Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

My girlfriend's laptop (an eee pc) just started malfunctioning, and it looks to me like a virus - the keyboard is not working at all, yet sending keypresses anyway, resulting in crazy beeps any time the laptop is on. It also types characters repeatedly without a key being pressed.

Windows media player also appears intermittently.

Has anyone here any idea if this is a virus, or better still, know how to fix the issue?

share|improve this question
Could please try to start a Live-CD (or a Live-System from USB Stick) to verify that it is not the hardware? –  Bobby Nov 23 '09 at 14:34
possible duplicate of My keyboard is typing by itself, could there be a ghost in it? –  DragonLord Oct 14 '14 at 3:48

1 Answer 1

Sounds as if the keyboard is just malfunctioning, which would also explain for WMP popping up. Although I wouldn't rule it out, i doubt a virus would be doing what your girlfriend is experiencing.

You could confirm this by booting into a 'live cd' linux distro (If you don't have a USB CD drive, just extract the .iso to a flash drive) and seeing if the keyboard functions the same.

Ig the keyboard is misbehaving, I suggest you call Asus support and get it repaired (assuming it is still under warranty)

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.