shift and ctrl keys not working

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by deacon, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. deacon

    deacon Guest

    recently had a swarm of trojans and virii on my computer due to a friend
    'playing' around. i've since removed all of that software but have lost my
    shift key and control key functions. i have used a keymapper and found out
    that when i press the shift key on either side the computer recognizes it
    being pressed as well as the control key simultaneously. i've lost the
    ability to capitalize anything without hitting the caps lock and i can not
    add type anything requiring the shift key to be used such as an exclaimation
    mark or a question mark. i think it may be a registry issue but i have
    reverted back a couple saves on my box and it has not changed the issue. any
    help would be greatly appreciated as this is my only computer and i start a
    literature class in a couple days lol.
     
    deacon, Aug 26, 2008
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  2. From: "deacon" <>

    | recently had a swarm of trojans and virii on my computer due to a friend
    | 'playing' around. i've since removed all of that software but have lost my
    | shift key and control key functions. i have used a keymapper and found out
    | that when i press the shift key on either side the computer recognizes it
    | being pressed as well as the control key simultaneously. i've lost the
    | ability to capitalize anything without hitting the caps lock and i can not
    | add type anything requiring the shift key to be used such as an exclaimation
    | mark or a question mark. i think it may be a registry issue but i have
    | reverted back a couple saves on my box and it has not changed the issue. any
    | help would be greatly appreciated as this is my only computer and i start a
    | literature class in a couple days lol.

    First try another keyboard.

    Secondly, you did not have "virii" on your computer. That is a made-up word that is
    meaningless because the plural of virus is viruses.
    http://homepages.tesco.net/~J.deBoynePollard/FGA/plural-of-virus.html
    http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/faq/plural-of-virus.html
     
    David H. Lipman, Aug 26, 2008
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  3. deacon

    deacon Guest

    sorry about the wording. i have used another and it rendered the same issue
     
    deacon, Aug 26, 2008
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  4. From: "deacon" <>

    | sorry about the wording. i have used another and it rendered the same issue


    OK. Another keyboard produces the SAME reult.

    Reboot in Safe Mode.

    Run; NOTEPAD.EXE

    Test keys...

    Do you get the same results ?
     
    David H. Lipman, Aug 26, 2008
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