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While I am not familiar with this model, I would start by turning the laptop over, and gently tapping the bottom, to get any crumbs and other garbage out of the depth of the keyboard. There may be something stuck down at the bottom of the caps lock key which is causing this to happen when you boot up.

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Here is the web page where this info is posted, in case you need more info, hope this helps you to determain.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01443366&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=uk&lang=en&rule=26781&product=3816592
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