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If your computer or phone is giving you issues:

• Please read this before posting: 4 Reasons Why IT People Ignore Your Requests for Help
• Restart the computer. Hopefully this will take care of any issues
• If your problem has not yet been solved, try to Google it. There may be a very simple solution
• On a Windows computer, a system restore may do the trick.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #440 on: February 16, 2014, 10:15:00 AM »
Your alt or Ctrl button may be getting stuck..
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It happens to me too sometimes. You might want to try pressing alt or control a few times in a row, and see if that fixes it.

Also see if you have "Sticky Keys" turned on.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #441 on: February 16, 2014, 04:05:21 PM »
To make sure it's a physical problem you can connect another keyboard and see if that ones causes the same dialog box to open, or if you don't have one try the on screen keyboard.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #442 on: February 16, 2014, 04:45:03 PM »
That may not help without disconnecting physical keyboard first, I see this very often with laptops that had some liquid spill on them. The keyboard can short and continuously press a specific key. The only fix in that case is a new keyboard.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #443 on: February 16, 2014, 09:25:38 PM »
Recently, when I come back to my computer when the screen/monitor is off/in standby, parts of the screen are black for a few seconds and then get filled in.
What does this mean?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #444 on: February 16, 2014, 09:33:54 PM »
My keyboard shortcuts don't work. I can't seem to find where to turn them on.
I'm sure its a simple thing...
General. Crtl+C etc.
I still haven't figured this out. Any new ideas?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #445 on: February 16, 2014, 11:20:04 PM »
I still haven't figured this out. Any new ideas?
You might want to try using the other control button on your keyboard. maybe one is broken?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #446 on: February 16, 2014, 11:46:52 PM »
You might want to try using the other control button on your keyboard. maybe one is broken?
Nope. Neither of them work.
It might be a driver issue, as Not Anonymous suggested, but I don't see how to uninstall the keyboard.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #447 on: February 17, 2014, 12:15:20 AM »
Nope. Neither of them work.
It might be a driver issue, as Not Anonymous suggested, but I don't see how to uninstall the keyboard.
Did you try the On Screen Keyboard? Does restarting fix it? You might want to try it in safe mode.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #448 on: February 17, 2014, 12:16:36 AM »
Did you try the On Screen Keyboard? Does restarting fix it? You might want to try it in safe mode.
The on-screen keyboard works fine.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #449 on: February 17, 2014, 01:12:45 PM »
The on-screen keyboard works fine.
May sound weird but try running a full malwarebytes scan and see if there are things to fix. Regards
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #450 on: February 17, 2014, 01:26:47 PM »
The on-screen keyboard works fine.
You should also probably try Safe Mode.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #451 on: February 17, 2014, 01:31:44 PM »
May sound weird but try running a full malwarebytes scan and see if there are things to fix. Regards
Thanks!
You should also probably try Safe Mode.
What do I gain in Safe Mode?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #452 on: February 17, 2014, 01:46:50 PM »
Thanks! What do I gain in Safe Mode?
Lots of things are disabled; easier to narrow down the problem. If it's a virus (which malwarebytes might help find), safe mode would probably work.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #453 on: February 17, 2014, 04:09:30 PM »
Lots of things are disabled; easier to narrow down the problem. If it's a virus (which malwarebytes might help find), safe mode would probably work.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #454 on: February 18, 2014, 09:17:10 PM »
Help please. Monitor is too difficult to read in order to do research on Google.

 HP laptop monitor went bonkers:  very poor resolution where I can see 50% of the pixels, all letters/words are in normal black but surrounded by a thin white outline and then all background is bright pink (most white spaces are now bright pink), colored pixels around words flicker on and off, all colors are off.   

All I did new was install Total Defense which would not have a bearing on this.     Any suggestions? 

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #455 on: February 18, 2014, 10:10:56 PM »
Just do system restore to get back to previous state. Prob the easiest option for you

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #456 on: February 18, 2014, 10:22:42 PM »
Ok.  I'm looking up how to do that. 
Will it erase all of my added programs that did not come with the computer?  If so, I'll need to figure out how to backup everything first since I probably don't have original disks and certainly have irreplaceable data.
             
TY!  I was disappointed to see you were offline when I wrote.  Glad you're back.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #457 on: February 18, 2014, 10:32:53 PM »
Ok.  I'm looking up how to do that. 
Will it erase all of my added programs that did not come with the computer?  If so, I'll need to figure out how to backup everything first since I probably don't have original disks and certainly have irreplaceable data.
             
TY!  I was disappointed to see you were offline when I wrote.  Glad you're back.
You can hopefully do a system restore to how it was yesterday....
but a backup is always a good idea.. trust me, i learned the hard way!
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #458 on: February 18, 2014, 11:06:41 PM »
You can hopefully do a system restore to how it was yesterday....
but a backup is always a good idea.. trust me, i learned the hard way!
Maybe I can learn from your mistake.  It sounds like I need to make a b/u of pix, documents, pdfs?, music).
But how?   I have about 90GB on drive C: and 20GB on D:   Can I just copy these two entire drives to my new PNY 128GB flash (TY Dan!)?  It comes with 119 free GB.    9GB extra should be more than enough, right?

15GB Desktop will go on different drive.  Anything else I need?  Just everything under "This PC"?
 

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #459 on: February 18, 2014, 11:14:56 PM »
A system restore won`t erase You`re files.