Keyboard stops responding

September 13, 2005 at 06:33:53
Specs: Windows 2000, 512MB

Im having an issue with my keyboard. i will be typing, then all of a sudden the keyboard stops responding, whatever program im in, the top of the screen goes gray, I have to wait about a minute and then it comes back, or I have to use the mouse and click where I left off. I changed keyboards, still the same issue. I did a virus scan with F-Secure, and found nothing, any suggestions? Thanks

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September 13, 2005 at 08:01:12

Did this just start happening? Have you installed any new programs lately? Have you installed any new Devices lately? Are you running an updated Virus scan? Do you use Ad-Aware and Spybot Search and Destroy? If so are they updated? Could be either a program running in the background, The INTERNET running, A weak or bad PSU, loose or bad memory or a dirty case. Lots of things can cause this. Check all connections and the ram first. Then clean the case out with a can of air second. Narrow it down by running all the above named programs updated third.


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September 13, 2005 at 09:53:28

All good advice from Lefty. But I'm inclined to suspect a video adapter problem because of the "the top of the screen goes gray".
I think I would try reseating the video card (if it is a card) or swapping it out.

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September 13, 2005 at 15:34:47

I think by "top of the screen goes gray", the person may mean the focus is not on the window anymore.

What kind of keyboard and mouse devices?? USB, PS/2, infra-red, RF devices??

How are they hooked up to computer. straight in, Y-cable, KVM switch??

98% of the population is asleep. The other 2% are staring around in complete amazement, abject terror, or both.

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