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Laptop Problems

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Dizzy46, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. Dizzy46

    Dizzy46 Member

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    Hi guys

    I have a toshiba portege m100 laptop. It had a virus or spyware on it and the control button was permanently on. I know for a fact its not a keyboard issue cause i formatted the drive and the problem disappeared temporarily.

    I tried formatting the drive again when the problem reappeared but at that point i had no control over my keyboard so i couldnt format. I bought a new hard drive thinking i could just chuck it in, partition, format and install windows (which i did). But the control button remains stuck on (even when i remove the button)

    Is it possible for viruses or spyware to remain in the cache or ram even after u've replaced the hard drive? and if so how can i remove them? cause mcaffe and adaware dont pick up anything

    any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated
    Cheers
     
  2. steimy

    steimy Active member

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    at this point i would have to think it is something in the hardware of the laptop, and not a virus or spyware.
     
  3. Blackjax

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    I would agree with steimy on this one dizzy. Dumb question but has there ever been anything spilled on it or is it used in a dirty enviroment? If so then I would definitely say its a hardware problem especially with what you have already done.
     
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    hi guys thanks for the help. It was a hardware problem as it turns out. I took the keyborad out and reconnected it. I was able to type but still couldnt use like 10 different keys. so i took the keyboard out again and reconnected it and evrything works great now.
    thanks steimy and blackjax uve been a tremendous help
     

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