Whenever I type something it starts typing by itself

Question

Where ever i have areas to type in something either on the internet or even in works or word the system starts typing by itelf and i have done virus checks and they come up clean it is usually words or symbols and locks out my ability to type e it's typing by itself please help thanks scott

Answer

This question was answered on October 29, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Try replacing your keyboard with another one and see if you'll have the same problem.

Try to update your system files using Windows Update

In Windows XP Home Edition, you must be logged on as a computer administrator to install components or modify Automatic Updates settings In Windows XP Professional, you must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.

Windows Update is a catalog of items such as drivers, security fixes, critical updates, the latest Help files, and Internet products that you can download to keep your computer up-to-date.

Open Windows Update in Help and Support Center

On the Windows Update home page, click Scan for updates

Click Yes when prompted to install any required software or device drivers

Note

Windows Update scans your computer for outdated system files and lets you replace them with the most recent versions

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Posted by gilbert of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 29, 2004