So, there is a problem that arises from time to time when playing Icewind Dale or the Baldur’s Gate game: the keys get stuck, and the player is unable to type in character names. This also seems to affect the screens while playing the game; when the inventory, spell, and other screens are selected, they briefly flash, then the screen is returned to the main play screen.
To remedy the problem, create a new character (importing a character is the quickest) and get to the “Name selection” section. There will be a string of letters and/or numbers (I have seen on some message boards that it was the number 9 that was endlessly repeated). Hold down the Backspace Key and the Left Arrow Key. The cursor will move all the way to the left. Hit the Delete Key, and a single letter will be erased (leaving the rest of the string of letters). Release the Delete Key, and a letter will appear in the front of the screen. Hit the Delete Key again, and the letter will be erased. Type that letter and release the Delete Key. Either the same letter, or a new letter will appear. Keep pressing Delete, then the letter that appears. Eventually, all the letters will be erased. Continue pressing and releasing both the Delete Key and the letter that appears, and eventually the cursor will remain in place, and the player will be able to type the preferred name for the character. This also fixes the “screen blink” problem.