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Compaq laptop keyboard probs

Every few strokes the text is inserted elsewhere on the page--like the cursor jumps back to different box (fields) on page.

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I´ve had a problem like this with just about every notebook I ever used. I assumed it was caused by some part of one of my hands touching (ever so lightly) the touch pad, and thus changing the cursor position.
The only solution I ever found was to use an external mouse and to disable the touch pad (via BIOS, I think).

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First make sure the tab key isn't jammed, if not then try updating the drivers for the keyboard. to do so go to start>control panel>system>hardware>device manager. Then expand the "keyboards..." category and double click on the appropriate one. then when the properties window pops up, click on the driver tab and click on update driver

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Just check if ur enter key is left pressed or its jammed,

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