Keyboard problems, I think.

August 2, 2016 at 22:03:13
Specs: Windows XP
I have a windows xp. Before I ever had an internet connection, the "search box" would pop up randomly. Also the little box at the bottom of the screen would pop up on its own as if I had pressed "cntrl" + "f". 3 Search boxes pop up when I start up my computer. I'll go to Google and my computer will randomly start typing in numbers or continues dashes. (I.E. -----------) Whatever windows are up on my computer will go from small to large and back again repeatedly on their own... My volume is turned off but something in my hard drive is beeping... My Num Lock and Scroll Lock buttons on the keyboard keep flashing. This has been going on for awhile, long before I even had an internet connection. None of my keys on my keyboard are stuck... I originally tried using system restore and that worked for awhile, but now it doesn't. I've tried doing it again, 3 different times, and upon start up it always said that system restore failed. I don't have any viruses. Although, when this first started happening I though that I did because I had some songs on my computer that I was playing, and when I opened one, that is when all of this first started. I immediately got rid of all the songs but the problem was still there. It's worse now. While typing this message1, my computer continued to have panic attacks... The numbers "463" kept typing themselves as well as continues dashes. It wouldn't let me use the backspace either. Help!

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#1
August 2, 2016 at 23:00:54
In others words, one of your (pirated?) songs infected your system?
Did you run a antivirus/anti-malware scan?

Start with Malwarebytes and malwarebutes-anti-rootkit:
https://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-do...
https://www.malwarebytes.com/antiro...


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#2
August 3, 2016 at 00:46:54
No... I unplugged my keyboard and have since been using the On-Screen Keyboard. This seems to be working. I haven't had any more problems in the last few hours, at least. What would make my keyboard suddenly dysfunctional?

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#3
August 3, 2016 at 01:11:45
Try another keyboard. Possible one key could be "hanging" or shorted or a range of keys could be affected due to a bad matrix line. Or the keyboard circuitry is faulty...

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#4
August 3, 2016 at 04:41:59
I assume this is a laptop. If so try an external USB keyboard. It is best to eliminate the keyboard from the equation as first step before messing around with software which could introduce new issues.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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