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I have a hp laptop model no dv 2046 tu...the problem i m facing is that my keyboard's ctrl key is stuck...whenever i press any key....a combination of that key wid ctrl is is taken...example....if i press a, it selects all....which has a shortcut of ctrl a...please help me out...thanks in advance

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  • cwhong_jorda Apr 17, 2009

    I have the same problem but sticy keys option was not selected in the first place. Can anyone help?

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    Have the same problem. So far only a restart will get the damn Ctrl key to unstick.

    @Dragonrdrz - Nice idea, but I don't think it fits here. I suspect this is a BIOS problem: HP have a BIOS upgrade fix for a similar problem with keystrokes being missed, and it may have caused this. When the Ctrl stuck mode comes on, NOTHING will cause it to unstick, and that doesn't fit the Sticky Keys operation.

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This solution is for Windows XP.
If you see no physical sticking, then you may have "Sticky keys" on.
To look to see what your "Sticky Keys" Settings is at do the following:

In "Control Panel" double click "Accessibility Options"
A new window will pop up. The first tab is "Keyboard".
The first box at the top is "Sticky Keys" make sure that is unchecked.

"Sticky Keys" can be automatically turned on if you hold down certain keys for a predetermined length of time. Usually a box will pop up asking if you want to turn it on.

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