Pressing key number 7 shuts down laptop

Fujitsu seimens / AMILO
July 25, 2010 at 13:06:20
Specs: vista

I'm looking for some help or signposts to clear a weird software problem. when i key either numeral 7 or 8 my laptop immediately shuts down and will not restart unless i remove power supply. i have run scans, ccleaner, defragged, culled file but get no nearer than the suggestion this might be something akin to a batch file that has infected.

I'm using Vista

i'm presently googling for ideas and found this forum.

thanks for the opportunity to pose my question.

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July 25, 2010 at 16:55:36
Did you try attaching an external keyboard? If the external keyboard does not trigger the crash, it means something is physically wrong with the laptop's keyboard. Its best to rule out a physical problem before trying different software to find malware that might not exist.

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July 26, 2010 at 02:08:29
just did and very surprised to find the problem not occuring. i had convinced myself it was a software problem. thanks for the heads up.

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July 26, 2010 at 06:08:58
google for laptop keyboards, they are pretty cheap and not too hard to replace.

Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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