Windows 10: Keyboard letters and numbers suddenly and temporarily stop working in most windows.

Discus and support Keyboard letters and numbers suddenly and temporarily stop working in most windows. in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; This has been happening to me for 2 weeks in a row, I haven't installed any new applications and have been working only with chrome I don't have... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Renzo B, May 4, 2021.

  1. Renzo B Win User

    Keyboard letters and numbers suddenly and temporarily stop working in most windows.


    This has been happening to me for 2 weeks in a row, I haven't installed any new applications and have been working only with chrome I don't have Firefox installed. It is really annoying.Punctually in my case, without prior warning or increased consumption of computer capacity, both letters and numbers on the keyboard suddenly stop "working", but all the other keys do work control, tab, shift, enter, F5, ESC, Pg Up, etc. even combinations like "Control + C", "Control + V" and even "Control Z" work. After a few minutes it varies from time to time, and without warning the operation returns

    :)
     
    Renzo B, May 4, 2021
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  2. Mark Isi Win User

    keyboard stopped working after bootup in windows 10

    Hi Thomas,

    There may be a number of reasons why a keyboard would suddenly stop functioning properly. Kindly provide answers to the information listed below, so we could further assess on this issue:

    • Are you getting any error messages that could pertain to your keyboard?
    • What are the troubleshooting steps you have done so far?
    • Are there any noticeable physical damages on the keyboard?
    • Is the keyboard connected to the PC wired or wireless?
    • Does this issue happen intermittently, or all the time?
    Please advise. We'll keep an eye out to your response.
     
    Mark Isi, May 4, 2021
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  3. moskal91 Win User
    NumLock Turns Letters Into Numbers on Desktop Computer

    I had the same problem, it seems that it happens only with several keyboards.
    Finally I solved it this way (sorry, but I've got Polish language set):


    Now find something like "Standard keyboard device" on the drivers list, install it (click Yes in the compatibility warning window) and check if keyboard is still working.

    If so - reboot Your computer and enjoy fixed keyboard without letters turning into numbers.

    If not - revert driver back and try another one.
     
    moskal91, May 4, 2021
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  4. vmishka Win User

    Keyboard letters and numbers suddenly and temporarily stop working in most windows.

    Keyboard stopped working under Windows 10


    I have an iMac dual booting Mac OSX and Windows 10 under Bootcamp. I have the normal iMac wireless keyboard.


    Windows has been running normally for several years since the day I got the computer. Windows 10 has been running normally since the day I was able to automatically download it in August.


    Today, my keyboard stopped working under Windows 10. I am writing this from the Mac side. The keyboard works perfectly and the battery power is 100% under Mac OSX.


    When I boot to my Windows partition (which is the default) I have to use the keyboard to sign-in under Windows. The keyboard works fine for sign-in! Then, as soon as I get to my desktop, the keyboard stops working entirely. No key produces a letter. The cursor doesn't move. I hear a click in my headset when a key is pressed, but nothing happens.


    The mouse works. If I reach the hardware and devices portion of the control panel, as far as I can tell things the keyboard device says it is working properly. I remember a wireless keyboard listed and a bluetooth keyboard and something called an HID device. Windows reports that they are working properly. I managed to open the troubleshooter using the mouse only and it couldn't find a problem.


    I have turned the computer off and on several times.


    Would someone be so kind as to suggest how I can find and fix the problem.


    Thank you.
     
    vmishka, May 4, 2021
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