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mcrodgers2
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Registered: ‎04-02-2012
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Suddenly my keyboard is typing every letter twice

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My HP Pavilion dv4-1123US has suddenly started typing every keystroke twice.  I get double letters for everything typed.  This is happening for every key, letters, numbers, backspace, cap lock.  PPAASSWWOORRDD.  Etc.  I am forced to use a virtual keyboard that came with Kaspersky Internet Security.

 

I tried uninstalling the device driver for the keyboard in Device manager and letting Windows reinstall it during reboot.  This did not work.

 

I running Windows 7 64-bit.

 

Anyone else having this issue?  How can I fix it.

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Vidya
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Re: Suddenly my keyboard is typing every letter twice

This might be with the keyboard settings. Click Start, Control Panel and open Keyboard Properties. Try to change the Repeat Delay and Repeat Rate settings which should solve your issue.

 

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mcrodgers2
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Re: Suddenly my keyboard is typing every letter twice

I set both sliders to the mininum setting.  That is long delay and slowest repeat rate.

It didn't work.   There was an effect when I held the key down.  That was much slower but I still get double characters when typing.

 

I'm using my desktop for this post.  I have to use the virtual keyboard that came with Kaspersky Internet security to do any typing on on HP laptop.

 

In device manager shows Windows 7 64 bit is using the driver for a Standard PS/2 keyboard.   Is that correct?

Does HP have a better driver I should be using.

 

Everything was working well until I unplugged my HP Pavillion to pack it for a trip.  I decided not to take it after all so it sat for a weekend and drained the battery all the way down.  Since then I've  noticed the double letters when typing.    Windows did say it was shut down improperly...probably when the battery ran out...and needed to do a repair.

 

After the windows 7 reparied itself I've had the issue.  I've tired removing the keyboard from the device manager and letting Windows reinstall it.  It didn't work.

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mcrodgers2
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Registered: ‎04-02-2012
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Re: Suddenly my keyboard is typing every letter twice

I set both sliders to the mininum setting.  That is long delay and slowest repeat rate.

It didn't work.   There was an effect when I held the key down.  That was much slower but I still get double characters when typing.

 

I'm using my desktop for this post.  I have to use the virtual keyboard that came with Kaspersky Internet security to do any typing on on HP laptop.

 

In device manager shows Windows 7 64 bit is using the driver for a Standard PS/2 keyboard.   Is that correct?

Does HP have a better driver I should be using.

 

Everything was working well until I unplugged my HP Pavillion to pack it for a trip.  I decided not to take it after all so it sat for a weekend and drained the battery all the way down.  Since then I've  noticed the double letters when typing.    Windows did say it was shut down improperly...probably when the battery ran out...and needed to do a repair.

 

After the windows 7 reparied itself I've had the issue.  I've tired removing the keyboard from the device manager and letting Windows reinstall it.  It didn't work.

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thadarkpancake
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Registered: ‎08-04-2012
Message 5 of 21 (33,197 Views)

Re: Suddenly my keyboard is typing every letter twice

Take all the key off your keyboard clean all the stuff below them i had the same problem i fixed ti by doing what i said before and also replace your batteries if using a keyboard that requires such a funtion.

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lbamm
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Registered: ‎09-04-2012
Message 6 of 21 (32,486 Views)

Re: Suddenly my keyboard is typing every letter twice

I have the same problem. I have tried every fix on every board from shift-f11 to holding both shift keys to checking keyboard language to updating bios. Aparently HP does not have a fix. I am sending my g series notebook laptop back for the second time. 

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hellohoffmann
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Registered: ‎11-07-2012
Message 7 of 21 (30,631 Views)

Re: Suddenly my keyboard is typing every letter twice

I have a feeling this is come kind of virus. I have a HP Touchsmart and occasionally I will get double letters appearing or nothing and I have to hit the key over and over again until the letter types. Right now I am not having the issue at all but a few minutes ago I was.  Has anyone heard of a virus that causes this to happen?

 

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Terp12
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Registered: ‎01-03-2013
Message 8 of 21 (29,304 Views)

Re: Suddenly my keyboard is typing every letter twice

I'm having the same issue as hellohoffman. Sometimes my 'e' key will give double letters and other times I have to hit it multiple times to get it to work. Sometimes it works fine though... Any help or advice would be awesome.

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Terp12
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Registered: ‎01-03-2013
Message 9 of 21 (29,299 Views)

Re: Suddenly my keyboard is typing every letter twice

One edit to my last post, I'm using a HP Pavilion laptop with windows 7.

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jimmyghd
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Registered: ‎01-04-2013
Message 10 of 21 (29,277 Views)

Re: Suddenly my keyboard is typing every letter twice

There is a quick fix for this problem. recall a date where this is working fine and run a System Restore. Case close. 

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