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Current version by: Erik Carpenter ,

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This is ''very'' difficult to diagnose via the Internet.
I can tell you for sure that the dual booting has nothing to do with your problem (unless you are booted in Ubuntu and/or playing a game through WINE in Ubuntu).
-I'll make the assumption the problem occurs only in Vista and not just in the game. If it also happens in Ubuntu then it's likely a hardware problem with your keyboard. If the problem is only present in the game your computer may have just gotten cluttered to the point that it can no longer handle the game.
+I'll make the assumption the problem occurs only in Vista and not just in the game. If it also happens in Ubuntu then it's likely a hardware problem with your keyboard. If the problem is only present in the game then your computer may have just gotten cluttered to the point that it can no longer handle the game.
Assuming the problem is not hardware:
* Malware is the simplest to check for using MalwareBytes, a virus scanner (AVG Free), etc.
* Clean your keyboard by using compressed air (probably all you need) or by physically removing the key caps.
* Keyboard software may need an update or may need to be removed because it is causing the problem (Logitech, etc).
* Examine Windows updates that happened in that time frame that may have done something strange to cause this because something had to have changed for this to break.
* Use [http://www.ccleaner.com/|CCleaner] to clean up your computer.
* Defragment your computer.
* Try to update the drivers for your computer.
* Try Windows Update and see if it offers any optional updates that might help your situation.
* A registry cleaner. I suggest CCleaner's registry cleaner. If that doesn't help [http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/|ntregopt] has helped in the past (usually only with boot times).
* Vista has just become broken some how (time to reinstall).
* Your computer is just beyond its capabilities.
Hopefully, you can figure this out or someone else can provide a better answer than I can right now.

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Edit by: Erik Carpenter ,

Text:

This is ''very'' difficult to diagnose via the Internet.
I can tell you for sure that the dual booting has nothing to do with your problem (unless you are booted in Ubuntu and/or playing a game through WINE in Ubuntu).
-I'll make the assumption the problem occurs only in Vista. If it also happens in Ubuntu then it's likely a hardware problem with your keyboard.
+I'll make the assumption the problem occurs only in Vista and not just in the game. If it also happens in Ubuntu then it's likely a hardware problem with your keyboard. If the problem is only present in the game your computer may have just gotten cluttered to the point that it can no longer handle the game.
Assuming the problem is not hardware:
* Malware is the simplest to check for using MalwareBytes, a virus scanner (AVG Free), etc.
* Clean your keyboard by using compressed air (probably all you need) or by physically removing the key caps.
* Keyboard software may need an update or may need to be removed because it is causing the problem (Logitech, etc).
-* Examine Windows updates that happened in that time frame may have done something strange because something had to have changed for this to break.
+* Examine Windows updates that happened in that time frame that may have done something strange to cause this because something had to have changed for this to break.
+* Use [http://www.ccleaner.com/|CCleaner] to clean up your computer.
* Defragment your computer.
* Try to update the drivers for your computer.
* Try Windows Update and see if it offers any optional updates that might help your situation.
+* A registry cleaner. I suggest CCleaner's registry cleaner. If that doesn't help [http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/|ntregopt] has helped in the past (usually only with boot times).
* Vista has just become broken some how (time to reinstall).
* Your computer is just beyond its capabilities.
Hopefully, you can figure this out or someone else can provide a better answer than I can right now.

Status:

open

Edit by: Erik Carpenter ,

Text:

This is ''very'' difficult to diagnose via the Internet.
I can tell you for sure that the dual booting has nothing to do with your problem (unless you are booted in Ubuntu and/or playing a game through WINE in Ubuntu).
I'll make the assumption the problem occurs only in Vista. If it also happens in Ubuntu then it's likely a hardware problem with your keyboard.
Assuming the problem is not hardware:
-* Malware is the simplest to check for using MalwareBytes, a virus scanner (AVG Free), etc
+* Malware is the simplest to check for using MalwareBytes, a virus scanner (AVG Free), etc.
+* Clean your keyboard by using compressed air (probably all you need) or by physically removing the key caps.
* Keyboard software may need an update or may need to be removed because it is causing the problem (Logitech, etc).
* Examine Windows updates that happened in that time frame may have done something strange because something had to have changed for this to break.
* Defragment your computer.
* Try to update the drivers for your computer.
* Try Windows Update and see if it offers any optional updates that might help your situation.
* Vista has just become broken some how (time to reinstall).
* Your computer is just beyond its capabilities.
Hopefully, you can figure this out or someone else can provide a better answer than I can right now.

Status:

open

Original post by: Erik Carpenter ,

Text:

This is ''very'' difficult to diagnose via the Internet.

I can tell you for sure that the dual booting has nothing to do with your problem (unless you are booted in Ubuntu and/or playing a game through WINE in Ubuntu).

I'll make the assumption the problem occurs only in Vista. If it also happens in Ubuntu then it's likely a hardware problem with your keyboard.

Assuming the problem is not hardware:
* Malware is the simplest to check for using MalwareBytes, a virus scanner (AVG Free), etc
* Keyboard software may need an update or may need to be removed because it is causing the problem (Logitech, etc).
* Examine Windows updates that happened in that time frame may have done something strange because something had to have changed for this to break.
* Defragment your computer.
* Try to update the drivers for your computer.
* Try Windows Update and see if it offers any optional updates that might help your situation.
* Vista has just become broken some how (time to reinstall).
* Your computer is just beyond its capabilities.

Hopefully, you can figure this out or someone else can provide a better answer than I can right now.

Status:

open