Hey group, I have a real aggravating issue that is kicking my tail on my Inspiron 8500 laptop running Windows XP pro. All of the numbered keys when hit, also show a litter or character from the bottom row of the keyboard. For example: when i hit the number 7, i get 7m. When i hit the number 3 i get 3x. It seems to be confined to the numbered keys and the bottom row, however, the ENTER key seems to act like an ALT key as well.
What may have happend? I really dont know, but i do know that many keys were pushed simultaneously due to a CAT waling across the keyboard and the the subsequent wiping of the keyboard- thats when this all occured. I wondered if i didnt lock some combination down by accident.
What I have done- I have already re-installed the OS and the problem followed the new installation. Very odd. I tried the simple stuff; Fn lock, NumLock, etc, and they seem to be part of the equation as they change the symptoms, but nothing seems to make it go away! ANY ADVICE!!!!!