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When I touch my keyboard my computer freezes

Two days ago I started the laptop and when I attempted to enter a web address the computer froze. After many trials I came to find out that the mouse touch-pad and buttons would work without fault but any key on the key board had fatal consequences. I also realized that the computer continued to process programs even though the keyboard failed to respond to the second keystroke.

I've run the antivirus programs and attempted to restore the registry but nothing has worked. In fact when I attempted to restore to an earlier date the system informed me that it could not process the request. So I'm Stuck.

I even thought of trying to find the default registry of this laptop and installing, but I haven't been able to find a copy on line.

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  • GGrimes Apr 08, 2008

    Thanks to the both of you. I took the machine to a LapTop Tech. I told him of the new keyboard solution and in fact that is what I have had to do with another unity but I didn't suggest the re-formating of the disk (I hadn't received that suggestion yet.)

    He who informed me that a circuit or some piece of hardware that is located directly beneath the CDROM/DVD player was burnt-out. . .due to being over heated.

    Does that sound right to you?

    G

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Reinstall windows..but before you install delete partition,create new partition then format.suggest full format not quick.
gets rid of all lingering bugs.
you could check conflicts/sharing programs in system information but I doubt youll find anything,sounds like software running in background which could be anything from sys 32(which u need) to spy/malware which u definatly dont need

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

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    tat4u Apr 08, 2008

    dismantled there is nothing above nor below cd/dvd.the unit slides into a casing where the connection is at the back of it connected to the motherboard.when constructed all that is above or below of it is what you see every day.your plastic casing.

    there are parts in the cd/dvd which get very hot but this would only effect the running of it and disks not read properly.

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Click the link below for your service manual.

http://www.cluefree.com/technical/laptop/hpdv4000/hpdv4000maintenanceguide2.pdf

  1. remove the keyboard
  2. use a USB external keyboard and see if your laptop normalizes and becomes stable
  3. if this solves your problem then try to purchase your keyboard off ebay and replace it.
hope i was able to help you

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

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