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At times the pc begins a continuous loop of stars (*) across the page nonstop.

Without me even touching the mouse, the pc itself starts putting stars across any word document I have open or even in the area for my AOL password and I cannot continue my word document or even sign on to the internet because this is what I see:


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Go grab a new keyboard or your neighbors and see if this happens - most of the time it will be a stuck key or dirty contact on the keyboard. They range from 10 to 100 dollars so i would test first and see if makes a difference before you buy.

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After an hour or two try to login as usual.

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