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November 8, 2013 7:04:26 AM

Started to get sticky keys prompt all the time, so I found how to turn that of. How it turned itself on in the first place I don't know.
Ever since, I cannot use either shift keys. To get capitals I use caps lock, but everything else is stopped. I have to use the onscreen keyboard to get other combinations.
I have read many reports on web and even though there are thousands of hits there seems to be no solution. I have restore my laptop from a previous backup to no avail.

I have a HP Pavilion Entertainment PC. running windows 7.

Surely somebody out there knows a solution. I have also heard of other people in my area that have just experienced this problem. It seems to be spreading.

help.

Brian

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November 8, 2013 7:46:48 AM

I have a question. If both shift keys aren't working?
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November 8, 2013 8:49:16 AM

yes both shift keys
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November 8, 2013 8:57:02 AM

I suspect that one of the keys is 'stuck down' and that is why sticky keys kept coming up.

It could be a mechanical thing caused by a build-up of detritus under one of the keys.

Is that possibe?
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November 8, 2013 9:19:48 AM

no, its all clean. this problem has also appeared on another friends pc, that's why I think its a bit more widespread
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November 8, 2013 9:58:36 AM

whizz121 said:
no, its all clean. this problem has also appeared on another friends pc, that's why I think its a bit more widespread


Do you have a little white icon in the taskbar next to the clock?

Double-click on it, un-check the first box and 'Apply'.

Does that help?
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November 8, 2013 9:14:02 PM

try drying your keyboard's shift keys (with hair drier).... I hope this helped....
sorry for my bad english...
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November 9, 2013 4:51:18 AM

himnextdoor said:
whizz121 said:
no, its all clean. this problem has also appeared on another friends pc, that's why I think its a bit more widespread


Do you have a little white icon in the taskbar next to the clock?

Double-click on it, un-check the first box and 'Apply'.

Does that help?


sorry, don't have a clock on my taskbar. what white icon if you pass your cursor over it then it should tell you what it is.
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November 9, 2013 4:55:19 AM

MTM4777 said:
try drying your keyboard's shift keys (with hair drier).... I hope this helped....
sorry for my bad english...


sorry, my keyboard is fine. I think we have another problem lnked with sticky keys or a virus.
your English is fine.
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November 9, 2013 5:10:16 AM

whizz121 said:
MTM4777 said:
try drying your keyboard's shift keys (with hair drier).... I hope this helped....
sorry for my bad english...


sorry, my keyboard is fine. I think we have another problem lnked with sticky keys or a virus.
your English is fine.


:) 
thanks man :D 

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November 9, 2013 10:11:07 AM

MTM4777 said:
sorry, don't have a clock on my taskbar. what white icon if you pass your cursor over it then it should tell you what it is.


You don't have a clock on the right hand side of the Task bar?

What happened to it?

There may be a little white icon where the icon to 'eject USB device' is.

Don't you have the time and date in the bottom right of your screen? That's where it should be.
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November 11, 2013 4:06:10 AM

himnextdoor said:
MTM4777 said:
sorry, don't have a clock on my taskbar. what white icon if you pass your cursor over it then it should tell you what it is.


You don't have a clock on the right hand side of the Task bar?

What happened to it?

There may be a little white icon where the icon to 'eject USB device' is.

Don't you have the time and date in the bottom right of your screen? That's where it should be.


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November 11, 2013 4:11:05 AM

sorry, I have the time / date in bottom right. but no white icon, I assume you are referring to the flag, that tells us about problems on system were I can either fix or load new software etc. If this is the place, I have been there and ran all fix's and did the scan for problems and fix's. NO JOY. At present I am using the onscreen keyboard but this is getting very frustrating.
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November 11, 2013 6:07:40 AM

whizz121 said:
sorry, I have the time / date in bottom right. but no white icon, I assume you are referring to the flag, that tells us about problems on system were I can either fix or load new software etc. If this is the place, I have been there and ran all fix's and did the scan for problems and fix's. NO JOY. At present I am using the onscreen keyboard but this is getting very frustrating.


Are the settings for the Keyboard and Filter Keys the same as this? :



Have you tried Uninstalling the keyboard driver in Device Manager?

Do that and restart the machine.

Perhaps your system has simply 'forgotten' about the Shift keys.
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November 19, 2013 10:21:02 AM

Hi Everybody. Thanks for all your help.

I tried everything you all suggested but alas is was a faulty key board. The Sticky keys was a red herring although it is popping up on lots of computers at the moment, I think from a Microsoft update a few weeks ago. This was easy to fix by turning of the options.

The On Screen Keyboard gave it all away as it shows which key are being hit, but the shift keys showed nothing. £70 to get it fixed. Back to work. Thanks again
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March 16, 2014 10:37:24 PM

11891693,0,1473301 said:
Started to get sticky keys prompt all the time, so I found how to turn that of. How it turned itself on in the first place I don't know.
Ever since, I cannot use either shift keys. To get capitals I use caps lock, but everything else is stopped. I have to use the onscreen keyboard to get other combinations.
I have read many reports on web and even though there are thousands of hits there seems to be no solution. I have restore my laptop from a previous backup to no avail.]

My Sony VAIO E Series VPCEB46FG Laptop, Both Shift Keys stopped functioning. After doing lots of thing for 10 days I could get back both SHIFT Keys functioning. I removed the ONE "Back Cover Screw" which was pressing on the back of my "Left Shift Key". My problem is solved. 
....sorry friends, my problem haS RECURRED in 2-3 hours and now i am having same problem unsolved....
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