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a3vilo
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Pause key suddenly delays all my typing

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Suddenly the pause key activated and now the keyboard delays typing, missing strokes etc. 

How to disable the pause key and use the button as a normal shift key?

Please please help, I cannot work!

 

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@a3vilo 

That's not how the pause key works.  It is used to stop stuff, like an app you accidentally launched and want to stop running.  It does not slow down the routine functions of the laptop.

 

This issue is often due to a failing drive. So, let's check that first, because if it is failing, it would need to be replaced and there is no point then in doing anything else until we confirm that.

If your PC is new enough to support UEFI, you can use these steps to test the hard drive: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00439024

If not, to check the drive you have to follow these steps:
1) Press Esc key repeatedly, several times a second, while rebooting the laptop. Do NOT hold the key down, just press it over and over.
2) Eventually, you will see an HP Startup Menu
3) Press the Function key for testing the hard drive (usually F2) and let it run.
If the drive checks out OK, then report that and I can provide you options for reinstalling Windows on your PC.



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