Keyboard appears to repeat strokes.

  Pine Man 19 Feb 12
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For some time I have noticed that, when completing dialogue boxes, it would look as if a key had stuck and that letter/symbol would start to run across the box like thissssssssssssssss until I hit another key. This happened randomly and with different keys. I tried altering repeat rates etc but it made no difference.

Assuming it was the, wired, Microsoft Comfort keyboard I splashed out and bought a new Micosoft Arc wireless keyboard a month ago. Expensive but a lovely keyboard however, you guessed, the same problem!

Out of interest I wrote to Microsoft for help. They sent me a new keyboard and told me to throw the old one away!!!

Any ideas?

  Pine Man 19 Feb 12

  difarn 19 Feb 12

Do you have a usb hub port? Have you tried putting the receiver for your wireless keyboard into a different usb port? Are all of your port drivers up to date? Are you using the windows generic driver for the keyboard? If so try installing the manufacturer's driver - or vice versa.

Do you have a wireless mouse? Are the batteries running low? There could be a conflict.

Do you have any cordless phones that could be causing interference?

If none of this helps have a look at this article on how someone solved their problem using a registry edit.

  Pine Man 20 Feb 12

Thanks for your response.

It's nothing to do with USB - the first keyboard was ps2.

Both keyboards were tried with both generic and manufacturers drivers.

I have a wired mouse and the keyboard batteries are brand new.

Cordless phones are not causing interference.

Already tried the registry hack and Accessibility settings without joy.

  Woolwell 20 Feb 12

Does this help?

  difarn 20 Feb 12

Have a look at this article from a Windows 7 Forum - have you looked at the buffering of your keyboard?

There is an interesting piece of advice lower down from Microsoft about changing your video driver to a standard VGA driver.

  Pine Man 20 Feb 12

Thanks guys you both provided me with the same link:-))

I have tried the VGA driver bit but no joy. What is interesting about the link is that they only seem to have a problem with wireless keyboards. I had the same problem with a ps2 wired keyboard before changing to my wireless Microsoft Arc keyboard that does exactly the same. My new Arc keyboard has arrived from Microsoft so I may as well try that one as well;-)

  difarn 20 Feb 12

Sorry, the article I posted did contain some of the same advice at that in Woolwell's article but I was really referring to the advice from Microsoft in that article about the VGA driver.

I mean to attach this article about changing the buffering of your keyboard as opposed to changing repeat rate.

  Woolwell 20 Feb 12

I thought I posted a different link Change keyboard settings which is for wired and wireless.

  Pine Man 20 Feb 12

Woolwell

Sorry you are correct. I had several windows open and mistook the one from difarn as being from you. I have played with the settings earlier with no joy.

difarn

I am writing this with the new keyboard from Ms. It's ok at the moment and sometimes the fault doesn't occur for a day or two so I will leave things as they are for a while before trying the buffering.

I'll post back later with any results.

Thanks again to both of you for your advice so far.

  difarn 20 Feb 12

You're welcome - hope it resolves itself.

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