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AllStarGamer

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    Keyboard is typing backwards!
    « on: May 12, 2008, 08:17:34 AM »
    Can someone help please? When I am typing whether it be in explorer or any other program my words are showing up backwards. Anyone know whats causing this?

    dahlarbear



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      Re: Keyboard is typing backwards!
      « Reply #1 on: May 12, 2008, 09:16:36 AM »
      1.  What operating system and service pack level are you using; e.g.  Windows XP Home Edition SP2?

      2.  Boot into Safe Mode, which loads a basic set of drivers, to see how it performs.  Safe Mode also disables much of the software scheduled to load at startup (so there's less exposure to virus/malware activity).

      As you power up your system, tap the F8 key about once per second or faster.  Hopefully you'll see a startup menu with an option to boot into Safe Mode.  Use the up/down arrows of the key to select an item.  Select Safe Mode item and hit Enter key.

      3.  Try a different keyboard.

      4.  Run a malware scan.
      « Last Edit: May 12, 2008, 09:45:46 AM by dahlarbear »

      AllStarGamer

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        Re: Keyboard is typing backwards!
        « Reply #2 on: May 12, 2008, 10:43:05 AM »
        I have windows vista  on there. And tried a different keyboard but doin the same thing.

        tommy21pmp



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          Re: Keyboard is typing backwards!
          « Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008, 07:12:23 AM »
          Apparently your computer is dyslexic.

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            Re: Keyboard is typing backwards!
            « Reply #4 on: May 13, 2008, 07:49:41 AM »
            1.  Safe Mode.  Boot into Safe Mode to see whether the problem follows you there.

            2.  Malware Scan.  Download, install, and run (with updated malware databases) the following "free for personal use" anti-malware programs:
                SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition
                Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.5.2

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              Re: Keyboard is typing backwards!
              « Reply #5 on: May 13, 2008, 12:12:48 PM »
              wow! I want some of what your smoking!!  ;D


              Go to the control panel and check your regional and language options are set right.


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                Re: Keyboard is typing backwards!
                « Reply #6 on: May 14, 2008, 12:40:34 AM »
                ive heard of this.

                Its is malware or related, it places a command b4 you type "&???&" somthing like that with the '&' sign. you can do it on forums.

                does any1 know wat that command is?

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                Re: Keyboard is typing backwards!
                « Reply #7 on: May 14, 2008, 12:59:58 AM »
                I assume you mean it is typing like this:

                ?siht ekil gnipyt si ti naem uoy emussa I

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                  Re: Keyboard is typing backwards!
                  « Reply #8 on: March 07, 2009, 03:18:25 AM »
                  This has happened to me twice now. Both times I was on-line, agreed to take some stupid IQ test. To get the results I had to type in my phone number and agree to pay $9.99 (or something close to that) a month. And then they would text it to me.

                  I of course felt like an id10t both times and didn't put in my phone number. I'm not paying for any IQ test, especially a monthly fee and a test that was only 10 insanely easy answers.

                  The true IQ test was... are you stupid enough to pay them $10 month, for who knows how long (until you catch it) just to find out if your smart? If you said yes, the answer is... no, you are not smart.

                  Anyway, now that this feels and sounds off topic, I'll show you how it applies. So, how did I fix this issue, you ask? I just rebooted my computer and it once again will type the way geeks initially intended. Until then, I found that notepad is the only way to type forward. But it's best to reboot. It was for me, that is.

                  Of course, there could be a virus or some other form of malware out there that you picked up. One that won't go away with a reboot. I have a fairly secure computer, so a reboot fixes it for me. If that doesn't fix yours, you may need professional help to get rid of your new little critter. And stay away from that last website you were at. What ever it was, probably gave it to you. Some websites are just an infestation waiting to happen. And they come in all kinds of pretty shapes and sizes. Just to tempt you to come in. They may look healthy, but looks can deceive you! Just say no!

                  I hope you found a solution by now, either way. ;D

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                  Re: Keyboard is typing backwards!
                  « Reply #9 on: March 07, 2009, 03:34:23 AM »
                  Thank you for your contribution, MsCtrl, but this topic is exactly a year old. :o
                  « Last Edit: March 07, 2009, 04:04:23 AM by Carbon Dudeoxide »

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                    Re: Keyboard is typing backwards!
                    « Reply #10 on: March 07, 2009, 03:45:25 AM »
                    Wow, you are so polite and blunt. I just found this topic. AND, I realize it was old. Hence my final line.

                    But this problem might continue to occur to other people out there that has never experienced it before. Just a thought. I could be wrong and no one will ever type backwards again. And no one may ever see this thread again. It's so old and search engines probably don't even know how to find it.

                    Congrats on single handedly resolving this concern so long ago. I will bow out now, so you won't get all emotional about it again. Boy, you showed me, sparky.

                    Oh and by the way, not EXACTLY a year old. But who's counting?




                    « Last Edit: March 07, 2009, 03:58:06 AM by MsCtrl »

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                    Re: Keyboard is typing backwards!
                    « Reply #11 on: March 07, 2009, 03:57:02 AM »
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                    Re: Keyboard is typing backwards!
                    « Reply #12 on: March 07, 2009, 04:05:02 AM »
                    Interesting.....I just wanted to say that you revived a dead topic.....jeez.....

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                      Re: Keyboard is typing backwards!
                      « Reply #13 on: March 07, 2009, 04:22:10 AM »
                      Oh, well in that case. My apologies.

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                      Re: Keyboard is typing backwards!
                      « Reply #14 on: March 07, 2009, 04:27:54 AM »
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