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Q: keyboard doesn't work after program installs

Hi all

I have just reinstalled my girlfriends Dell. I am having a problem where every time i install any program eg itunes or drivers. The computer keyboard stops working until i enter safemode.

Any ideas how i might be able to fix the problem.

the computer is a Inspiron 1545


A: keyboard doesn't work after program installs

Update motherboard drivers, and try sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt.


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I started using my laptop again and came across a website that needed flash player 7 to work. So I did the usual and went to the website and downloaded the latest flash player etc etc.

I then went back to the website and it still said I needed flash player 7 for it to work. I thought, what the heck is going on. I uninstalled the current version and reinstalled, with no luck.

So, here I am asking if anyone can help, provide a solution to my problem.

My current specs:

Vista Ultimate 32 bit SP1
Intel Core 2 T5500 1.66 GHz

A:[SOLVED] Flash Player installs but doesn't work.

Did you restart your browser after you installed? If not, do so. It should work. Btw, the newest flash player is flash player 10. You did download it from this site right?

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For the last month or so, every time I log off my account, the keyboard does not register at the Windows Log In screen. This makes it so I have to restart the computer and then it works fine.
There are three accounts on the computer, the casing has been half removed for the last 3 months, a DVD burner and driver recently installed 3 months ago and I am using a wireless off brand USB keyboard and mouse.
OS: Windows Xp Home Edition 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
As for the second part, the computer requires several restarts to boot up, sometimes up to twenty minutes of turning on and off to boot up. Only started doing this a week ago.

A:My Keyboard doesn't work, and the computer turns on but doesn't start.

It sounds like something is wrong with your Windows XP drivers. Something like that happened to me while building my computer, and when I boot up the keyboard did not work because my copy of windows XP was bad. You could try reinstalling windows XP, and It might work better, but I dont have a definite answer to your problem.

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A close relative has the following problem: Keyboard doesn't work. Error message "no driver" with yellow exclamation point. Tried substituting another keyboard, into a different port. Still didn't work. WinXPpro environment (upgraded from ME around Christmas time). Not one button on the keyboard works. Is there a solution?


A:keyboard doesn't work

Try right clicking on the keyboard and clicking Uninstall

Reboot the computer

Hopefully, Windows will find it on reboot,

make sure it is in the correct PS/2 socket

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Hey Guys!! This is my first post, so we'll see how it goes.
So, here's the problem: I used the registry backup program on my computer to reverse some changes I had made to my system. Now, the keyboard doesn't work. It works when Windows boots (when Windows says "Press F8 for advanced startup options) but it doesn't work after that. Because of this, I can't login to Windows. Does anybody know what the problem is? By the way, my computer is a Compaq Armada E500 running Windows 2000 Professional.

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After a power outage my brothers keyboard quit working. He has a desk top computer only one year old. He uses XP. We have rebooted several times. When booting up before Windows opens DOS says it can not find the keyboard.

We made sure the keyboard is plugged in properly (It is not USB connected). We tried another working keyboard, which also didn't work. In Windows we tried adding new hardware. The keyboard is not showing up in the hardware list.

Everything worked fine until the power outage. The computer was in the sleep mode at the time. The mouse continues to work fine and everything else works like it should.

Thank you!

A:Keyboard doesn't work.

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The Keyboard doesn't work, but the mouse does,
And i can't log in to windows at all because i need a password
and I can't use the EBCD (If you know what that is) because it is
Windows MCE which doesn't load like XP Pro although it is so it doesn't show a good load of it >.>

Also the keyboard works in Knoppix and in EBCD
but it doesn't work in Windows and i have tried 4 2 P/s2 and 2 USB keyboards

the computer is HP Media Center PC M7640n
AMD 64 Dual Core 5000+
2 Gigs of RAM

A:Keyboard Doesn't Work

thats a right pain in the ****, does it work in post and bios?

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My keyboard doesn't work after upgrading to Windows 10 . I have to press down the key for 3-5 seconds to get it working. Looking for solution. Thanks.

A:Keyboard doesn't work

Hi, Check the following. Open windows Control Panel and in the top right, next to View by: select 'Large Icons'.  From the new layout, select the 'Ease of Access Centre'. Select the option 'Make the keyboard easier to use'. If there is a tick next to 'Turn on Filter Keys' or 'Turn on Sticky Keys', click the box to remove it, then click Apply and Ok to save this change. Regards, DP-K

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As the description states, I think that the keyboard driver was corrupted by one or more viruses back when I got infected with AV Security 2012 and ZeroAccess, among others.
However, my computer has since been declared clean after a great save by SweetTech.

I may be wrong about the virus being the cause of the problem, but I do know it's a software problem, as the keyboard will work while the computer is booting up, (long enough that I can still put it in safe mode) but as soon as Windows boots the physical keyboard becomes totally unresponsive, even in safe mode.

The On-screen keyboard still works.
I don't know whether a USB keyboard would work or not, as I don't have one.

I hve already tried different keyboards, uninstalling and reinstallng the keyboard driver normally, in safemode, and also reinstalling after rebooting the computer, but it didn't work.

The device status for the keyboard is:
This device cannot start (code 10)

A:Keyboard doesn't work, please help

The device status for the keyboard is:This device cannot start (code 10)Hi -This is one of the most common error messages that you will ever get, as it means so many things Please post a snapshot with Speccy - This way we can see a few devices that are connected -How to Publish a snapshot with Speccy <<-- DirectionsThank You -

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The n key had been not working properly and now it stopped all together. I took the key off and tried pressing the white piece of soft plastic but nothing shows up. Is it time to get a new keyboard or is there something else to try? It seems like such a waist to throw out a keyboard when 1/100+ keys stopped working.

A:1 key on keyboard doesn't work

Try it on another PC and see.

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So I'm not sure when this started happening but sometimes when I leave my computer unattended for a few hours and it goes to the login screen or when it goes to sleep/hibernate and reawakes on the login screen my keyboard won't work so I have to pop open my onscreen keyboard to type my password in then reboot my computer so that my computer will work

A:Keyboard doesn't work sometimes

What sort of keyboard?? PS2, USB, Wireless ??

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The keyboard doesn't work. I have two keyboards (ps/2 and usb) and after uninstalling my antivirus (avast), none of them work in windows (they work in bios section). All other usb devices like mouse and gamepad work.
Here is the screenahot of device manager:

A:Keyboard doesn't work

Try one at a time- right click each keyboard device listed. Then in new small window that appears left click update driver.

Let us know if this works.

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question mark. Using an on screen keyboard works, but it's so hard to move your mouse to click each letter. Also, the control key doesn't work. Earlier, whenever I typed the space, a space and a zero appeared. And now space works, but zero doesn't. Whenever I type zero, it become an 0. Not to mention that when I type one, 31 comes up, and when I type three, 31 comes up, too. Also, when I search something online, or save a PowerPoint, or anything else, it will bring something else up. For example, I want to search Mario online, before I can type ma, https://mail.go... comes up and I have to delete everything but the m and the a and start typing again. This started today, though I didn't download anything in the past week besides using, which is used by many others. I tried describing every problem to the best I could, and painfully typed with all the problems, so I hope someone answers. Please feel free to ask me
questions. Please elaborate with both
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A:Keyboard doesn't work right


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Hello. I recently cleaned my keyboard, and now it is completely unresponsive. I bought a new wired keyboard, but I hate the feel. of it.

A:Cleaned my Keyboard, and Now it Doesn't Work?

How exactly did you clean it?

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Hey all,

I just bought a Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard today. I plugged it into a USB port and installed the drivers, and the keyboard doesn't work. The LED lights don't light up, nor do any of the keys work. I tried plugging it into a different USB port and reinstalling the drivers, and it still doesn't work. I've also tried connecting the keyboard to another computer and it still doesn't work. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

- Blackjack

A:G15 gaming keyboard doesn't work

Have you previously had a USB (as opposed to PS2) keyboard connected to the system ?
If not, then you may have to enable the function in the motherboards BIOS.
If you have then it sounds like a fault with the keyboard. The G15 does not require the drivers and utilities (Key profiler and LCD manager) for basic functionality. If you have USB keyboard support enabled then the keyboard backlighting and LCD screen ( "Logitech" for rev.1 blue backlit, "G15" for rev.2 orange backlit) will initialize as soon as the OS loads.

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CTRL + V works.
C key itself works
CTRL key itself works

But CTRL + C to copy to clipboard doesn't work. (Copying using mouse works though).


A:keyboard CTRL+C doesn't work

Quote: Originally Posted by gpost3

CTRL + V works.
C key itself works
CTRL key itself works

But CTRL + C to copy to clipboard doesn't work. (Copying using mouse works though).


DO both left and right CTRL + C not work? Maybe a keyboard issue, or a keyboard driver.

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A:NEW XGR keyboard hotkeys doesn't want to work, HELP?

Can anyone help me with this one?

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A:Right half of keyboard doesn't work

You probably didn't fit the keyboard's cable into it's connector properly. Watch this video up to around 2mins30secs and reseat it :-

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The man at the Kaspersky forum suggested I disable the "Protection from network attacks" feature. They said I should because I also run ZoneAlarm Pro and there could be conflicts. This didn't help.

This is all I've done so far. Any help would be greatly appreciated. You guys have been a big help in the past. Before I started frequenting this forum I had lots of trouble with spyware and viruses and now my internet experience is almost trouble free. Thanks guys.

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Hi all. Ok so I am a video game geek and I love to play games. So then my keyboard and Joysticks worked and everything until yesterday. I use ePSXe Playstation emulator to play games from PS1 and stuff. So yesterday I opened it and I went to Controll Configuration to configure my controlls. It gives me and Error: Error Initializing DirectInput. So then my emulator shuts down. Even when I run my ISO Playstation games it gives me that error and the game starts but my controlls don't work. So then I thaught to play my PC Games. So Boot one up and the black screen opens than the screen turns of and goes back to the desktop. Then I tried another game the same thing happened. I tried all my games and that's what happens. So then I put my Donald Duck's Goi'n [email protected]! Game and it boots up then it goes to the place where I have to choose the language but my keyboard doesn't work! I pressed anything but it doesn't work. Not even the ALT+ F4 or Control + ALT+ DELETE. Nothing. So I just turn my computer of via the button on the CPU. So my keyboard doesn't work with any games. I have played all those games but now they stopped working. So I went to Controll Panel to check on the Game Controllers but it doesn't open. I keeped on opening it but doesn't open. When I double click it the mouse shows te busy sign for 1 or 2 secs and nothing happens! So now I am really worried. I NEED HELP! I am so frustrated with this problem! HELP!

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A:Keyboard doesn't work with games.

Forum rules do not allow any q's on Emus, as they are generally a pirate device (see forum rules). It sounds like this has made a mess of settings, but as we cant discuss emus, cant help with the prob, sorry.

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Hello everyone!

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So I pulled out my installation disk, popped it into the drive, and did a repair on my computer. It supposedly worked, and I tried to access Vista again.

Now here's the problem that I'm currently having:
The keyboard works fine while the computer is booting up. In other words, I can access BIOS and all that. However, once the computer reaches the Vista logon screen, the keyboard and mouse don't receive any power from the computer at all. I can't turn on NumLock or anything like that. Therefore, I can't access my computer at all to try and repair it.

I tried a System Restore to right before it updated (or at least that's what I think the date stamp pointed to), but the problem persists.

I use a USB Keyboard and Mouse, and my computer does not have PS/2 keyboard or mouse ports. I'm running Windows Vista 64 bit, and my computer (and hardware inside) is maybe a year old at most, so I doubt any hardware has failed.

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A:Keyboard and Mouse Doesn't Work

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Hi y'all,

I have an unsolved problem re: burning, so I've resorted to formatting a partition of my hdd. UNFORTUNATELY, when try, it starts to go pear shaped.

I throw the xp cd in, and restart my comp, with boot priority given to the cd drive.

It then comes up 'press any key to boot from cd'. It is THEN, that my logitech elite (corded) keyboard decides not to respond to keystrokes.
So, inevitably, it boots up windows from my hdd and I cannot format (I'm trying to format my OS drive).

It's really odd, that it responds to del, when i want 2 enter BIOS, but a few seconds later, it won't respond even to smashing my face against every key possible (well, okay I exaggerate, but it's almost getting to that stage).

Is it something where the logitech itouch drivers go for a cigarette break for a second or two? or am i just plain screwed?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, and met with unlimited praise! (almost)

A:Keyboard doesn't work at the one time it needs to

G'day timmyboy, get a PS/2 type keyboard from somewhere and you should have no problem.
Cheers, qldit.

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A:number keyboard on right doesn't work

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Hello. I've recently bought a PS/2 to USB adapter.
But it doesn't work.
I've been searching on internet and i found that i need something else.
The questions that i want to ask:

Why this cheap piece of garbage doesn't work? - Solved.
How do i manage to get it to work (Windows 8.1/Windows 7/ Windows XP) (1 PC, 1 laptop and another PC) - Solved.
That piece of garbage ..... what it used for? (You insert the PS/2 to the converter and then the USB end port to the computer)

Please help me!

A:PS/2 to USB keyboard/mouse doesn't work.

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About 2 months ago, my keyboard quit working in WORD. I have no problems typing this post, for example, or cutting and pasting text I am forced to enter into WordPad in order to get it into WORD. I deleted the keyboard file in settings/system/hardware/device manager/keyboards and rebooted. No help at all. My wife's friend installed a Chinese character set that is always there, but I used tb be able to just change to a western font and work on. That doen't even work anymore. In WORD, nothing goes onto the screen when I type. Do I need to run combofix to get rid of a virus? Pleae help.

A:Keyboard Doesn't Work in Word

Do I need to run combofix to get rid of a virus?Absolutely not. There is no indication of an infection at this point, and even if there were one doesn't perform major surgery and chemo if something much less drastic will work.Have you tried repairing the Word installation? This article discusses how you can do that. Scroll down to this heading: "How to Repair or Reinstall Office Programs" about halfway down the page.Orange Blossom

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I have searched for and updated the driver, but my keyboard (HP Pavilion X2, Win 8.1) still doesn't work. Any ideas?

A:Hardware keyboard doesn't work

Is this a followup to a different thread? If so provide a link to it please.

You have a laptop, has it been disassembled at any time? If yes, do it again and check that the cable connecting the keyboard to the motherboard is plugged in and the retainer is fully seated.

Does an external USB keyboard work?

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I have a Compaq Presario 5000 series with Win. ME and just recently I cleaned my keyboard and I let it dry for a good 3 hours and now it doesn't work the device Manager says it's there and working but infact it's not!

A:Keyboard Doesn't work!!!!!!!Help pleaz

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It was working ,but after installing Windows 8 Pro in my desktop the keyboard doesn't work at all !!
note : the keyboard doesn't have usb port

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I have a USB keyboard that used to work fine, now it has problems.

Plugged in, normal keys don't work. So like letter keys etc don't work. The only keys that do work are the special keys for the keyboard (like F-lock, My Home, etc).

Any idea how to fix this? Using Windows XP SP2. I've tried restarting.

A:USB keyboard; doesn't fully work

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Hi all
I have just noticed that my keyboard doesn't work on certain screens. Specifically the system restore screen where I have to label the restore point. I cant type anything in. I don't get the blinking cursor in the input box. I get the italic I cursor when I put the arrow cursor in the box but when I left click to anchor the cursor and start typing nothing happens. So maybe a mouse problem too. I noticed it in a software registration window too. Running windows xp sp3. microsoft usb keyboard and a wireless logitech mouse
Thanks for any help

A:Keyboard doesn't work on certain screens

Change batteries?

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Hi there,
I have an acer aspire V11 touch laptop and about 2 weeks ago the keyboard stopped working properly. Whenever I try typing anything there is no output apart from when I try stroking multiple keys really quickly. However this results in a keyboard spasm and will continuously type out the same letter over and over again. The only way I can stop that is by holding down the esc key or the spacebar, and as soon as I let that go it continues!

I have tried pretty much everything in the control panel and settings, including trying to uninstall and reinstall it, as well as checking it wasn't anything to do with filter or sticky keys

Any help would be much appreciated, as using the touch screen keyboard takes so long to type everything!

A:Keyboard - either doesn't work or spasms

I don't think this is a Windows 10 problem; sound like hardware.

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The old keyboard is from an old Dell XPS from 15 years ago.
It worked fine on my last computer a Dell GX620 with XP.
My new computer a locally made one in an HP case has windows 7.
Old keyboard isn't even recognized.
Is it now obsolete or something.

Microsoft seems devoted to making hardware as well as operating systems routinely obsolete. IMHO.

A:old keyboard doesn't work with windows 7

Yeah, I hear ya. I have a Filco I really like these days.

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I bought a Dell Inspiron 15 5558 laptop two days ago. I turned on this laptop and the keyboard doesn't work. I have used the screen keyboard to finish the configuration (date, time, name and more), thinking that the problem was in the configuration, but not.
What's the problem? How Can I solved it?
Thanks. ;)

A:My laptop keyboard doesn't work

1. Right click Start's button( or press windows key and X key at the same time)
2. Click Control Panel
3. System And Security
4. System and Maintenance, a) Stroll down a little, b) Troubleshoot common computer problem
5. Look to the left side of the page - click " view all "
6. Click on Hardware And Devices

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I spilled drink on it, busted. Weird. numbers and. symbol2s appear when I type.

Not paying £29 for new k1eyboard...

How d.o I fix?

btw.. Need Mac Keyboard... thus pricy

A:My keyboard doesn't work properly

Try this:

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Hello i have a problem with my keyboard, some keys doesn't work, keys like the letter <i> and some numbers. Could you please help me??  i called the line support but they said to me that the warranty expired but i bougth my laptop on february 2016 using your websde and also when i check that on your websde also said i have 3 more months remainng. Thank you ps. i dont speak englsh well so i am sorry for my bad englsh 

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I bought a HP Compaq D530 SFF PC fro Ebay..There was no operating system on it..
so i want to install windows on my new pc. When I boot the XP disc, I get a blue screen, with some things loading at the bottom.

When it comes time to "Press enter to insall windows, Press R to repair or Press F3 to skip installation" my keyboard doesn't work, and I can't press enter.

What's going on here, what can I do? it seems like my keyboard doesnt work anymore (by the way, the keyboard and monitor was not part of the pc that i bought and it is not a USB keyboard)

thanks for your time and help

A:Keyboard doesn't work when installing XP ?

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Hi guys

Why is some program doesn't open or give error (to send) and i did try with other my computer is working ok. what am i missing in this computer ?

i attach the program i am talking about .

please inform me .


A:some program doesn't work .

How about an error message - the zip file does not help

If 16 bit error

XP Fix -

Scroll down to get XP Fix

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I have a music writing program called Finale. I've used it on 2 previous computers. When I installed it in this computer, this is what occures.

when opening the program, a message appears saying "Please wait while windows configures turbotax its deductable. then it asks me to insert a turbotax disc. which has nothing to do with the program. once I manage to get the message off a box saying error 1706 appears then the box asking if I want to report an error to microsoft.

This is my first post. I hope I can figure this forum out and someone can help me.


A:Program doesn't work.

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If I try to open any Help Files (the little document with a yellow ?) freezes, with a "Not Responding" sign....this happens with any help file....ZoneAlarm Pro Help won't work...AVG help won't work...IZArc Help File won't work...

I'm not an expert, but I assume the "Help Viewer" is a Microsoft Program and these programs just write a file that can be opened using the "Help Viewer" So I guess I need a new Help Viewer? I have my XP Pro Installation if I have to fire it up and replace certain files, I can do that.

Thank you in advance for your help!

A:Help doesn't work on ANY program

Try this first, see if it helps:

Go here:

1. Click on "Win XP Fixes"

2. Scroll down and click on "File Association Fixes"

3. Click on "CHM File Association Fix"

Hope it helps

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I use the On-Screen Keyboard. The reason is my brother threw a wooden portrait frame at my laptop, breaking my 1, 3, Q, T, U, and J keys. Those keys are part of my password, and I use them to type documents, and now a fan fiction, nearly every day. Usually I have no problem bringing the OSK up, but now, for the first time I do. I am at the login screen, clicking on Ease of Access, and the On-Screen Keyboard does not turn on. I tried checking all the boxes, and only High Contrast, Filter Keys and Sticky Keys turn on. My system is a Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit. I suspect two possible causes: one is I shut down my computer instead of restarting it just before installing updates (I was gone to a party), and two is some random guy who harassed me on a chat website could have hacked my computer. Please help. 

A:On-Screen Keyboard Doesn't Work, Can't Login

do you have a usb keyboard to another computer in your house? if so id try using that

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I am trying to remove a virus w/ SDFix and when I restart my computer into safe mode, the keyboard doesn't work. I have a HP 6510b laptop running XP Pro SP2.

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after resetting my computer, i encounter a problem. When i turn on the computer, I can access the bios with the keyboard and i can check all the options. If i don't access the bios, my keyboard stops working when i'm asked to digit my account's password. what can i do? thank you

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My Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 keyboard suddenly not function while i was playing Assassin's Creed director's cut version. First, I thought the game was crush so I hard reboot my comp. Then I found out my USB keyboard not working. I have tried to reconnected the device, uninstall and reinstall both window and logitech driver. still no luck. The keyboard's receiver lights is up and I also tried to press the connect button on the back of the keyboard and the receiver. still no luck =(

Does anyone know how to fix this?

Vista Ultimate 32bits


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Frequently when I want to copy or paste something I end up typing a 'v' or a 'c' instead. Most of the time this means that whatever was marked it has disappeared and replaced by a single 'c'. Also quite frequently the keyboard enters two keystrokes where only one was made. I touch type and this doesn't happen on other keyboards. Anyone else is observing this?Will Lenovo improve the quality of the keyboard? Or is this specific to my keyboard and can I get a replacement?

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my computer's keyboard port doesn't work for some reason. i have bought 2 keyboards so far and none of them had worked. any guides and tips to how i could fix it or do i have to replace it?

A:Keyboard port in back of pc doesn't work

External keyboard (USB?) or the laptop keyboard

Has bios got Keyboard enabled (if that setting exists)

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Hi all,

The apostrophe key on my keyboard stops working when I set input method to UK English. However I know this isn't a fault with my keyboard since I also type Chinese and the apostrophe key works fine when I'm using the Chinese input method.

I have read some posts regarding keyboard issues which suggested that I can check keyboard mappings and whether the key has been set as a soft key using the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator, however the key has not been set as soft and keys usually light up in Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator when I press them on the keyboard but I get no response for the apostrophe key.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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So I was alt-tabbing around through my programs when all of a sudden my system speaker beeped. My keyboard completely locked up and did nothing. I restarted my computer manually and when I booted it up, the keyboard still didnt work. I repeated that for a while and I eventually gave up. A friend of mine told me to update the bios and clear CMOS. I flashed the bios using my mobo's integrated software(in windows) and cleared CMOS. Now my keyboard still doesn't work. I've tried clearing CMOS again and still no luck, but now the problem is my computer is stuck at the screen before Windows that says, "PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE PRESS DEL TO EDIT SETTINGS" and I cant use my keyboard. I've tried inserting my windows cd and it doesn't boot from it (probably because I cleared CMOS).

Any ideas?

A:Keyboard doesn't work - a motherboard problem

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Hello everybody, I recently have gotten computer parts and put together a PC, after a delay in the mail I have received the graphics card and installed it into the tower, before I got the card I was using the computer perfectly fine with the CPU graphics that are integrated so I know that all of my hardware works, or did. When I put in the graphics card there was an issue with it showing up on the monitor, so I took out the motherboard battery with guidance from a friend and reset the CMOS and I have it displaying now with a HDMI to DVI-D.

When I turn the computer on it turns on and then turns off instantly after the fans and such start to go, it does this once, then fully turns on and I press the delete key to load the bios, after that I load windows and when I get out of the bios all usb ports stop working, mouse and keyboard stop and im stuck looking at the windows 8 screen showing date and time and internet connection, I've been looking online and still am yet to find a solution because everybody else that has this issue can somehow access their desktop. I can't. When I load from the windows CD i get into the starting menu for loading the operating system, but again, no mouse or keyboard so I can't keep going from there.

I removed the graphics card which initially caused the problem, upon start up it restarted 3 times and then turned on, in the windows loading screen where i was stuck before the keyboard LED's are lit up but the mouse is not. the ke... Read more

A:Keyboard/Mouse doesn't work outside of Bios

Have you tried both the USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports for the keyboard and mouse? Maybe the USB 3.0 isn't working correctly due to drivers or compatibility with the Razer gear or drivers. Or can you borrow a basic USB keyboard and mouse?

I also see a BIOS update on the Asus website that addresses "USB Compatibility" and "System Stability" in another. If you do not already have the 1603 BIOS update you may wish to update it that one. You can update the BIOS through the BIOS itself, go into the Advanced section and use EZ Flash and load it from a USB stick; it must be extracted first though.

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I have Windows 8.1 Pro and a Logitech K800 Keyboard (wireless/illuminated) and I'm continuing to be frustrated by the fact that the Mute button does not work. Oddly enough, I had the same problem with a previous Windows 8.0 Pro install -- it went away when I upgraded to Windows 8.1. But the problem started again shortly afterward (maybe a week or two). I have the latest drivers and apps installed from Logitech.

After a reboot, the first time I hit the Mute key momentarily mutes the sound but then the sound returns (maybe after 1 second). After that, hitting the Mute key has no effect at all.

I have searched Google for a solution but nothing matches my problem. Oddly there are reports of all volume-related keys not working, but the Volume up and Volume down keys still work for me.

I'm wondering if anyone else is having these problems, and/or if anyone has suggestions.

A:Keyboard Mute Button Doesn't Work

There should be software for that keyboard. Some Keyboards that have extra keys work without added software, if they are a PS/2 KB. I don't have any USB KB's that have extra keys like that, the one I got is an old HP keyboard.

Check the Logitech site, see if there are drivers for that particular KB.

Try this:

Support + Downloads: Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 - Logitech

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My USB keyboard works during the Dell startup screen, and works in Windows, but doesn't work in between, so during the 'press any key to load from CD' screen, the keyboard doesn't work. I could use any help or suggestions, because I'm anxiously awaiting reinstalling Windows. Thanks.

A:Solved: Keyboard Doesn't Work During Startup


If you just want to reinstall windows, I would suggest using a PS/2 keyboard. Then switch to your USB keyboard when you're done.

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Hi all,
I have dell inspiron 1525 with window 7 64-bit
I was chatting and using the labtop normally and then two buttons ( L & . ) stopped working.
I found on dell support forums the way how to remove the keyboard but it didn't work to solve the problem.
Can some one help me with this thing ??

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Some buttons on the keyboard doesn't work

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Ok, To be quite honest I never really use the sleep feature on my computer, possibly the only time I ever did was to test it was working, But anyway the problem is that whenever I'd have My machine asleep whether it be pressing the button by accident or doing it intentionally, when I tell it to wake it up, It does everything normally (Brings back Desktop etc.) but the keyboard (And sometimes the mouse) are practically dead, No lights on and stuff, and doesn't come back unless I restart and on some occasions completely unplug the power cables for about half an hour.

I did some research around and I couldn't find anything helpful, Some suggested upgrading the Bios (Done) and some said turning off the respective settings in "Power options" and the "Device manager" (Did that too) and still no result, I'm using windows 7 SP1 and all the latest drivers and updates, My motherboard is an Intel DH67CLB3 with latest bios.

The real problem for me is that I don't know how long it has been going on for and whether or not I had anything to do with it, because like I said I rarely use the sleep button, But whenever I do It always does this on wakeup.

Can Anyone help?

A:Keyboard doesn't work after waking up my machine.

Method 1
Verify if the keyboard is enabled to wake the computer out of sleep mode.

a) Open the Keyboard control panel item, as described in Method 1.
b) Click the Hardware tab, and then click Properties.
c) Click the Change Settings button

Note This step requires Administrator access
d) Click the Power Management tab, and then verify that Allow this device to wake the computer is enabled.
e) Click OK, and then click OK again.

Method 2
If the above step fails then make sure that you have updated the drivers for the keyboard from the manufacturer website.
Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly
Update a driver for hardware that isn&#39;t working properly
Sleep and hibernation: frequently asked questions
Sleep and hibernation&#58; frequently asked questions

Hope that helps, got it from microsoft answers

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When i start my computer in safe mode to run smitfraud fix the keyboard doesn't work.

A:Keyboard doesn't work in safe mode

My ps2 keyboard doesn't work either! in safe mode.

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a friend has asked me to have a look at a laptop that hes had lying around for a while, the only problem with this machine (its a 'digital' HiNote VP) is that the far right side of the keyboard doesn't work correctly e.g when enter is pressed it do anything (most of the time minimise windows) sometimes however it does actually function properly.

I'm assume that because of the keyboard doing this its probably had something spilt on it at one stage, but I've opened the keyboard up and its all clean. Just wondering what people think could cause this and if its possible to try and fix the keyboard or should I just try to locate a replacement keyboard?

I've already ruled out a software problem because the keyboard also plays up in the BIOS in DOS etc (its running Windows 98)

A:Far-Right side of notebook keyboard doesn't work

Well, there are a lot of possibilities here. I would do the following:

Boot to a command prompt. If the keys don’t work there, you have eliminated a problem with the operating system. If they work there, it is most likely an operating system problem.

If the laptop has been disassembled, check the keyboard to motherboard ribbon cable (if one exist) and make sure it is not damaged.

Just because you don’t see anything that looks like a spill, does not necessarily mean something wasn’t spilt in it.

You could take a shot at replacing the keyboard to see if that is the problem. If that is not the problem, then it is most likely a controller problem on the motherboard – this does not happen very often.

Does the laptop have an external keyboard/mouse (PS/2) connector? If it does, you could try an external keyboard to see if it will work. If that does not work either, then you most likely have a problem with the motherboard.

All in all, with the keyboard working part of the time, I would say that it needs to be replaced.

I hope that helps a little.


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Hi. My laptop has 2 USB slots, 1 working perfectly fine, but another one has a problem. When I plugged a USB mouse or keyboard, nothing on screen happen. For the mouse, it light up but the cursor can't move. For the key board it doesn't light up and nothing happen. I tired flash drive, nothing happen too. BUT when I plugged an external hard drive, it work perfectly fine.

This problem just happen today, before both USB slots are working just fine. So now I can't use both mouse and keyboard at the same time

I've tried restart my computer, uninstall and reinstall all USB list in USB Controllers in Device Manager, nothing work so far

Please help
Thanks in advance

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Here's the deal. Last time I used my laptop (Asus Aspire) it didn't respond so I just closed it and didn't turn it off correctly.

When I turn it on now it logs on but neither my keyboard or mousepad works. Doesn't work with an external keyboard or mouse either.

Anyone knows what to do?

A:Keyboard and mousepad doesn't work on my laptop

Off course I mean ACER Aspire.

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Today I booted up my computer like always but my keyboard and mouse didn't work so i switched it off ( 5 sec on power button) and booted it again. But then it asked me if i want to boot in save mode but i couldn't move the cursor because my keyboard still wasn't working. So i searched on the Internet about a solution and found one that i should remove the mainboard battery, so i did that. And then I rebooted my pc again but when it asked me to set date and time with f1 or f2 keyboard still didn't work. Please respond fast because I need to do work on my computer.

Computer specs: 8 core 4ghz amd fx prossecor, asrock 990fx extreme3 mainboard, gtx 570 graphics card, 8gb ram. (I built my computer myself)

Video of my problem: YouTube

A:Keyboard doesn't work. Please respond fast!

Hi Craftkit,

Is it a USB or Wirelss Keyboard/Mouse?
If wireless, have you tried new batteries? Have you tried plugging the receiver into another USB socket? If wired, have you tred different USB sockets?

I know it sounds basic, but best to check.

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Hi all,

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop and while recently doing some computer maintenance to get rid of some malware, I most likely screwed up my computer. At the Windows 7 user login screen, my mouse and keyboard are non-responsive. I don't think this is a problem with the actual hardware because I can access the boot menu with F12 when I boot it up. Appreciate any help.

A:Keyboard/Mouse doesn't work on my laptop

Do you have access to your windows installation cd?

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Its been like this for 3 days, my enter, ctrl, up, left, right keys doesn't work. I tried them with on screen keyboard and there it worked. I am having a hard time without these keys and i replaced this keyboard like 7 months ago. Can someone help me with this
Sometimes they do work but they only work one time and than they act weird (like my mouse clicking when i hover on something) backspace working by itself when i try to write something

A:Some keys in my laptop keyboard doesn't work

Ninetails mate try running these for starters.< if necessary include the /f switch in the command line as per Option2

ADW download frombleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans

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I'm trying to reinstall my operating system but my keyboard doesn't work in the boot menu, so I can't enter the BIOS. I've tried both a USB keyboard and a PS/2. I think it might be my mobo but I'm not sure enough to replace it. I've had problems with it in the past (I bought it out of box about a year ago, so it would make sense I guess) like the microphone jack and keyboard and mouse PS/2 ports not working, but the weird thing is that they used to work in Ubuntu when I was dual booting Vista/Ubuntu. I tried updating the chipset drivers but that didn't work.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! I really don't want to replace my motherboard but I guess I might have to.


P.S. My system specs are in my profile

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Hello so yesterday morning i woke up and i got on my laptop. and realized my keyboard stopped functioning so i restarted it mouse was working but the keyboard only worked for a second after the windows startup. so i formatted the computer again to windows 8.1 after installing few software's and drivers my computer went for a restart. when the system started up. the keyboard had stopped functioning again. at first i thought it was because there was some sort of virus in my files that i had transferred back on my computer. later i downloaded latest version of windows 10 installed it on 2 computers my brothers and mine. it seems to work perfectly fine with my brothers computer... after installing it on my computer the keyboard was working and running smoothly  until i installed the windows update which gave problem with my graphics card driver and i thought it was because of my wireless card disconnected from internet. so i restarted the computer and again i'm stuck with a non working keyboard. and yes i have also checked ease of access.
so i don't know anymore what to do please help me? is there is problem with Nvdia gtx 780m graphics driver or is there a windows update causing this? 
i'm sorry for the long paragraph. thank you for your time.

A:keyboard doesn't work and system shuts off by its self on win 8.1 and 10

Have you tried another keyboard?  You can plug a USB keyboard into the ports on the sides of the laptop.
As the problem occurs in both 8.1 and 10 - I'd have to wonder if there's a physical problem with the keyboard.

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Hey all
I cannot get my keyboard to work, unless my pc is in safe mode ? I checked for drivers there are none missing. I did a system restore,
I bought a new keyboard, I checked every setting I could find and all seems good,I did a scan with AVG found Nothing.
So I am out of ideas other than to re-format and partions. So any other ideas and or options would be appriciated.

A:keyboard doesn't work but in safe mode

In safe mode, try deleting the keyboard drivers from device manager then rebooting to get them to reinstall.

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Rio Music Manager is the program I usually use to transfer music from my computer to my mp3 player but now it's not working. I reboot my computer maybe once every couple of months because I heard that's good for cleaning it and after I re-install Rio Music Manager after the reboots, it always works except when I rebooted my computer a few weeks ago and tried re-installing the Rio Music Manager again.. everything went fine until the second time my computer restarted and after clicking "Finish installing" or something like that.. it said it failed and told me to check these files:


When I copy & pasted them both under Start -> Run... for the first one, it said "please insert a CD into Drive D" and for the second one, a notepad opened up with a VERY VERY long bunch of words and stuff..

Any help? thank you!

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Okay, here's a good one that I've come across and I'm sure there is an expert among all of you that can tell me how to do this. I have a Warpia device (to show my screen on the TV). Now before I install the software, when my computer's screen goes black (I guess asleep), and I touch the touch pad it wakes up and says "What Do You Want To Do". So we are on our merry way. However, if I install the software to the Warpia to watch something on my large TV screen instead of my computer screen (mostly a movie that the wife wants to watch as well), I have to install the software. When the movie is over with, I have to uninstall it so the next time my screen goes black all I have to do is touch the touch pad. If I don't unstall the software, then I have to hit Ctrl-Alt-Del to get to the task manager and hit cancel. So my question is, is there away to run this software without actually installing it or what can I do?

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Have you asked the support folks for the Warpia device for assistance?

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I am trying to run a Java (.class) program using the command console in Vista (run as administrator). With any program I try to run I recieve the following error:

C:\(blanked)\RNA22>java batchRNA22
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: batchRNA22
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: batchRNA22
at$ Source)
at Method)
at Source)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
Could not find the main class: batchRNA22. Program will exit.
This doesn't happen on collegues systems who have XP and Vista.

I reinstalled Java on C:/ to no avail.

Any ideas?

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I have just had my computer reformatted & previously had a program called Take Screenshot which I use regularly. When I now click into the Take Screenshot Icon, I get the following error message
The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). Click on OK to terminate the application.
Can someone explain how to get my Take Screenshot to work again please.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305234 MB, Free - 205523 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, D945GNT
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Program Take Screenshot Doesn't Work

go to windows update & install all updates there including net framework
it is missing the net framework files that are needed to run the program

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My comp came with Drive Image Special Edition (DISE) pre-installed. To begin, DISE creates a "D" partition. My "D" partition is large, 5 GB. Most of it is free space, DISE only takes up about 25 MB. 1st question I have is does DISE reserve this 5 GB for it's exclusive use?? If I were to run low on disk space, would I be able to access this 5 GB??

DISE for me is useless. I have Trend Micro software that does a nice job of backing things up. I attempted to uninstall DISE using the supplied uninstall program. There are several screens to wade through, but ultimately, you get to a screen which says "Do You WIsh To Uninstall DISE?" There is a box in which you must type "YES". Then a message pops up saying that the uninstall program must be run within a DOS environment and that all open programs will be terminated. Then there is a "Do you wish to proceed" message with a yes/no button to click. It is at this point that the uninstall program stops...nothing happens. I've tried running this several different times with no luck.

DISE was made by PowerQuest. They were acquired by Symantic. The Symantic site offers no help whatsoever, since it's a program they no longer support.

How can I SAFELY remove the DISE software?? BTW, the uninstall program says that the D partition will not be removed, even when using the factory uninstall program.

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So I plugged a mac keyboard into my pc laptop and now ....

Some of the keys in my laptop keyboard work and some end up typing something completely different than what they are.

Anyone know how to fix this? I googled for a solution and couldn't find any results

A:Solved: Plugged a keyboard into my laptop. Now my laptop keyboard doesn't work

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I have a simple USB keyboard that has a Sleep, wakeup and poweron button on it.
The sleep button works fine but the others do not.
How do I enable that?

In the BIOS there's the wakeup setting, I chose the key (power button) and it still doesn't work.
I had to disable EUP (an European rule) which, if enabled, makes sure the power consumption of the powered off PC stays under 1 W, but it also eliminates most of the wakeup options to achive that low power level.

Now with that option disabled, it is now possible to enable wake up events but the power button still doesn't work.

Legacy USB keyboard setting is on. Could it be the cause?

A:Dedicated Power On button on keyboard doesn't work

What brand of keyboard is it? If it's a Logitech, it could be a driver issue. I have a similar problem with my media buttons on a Logitech keyboard, but it seems that a recent driver update has made them fail. Rolling back the driver made them work again.

Try reinstalling the driver, or rolling back to a previous driver and see if that helps the issue.

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I'm using windows 8 pro which I upgraded from windows 7 home premium in january. After the upgrade, my e key stopped working. After another few months, more keys stopped working and now, no keys are working. What do I do?

A:Laptop keyboard doesn't work after upgrade to windows 8

does an external keyboard work

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I have an Asus R510D laptop, which originally came w/ Windows 8 installed. I downgraded to Windows 7, and the very first time I booted, everything was fine. Ever since then, after boot, at the login screen, the keyboard does not allow me to type my password. However, I am able to use the function keys, which is the workaround I've found for this issue.

After booting and reaching the login screen, I must put the keyboard to sleep, then awaken it, for the keyboard to function properly. I've tried updating the driver, but it doesn't solve the issue. I was wondering if anyone had come across an issue like this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!


A:Laptop Keyboard Doesn't Work Properly After Boot

You did mean R510DP right? That laptop does not support Win 7. Have you tried installing the Win 8 drivers in Compatibility Mode

Asus R510DP Driver & Tools Just a thought.

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Hello, when i use the keyboard I can't click the left side of the mouse. It doesn't work at touchpad or any usb mouse. I can make the move mouse but it doesn't work left click while press keyboard. Left click work just 'Ctrl', 'Alt', and 'Shift' keys when i use keyboard.  I removed synaptic clickpad driver, but it still continue and this solution doesn't works for me :

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Sager np2740 laptop bought from xoticpc.

I used the laptop without any issues with the keyboard. I then connected it to an external monitor and using my own wired keyboard. Thus using a usb port and connect my wired keyboard to it. I then disconnected my keyboard and monitor so i could use laptop by itself.

Right now most of the keys on the right side of keyboard doesn't work. J, k, l, u, i , o, p, n, m doesn't work. Enter button works however.

Does anyone know what this is happening?

A:Sager NP2740 Right Side of Keyboard Doesn't Work

You need to try another keyboard and see what happens. And does the notebook keyboard work okay?

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Problem Details: In the middle of a game of league (Doom Bots) and I try try to reply to a friend on steam message and notice my delete button randomly not working then go into League to reply to somebody and can't delete on there either. I don't know what caused it since it was so random and I've completely cleaned my keyboard out so yeah... I want this fixed, this was a $100 dollar mechanical keyboard and it's my baby :'( . I've tried rebooting, unplugging then plugging back in, and I really wouldn't like to system restore but if I must then I suppose so..

A:Keyboard Delete Button randomly doesn't work...

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Dell Dimension 2350
Pentium 4 1.80GHz

I have not used this computer for about a week, and now when I turn it on my keyboard doesn't work. It is a generic keyboard that came with my Dell.(Mouse works fine until I try to type, then freezes). I went into Device Manager and there was a yellow sign indicating a problem with my keyboard. I tried to update driver, but there was no newer version than the one installed. Device properties indicate that "this device can not start. (code 10)". I don't know what code 10 is. Tried to uninstall, and reinstall... nothing.

So, naturally, I tried a different keyboard (the one I know is good) and this one is USB (wired Natural Ergonomic 4000 by Microsoft) and it installed fine. According to device manager, it works properly. However, still can not type. Tried to connect it to a different USB port; that didn't help either.

Any suggestions?


A:Keyboard doesn't work (Dell Dimension 2350)

Try plugging both keyboards into a different computer and see if they work.

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what can i do abou that?
tried to reinstall the games.
already scanned with adawre

A:keyboard doesn't work good on full screen

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I have a fairly new laptop (Lenovo) and for some reason, sometimes when I turn on my computer after it was hibernating or sleeping, the mouse (touchpad) doesn't work until I put it to sleep and turn it on again. This sometimes happens with the keyboard too, but not as often. I'm not quite sure even how to start checking what the problem is.

Any help is appreciated.


A:Mouse and/or Keyboard Doesn't Work After Sleeping/Hibernating (Sometimes)

Hey, does anyone have any solutions to this?

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Hey guys,

It's been a while since I've posted here, so sorry if I posted in the wrong section.

When Windows 8.1 was released, I upgraded my current Windows 8 installation. Overall, it has been a great experience. However, I've run into a couple of strange problems that I have never had before.

The first problem is, whenever I boot into Windows 8.1, my USB devices don't work right away (keyboard and wireless mouse). It doesn't matter if I restart my computer or have just turned it on. In order to get the keyboard to respond, I have to unplug and plug back in the cord. It's very annoying to have to do this every time I boot Windows.

The second problem is, while Windows is logging in, I get a UAC prompt. The UAC prompt says "Service Control Manager Configuration Tool". This prompt also happens every single time I log on, which is also very annoying.

I have checked my startup programs and have found nothing obvious that could solve these problems, but maybe I'm missing something.

Does anyone have any ideas? Have these problems happened before? I really would prefer not to do a clean install since everything else is working perfectly and it's not slow at all.

Thanks guys for the help !


A:Keyboard doesn't work on startup and weird UAC prompt

Maybe running sfc & dism might help ?

DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

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My laptop's keyboard doesn't not work, Tomorrow at night work properly

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What we can do to solve this problem?

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Have an old asus laptop that i use very little. I noticed that when i type something ... nothing shows up.

I open up google. I type keyboard letters into google... nothing shows up. However when i click the letter F... it would seem to click on the top right corner where the 3 horizontal lines are located right under the X. The google chrome settings.

I then use my touchpad or regular mouse. When i try to click on anything like picture i have or video etc or icons on my desktop.. it would open up the properties. Does anyone know how do i fix this issue? Basically i cannot type any letter anywhere.

A:Laptop Keyboard Doesn't Work Very Strange Issue

Basically anything i click on does this... unless i click on start menu and then click on the program. Thus if i click on say avast or a program on desktop, it shows the properties of it. If i click on program using start menu... it does show up.

I scanned using malwarebytes. It did mention something trojan.something but i removed it. But this is using malwarebytes free. I have avast as well but doesnt detect anything.

Its definitely not number lock. I tried this.

The other thing that was strange was after a while... suddenly the mouse and touchpad it did click. But then when i shut the lid of my computer down then opened it up... have same issue. So same problem.

The thing though is i did recently go to certain sites where they have passwords for adult sites... and used it to log in etc. Could this be the cause of it? Thus i used a login and password from someone who posted free username/pass for an adult site.

heres another strange thing. When i click on tab... it would display all the windows i have opened in like a ruler... then each time i press tab... it would go to each window.

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I have an Asus R510D laptop, which originally came w/ Windows 8 installed. I downgraded to Windows 7, and the very first time I booted, everything was fine. Ever since then, after boot, at the login screen, the keyboard does not allow me to type my password. However, I am able to use the function keys, which is the workaround I've found for this issue.

After booting and reaching the login screen, I must put the keyboard to sleep, then awaken it, for the keyboard to function properly. I've tried updating the driver, but it doesn't solve the issue. I was wondering if anyone had come across an issue like this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!


A:Laptop Keyboard Doesn't Work Properly After Boot

You did mean R510DP right? That laptop does not support Win 7. Have you tried installing the Win 8 drivers in Compatibility Mode

Asus R510DP Driver & Tools Just a thought.

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this is copied and pasted right from windows help and support

You can also open Windows Sidebar by clicking the Start button , typing sidebar in the search box, and then pressing ENTER.

It also says:

To bring gadgets to the front using a keyboard shortcut Press the Windows Logo key +SPACEBAR.

I have also read the same thing throughout the web which comfirms that this is the right keyboard shortcut.

So I have all the information that tells me how to open windows sidebar using a keyboard shortcut the problem is nothing happens when I do it. I went to my other computer running vista and as soon as I did the shortcut windows sidebar popped right up.

The computer I am using is about 1 week old, the first thing I did was update it so it should be fully updated and I can confirm right now it has SP2 and windows update says there are no updates available (which is surprising since vista seems to have hourly updates). There is nothing wrong with the windows key or space bar key as they both work independently and for other shortcut combinations.

If anyone knows of a fix I would be grateful to know it as the sidebar is useless to me if I don't have a keyboard shortcut to access it.

A:keyboard shortcut to open sidebar doesn't work

Would creating a short cut be of any help?

Create keyboard shortcuts to open programs

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Hello, I have a Windows Vista SP2 system that has two separate accounts; one is an administrator and one is the standard client. When the system starts up, the keyboard works fine but when the standard client logs in the keyboard stops working. The keyboard works for the administrative user, however. Any ideas? Thanks.Regards,
Christopher K.

A:Keyboard doesn't work after specific user logs in ...

Had what sounds like a very similar problem on a Windows XP computer. User could enter their logon details, but when their profile loaded the keyboard did not work.
In this instance it was the Filter Keys.
The user had an icon that looked like an alarm clock down in the System Tray. Double clicking on that brought up the Accessibility Options and I unticked the Use Filter Keys check box, then OK'd out.
Another way to get to the Accessibility Options is go to Start>Control Panel>Accessibility Options.
Hope that this helps someone.

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Pressing ?Ctrl+A? on the keyboard to ?select all? doesn?t work,

I?m wondering why the ?Ctrl+A? doesn?t work and all the files are not selected.

What might be the issue?

Which settings should I change to let it work back as regular?

Thank you



A:Pressing “Ctrl+A” on the keyboard to “select all” doesn’t work,

Welcome to Seven Forums Jamal. What kind of PC is it, a Desktop or a laptop, or?

System Info - See Your System Specs

It may be important to know. Does Ctrl+A not work only in cartain programs, etc. or not at all? If a laptop, try pressing alt+ctrl+fn

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I have a very frustrating problem. I'm trying to do a clean install of XP on a machine as Windows has got corrupted and won't start up. I got the machine with XP pre-installed about four years ago so I've never come across the problem I'm about to describe before.

Basically despite being able to use the keyboard to enter boot menus and make changes etc. during initial boot-up when I get to the point where it says windows hasn't started properly, do you want to start normally or start in safe mode etc. my keyboard suddenly does not work at all so I can't make any selections other than waiting for the full thirty seconds with the default start normally option selected. Of course Windows then won't boot up completely.

Similarly if I use a start up diskette or 'ultimate' boot CD or with a view to reformatting when I get the A: prompt or told to hit enter to run my boot CD I can't do anything with the keyboard, and therefore can't reformat.

I can't see any options in the boot menus to do anything about this keyboard problem. Anyone any ideas what on earth is going on and how I can solve it? Because otherwise I can't see how on earth I can reformat the machine.


A:Solved: keyboard doesn't work during later parts of boot-up and set-up

I then did find a setting in the BIOS talking about USB emulating legacy devices which was disabled. I enabled that and it worked, presumably emulating a PS2 keyboard which I understand works fine throughout all of the boot process.

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On my laptop when it is turned on XP boots up to the login screen.
But the touchpad and keyboard don't respond to any commands.
I can't get into the Bios because the keyboard doesn't work. Even a mouse
connected via the usb won't work.
Caps lock doesn't eluminate once pressed either?
Does it sound terminal?


A:Time Laptop Keyboard/Touchpad doesn't work

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My microsoft 600 usb mouse and keyboard suddenly do not work properly anymore. Whenever I plug them into the rear ports they disconnect and freeze(computer remains running). It sometimes requires a reboot for it to work again. This is really weird and frustrating as I can run my other devices out of the back perfectly like my mic and usb drive.

Changes since problems started developing
-Large Amount of Windows Update
-Cleaned computer with compressed air. Allowed it to dry just in case of condensation.
-Installed new secondary hard drive
-Installed new Nvidia graphics card
-Updated Utorrent and installed conduit by accident. Deleted it.
-Removed 4 files with malwarebytes. Most likely false positives with safe torrents I downloaded.

Things I tried
-Different usb ports in the back
-Updating Drivers
-Disabling and enabling keyboard and mouse settings
-Disabling usb sleep thing in power control
-sfc scannow in command prompt came back without errors
-Disabling HID drivers in device manager

Event 3012
The performance strings in the Performance registry value is corrupted when process Performance extension counter provider. The BaseIndex value from the Performance registry is the first DWORD in the Data section, LastCounter value is the second DWORD in the Data section, and LastHelp value is the third DWORD in the Data section.
Event 3011
Unloading the performance counter strings for service WmiApRpl (WmiApRpl) failed. The first DWORD in the Data... Read more

A:Keyboard for some reason doesn't work in rear ports.

try and do a system restore to before any of these problems occurred. Start, programs, accessories, system tools, system restore; then pick a date and time at which you know the system was working fine with the rear ports. IF that doesnt work; then you might try and see if there are any updated drivers for your usb hub controller(s).

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