Hi guys, Some keys on my keyboard will randomly change to numbers usually after I play certain games. Before this is asked: No I am not on a laptop and my keyboard doesn't have the number keys embedded inside the qwerty keys (its in a section to the right like all other desktop keyboards and I keep the NumLock key on 24/7) I've tried reinstalling windows (not for this problem but because the startup gave me a blue screen after a power surge), uninstalling and reinstalling my keyboard driver through device manager, and even taking apart my keyboard and cleaning it and nothing is working. The only way i can get use of the keys that are affected (Y U I O P 7 8 9 and 0) is if i restart my computer, and then I see the problem again after playing minecraft or BF3 or any other game or even watching netflix or listening to music or sometimes just editing a pain old word document. I've searched all over google, bing, and yahoo for anyone who's had (and solved) this problem and all i saw was laptop users and that's not my situation. So please anyone who can help I'm very grateful.
OS: Windows 7 64-bit ultimate
Mobo- Biostar TA75M+
CPU- AMD Llano APU Quad-core 2.7 Ghz (2.9 Ghz turbo)
Gfx card- ATI Radeon HD 6670
Keyboard- Rosewill chiklet design keyboard
Mouse- Dell optical wired
Case- Thermaltake V3 Black edition
Monitor: Acer 23" LED display
Extra hardware- HP webcam, NZXT touchscreen fan controller, 5 LED rosewill fans, logitech F-310 game controller, COBY digital stereo
Sorry for the whole list of hardware but I've got to be sure my hardware isn't causing conflicts.
PS2 or USB keyboard?? You talked about a power surge. My only guess is that this is somehow related to that. If it is a PS2 keyboard, then maybe the PS2 socket was somehow damaged. If it is a USB keyboard, then I would try plugging it into a different slot. It sounds like this is a general problem and not linked to any program in particular. It could also be a short in the keyboard itself somehow jumbling the input.
Sorry for taking so long to respond. Its a USB keyboard and the power surge wasn't the problem. I know this because my PSU is hooked into an APC surge protection unit. The only reason windows had to be installed was due to a corrupt start-up file due to hard drive fault from power failure. I've narrowed the problem down. It seems to only happen if I play Minecraft, then it will randomly happen some time after, unless the computer is restarted before the problem occurs, then it doesn't happen until i play minecraft again. I don't play it often but this is a weird problem... And the weirdest part is I have no idea how minecraft influences it.