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Examples: Every time I type "B", Windows Media Player opens. "Control" now switches tabs instantly for some reason. Copy-pasting text? Good luck with a non-functional control key.

I heard it could have something to do with the Windows key being stuck, but no other keys appear to be affected (Win+L should lock my computer, which would lock me out permanently because I can't type passwords like this). Sticky keys is NOT enabled.

This issue had happened before, but then it was much much worse, with almost all keys doing something I never asked them to do. The problem stopped by itself, also without an obvious cause.

This started without warning or reason. I never shut my computer down, so it can't have happened during sleep.

Any ideas?

PS: just a few hours ago, the problem disappeared. I went to a meeting for about two hours, and when I returned the problem was back... :banghead:
 

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Keyboard could be failing. If you have a spare, try it for a while.
 

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You didn't say, is this a laptop or a desktop? It does sound like a key is stuck.
If a desktop, turn the keyboard upside down give it a couple of shakes and and blow out the keys with a can of compressed air to remove any particles, dust or food crumbs.
Try using the onscreen keyboard, does the same thing happen? If not, then it is not a software issue, try using a different USB keyboard.
 

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You didn't say, is this a laptop or a desktop? It does sound like a key is stuck.
If a desktop, turn the keyboard upside down give it a couple of shakes and and blow out the keys with a can of compressed air to remove any particles, dust or food crumbs.
Try using the onscreen keyboard, does the same thing happen? If not, then it is not a software issue, try using a different USB keyboard.
It's a desktop keyboard. I did spill coke on it a few months ago. I removed all the keys, rinsed it with water and put it in the oven at 70°C (158°F) for a few hours until it was dry.

I'm buying a new keyboard today. I'll update this post when I have results.
 

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That's the kind of info we need up front. You obviously needed a new one. Coke can be a vile substance.
 

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I did spill coke on it a few months ago
:nono: :facepalm:
As said, that would have been good to know, you need a new one, keyboards are cheap, there is no reason to try and fix it
 

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Got the new keyboard. No problems so far, though to be honest the problem had disappeared again before I started using it. Fingers crossed it stays gone this time.
 
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