Windows 10: Keyboard keeps disappearing

Discus and support Keyboard keeps disappearing in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I keep getting the Device Disconnect and Device Connect sounds quite often and then my Drop CTRL keyboard stops working and goes dead. I have the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by salvoza, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. salvoza Win User

    Keyboard keeps disappearing

    I keep getting the Device Disconnect and Device Connect sounds quite often and then my Drop CTRL keyboard stops working and goes dead.

    I have the following occur quite often that the keyboard disappears and to get it back, I need to go into the Device Manager and click on he Keyboards tab and then it will re-add it again.

    I'm really at my wit's end as to what the problem could be.

    OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

    Version 10.0.18363 Build 18363

    salvoza, Mar 14, 2020
  2. Arun B J Win User

    Keyboard shortcut Alt key not working


    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, Mar 14, 2020
  3. Microsoft wired Keyboard 600 keeps connecting and disconnecting each time I press a button.


    We understand the inconvenience caused and will assist you.

    As you have installed the latest drivers for the keyboard and are still facing the issue, I suggest you to run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter by following the steps provided below and check if it helps.

    • Type troubleshooting in the Search box and press Enter.
    • Click on View All in the left navigation pane.
    • Click on Hardware and Devices and follow the on-screen prompts for troubleshooting.

    Also, suggest you to unplug and plug the keyboard and check if the issue is with the keyboard connection.

    Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
    Eeshwar Kumar, Mar 14, 2020
  4. Juzar_Ali Win User

    Keyboard keeps disappearing

    Keep onscreen keyboard from displaying at startup

    Hi Helene,

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

    • Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete key on the Keyboard.
    • Click on More details.
    • Go to Startup Tab.
    • Right click on Onscreen Keyboard And select

    Please get back to us with the updated status of the issue.

    Thank you.
    Juzar_Ali, Mar 14, 2020

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