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Right CTRL Key on USB Keyboard May Not Work Correctly
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When you are using a USB keyboard on a Windows 2000-based computer, the right CTRL key may act partly like a sticky key (such as the NUM LOCK or CAPS LOCK key), and the PAUSE key may act like the BREAK key until you press the right CTRL key again.
This behavior is caused by a code problem in the Human Interface Device (HID) parser driver.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260910/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
Date Time Version Size File name ---------------------------------------------------------- 4/24/2001 07:17p 5.0.2195.3544 23,056 Hidparse.sys
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.
For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173For additional information about how to install multiple hotfixes with only one reboot, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/265173/EN-US/ )The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product
296861For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/296861/EN-US/ )Use QChain.exe to Install Multiple Hotfixes with One Reboot
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/249149/EN-US/ )Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes
Article ID: 296226 - Last Review: January 31, 2007 - Revision: 3.3