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Old December 23rd, 2004, 09:08 AM
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Question Caps Lock Causing Freeze

Hello,

I have Windows 98 and am having a problem with my Caps Lock key. If I press it, my computer freezes and I have to restart. The only procedure which prevents this from happening is as follows:

I restart the computer in DOS mode and type in:
smartdrv
deltree tempor~1
(choose yes)
deltree history
(choose yes)
deltree temp
(choose yes)

exit

Then, for a reason unknown to me, my CD-RW drive and the Caps Lock key are functional once more. (the whole CD-RW drive isn't so big of a problem, I don't mind restarting, but I'm tired of accidentally hitting the Caps Lock key and losing all my information!)

Please instruct me what to do. Thanks!
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Old December 23rd, 2004, 04:50 PM
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To start with the easiest thing first, turn your keyboard upside down and give it a good shake. You never know what might be lurking around in there to foul things up.

If it's not a problem with the keyboard, check in Control Panel>Accessibility Options to see if Sticky Keys is turned on. If so, and you don't need that feature, disable it.

Please post back with the results.
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Old December 24th, 2004, 12:13 AM
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with what you are deleting, tell about your harddrive, how big is it and how much available space.
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