Windows 10: Keyboard/touchpad stop working randomly

Discus and support Keyboard/touchpad stop working randomly in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; This has happened a lot since my upgrade to Windows 10, and it's really starting to get on my nerves. Seemingly randomly, my keyboard will stop... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Geschi, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Geschi Win User

    Keyboard/touchpad stop working randomly


    This has happened a lot since my upgrade to Windows 10, and it's really starting to get on my nerves. Seemingly randomly, my keyboard will stop responding to what I type, and my touchpad completely stops as well (no, I did not accidentally click to disable it). These problems will never resolve themselves on their own, but as soon as I reset the computer everything works again - to me, that sounded like a driver crash, but nope! I checked the driver menu and it told me everything was running just fine. What's even more strange is that I have the backlight keyboard enabled so that when I type, it lights up. And strangely, the keys still light up when I press them, so I know it's registering my typing SOME how.

    You would also think that this would be a software problem since it fixes immediately upon reset, but I've noticed that this issue seems to crop up a lot right after I have moved my computer... I'm lost and I've scoured the internet for clues, but no one else seems to have this problem. Please help!

    In order to possibly do testing on what is causing this (via suggestions hopefully, I've tried everything I can think of) I am purposely not resetting my computer (thankfully this is a touch screen, but this on-screen keyboard typing is obnoxious). Currently, both keyboard and touchpad don't work, but a usb mouse I use does (the computer is also set so that using the usb mouse does not disable the touchpad).

    :)
     
    Geschi, Jan 11, 2016
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  2. keyboard buttons problem

    hi.

    I have annoying problem with my laptop.

    Yesterday something happened and my keyboard started to act weird. At first it was just randomly spamming buttons and my touchpad was lagging (now touchpad works fine, but buttons still randomly spams when i turn on laptop and write my password, although
    when i log in, it stops doing that).

    And there is one more weird thing. Every time i press button h or ESC. Windows closes one of apps i have open and when all of them are closed, shut down window.

    Any ideas for solutions?
     
    LaurisJākobsons, Jan 11, 2016
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  3. Cortana Pop Up Driving Me Crazy

    I have read every piece of info on stopping Cortana popups. Nothing works. Randomly when I touch my touchpad Cortana pops up. Everything is turned off including all touchpad options HELP
     
    KarenIsBack, Jan 11, 2016
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  4. Keyboard/touchpad stop working randomly

    Hi I had that same trouble when on windows 8.1
    Found out my BIOS was out of date
    When upgraded to 10 my manufacturer updated the BIOS
    Which in turn updated the latest drivers
    Also have you run SFC /Scannow
    Follow this link
    SFC Command - Run in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Written by Brink easy to follow
     
    hTconeM9user, Jan 11, 2016
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  5. davidhk Win User
    You started by saying " as soon as I reset the computer everything works again ......"
    Then later on, you said " I am purposely not resetting my computer........."

    Could you clarify a bit ?
    Which is which ?
    Were you saying that after you did the reset, it worked for a while and then the problem happened again ?

    If so, do a system file check to look for corrupt files. It will try to do repair if any found.

    Right click at Start button > click Command Prompt (Admin) > at the flashing prompt, copy/paste this.......
    sfc /scannow

    > press Enter.
    It will take quite sometime.
    When finished, it will give you one of the 3 reports...............(paraphrasing)
    1. No integrity violation.
    2. Found corrupt files and repair successful.
    3. Found corrupt files but unable to repair.

    If the report is #1, your solution lies elsewhere.
    If the report is #2, check if your problems have been resolved.
    If the report is #3, use this method................
    In the same Command Prompt (Admin) windows, copy and paste this command...........

    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    > press Enter.
    Again it will take some time.
    When finished, it will give you a report.
     
    davidhk, Jan 11, 2016
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  6. Geschi Win User
    Yes, I have already run an sfc scan and nothing was fixed.

    As far as resetting goes, yes, it will work again once reset but after a few hours and problem occurs again.

    I am updating the BIOS now, will let you know if that solves it.
     
    Geschi, Jan 12, 2016
    #6
  7. Geschi Win User
    Update, I updated the BIOS without problems, but today the same problem reoccurred.
     
    Geschi, Apr 5, 2018
    #7
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