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SlawekPL

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    Keys acting like pressed
    « on: July 23, 2016, 11:56:53 AM »
    Hello, everyone!

    I've got a problem with Microsoft Wired Keyboard 200. When I press and hold a key for more than few seconds and I release it (like playing computer games), the key physically isn't pressed anymore but system doesn't follow my will. I'm forced to press that key once or twice, then I can hear a sound coming from Windows and the key is truly released until next time.

    It happens under Windows 8.1 but this keyboard used to work perfectly. I've been using it for two or three years. I don't remember if I spilled something on my keyboard lately. I can find neither a driver dedicated to this keyboard nor does Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center detect this device. My keyboard may appear old, I don't mind replacing it if this can solve my issue.

    Yours faithfully,
    SlawekPL

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    Re: Keys acting like pressed
    « Reply #1 on: July 23, 2016, 05:10:14 PM »
    Check repeat rate settings in Control Panel/Keyboard...
       
     
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    Re: Keys acting like pressed
    « Reply #2 on: July 23, 2016, 09:35:36 PM »
    Have you checked the Access Center settings?  (Sticky Keys)

    One of the keys you are using may be the activation key for something.  You may need to go in and turn off or disable it.
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    SlawekPL

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      Re: Keys acting like pressed
      « Reply #3 on: July 24, 2016, 02:44:46 AM »
      Dear patio and Rustys,

      I've got repeat rate set at max like I had it in Windows XP before. I didn't see Access Centre in detail but any key on the keyboard I press and hold like that, happens to malfunction. I've also observed I can't write instantly after clicking the box, for example a Facebook chat. System seems to eat up few first letters, then I can see the rest of text there. Always the same quiet and short sound is played by Windows after that happens. Rest of my PC doesn't look laggy, only the keyboard has problems.

      Yours sincerely,
      SlawekPL

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        Re: Keys acting like pressed
        « Reply #4 on: July 24, 2016, 12:41:01 PM »
        Dumb stupid question have tryed another key board?

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          Re: Keys acting like pressed
          « Reply #5 on: July 24, 2016, 02:20:33 PM »
          Dear xfiles63,

          I seek software-based nature of the issue, therefore I haven't tried another keyboard. Your opinion motivated me to connect a different keyboard but I have no more time today to see if it helps. Please be patient and look for the results in this topic next 12 hours.

          Yours sincerely,
          SlawekPL

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            Re: Keys acting like pressed
            « Reply #6 on: July 25, 2016, 04:57:02 AM »
            I've tried using another keyboard. The issue with freezing keys and missing letters is gone now. It was true that my Microsoft keyboard was aged, so it couldn't work properly. That Windows sound which I could hear back then was a device disconnect notification, as it turned out. Thanks everybody for help.

            Yours sincerely,
            SlawekPL

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              Re: Keys acting like pressed
              « Reply #7 on: July 25, 2016, 04:32:02 PM »
              Glad I could help,I know that I have had periodic issues with keyboards and mice not working.