how do i get this ghost out of my computer?
October 10, 2013 1:28 PM Subscribe
My conputer has its own ideas about what I should be typing. For the love of sanity, please help.
posted by windykites to computers & internet (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
It's a Gateway notebook, model LT28.
It will refuse to type, repeat a single keystroke for a long time, or thrill and chill me with phantom poltergeist keystrokes. Not just letters, it will also open and close windows, minimize and maximize randomly, mess with the volume and so forth. Typing asdf or a will often (but not always) get it back in check for a short time. This happens both with windows7 and ubuntu. I've tried removing the keyboard and connecting it to a usb keyboard- this still happens, and the computer still thinks that the original keyboard is connected. According to the computer, both keyboards are working fine. I tried uninstalling the drivers for the original keyboard to reinstall, but as far as I can tell, they are still installed, so what's next?