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Windows 7 Pro 64Bit is Eating Some Keystrokes

Last response: in Windows 7
August 3, 2011 6:23:51 PM


Today I had a power cut whilst using my PC, since then certain keys don't work. These are 1-6, r... and a couple of others I can't remember (sorry). The 1-6 also doesn't work from the numpad.

I have tried a different keyboard and the on-screen keyboard, both give the same result :(  But here's the interesting part, if I login as my admin user on the same machine, all keys work fine :??:  So it appears to be an issue with my Limited user account.

I've tried changing my keyboard region settings to US, but I had the same issue. I can't perform a system restore as I don't have it running and I can't restore from my backup as I've discovered it hasn't been backing up for the last few months :fou: 

One solution would be to create a new limited user account, but in the past after a re-install it takes me a couple of weeks to get my user account configured exactly the way I like it. All those minor config changes you forget about in various applications. So I'm hoping their's an easier way

Does anyone know how I can reset the keyboard key bindings for my user account, or any other suggestions. I'm at a complete loss here, never come across this before.

Thank you in advance,
August 4, 2011 3:20:57 PM

Are you using a PS2 or USB keyboard?

EDIT: I'm asking that, because ps2 and usb are using different keyboard-protocols to recognize the keystrokes and have different entries in the registry section.
August 5, 2011 2:45:01 PM

if someone can find out where this registry entry is i would be happy to give a download for it :) 
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