Problem: When i press the (comma) key i get the letter "b" instead. If i SHIFT comma i get B.
Vista 64 bit Ultimate
q9550 @ 3.6GHz
8 GB Ram
Built new PC about 1 1/2 months ago. Problem started happening about 3 weeks ago but i guess i didnt pay much attention to it. I thought it was the keyboard and i was going to get a new one anyways. I dont think i have done anything out of the realm of normal during that time. Nothing strange installed that i know of. Infact my add/remove programs has 8 things in it.
I know your wondering why isnt this under the keyboard thread but its not a keyboard problem. It is happening on 3 Keyboards i have tested with. 2 USB and 1 PS/2 Keyboard.
It happens in windows. It happens in Games. It happens in safe mode or safe mode with command prompt.
Keyboard and regional settings are all set to English (United States). I reset them all to English (Canada) and the Keyboard to US International. Rebooted and still had the same problem. Set it back to standard and the problem still exists.
I created another user profile and still has the same issue.
I have AVG fully updated and windows fully updated and both update and scan at night. No viruses or spyware that i know of. I havent scanned for spyware in a while though.
I am kind of at a loss at this point. I am not having any other system issues. Temperatures running at around 48-50C. Every other key works.
2 b's on that last line. See next to the period? ALL COMMAS > bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
Anyone every hear of anything like this? Im not sure what else to try and the only thing i havent done is boot off a floppy right into DOS and try it because i dont have a Floppy drive. I guess i can make a bootable CD but havent gone to those lengths yet.
I opened my registry and strangely enough it opened right up to the keyboard layout key. This only happens if something was recently changed or that was the place i was at when i closed the registry so something must have been changed because i have not gone in the registry that i know of since i built this PC.
after the above post if you do in fact find the trouble lies some where else try this.
It is perfectly safe.
Its one of two things and either way this will fix it.
Goto device manager and goto keyboards and delete the keyboard .
1 it could be a corrupt driver from a aftermarket keyboard (one with extra features)
2 corrupt MSOFT driver and windows will automatically install a keyboard driver at boot if there isnt one. The same works with mice and floppies . It goes back to the early days of windows where the most basic systems get detected by default if there is no registry entry