Windows 10: Keyboard keys repeating randomly

Discus and support Keyboard keys repeating randomly in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hi I purchased a Microsoft sculpt comfort keyboard and randomly some keys will repeat continuously until I break the blue tooth connection which... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Danny442, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. Danny442 Win User

    Keyboard keys repeating randomly


    I purchased a Microsoft sculpt comfort keyboard and randomly some keys will repeat continuously until I break the blue tooth connection which seems to be the only way to break the repeat cycle, it's easy to fix when it's just typing letters but when the delete key sticks it becomes a bigger issue, especially in outlook. I had the same issue with another Microsoft keyboard and I assumed it was an issue with the keyboard which is why I purchased a new one but same issue.

    I have updated the mouse and keyboard centre but no change.




    Danny442, Dec 2, 2020

  2. Keyboard repeat delay and repeat speed

    Hi Joseph,

    I suggest you to uninstall and reinstall the keyboard driver. Follow the steps to uninstall & reinstall the keyboard driver from device manager.

    • Press Windows key + X from the
      and click on Device Manager.

    • In Device Manager, double click on the

    • It will show you the device driver name, select that device and then right click on it.

    • Click on Uninstall button.

    • Restart the computer, the drivers will get automatically installed on your Windows 10.

    • Repeat the same for Mice and other pointing devices.

    Hope it helps.
    Deepak_Krishnan R, Dec 2, 2020
  3. Long Tran Win User
    keyboard randomly repeating keystroke when plugged in

    My keyboard keep randomly repeat my keystrokes. Any key could be repeated, sometimes twice, sometimes 3 times or more, no pattern at all. When I remove the keyboard and plug it in another computer, it work just fine. The built-in keyboard of the laptop also have no issue. Also, it ONLY happens when I have the laptopp plugged in to a power source. If I run it on battery power, nothing is out of place.

    I've tried restarting the computer, enable filter key and changing the delay setting for the keystroke, physically removingg the battery, reinstall the keyboard driver, drain the battery completely then hold the power button for more than 30s to drain the remaining electricity before replugging and turning the thing on... but nothing work! The only way for it to work like normal is to unplug the laptop and use it on battery, which is highly disruptive to my workflow.

    Could someone help please?

    Some techcnical info:

    • OS: Windows 10 Home (64 bit)
    • Laptop brand: ASUS
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 -2450M CPU @2.50GHz
    • Keyboard brand: HTC Keyboard (plugged in through an USB port)
    Long Tran, Dec 2, 2020
  4. Arun B J Win User

    Keyboard keys repeating randomly

    Repeating Keys don't repeat


    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue

    Method 1: Run the
    Hardware and devices 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 mouse. 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.
    Method 2.Try updating the latest keyboard devices from the manufacturer's website and check if the issue persists.

    Follow the steps to update the Keyboard drivers:

    a. Press Windows key + X key and click Device Manager.

    b. Expand the Keyboard driver.

    c. Right-click on the HID Keyboard Device and click on Update driver software.

    d. Restart the computer and check.

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help
    Arun B J, Dec 2, 2020

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