jul 6, 2012

Help me! by Theraima at 9:29 PM (588 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. Theraima
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    Member Theraima I own this desert, bitches!

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    Its me again. I encountered a really strange problem today with my laptop. For some reason, my ALT keys dont work (or they work as if they were CTRL), and im getting some sounds whenever i press NUMLOCK or caps.

    Could anyone please help me? I have no idea what to do!

    Edit : I was able to disable the weird sounds from numlock / capslock.
     
  2. Fishaman P

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    Sounds like some settings in the BIOS got messed up.
    Either that or your Windows Registry is funky.

    Download this, burn it to a CD (or use something like LiLi or Unetbootin to make a bootable USB drive) and tell us if the problem still persists after booting from it.
     
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    So far I've tried rebooting several times, system restore, SharpKeys.. None have worked.

    Fishaman, whats the program supposed to do? also can i just mount it?

    Edit : What makes it really weird is that neither ALT or AltGr work. Everything else is working just fine. I also dont quite get it how this happened. I didnt change any settings anywhere, nor did I do anything unusual..
     
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    Could be a hardware failure. Try plugging in a usb keyboard and see if you have the same issues
     
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    @Pleng : Thats one option..

    It seems that Windows (7) doesnt recognize when the buttons are being pressed,
     
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    Try pressing your right shift and ctrl simultaniously.
    Recheck after that.
     
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    @Hielkenator that did absolutely nothing :(

    I'm using a Acer Aspire 5950G model, bought it only about 6 months ago. Worked flawlessly until now.
     
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    Mods can now lock this thread if they want so! The problem has been fixed! Interesting turn of events. I tried my friends USB-keyboard today, and alt-tabbing worked with it, so we thought that my keyboard is probably screwed then. I unplugged the USB-keyboard, and just tried alt-tabbing with my laptop's keyboard, and it worked! We have no idea how it happened, but it is fixed & all is good!

    Thanks for the input tempers ;)

    Also, if you want to discuss about what happened, please feel free to do so!
     

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