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Keys quit working

Gateway M280e tablet pc
May 3, 2010 at 14:59:04
Specs: Windows XP Tablet SP3, Pentium M 1.86GHz/2Gb
My arrow keys, Home, End, Page Up, & Page
Down keys quit sending ASCII codes to the
OS. When I press and hold the Shift key,
these keys work as they should. I have verified
the Scroll and Number Locks were off. I also
hooked up an external USB keyboard and
experienced the same problem. I used a
program called SharpKeys (installed after
problem started) and verified that the keys
were not sending an ACSII code when
depressed. The problem is not software
specific. Any suggestions?

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May 4, 2010 at 00:15:48
ECF1956, my feeling since you've tried two KBs is that you have a nasty. A worm/trojan can intercept signals and redirect them to oblivion.
Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Superantispyware (info only. I’m not paid for recommendation) can do the job and you can get it free @:
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed. Dunno about Windows 7 or later.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update Superantispyware prior to running and disable 'restore' (restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
Ed in Texas.

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