I'm just about ready to format my C drive and see if that helps the problem. Unless there are any other suggestions, I'm out of ideas myself.
That would be just a kinda random thing to do - you have no reason to suppose it will achieve anything. Probably a complete waste of time.This
is good information:
I hold down the 'a' key for 5 seconds, and it continues for about 2 seconds after I release the key, but it's also slightly delayed before it begins typing. I'm completely at at loss as to why this is happening. I've tried shortening the delay to nothing and even speeding up the repeat speed, but the delay persists.
that what this seems to indicate is that:
(a) you have the settable key repeat delay
set at about 5 seconds, so that when you press a key and hold it down, it will start repeating after
the delay interval (approx. 5 seconds), and
(b) it will send the repeats at a settable repeat rate
. The repeated keys take about 2 seconds to be output before the buffer is emptied.
These settings are accessible - e.g., Customising your computer
To adjust the key repeat rate
1. Open Keyboard in Control Panel.
2. On the Speed tab, make changes as follows:
- To adjust the amount of time that elapses before characters repeat when you hold down a key, drag the Repeat delay slider.
- To adjust how quickly characters repeat when you hold down a key, drag the Repeat rate slider.
To open Keyboard, click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Keyboard.
There's a good post here as well: Adjusting your keyboard’s repeat rate
Try setting the repeat delay to 0 (zero), and reducing the repeat rate.Alternative suggestions:
- Out of interest, I had a look in X-Setup Pro, but it doesn't seem to offer anything over and above the standard system settings you can access per the above.
- Your keyboard processor chip may be failing - but that would usually mean you had the same odd behaviour in all applications (not just games), and it would usually be bizarre and seemingly random behaviour. Your problem does not seem to fit that description.
- As a precaution, just doublecheck that your current keyboard mapping is as per default, with remapkey.exe:
As a possible solution to ALL CAPS accidents...
...Other keyboard mapping fixes are useful, but redundant if you use remapkey.exe, which works fine in Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Win7-64 Home Premium.
Tip - dispatching the CapsLock gremlin with Microsoft's remapkey.exe http://tips4laptopus...ck-gremlin-with.html
It refers to the Microsoft remapkey.exe utility.