Pressing keyboard letter i key opens XP MMC Performance

October 19, 2012 at 03:58:19
Specs: Windows XP, Dual Core 2 GHz / 3 gigs RAM
When ever I press "I" MMC Performance comes up. I have already checked for shortcuts, and there are none. It just pops up for no reason when I press the letter "i"

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October 19, 2012 at 10:09:05
Let's begin this by trying a different keyboard; it's the most likely culprit here.

Audares Juvo

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October 19, 2012 at 16:28:49
mmm a different keyboard would be the logical path to start with; and if the problem then disappears, you have your answer...

However (and this is quite common in busy environments) it may be that the keyboard you have is either sticking on one key; and not necessarily the "I" key... (Is that the I - as Ivan - key, or the number one key you refer to?) It may be another lesser used key that is sticking, and the "I" key is part of a combination used in connection with it to bring up MMC. What is the key combination used to bring up MMC on your system?.

Many a keyboard is quite clogged with detritus, crumbs, sticky goo from food etc... and that causes keys to stick. Some even have liquids spilt into them too - and that often causes the problem you are having... It is possible to take most keyboards apart and clean them; paying attention to both the assorted circuit board tracks (nothing shorting one to another..), and also that all keys travel up/down freely... You can use iso-propyl alchohol to clean the innards of the keyboard; and there are cleaning kits/swabs around too for externals?...

But if this is not your bag... and a test with another keyboard removes the problem.. then perhaps buy an new keyboard - and recycle the olde one?

Incidentally some time back... 'Tis said that IBM did a swab-test of keyboards in their offices; sent them to a lab for checking... Results were horrendous. Swabs showed a high level of very nasty nasties on most keyboards - some of those nasties being very nasty if they got into one's inner workings... In short most of their keyboards were breeding grounds for infections various! So wise to occasionally (frequently...) clean the keyboard; if only for elf 'n safety reasons - let alone fewer problems technically?

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October 19, 2012 at 18:55:23
In my understanding, there must exist a shortcut (LNK file), linked to the MMC Performance Monitor, where you've configured a shortcut key to start Performance Monitor.

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October 20, 2012 at 04:38:48
re' paulsep's observation.

Could be so - and also could be something which emulates or creates a similar "lnk" due to a stuck key somewhere on the keyboard - and that interacts with "I" key when that is pressed?

Mind you, the likelihood of the user configuring a "lnk" to that end does strike me as not very high; but one never knows? Have to say I wouldn't know where/how to do it at this time; without doing some "serious" research...!!!

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