my keyboard is stuck when i type i have to press the key and hold down until the letter appears

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i have to press and hold my keys for the letters appear. it seems like it is skipping a stroke
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Your symptom sounds like the Windows "Filter Keys" setting has been enabled.
 
If Windows, check to see if you've accidentally or inadvertently enabled "Filter Keys" and disable it if so:

http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/05/windows-10/how-to-enable-filter-keys-in-windows-10.html

or

http://www.cleartalents.com/mcmw/changing-keyboard-settings-windows-7-8/

Depending on Windows version there are some bizarre key stroke combinations that will enable it (another ease of access setting you'll find), which is usually the source of inadvertently enabling it.
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