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  1. Windows 10 - Keyboard seems to randomly stop working properly


    My keyboard seems to stop functioning at random intervals and I'm not sure what causes it, nor how to fix it while in that state. It seems to start working on its own again, though since it sometimes does that while I'm trying some fixes I don't know if it's correlated or if because it's starting to work again.It's unlikely to be the device itself, since I've encountered this behaviour with another keyboard. In addition, all functions that aren't related to typing in words seem to work fine - My windows key will bring up the task bar, crl + alt + del and other shortcuts function perfectly fine

    :)
     
    FrogsAreCool, Aug 2, 2021
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  2. vmishka Win User

    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, Aug 2, 2021
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  3. HP 15-r029wm Notebook PC windows 10 keyboard not working properly

    Hi,

    I realize that the keyboard is not working properly. I will try to help you with this issue.


    • Did you make any changes to the PC prior to this issue?
    Suggest you to plug in an external keyboard to check if that helps.

    Follow these steps to launch the On-screen keyboard:


    • Press Windows key + R to get the run window.

    • Type “osk” and hit enter to launch the On-screen keyboard and check if this helps.

    Keep us informed to help you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Srimadhwa B, Aug 2, 2021
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  4. mwake Win User

    Windows 10 - Keyboard seems to randomly stop working properly

    Built-in keyboard in laptop randomly stops working / no response

    Ok, so recently I found my Toshiba Satellite laptop keyboard sometimes stops working. Nothing at all. The number lock light stays on if it is on but no response from any of the keys....This happens sometimes at boot but sometimes it happens randomly after a successful boot. It can work for any amount of time and then stop working. On average though it usually happens within two hours though but can go all day before it happens again

    I decided to take the nuclear option and reformat because I thought it was a virus.

    So, after a reformat everything was good and then it started happening again. I haven't installed any software since reinstallation of windows.

    I have another USB wireless keyboard and when to use that it works properly but the built-in one still doesn't work until I do a reboot and sometimes even after a reboot it doesn't work.


    So what could this be:

    1. My computer is 5 years old. Could it be that a dying CMOS battery could affect the keyboard and make it randomly stop working?

    2. I also surmised that maybe there was a windows update that affected the keyboard but I haven't seen anything that relates to keyboard or other motherboard drivers being installed.

    3. Or could it be the keyboard hardware itself, is it failing somehow? But why would it work properly sometimes after a reboot?

    4. Or something else? that's why I came here to ask for suggestions or direct solutions



    I appreciate any guidance on helping to solve this frustrating issue

    PS:

    I tried to use Event Viewer to see if there is an entry that would show if Windows has reported/noticed the keyboard malfunctioning but I don't know where to look in Event Viewer, it's above my technical ability to know exactly where to look. I have tried but I don't see anything obvious.



    System Information:

    System Model Satellite S50D-A

    Keyboard Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\i8042prt.sys (10.0.15063.0, 112.50 KB (115,200 bytes), 2017-03-18 5:56 PM)
     
    mwake, Aug 2, 2021
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