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Some Gateway computers ship with the AnyKey programmable keyboard. On such systems, the keyboard repeat rate may be extremely slow, or you may accidentally program the keyboard to do something that you do not intend. In this situation, symptoms may indicate you have a problem with either Microsoft MS-DOS or Windows when this is not the case. To identify the AnyKey keyboard, locate a key labeled "Program" in the upper-right corner of the keyboard.
The following information may help you work around problems with the AnyKey keyboard.
Slow Keyboard Repeat RateThe AnyKey programmable keyboard allows you to select the rate at which keys repeat when you hold down the keys. This setting overrides any setting made using the DOS MODE command or Windows Control Panel. You may choose any one of eight different rates, ranging from 2 characters per second (CPS) to 30 characters per second.
To set the repeat rate:
Keyboard is Programmed IncorrectlyTo reset the keyboard to its default state:
If the computer is running Windows, the reset may fail. If this happens, exit completely out of Windows to the MS-DOS prompt, and repeat the reset instructions.
The AnyKey keyboard is manufactured by Gateway, a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.
"Gateway 2000 Computer System User's Guide," pages 3-20 through 3-23.