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Title: pc going mad
Post by: mikethemadmonk on April 26, 2019, 04:43:29 AM
My pc is typing on it's own. Whenever I try to type the letter P, It types R, and then begins typing an old password of mine. I have tried everything I can think of, to no avail. Obviously it is making the pc useless.
All help gratefully received.
Title: Re: pc going mad
Post by: Boggin on April 26, 2019, 05:06:21 AM
To start with I would suggest checking to see if this still happens in Safe Mode, but I believe an antimalware scan in Safe Mode with Networking would be prudent.

For that I would suggest downloading in Safe Mode with Networking and running a scan with the ESET Free Online Scanner to see what that finds.

https://www.eset.com/uk/home/online-scanner/

Title: Re: pc going mad
Post by: mikethemadmonk on April 26, 2019, 07:19:58 AM
Thanks for the input, however I have already tried this and also done a complete scan for malware. I have Eset protection and it finds nothing. This is definately a fault in windows 10.
Title: Re: pc going mad
Post by: Boggin on April 26, 2019, 07:30:21 AM
I wouldn't have thought so if it is typing out an old password but to see if there is a fault in Windows, open a Command Prompt (Admin) and enter these cmds - each of which will take a while to run.

dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

sfc /scannow

The first two should successfully complete but the sfc /scannow will tell you if any corruption remains.

Let me know if it reports anything other than no integrity violations found.

Enter exit to close the cmd window.

BTW - Did it still occur in Safe Mode ?
Title: Re: pc going mad
Post by: satrow on April 26, 2019, 08:28:03 AM
My pc is typing on it's own. Whenever I try to type the letter P, ...

What software are you typing into?
Title: Re: pc going mad
Post by: mikethemadmonk on April 26, 2019, 11:25:56 AM
Sorry, good idea but cannot type the letter P. So cannot enter the commands.
Typing anywhere.
Title: Re: pc going mad
Post by: Boggin on April 26, 2019, 01:55:53 PM
You haven't answered if you still get this in Safe Mode.

You could try just the sfc /scannow cmd to see what that reports.

Does Event Viewer report any anomalies when you try the letter p ?

What do you get when you type the letter r ?

See if there's anything in this article that will help - https://appuals.com/fix-keyboard-typing-wrong-letters-on-windows-10/
Title: Re: pc going mad
Post by: Still_Game on April 26, 2019, 11:15:38 PM
I don't have W 10,  but could you use the onscreen keyboard to enter the appropriate commands suggested here?

https://www.intowindows.com/6-ways-to-open-on-screen-keyboard-in-windows-10/