Windows 10: Half my keyboard keys don't work, they just beep

Discus and support Half my keyboard keys don't work, they just beep in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Since the school year started, I created a separate Google Chrome user from my Uni account, installed Google Drive Stream, One Drive, MS teams and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/ristiel, Oct 4, 2020.

  1. Half my keyboard keys don't work, they just beep


    Since the school year started, I created a separate Google Chrome user from my Uni account, installed Google Drive Stream, One Drive, MS teams and downloaded Office 365 (activated with my uni mail).

    After this, a couple of my keyboard keys started malfunctioning (first was the left shift key). It made noise as I was activating hot keys but multiple beeps. Then I noticed the same with the delete button and a couple of letters.

    ex: While typing, instead of inserting the selected character I just hear a beep, and the next letter in the word in written. When I write "computer" with the "t" letter corrupted, I just get "compuer" written on my screen with one or several beeps when the letter "t" should've been written. I can't deduct how the number of beeps is tied to the stroke of a key.

    ex2: When I try to write a word with a corrupted letter appearing multiple times, I may get it once. Writing "starting" would either result with "sarting" "staring" or "saring", beeping included.

    Since i have dual boot (Linux Mint) I went there to check it out, but all of my keys work perfectly fine.

    I came back to Windows and the beeping continued. Sometimes I get lucky and a random corrupted keys work just fine but for a couple of seconds.

    I checked up my keyboard driver and looks like it is updated. I'm losing more and more keys each day.

    I tried shutting down and going to Mint, but the Mint logo just keeps blinking and it can't boot Mint now.

    I tried using virtual keyboard on windows, works just fine.

    Is this software or hardware problem?

    I'm using Lenovo B590 B960 laptop (7 or 8 years old laptop). Could this be due to expanded hardware lifetime? Any help is appreciated.

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    /u/ristiel, Oct 4, 2020
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  4. Arun B J Win User

    Half my keyboard keys don't work, they just beep

    Keyboard shortcut Alt key not working

    Hi,



    Before we proceed, I need more information to help you better.


    • Since when are you facing this issue?

    • Did you make any software or hardware changes on your computer prior to this issue?


    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    Step 1: You may check if the ALT key is functioning correctly in on-screen keyboard. It will help us to verify if there is any issue with the keyboard.

    Follow the steps below to open On-screen Keyboard.


    • Windows + Q, type OSK (on-screen keyboard)

    • And check if it works
    Step 2: Run Hardware and device Troubleshooter.

    Windows 10 has a built-in troubleshooter to check and fix issues with hardware and devices. I would suggest you to run this troubleshooter to check if the issue is with your devices. Refer these steps:


    • Press Windows key +X, select Control panel.

    • Change the view by option on the top right to Large icons.

    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the view all option on the left panel.

    • Run the Hardware and devices troubleshooter.

    Keep us posted on this issue so that we can assist you better.
     
    Arun B J, Oct 4, 2020
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