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Windows 10 Keyboard Suddenly stopped working? Apply these solutions to fix it

Recently upgraded to Windows 10 and now your keyboard not working? Don't worry we have listed all the advanced as well as simple techniques to fix your Keyboard.

Sometimes you might face a problem keyboard or mouse not working or gets jammed or won’t work properly after a recent windows 10 update. Especially if you have switched to Windows 10 from older Windows 7 or 8.1 There are chances you might encounter this problem. You are not alone with this problem, A number of users report this issue in the Microsoft forum, the keyboard is not working after Windows 10 1909 update or after the rollback of Windows 10 to the previous version.

The most common reason for this problem is the keyboard driver may it’s corrupted or not compatible with the current windows version. And installing the latest driver for the keyboard is probably a good solution to fix the problem.

keyboard is not working Windows 10

If you are also struggling with a similar problem Keyboard not working after updates or Suddenly Keyboard stopped working on Windows 10 apply the solutions below.

  • First of all check, the keyboard is connected properly,
  • Unplug the keyboard from the USB port and plug it in another USB port.
  • Also if possible attach the keyboard to a different computer and check if this works, If not then there might a problem with the physical keyboard only.

As the keyboard not working on your Device lets start the virtual keyboard (On screen keyboard) on your PC to perform the troubleshooting steps below.

Open On screen keyboard

In case both keyboard and mouse not working then suggest you boot the device to Safe mode with networking, which loads the operating system with a minimal set of drivers and check if the issue persists.

Turn off Filter Keys

Filter Keys is a feature that is designed to ignore brief or repeated keystrokes, and according to users, this feature is turned on by default on their laptops, and that’s what’s causing the keyboard issue. And turn off Filter Keys to help them to fix the problem.

  • Open control panel,
  • Click on Ease of Access and then click “Change how your keyboard works.“
  • Here Make sure that the Turn on Filter Keys option is not checked.

Turn on Filter keys

Run keyboard troubleshooter

Windows 10 has a set of build-in troubleshooting utilities that can automatically detect and fix several of most reported issues, Let’s first run the keyboard diagnostic utility and let windows check and resolve the problem on its own.

  • Use the keyboard shortcut Windows + X and select settings,
  • Now in the Windows settings search box type fix the keyboard and select find and fix keyboard problems,
  • At this point click advanced and check the box labeled apply repairs automatically,
  • Click next and follow on-screen instructions that detect and repair potential issues with the keyboard.

Run keyboard troubleshooter

Reinstall Keyboard Driver

Most of the time keyboard stops working because of an incomplete, faulty, or outdated driver. So, we recommend update or reinstall them. There are different ways to do this. For one, you can update your drivers through Device Manager. Here’s how you can do that:

  • On your keyboard, press Windows Key + x and select device manager,
  • This will open device manager and display all installed device driver lists,
  • Expend keyboard, right-click on installed keyboard driver and select uninstall
  •  Click ok When prompted to confirm.

Uninstall keyboard driver

Once you’ve removed the keyboard driver, restart your PC. Once you boot into your computer again, your system will automatically install the default keyboard driver, allowing you to use the device without any problem.

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