caps lock

Sony Crash bash (psx)
December 9, 2009 at 07:05:28
Specs: w98, n/a
My Windows98 always starts off with its Caps Lock enabled ... any idea how to disable this ?

Thanks


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#1
December 9, 2009 at 11:43:36
Are you sure it's not NUMLOCK? If so, you can change that in cmos/bios setup. I've never heard of the same thing for CAPLOCK but I guess check for that too.

Otherwise it's either the keyboard or you're loading some software on startup that is causing it.

Onward to 300


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#2
December 9, 2009 at 13:08:24
DIAMOND DAVE,

What's 'Onward to 300'?


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#3
December 9, 2009 at 13:21:51
:He already passed 300 post count in the thread linked below.

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...


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#4
December 9, 2009 at 13:35:11
His profile says:

"Active in Approximately ~9731 posts "


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#5
December 9, 2009 at 13:56:39
Yeah, that 'member since' date I guess only goes back to when Tom's Guide took over as I've been haunting the forums for 8 or 9 years. I suppose the total threads is about right but I'm not sure how they do the math on the 1.91 per day.

The 'onward to 300' is about the (now) 300+ thread that seems to be going nowhere.

Onward to 300


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#6
December 9, 2009 at 14:27:48
DAVEINCAPS

So moonriver doesn't have a burner either? You have more patience than me. I took one to 150+ I think it was and it really wore me down.

Why not send him one of your old drives. Say a 10 or 20GB.


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#7
December 9, 2009 at 15:00:52
Hi DAVE,

Yeah, I know you've been around here longer than me.


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#8
December 9, 2009 at 15:14:33
The date Feb 9, 2008 is the date for everyone that was a member before that date. This occurred when there was a server upgrade. The number of posts is correct though.

I think both of you were here when I started coming around. Been some time for all three of us.


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#9
December 9, 2009 at 15:19:01
Just think, if we'd put that time & effort into something productive, we'd probably be rich.

oi vey


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#10
December 9, 2009 at 16:31:10
Yeah, but then we'd have to do real work!

It's some old compaq laptop that moonriver has and I don't recall if we inquired if it had a burner or not. But we haven't gotten to the 98 desktop to do anything anyway. I started out just trying an over-the-top reinstall but moonriver kept installing to a new directory and then when that got straightened out he got SU errors when reinstalling to the old directory. Kind of fixed that by renaming all the .ini files but still seems to lock up on the spash screen.

All that wouldn't be so bad if saving the data wasn't important. Pulling the drive and slaving it to another PC or in an external case doesn't seem to be something he's interested in so I figured just use a new install, locate 98 flash drivers and copy it off that way. Then Derek mentioned the linux cd that had flash drive support and that seemed the way to go. (Seemed like someone early on had suggested linux.)

So I guess we're just waiting for the next step.

Onward to 3XX


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#11
December 9, 2009 at 17:33:32
If he/she had a burner and used Knoppix he could solve the problem of backup in no time at all.

Knoppix can configure most any hardware connected or installed.

Gonna need a computer with a burner to make the Knoppix CD or can buy for $4.


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#12
December 10, 2009 at 03:09:40
My cat lately has got an issue, she is kind of wandering about the house, looking for something. Any idea what ?

It's a male cate, she's not pregnant


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#13
December 10, 2009 at 04:50:10
Maybe looking for a keyboard to walk on.

;)


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#14
December 10, 2009 at 07:07:36
Uhuh, but CAPS LOCK these days, is no longer a mechanical key, but an electronic one, so unless the cat is lying on the keyboard while starting up, I don't think this would be the solution. But, I'll keep my eyes open, for that cat to incidentally press CapsLock

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#15
December 10, 2009 at 15:58:00
How much are tomatoes your way?

some other bloke...


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#16
December 10, 2009 at 23:34:53
Hi Derek,

They're cheap in northern Thailand but the quality is crap. The choice ones get exported. LOL

So I'm growing my own. Stay tuned.


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#17
December 11, 2009 at 02:06:28
Down here they are pretty cheap, and good as well, dunno the exact price though, will check

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#18
December 11, 2009 at 09:22:36
Some people like cupcakes better. I, for one, care less for them....

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#19
December 15, 2009 at 14:18:18
I've re-installed the complete OS, need to check if issue is gone.

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#20
December 15, 2009 at 23:46:12
Cat, cupcakes, tomatoes, or CapsLock issue?

Skip


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#21
December 16, 2009 at 02:05:19
Bets are open

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#22
December 16, 2009 at 05:07:47
5 to 2 it's cupcakes


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#23
December 16, 2009 at 07:47:08
LOL
What are cupcakes actually ?

Anyway, just checked: since re-install he does not have the issue anymore. It's also ultra-fast now.


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#24
December 18, 2009 at 11:41:48
Well, the issue is back again

*sigh*

Can't find any pattern why it would come up ... I'm replacing the keyboard soon.


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#25
December 18, 2009 at 14:17:33
Sounds like a good plan - let us know if that fixes it.

some other bloke...


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#26
December 19, 2009 at 02:22:36
But it took some time before it came back, and that does not make sense. He did it everytime while starting up, before the re-install, and after install, he stopped doing that for quite some boots.

Sometimes the caps are enabled, but without the light being activated (the led that says that caps lock would be on).


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#27
December 19, 2009 at 04:33:08
Sounds like it could be some kind of nasty. Did you scan the system?

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#28
December 19, 2009 at 05:02:31
Not really, all software is outdated there, and my D-drive contains quite some data

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#29
December 19, 2009 at 07:51:14
Keyboard problems can be intermittent. Maybe it was just co-incidence that it happened to work after re-install. Whatever, it would be as well to eliminate the keyboard itself from the equation.

If it was just a re-install without reformat then a virus remains a possibility. However, I would have thought you would have noticed other symptoms than just an issue with capitals lock.

some other bloke...


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#30
December 19, 2009 at 12:08:21
I once has an issue with the caps lock and num lock lights; they'd either not be on/off when the appropriate keys were pressed or the machine would boot with the num lock key lamp off. The problem was intermittent and nothing I did would correct the problem. About half the time, cycling the caps lock or num lock key would correct the problem until the next restart.

The keyboard finally failed completely a year or so later and the replacement keyboard fixed the problem...been fine for a couple years.

That "bad" keyboard worked fine for everything else and did not exhibit the same behavior on the two or three other machines I tried it on.

Like Derek said, the keyboard needs to be eliminated from the equation. You can always keep it for a spare.

Skip


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#31
January 3, 2010 at 09:29:16
Changed the keyboard, but now I can't get Windows 98 running anymore on that machine. So, I'll be installing something else now (being WindowsXP). Pretty sure the issue will be gone, but unknown if software or hardware error. I'll test the keyboard on another machine (laptop, with XP).

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#32
January 3, 2010 at 13:18:17
OK, let us know how you get on.

some other bloke...


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#33
January 25, 2010 at 09:31:55
Have XP running on the machine now, and changed keyboard as well : issues has not re-appeared since. Will also connect the old keyboard as well, see what happens.

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#34
January 25, 2010 at 09:49:49
Yeah, intermittent faults can be a pig because only time can tell whether you've fixed them or not. If the old keyboard works on XP you might have to leave it in a fair while to be certain it is OK.

some other bloke...


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