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Cat hit a button, which one?

Cat sat on my keyboard, hit something, now I can't enter in 'search' or do a system restore. Just above the keypad are a half-dozen symbols. One is an 'A' in a box. Normally there is no light over it, now there is. I can't find my manual. What is this light and how do I turn it off? (On the assumption that activating the 'A' in the box is an indicator of my problem.)

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Re: cat hit a button, which one?

ITs for turning on the CAPITAL letters on the keyboard. All you have to do is Hit on CAPS LOCK key on your keyboard and you are done. Nothing wrong with the PC/Notebook.

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Hold down the shift button for a few seconds to disable sticky keys. This is a windows feature to help people with disabilities and is activated and disabled by holding the shift button down for a few seconds. You can also disable it under start menu/programs/accessories/accessibility

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Use CTRL-ALT-DELETE to unlock it.
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Maybe a virus or infection has hijacked the keyboard. Try booting into Safe Mode and see if it works. Also while in safe mode download and install MalwareBytes and run a Quick Scan.

Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it back on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFE MODE. Take the Safe Mode With Networking option (this will give you internet connectivity) and let it boot up. Safe Mode will look different to you, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger, this is normal. Open your internet browser, then download and install MalwareBytes and run a Quick Scan.

Go to and in the search box type: "Download cnet Malwarebytes" (without the quotes). Download and install malwarebytes from the sites download.cnet/malwarebytes. When the site opens up click on the Green Download button on the left. Do not click the Red Download button, that's junk. When it finishes installing the Gui Interface will open up with an offer to Accept a Trial Version or Decline. CLICK DECLINE you want the totally free version. Run a QUICK SCAN. As it scans, if it finds infections the number will be in red. When it finishes scanning, click SHOW RESULTS. A notepad text document will open up showing you the results. You can close the text document and go back to the Gui Interface where you will click REMOVE SELECTED RESULTS. The objects will already be selected for you. When it finishes removing the objects click ok and it will sometimes reboot your machine.

If after the above steps you still have the problem try downloading and reinstalling the touchpad driver.

Get online and got to In the google search box type: "Toshiba Support" (without the quotes and put your manufacturer name before Support). Look for downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operating system when requested. Download and install the Touchpad drivers.

If the issue still exists try Rolling your System back to a date and time before the keyboard started acting up by running System Restore.

Click Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore. Select a Restore Point (date and time) that is before you started having problems. System Restore does not delete you data, documents music, pictures, videos or programs (unless the program was installed after the restore point you selected).

System Recovery loses all your data, documents, music, pictures, videos and programs. It sets your system back to the time you first purchased it.

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1. If windows button + r key works and brings up the run command try typing sfc /scannow and hit enter. This will scan you system and fix any broken windows files but this may or may not require a windows install cd. (it will ask if it needs one) 2. When restarting the computer continually press the F8 button on the top of your keyboard until you get a menu in which you can load the computer in safe mode. If that works try to run a system restore or the command above or both to see if that helps. Either do a search for system restore or look under programs -> Accessories ->system tools.
Hope this helps.

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