Having problems with your Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook ?

Desktop icons are randomly highlighted without any control.

\015 When the desktop screen appears, icons on the screen are rapidly highlighted, one followed immediately by another. If I click on the one I want while this is happening, I just get a copy of an already present icon added to the desktop. When I go to turn off the computer, it will not shut off as requested, but will go to standby mode only. Perhaps unrelated, a few days ago, when I pressed the d key, it would display ds on the screen. When I held down the d key, I got a series of s's on the screen which I could not stop. Today, when I pressed the g key, I got a series of s's as well. I've already ordered a new keyboard, but this new problem (described above) probably indicates a bigger problem. Please help.\015

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When you turn on the computer, there will be a screen that will prompt you to press F12 to go to system restore. Press this when prompted to bring you to the menu. You can restore your computer to an earlier date when it was working, or restore the computer to its factiry condition. 
Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, your described concern is indicative of a defective keyboard. Some of the keys are randomly making contacts and therefore simulates being pressed. In addition to that, the "matrix" the defines each key is messed (probably a faulty or several of the circuit trace in the flat ribbon cable). The corrective solution is to replace the entire keyboard assembly.

Alternately, a temporary workaround - you can open the top of the laptop and simply remove the keyboard connection to the motherboard thereby fully disabling it. Connect an external keyboard and should make the laptop functional, though a bit cumbersome if you have to carry the external keyboard.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy New Year.
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