Hi. My wife uses a Dell Inspiron laptop, a few years old, which has recently been behaving very strangely. As she types, false 'ctrl' inputs are being generated. What I mean is, when she types a letter 'P' for example, it brings up the 'print' box as if she'd typed 'ctrl P'. Similarly typing 'F' brings up the 'find text' box. Even 'A' will highlight all text which then disappears as she types over it. It doesn't happen all the time, just occasionally, but it can be very frustrating. She swears there is no way she could have accidentally hit 'crtl' without realising it. I have reinstalled the OS (Vista, fully updated) from scratch and even replaced the keyboard, to no avail. Googling has revealed nothing of use, so I'm asking you wonderful people and keeping my fingers crossed. If I can't sort this out it'll have to be a new laptop. £££££££ :(
Although I've not used it myself, a Google search seams to indicate that you can use KeyTweak 2.3.0 to disable the CTRL keys. It's not a fix of course, but as a workaround it should save your sanity if it sorts things out.
I Agree with mgmcc- If the same problem is also noticed on an external keyboard. If No - Boils down to the connector between the Motherboard and the Keyboard, But if yes - Could be due to Sticky / Hot key Feature enabled .