My computer is behaving as if the shift key is depressed, but letters still come out lowercase. For example, if I click somewhere in text, it shift-selects the entire text to wherever I click. Numbers come out like %^&&*. When I click icons on the desktop, it shift-selects the icons. Clicking on a program on the taskbar opens up a new instance of the program instead of the window that's already open (I never knew shift clicking on the taskbar did that until this wonderful little issue).
I tried restarting with and without the keyboard plugged in, and it does the same thing. It started doing this randomly while I was working (web development). I also turned off sticky shift keys as someone suggested on a forum, but this doesn't seem to be it. And what is particularly weird is that I am still typing in lowercase letters.
ANY help would be much appreciated!
Update: I gave up and went to format/reinstall Windows, so I was trying to go to the BIOS (to change my boot media to the CD drive) by hitting the DEL key on the boot, but it seems it's not recognizing that key press, which is similar to how it behaves when I'm in Windows. So, what are your thoughts if I have the same problem even before Windows boots, with two different keyboards?