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Keyboard ctrl key not working

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when i click ctrl+a it doesn't select all & displays this letter without brackets (```````) when i press ctrl key also when i hit esc button it pops up my My Computer

kindly help

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Try another keyboard to check if there is something wrong with your os settings.
1. if it works with the new keyboard , your keyboard is the problem.
2. if it does not work w/ the new keyboard still the same problem, os settings in the keyboard is the problem

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I seem to have the same problem my ctrl key doesnt work at all no combinations work at all. I have looked for the past 3 hours on google for forums that can help and i havent come across anything that works. the problem is on my laptop so i cant connect another keyboard (i dont have a usb keyboard and i dont wan to buy another one so all of these comments like 'buy a new keyboard' are retarded and unhelpfull) i dont have the OS disk for windows so i cant reinstall windows i currently have SP2 installed and it says i may be a victim of counter fit programings blah blah blah... my ctrl key has worked fine up untill 3 days ago and the counter fit message has been present for over a month now so im ruling out that as affecting my keayboard. i ahve removed the ctrl key and cleaned it and tried 'mashing' the button and it still doesnt work. all my other keys are working fine, i have been in the language sentings and so on and my language hasnt changed and i have fiddled around with the sticky keys and what not.i have reinstalled both mouse and keyboard drivers...i have looked on google for free key binding or key swapping programs and havent found anything that works. please reply to meow-ish@hotmail.co.uk

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Had no luck fixing my "control keys not working" problem; went to electronics recycling store, bought a perfectly good keyboard for $3, problem solved.

Posted on Jan 05, 2011

Is ur issue resolved
i went ot this site and downloaded the kleyboard layout and am about tot est it
this software seems like it will lets us know if any particular key is wiorking or not
http://www.passmark.com/products/keytest.htm
ther is alaos a keyboard layout if ur keyboard is not the typ it says - it is - http://www.passmark.com/download/keyboards.htm
make sure u read the pae thoroughly befir downaloading anything am sure it will help u..........

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

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  • CTRL+X (Cut)
  • CTRL+V (Paste)
  • CTRL+Z (Undo)
  • DELETE (Delete)
  • SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
  • CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
  • CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
  • F2 key (Rename the selected item)
  • CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
  • CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
  • CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
  • CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
  • CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
  • SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
  • CTRL+A (Select all)
  • F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
  • ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
  • ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
  • ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
  • ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
  • CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
  • ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
  • ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
  • F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
  • F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
  • SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
  • ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
  • CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
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  • Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
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  • RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
  • LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
  • F5 key (Update the active window)
  • BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
  • ESC (Cancel the current task)
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  • CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
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  • SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the options)
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Microsoft Management Console (MMC) main window keyboard shortcuts loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');
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  • ALT+F4 (Close the console)
  • ALT+A (Display the Action menu)
  • ALT+V (Display the View menu)
  • ALT+F (Display the File menu)
  • ALT+O (Display the Favorites menu)

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