Windows 10: Built-in keyboard was suddenly remapped

Discus and support Built-in keyboard was suddenly remapped in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hello! Here are the keys that were suddenly remapped in my keyboard: 1 -> F2 2 -> Esc 3 -> none 4 -> Esc F1-12 -> Esc Spacebar -> Esc Insert,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by mian11, Sep 5, 2020.

  1. mian11 Win User

    Built-in keyboard was suddenly remapped


    Hello!


    Here are the keys that were suddenly remapped in my keyboard:


    1 -> F2

    2 -> Esc

    3 -> none

    4 -> Esc

    F1-12 -> Esc

    Spacebar -> Esc

    Insert, Del, Home, End, PgUp, PgDn -> Esc


    *Esc, F1-12, Insert, Del, Home, End, PgUp, PgDn are all at the top row of this keyboard.

    **I used https://www.keyboardtester.com/tester.html to determine the functions. The same inputs were recorded when I used a keyboard remapper as a temporary fix.


    Here are the things I've tried so far:

    1. Change the input method.

    I tried switching to different English inputs.


    2. Turned off Sticky Keys and Filter Keys.


    3. Attempted to update the keyboard driver.

    I tried to update via Device Manager, but it says that the latest driver has been installed.

    I looked at the manufacturer's website for drivers, but was not able to find anything for my PC's model.


    4. Attempted to roll back drivers.

    Roll back option was not available for my keyboard driver.

    Tried to roll back Synaptics PS/2 Port Compatible TouchPad, because I've read somewhere that this could be relevant to the issue and that it worked for them.


    5. Disabled touchpad.

    Same reason as to why I tried to roll back its driver.


    6. Reinstalled the keyboard driver.


    7. Uninstalled Notepad++.

    I know that its less likely to have this app cause the issue, but I thought it was worth a shot. It was the last app I installed before the issue, but it still was working fine and I still got to use the app for about 30 minutes until the sudden remapping.


    8. Ran the keyboard troubleshooter.


    9. Checked Windows Update.

    My issue occurred on 09/04/2020, but the last update installed on 08/30/2020 and it was working fine until 09/04, so it's less likely that the culprit is the Windows Update. I also checked if updates are to be installed, but it shows that my PC is up-to-date.


    There might be some other methods that I tried but missed to include in the list. I tried so many after all, but I'll add them in this post if I'd recall.


    Here are the current details of the PC I'm using:

    Edition: Windows 10 Home

    Version: 2004

    OS Build: 19041.450

    Keyboard Driver: Standard PS/2 Keyboard

    Device model: Toshiba Satellite L850D


    Keyboard replacement may not be an option, since this was purchased in a different country, and it is an old model. Right now, I used a keyboard remapper so I could use my space bar to actually input space as a temporary solution, and thankfully, it has a numpad so I don't always have to use the on-screen keyboard. I tried to make this post as exhaustive as I can, and it would be greatly appreciated for anyone who could help me out on this one.


    Thanks a lot for reading through!

    :)
     
    mian11, Sep 5, 2020
    #1

  2. Keyboard remapping

    I don't think it's possible to remap the keyboard keys. At least there are not built in applications to do that.
     
    Linley Meslier, Sep 5, 2020
    #2
  3. External keyboard keys remapped

    Hi, some keys on my external keyboard that I use with my laptop have been remapped.

    They have been remapped like this:

    2 remapped to Insert

    3 remapped to Home

    4 remapped to 'W'

    5 remapped to Delete

    I tried the laptop's inbuilt keyboard and there are no issues whatsoever. I don't know if it is a software or hardware issue.
     
    AbelBenoie, Sep 5, 2020
    #3
  4. Built-in keyboard was suddenly remapped

    Keyboard Remap and Macro

    (Windows 10 Pro)
    I need a recommendation for software that will ...
    1. allow me to remap a few keys on my keyboard
    2. one of them is the Windows Key
    3. allow me to create keyboard macros
    I keep hearing about sharpkeys but doesn't sound like it can create macros. I am hoping I can get the job done with a single program.
    Any suggestions? Thx, Henry Fiddler
     
    Henry TFiddler, Sep 5, 2020
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