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Decimal ponts constantly appearing on Windows 7 install

  • 29-07-2020 10:14am
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    Registered Users Posts: 296 ✭✭ CFC1969
    Registered User


    I Have a strange problem

    I have Decimal points constantly appearing on my screen.

    If I load the side bar for applications, the SEARCH bar loads and fills with ......

    I,E. ..........................................................................................

    If I load YOUTUBE, and try to login , again fills with dots

    Load NOTEPAD, fills with dots

    Have cleaned keyboard / mouse on laptop keyboard, and replaced with USB External Keyboard / Mouse

    Have scanned with MalwareBytes / Norton Power Eraser for Malware, no issues

    The laptop is barely usable, as dots appear on nearly every tab that has access to typing commands / text


    Any ideas?

    Have scanned with MalwareBytes / Norton Problem



    The OS is Windows 7.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,085 ✭✭✭ DopeTech
    Registered User


    When it's happening hold the shift button and see if the other command from the decimal key is input in. If it is then it's definitely the button itself. Probably some dirt in it underneath.


  • Registered Users Posts: 296 ✭✭ CFC1969
    Registered User


    Very much appreciate your response DopeTech


    The SHIFT key stops the decimal points for a small while and allows me to put CONTROL, CMD, EXPLORER, FIREFOX etc into laptop




    I have removed the " . " key and cleaned under and around with a toohbrush to remove dust


    The " . " still persists ... but is manageable presently


    Is it possible to disable the onboard keyboard on laptop , to confirm issue is hardware related?


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