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Specific Keyboard buttons quite working

Hey Wyb,

I saw some of your recent postings (within a year) and thought I might as well run this by you before trying to deal with Gateway.

I'm having some keyboard issues with my Gateway 7426GX laptop. I feel they're specifically related to corrupt drivers caused by software that I installed for a keyboard known as ZBoard. I have tried uninstalling that software, even recently did a complete flush of the hard drive, but still no luck. The "B", "V", "Enter" and 3 arrow keys (excluding the left arrow) have quite working. Everything else is just fine. Nothing was ever spilled on the keyboard, and the keys push down comfortably.

If I plug a keyboard into the USB ports that keyboard will work just fine.

I do it a little odd that when I go into the control panel, the location for my standard keyboard is "plugged into keyboard port". Maybe thats the norm though. It's listed as a "Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard". The two system driver files are th 8042prt.sys and kbdclass.sys. I've updated kbdclass.sys with a newer version but can't find the 8042prt.sys.

Any ideas?
Appreciate any feedback!


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