Windows 10: Ctrl key not working: producing two beeps, strange behaviour

  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Professional (x64) 1709 bulid 16299.125
       24 Nov 2016 #1

    Ctrl key not working: producing two beeps, strange behaviour


    Suddenly my Ctrl key is behaving strangely. I found out while trying to use the Ctrl+c combination. On pressing Ctrl I get two short beeps and strange behaviour: in Chrome browser it will jump to previous tab, in Word it will insert a new column. I have tried all the obvious - check keyboard set up, restart, check accessibility settings, etc. I have run Malware Bytes. My Kaspersky anti virus flags nothing.

    This represents a real problem for me as my work involves Ctrl+c and Ctrl+v the whole time.

    At the same time I noticed that the Windows taskbar is no longer fully functional: if I type in say, "uninstall" it'll bring up "Change or remove a program" and if I click on that nothing happens...

    Thank you in advance for any help
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  2.    24 Nov 2016 #2

    Sounds a bit like a stuck key combo or macro running to me.
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  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Professional (x64) 1709 bulid 16299.125
    Thread Starter
       24 Nov 2016 #3

    I don't think there are any stuck keys as far as I can tell. Using Key Tweak I remapped the Windows key to Ctrl. Now the Win button works perfectly as a Ctrl Key, including with combinations such as Ctrl+c etc. I am not sure what that says about the "bust" Ctrl key though...
    As for Macros, I have never used them.
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