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Toshiba Satellite Windows XP Keyboard problem

A "^" is inserted to each key strock and makes an undisplayable character or a "hotkey". An external PS2 keyboard with a USB pigtail has the same problem. I removed the keyboard(s) from Device Manager, unplugged USB, reboot and did not see any difference. Windows Live Onecare and Norton Antivirus scan find nothing. Reformated HD, reloaded XP, and updated to FP3 does not make any difference.

Does reload BIOS a possible next step? Or replacing MOBO? Is there any other thing I should try??? Please help.

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First and foremost I would reseat the laptop key board cable/edge connector.

I would replace the MOBO. It is unlikely that it would be the Bios or the Keyboard.

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