The escape key on my work notebook (with Windows XP SP3) stopped working some days ago.
It is not a hardware problem, because:
- It happens both with the internal keyboard and an external USB keyboard
- It magically works if I use the Remote Desktop client and connect to another computer.
I tried this keyboard key test software: link.
Every key works (i.e. it becomes green when pressed) except for the Esc key.
The only way to make it green is to press Shift + Esc. When I press this key combination, both the Esc key and the Shift key become green.
I've read about problems with Esc key and Photoshop or Catalyst Control Center (CCC). I never installed Photoshop. I have CCC, but even terminating
CCC.exe via Task Manager, the Esc key doesn't work (and in the past I had CCC for a long time and the Esc key was working correctly).
I think there's something to fix inside the Windows registry... How do I fix this problem?