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Keyboard I'm using a Gateway Millenium keyboard for the last two years. All of a sudden the buttons act differently than before. My Num Lock does work not go on or off. It just stays with the green light on. The ". key" on the number automatically goes to "Default E-mail system and takes me off the screen to my inbox. The little volume up and down buttons on the top now control the power and standy by modes of my computer. When I try to turn the volume up or down while listening to a cd or on-line video, the system boots down. As I said these things just started happening and there are no controls on the Keyboard program to set these keys. Is it possible that some kind of key logging vrus has gotten hold of my keyboard? I've run three major virus and spyware applications and no virus or spyware came up. Thanks for any info.

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It could be a short in the cable to the computer or maybe corrupted software. To use those extra keys requires extra software so I'd be inclined to uninstall it and then then reboot and then reinstall. As those extra keys can be changed to almost anything you want them to do I'd bet on a software problem. Run the software that's installed on it now and see what it's set on now. It's pretty straight forward to reset everything. Oh and make sure the plug to the computer is plugged in fully

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