Sometime this week my laptop, a HP 350 G1 running Windows 7, has developed an annoying problem... there is a software glitch that results in the keyboard acting as if the "shift" key has been depressed. I know that it is not a hardware problem because it occurs when I plug another keyboard into the USB port and even when I use the "onscreen keyboard" option. I have looked for answers to the problem and have tried updating the BIOS and drivers and uninstalling and re-installing the keyboard driver. Still, the problem recurs... and, no, I have not activated the "sticky keys". The problem is especially annoying because it borks the touchpad, which registers a left-click as a drag-and-click.
It's getting to the point where I'm considering throwing my laptop across the room. To compound matters, my friend who would check out the problem for a bottle of booze (he'd do it for free, but I never show up at his house without booze- I don't show up at
anyone's house without booze) is out of town for a two-week vacation.
Have any of you ever encountered this problem? It's enough of a "thing" that there are considerable threads about it on the computing forums, but none of the suggested answers has worked to clear the problem up for more than a few minutes.