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Q: Keyboard wired stop working

cannot enter characters to the login password. The system boots but does not give an error message indicating the keyboard is not working. The only light illuminated on the keyboard is a numeral 1 on the upper right edge of the keyboard. Is this an indication that the keyboard needs to be replaced or is it possible to have a bug?

Preferred Solution: Keyboard wired stop working

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Hi, First thing, please try a new set of battery. Regards.

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Keyboard and mouse stop working

Hi, I'm having some major problems with my Dell Dimension 8400 which runs on Windows XP.
It all started with some files found and replaced during chkdsk.
My PC was working fine yesterday, but today when I turned it on the problem started.
At first, everything is okay. Then, after the initial Windows page the screen goes black and a gray bar appears at the bottom. At this point, the keyboard and mouse shut off (lights go off) and stop working. Once the gray bar has finished loading (1-2 seconds), windows continues to start as usual. The only problem is when I get to the log in screen (where I have multiple user accounts) I cannot choose one to log on with because the keyboard and mouse do not work. I have tried unplugging them and putting them in the USB slot instead but to no avail. I cannot run safemode or anything because the same login screen comes up.
I tried hitting F12 initially and ran hard drive diagnostics which gave me the alarming result:
"Drive 0: ST3160023AS - FAIL - Return Code 7
Drive 2: No device"
Drive 4...my CD drive...diagnostics not supported
Drive 5...my DVD drive...diagnostics not supported

Any Suggestions? Please help!

Thanks in advance.

A:Keyboard and mouse stop working AND STOP 0X0000007B

Please follow the steps here for the Stop 0x0000007B error: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324103

As you will note, one cause can be a boot sector virus.

Return Code 7 can indicate hard drive failure. Drive 0 is the hard drive.

As for CHKDSK replacing files and causing this problem, it's not likely. Even IF you check both options- fix file system errors and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors, it didn't 'cause' the problem, it just made it more evident.

Backup everything you do not want to lose and consider replacing the hard drive.

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I have a new Dell Inspiron desktop running Windows 7 Pro with a wired keyboard that is now not working after Dell's update. Mouse is fine. I have an account password log-in and can't access anything because I can't type anything. Booting in safe mode does not work. Booting in the BIOS-- the keyboard is responsive. Not sure what to change or adjust to get the keyboard working. 

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I have a Dell 7737 laptop and from time to time it develops a firmware glitch where random keys stop working for both BIOS Setup and Operating Systems. After such thing happens neither shutdown (Full shutdown / Fast Boot disabled) nor restart get the keyboard back to a normal state. At this point the only workarround is to disconnect the AC power cord and then either drain the battery or physically remove it.
This laptop's battery cover is not designed for daily removal and it is starting to get loose because of this BIOS bug.
I am running BIOS version A14 but this bug was present since I purchased the laptop with BIOS version A07. Sometimes I cannot even type my password because the random keys that stop working match those it uses.
Please Dell could you provide a BIOS hotfix for this annoying issue? 

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Hello Gurus, May I have your time to help on this case? My thinkpad model is X1 Carbon 3rd generation 20BS, which has run smoothly for years with customized touchscreen hardware. From last week, I suddenly noticed that "touchscreen" is not in operation and "wired USB mouse" can't be recognized by Win10. When checking their status in Device Manager, it shows their drivers aren't in installed. The detailed screenshot from Device Manager is as the bottom. I have tried following ways to solve-out, but doesn't work:1, Remove the unknown devices from Device Managers, then restart to make the OS to reinstall the drivers again, but touchscreen and USB mouse still don't work;2, Try to find touchscreen driver from Lenovo support portal, but there is no particular link to download for updating the driver;3, Remove "Mice and other pointing devices" from Device Manager for installation, but seems nothing to do with "touchscreen" and "USB mouse", still not work. All above ways can't help my problem out. Would you please suggest that? Thank you in advance. Leo.Touchscreen driver missed in win10

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my hp laptop keyboard is not working properly.Its just stops and then i have to try all the keys roughly to reactivate the keys. am not understanding when the problem is coming.I reformatted my laptop but in vain.The keys works and stopped.. i rehit some keys it reworked and restop. what shall i do in such situation.please help me peeps

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When day when i went to lower the volume via the keyboard it did not work. So i then tried to lower the brightness and that also did not work. I have come to the conclusion that the top bar of my keyboard which has all the commands dor brightness,volume,etc.. is not working and I don't know why

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I am having a problem with my keyboard and mouse not working on my laptop ASUS G2S. It works post Windows Boot Up. It stops working at the logon or welcome screen for windows XP. I can still enter the BIOS as the keyboard and mouse work fine pre windows load. I can get the mouse to work with a USB mouse but I do not have a USB Keyboard atm. The computer did not crash at all to lead up to this I just restarted the computer and ran into this problem. I have also tried booting into safe mode but run into the same program. I do not have the ASUS recovery DVD with me as it is at school and I am at home for a week or so. If you need any other information let me know! Thanks for your help!

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Mouse and keyboard (both are wired) stop working (hanging) while using. Once I changed mouse, after that for a period of four months no issues but now its starts again. I can?t save any file while facing this issue. Now it is more frequent and daily more than five times. Many of the times while browsing it happens. 

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I'm using Window 7, 64bit

I removed a file call Kuirkbdfltr.sys because it is causing BSOD, now my mouse and keyboard stop working. They work fine in BIOS and I can get into safe mode but keyboard and mouse still won't work in window.

I need to find a way to put Kuirkbdfltr.sys back from my recycle bin or restore window 7 to earlier setting without the usage of keyboard and mouse.

I have tried different usb port with multiple mouse/wacom tab/keyboard and the window tried to automatically reinstall driver but they still won't work.

Any idea?

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Sorry for my English.

I have dell optiplex 390 computer. I used it for 6 month without having problem. But now i have problem on keyboard and mouse. Every time turn on the computer it work correctly for 2 or 3 minutes. After that it stop responding. First I thought it have problem with OS. Then I installed windows. But now also it happen as before. When it happen I change the port that mouse and keyboard are connected. Then it again work for 2 or 3 minutes and stop working. I check whether the port I used before can used for other devices so I insert USB flash drive. It detected. So I am confuse what the real problem is. I hope will get your help soon.


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No replay yet??? So bad

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Hi, today I open my laptop T540p and keys - F5, F9, F10, BACKSPACE, ENTER and SPACE are not working. Have you please same experience?Thank you for help. Marek.

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For about 2 - 3 weeks now, some keys on my Lenovo Z50-70 laptop have stopped working. At first my left arrow, right arrow and home button would not work until I would press them multiple times and they would all simultaneously start working. They now don't work at all anymore no matter what I try.  This is now starting to happen with the letter "E" on my keyboard and it frustrates me a lot. Here are some of the things I have done to try and solve:
- connected an external keyboard (which works perfectly fine) - but I cannot use this at places such as university or work. 
- attempted to update keyboard drivers and reinstall them (did not work).
- Ran virus scans with avira and malwarebytes. Malwarebytes found 200 PUPs - quarantining these fixed nothing.
- Tried using the keys (arrow keys) in BIOS - they still did not work
- Checked to see if I could update the BIOS - had the latest version.
Any help would be massively appreciated, I really want to get this fixed.
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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I'm not too used to computers and stuff, but every once in a while, my desktop will become hot and my mouse and keyboard would stop working. They're still connected to the pc and are still being powered but none of the buttons work. I'm not sure if it has something to do with the heat but it's just really weird. It mostly happens when playing games.
Any help would be appreciated.

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You didn't tell us anything about this computer, other than it is a desktop and runs W8.1.

What are the temps? Is the interior clean of heat trapping dust? Are all fans spinning? Have you scanned for malware? With what?

It sounds like your computer is locking up - a common heat related symptom.

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For about 2 - 3 weeks now, some keys on my Lenovo Z50-70 laptop have stopped working. At first my left arrow, right arrow and home button would not work until I would press them multiple times and they would all simultaneously start working. They now don't work at all anymore no matter what I try.  This is now starting to happen with the letter "E" on my keyboard and it frustrates me a lot. Here are some of the things I have done to try and solve: - connected an external keyboard (which works perfectly fine) - but I cannot use this at places such as university or work. - attempted to update keyboard drivers and reinstall them (did not work).- Ran virus scans with avira and malwarebytes. Malwarebytes found 200 PUPs - quarantining these fixed nothing.- Tried using the keys (arrow keys) in BIOS - they still did not work- Checked to see if I could update the BIOS - had the latest version. Any help would be massively appreciated, I really want to get this fixed.

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Hello. About a month ago a problem has occured. That problem is still frustrating me and I cannot fix it. I've taken my pc to the store where I bought it and they said it worked for them. The problem is my keyboard and my mouse. When I'm browsing the internet or anything but playing a game,it works fine. Once I start a game, after 20-25 minutes(sometimes even a few hours!) of constant gameplay, caps lock,numlock and scroll lock lights turn on. After that it might turn off and on 1 time,quickly, and then the keyboard would stop responding.After the keyboard stops responding, the mouse does too. There are no lights on the keyboard apart from the one on the top of it, nor can I turn on the numlock ,scroll lock and caps lock lights on. The LED lights on the mouse still work.

I've tried different keyboards and mouses-same.

My specs:
Sapphire r9 380,
Intel i7 920,2.67 GHz,
MS Keyboard,says "HIV keyboard" in device manager and properties,
HAVIC Mouse,says "HIV mouse" in properties,
465GB of HDD,
Windows 7 Ultimate.

Tried installing new windows,updating bios,updating drivers,changing USBs...
After the mouse and keyboard stop working,the computer is still running,and the keyboard is sending the same input it was when it froze.

Would changing my motherboard fix this?
It would,I think?
PLEASE HELP! I've had this problem for months! It's very frustrating.

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HelpMePlease1121 said:

Would changing my motherboard fix this?
It would,I think?Click to expand...

Changing your motherboard would most likely not resolve the issue.

How are your peripherals connected to your computer? (USB, etc.)

Xeiver Daniel Pyron

Network Administrator

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Hey guys,
Yesterday I had a warning from kaspersky saying it had found and deleted a tojan.
Ok, so it was gone, but since my keyboard and mouse just stop working when they feel like it.
the strange thing though is the mouse will still move around (just wont make any tooltips appear or click on anything) and the keyboard wont type yet the shortcuts will still work for eg ctrl+alt+del, the windows logo key and ctrl+shift+esc are the ones i tried so far and they all work, and bring the correct things up.
WHen it happens I have to restart and it is ok.
I will post a HJT log and smitfraud fix log in a couple of mins.
Hope You can help
Kind Regards

EDIT1: Just noticed that I cannot click on anything other than the window open.

EDIT2: HJT log below!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:10:25, on 17/12/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
E:\Applications\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Fil... Read more

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Try running: SFC /SCANNOW

It is a system file checker (SFC), which will check your Windows files and replace missing and corrupted files.

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I did a fresh install from the Windows 7 Professional 64 bit that was supplied with the computer.  The load was perfect.  All Microsoft updates were installed except the one that nags about Windows 10.  After loading the wrong Brother printer, I uninstalled that printer.  On the very next boot, the USB mouse and keyboard were both frozen.  Moving them to different USB ports did no good.  Several different models of mouse and keyboard didn't work.  I tried the latest chipset and USB 3.0 drivers from HP's website.  Nothing.  The computer will shut down properly by pressing the power button.  This has happened on 3 of my 23 new computers.  Any thoughts?  Maybe a firmware update?  

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I forgot to mention that I'm working from images.  I have stages of the installation for just this reason.  That's why I'm able to try different things on different computers.

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Compaq V6000 Vista Home, (32 bit) service pack 2. Computer about four years old. Motherboard replaced about four months ago because of graphic chips issue.

After a period of time / 30 min or so(?) (varies) the touchpad stops working. The blue power light continues to stay on, indicating the pad is still ?turned on? but the pad and buttons don't function. When the touchpad goes into this state, the icon on the bottom toolbar disappears. I also loose all sound, although the speaker icon remains.

When in this state the touchpad blue power light stays on and pushing the touchpad power button has no affect. (it should turn it off and illuminate an orange light)

The touch pad will also go into this state if the computer goes into the hibernate or sleep mode. One interesting thing, when in sleep or hibernate mode, you can awaken the computer by touching the touchpad surface, indicating to me that the pad is working until the computer comes ?awake.? After it wakes up, the blue blight is still on but the touchpad is inoperable.

If the touchpad is working, you can enter the sleep mode, return and the touchpad will continue to function normally.

To restore the touchpad and sound, the computer must be restarted. After that, everything works fine for a while. (time varies)

I can plug in a USB mouse to get around this issue.

I have done extensive research on Google. This issue has been happening at least since 2009. (although I didn't run across the sound issue mentioned) ... Read more

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Update your chipset driver with drivermax

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Well my mouse and keyboard stop working on the start up,when it says windows in starting when i comes to logging on i cant my mouse and KB is just Locked how do i fix this

A:My Mouse And Keyboard Stop Working

Quote: Originally Posted by Girby2K9

Well my mouse and keyboard stop working on the start up,when it says windows in starting when i comes to logging on i cant my mouse and KB is just Locked how do i fix this

I think your mouse just caused my printer to stop working

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We have about 40 E73's in our office.  At least once a week one of the PC's has an issue where both the mouse and keyboard stop working.  We are using Win7 Pro.  Both work until the boot up process gets to the first Windows screen (Contrl/Alt/Del to unlock the PC)   This stops the boot up/windows start process as there is no way to do wnything.  We have to do a hard shut down of the PC.  The only solution we have found so far is a restore of the system to factory defaults.  Not an ideal solution as it takes to much time and effort. I have not been able to find a better solution to the issue.  Anyone? E73Type: 10AUModel 00ESUSThanksJohn Godish

A:USB Mouse and Keyboard Stop Working E73 Win 7 Pro

Is that the Lenovo usb keyboard and mouse it came with?  Do you have systems with those from after-market, and do they have same problem?   Are you up to date with Chipset (USB ports) driver and BIOS? 

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My keyboard and touch pad stop working while using the PC. The touchscreen still works. The HP Support site wanted me to make sure that I had the most up to date drivers. When I went to to download the driver it told me that I have a newer version of the driver. Lost confidence in the advice given there. Any know issues/fixes? 

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I am supposed to be using my computer for work in a couple weeks and they needed me to uninstall my kaspersky software and get windows essentials so I used the kaspersky uninstaller found on their website and it looked like it uninstalled the program but the uninstaller kept running for some reason so I closed it and downloaded windows essentials and tried running that. It ran for a while and fed me back an error saying I had another windows installer running on my computer and so I decided to restart my computer. When I went to do that I saw I had some windows updates that had downloaded so I told them to install. I then left and when I got back to start up my computer it ran the last of the install for the windows updates and booted fully into windows but my keyboard and mouse no longer work at all. I tried to hook up a PS2 keyboard and mouse but that still did not work. I tried booting into all the versions of safe mode but still the same problem. The keyboard and mouse and all my USB plugs seem to work just fine while navigating through stuff right up until my computer fully boots into windows. I have tried boot repair but it says nothing needs repairing and I tried to run a system restore as well. The system restore point was earlier in the day right before it installed the "critical update" but when I run it it goes for a while then feeds back a hex error telling me that one or more files could not be restored.

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A:Keyboard and Mouse stop working HELP PLZ!

Hi did you shut down the computer then plug in the ps/2 mouse and reboot

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A couple weeks ago while using my laptop, the keyboard and mouse pad suddenly froze up/lost power. No response to usb ports or cd drive. The screen stayed on, fan, power, even wifi connection stayed on, but couldn't get anything moving. The power button didn't respond so I had to unplug power and remove battery to shut it down. Worked fine after I restarted it.

Now, the same thing just happened again, on a DIFFERENT laptop with a different OS, browser, everything.



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My PC won't go into sleep mode either automatically or manually so I just leave it on all day (the screen will go off at the pre-determined time though). However, that's not my issue as I've learned to live with it. I'm just mentioning it because it could be related to the following issue that just started happening yesterday.

When I come down to use the PC after it's been sitting unused for a few hours, the screen is off and I can still hear the fans running and the power light is on, as always. Usually all I have to do is hit a key or move the mouse and the screen comes back on and away I go. The last couple days though, the keyboard and mouse (both USB) appear to have "turned off" (no lights showing on either) during the idle period. Then, no matter what I do I can't get the screen to come back on because they keyboard and mouse have somehow went off.

At that point all I can do is a hard shutdown (holding the power button until the machine turns off) and reboot at which time everything's fine.

Anyone know what's going on? It's one of those "everything was fine for weeks and then all of a sudden" things.

This is a Windows 7 32bit machine, fully updated and no recent changes made.

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Since you are doing hard shut downs, I highly recommend a Disk Check with Automatically fix file system errors checked.
As to the mouse/keyboard issue, please provide more information. Are these USB or PS/2 devices?

Also, we have no idea if you have a laptop, desktop, or an HP UFO running Windows 7 (the last one is just a joke; HP has no UFOs to my knowledge ). Please fill in your system specs in your profile and not in a post in this thread: System Info - See Your System Specs

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They just stop, they don't turn off, they aren't disconnected, the computer still running fine, nothing unusual but the mouse and the keyboard. I don't think this is a problem with the keyboard and mouse because until yesterday I it was a mouse only problem and I was going to buy a new one, but now the keyboard also stop responding and I'm worried. They stop for only a few sec, around 10~~20 secs before normalizing.

A:Keyboard and Mouse stop working randomly.

Hello and welcome maridan48 mate first and most obvious question is have you tried another KB and mouse?

Next are the devices simple units or larger gaming ones that may have drivers?

Third if they are USB connected are the machine's USB drivers up to date - don't rely on the Windows driver test use manufacturers sites.

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I've been recently having a few problems with my mouse and keyboard, generally it's the keyboard freezes, then my mouse goes (because I have a USB Hub incorporated into my keyboard and that's where my mouse is plugged in), this is really strange because I've been using the setup for over a month now and I haven't had any problems up until recently, where I had to do a huge amount of Windows Updates. Could that me the source of my problems?

P.S. I'm posting from my laptop, because I just cannot use my PC it's almost impossible, so I will get the dump logs and specs of my computer as soon as I can get it to work for a few minutes without me ending up crying.

Thanks in advance

A:Mouse and Keyboard Randomly Stop Working

Hi ParadAUX and Welcome to sevenforums I hope you'll enjoy your stay here.

Could you please provide us with a little bit more information about the computer, would really help us if you were able to get the motherboard model, keyboard and mouse model numbers, it's just really hard to know what the issue might be.

Though have you tried plugging the mouse directly into the PC rather than having it in the keyboard usb hub?


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MSN was not installing for me and I used someone's recommendation and selected the basic start up (Diagnostic Startup) in msconfig.

However when it loaded my usb mouse/keyboard wouldn't work. I figured this was because they had been disabled due to the basic setup (first time using msconfig)

I grabbed a PS/2 keyboard and mouse yet it still does not work. I can use the keyboard for the bios settings.

Also the taskbar reverted to classic.

Is there any bootdisk I could use to help fix this problem?

Thanks in advance.

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So i just started up my computer today, and after about 10 minutes, while on youtube, my mouse and keyboard stopped working. The lights on the keyboard and mouse where still on. I had to shut down my computer through the power button, and after i started it up, CHKDSK did a check on windows. After 10 minutes of booting it up again, (again being on youtube in mozilla firefox), same thing happened. I am typing this through safe mode and ran malwarebytes, but it doesn't detect anything.
What can i do to fix this? Thanks

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Thanks for any help.
- both lock up at once (ctrl-alt-del does nothing)
- reboot needed to fix
- power still present on mouse
- started happening few days ago, getting more and more frequent (15 min someimes)
- Malwarebytes and MSE scans are clean
- seems to happen most frequenty in IE or Firefox (but not sure)
 - Dell XPS 8500 tower
 - Intel i5
 - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
Here's the MiniToolBox event log:
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 13-07-2013
Ran by Mitchell (administrator) on 23-08-2013 at 07:23:28
Running from "C:\Users\Mitchell\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional  Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
Error: (08/23/2013 07:16:28 AM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
Error: (08/22/2013 10:10:52 PM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
Error: (08/22/2013 09:40:44 PM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WH... Read more

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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).

A: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

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Good morning from sunny Cambodia.

My keyboard and mouse work in BIOS but stop at the Windows 7 log-in screen.

This after I flushed my motherboard (ASUS). The flush finished successfully as far as I can tell.

Here is what I have tried:

Starting in safe mode; keyboard and mouse still stop at log-in.

Resetting CMOS.

Trying a system restore. That gave me an error that it could not access a file due to a virus scanner running. I don't know how to uninstall the virus scnner without keyboard and mouse.

Moving from USB 3 to USB 2 but it would appear all USB sockets go dead at log-in.

Changing the USB settings s in BIOS.

Reading every related post I could find on the internet.

I do have Windows 7 Professional installed on another HDD and that starts without problems so it is not a hardware malfunction. However, all my programs are under Windows 7 and I do not want to re-install everything.

I am all out of ideas now and any help would be appreciated.



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Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Do you have a PS/2 keyboard you can use temporarily?

What is the make and model number of the mouse and keyboard?

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I have a user whose Tab key stopped working, but only on its own. That is to say, Ctrl-Tab, Shift-Tab, and Alt-Tab all still work. After swapping with a known-good keyboard, Ctrl doesn't work, and escape opens the start menu (which would indicate that ctrl is stuck down). After a second keyboard swap, with a keyboard that is known-good, tested, and absoutely pristine, he reports that the F key and Ctrl key sometimes do not work, along with a couple other keys.

No accessibility options are active, and the BIOS on all machines in this office are identical. What could possibly be going on here, and what can I do about it?

A:Random keys on keyboard stop working

Are you receiving any errors in Device Manager?

To get to device manager, do the following:
Start->Control Panel->Performance and Maintenance->System->Hardware Tab->Device Manager


Type the following into the run dialog box (Located at: Start->Run)

Let me know if there are any discrepancies.


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Hello from Greece,
I have the following problem. Randomly my keyboard and the mouse stop working but the computer still run. The only solytion is to press the on/off button from case and restart my pc. It will be happen after 1-2 hours or in minutes. I search the web but i havent see any solution that fits in my system but i read this post http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/490153/keyboard-and-mouse-randomly-stop-responding/ and follow the instruction of user Arachibutyrophobia 
so i run the minitoolbox and that's the results:

MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 13-07-2013
Ran by Konstantinos (administrator) on 12-10-2013 at 10:31:59
Running from "C:\Users\Konstantinos\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate  Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
Error: (10/12/2013 10:14:26 AM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
Error: (10/12/2013 10:12:51 AM) (Source: Winlogon) (User: )
Description: Η ενεργοποίηση της άδειας χρήσης `... Read more

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I have problem with my laptop, when i use my laptop i see some problem with my keyboard. At different time keyboard stop working randomly at different time, when i start typing keyboard stop working till i restart the device and again around a couple of hours again.. what can i do ?

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MSN was not installing for me and I used someone's recommendation and selected the basic start up (Diagnostic Startup) in msconfig.

However when it loaded my usb mouse/keyboard wouldn't work. I figured this was because they had been disabled due to the basic setup (first time using msconfig)

I grabbed a PS/2 keyboard and mouse yet it still does not work. I can use the keyboard for the bios settings.

Is there any bootdisk I could use to help fix this problem?

Thanks in advance.

A:msconfig made my keyboard stop working

First thing I'd suggest is try booting into safe mode (F8 on boot) and if the keyboard is working change the msconfig startup to run in normal mode and not diagnostic. Get the keyboard working again first then look at the msn issue.

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I keep getting this error "One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it". And if I leave my PC on to long the keyboard, mouse, and sometimes even the monitor stop working. I've tried unplugging the keyboard and mouse (which are not USB) and plugging them back in, but to no avail.
It's a Dell Dimension 8400
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

Edit: I turned off system standby and now only the keyboard and mouse stop working.

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I have a toshiba laptop.  The keyboard on the laptop died a while ago, so I purchased an ONN USB keyboard.  Where I am a gamer, I also purchased a Logistics USB mouse.  I installed Windows 8.1 quite a while back and have never had a problem
with it until now.  At times the mouse buttons fail to work, and the keyboard seems to have random keystrokes attached to it.  For instance, when this happens, I can move my mouse pointer around, and can click on individual tabs, but I can't type
anything into any text windows.  I also can't power down the computer by moving the mouse to the edge of the screen and having the options (Search, Settings, etc) come up.  I move my pointer to the edge of the screen and nothing happens.  With
the keyboard, I cannot enter text into any text window, but sometimes entering text will cause strange keystrokes. For instance if I click into the web address window and try to type a single letter, all I get are web addresses I may have visited the day before,
cycling through them one after the other.  Or if I try to type a single letter such as w, the program will turn itself off.  I can re-click to re-open Firefox again, but again I cannot enter any addresses in the address window, and any keystroke
will either turn the program off or just randomly cycle through addresses.
I am not very computer literate so I have no idea what is going on. The only new thing that has happened to my computer is ... Read more

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I'm currently running Windows XP on my laptop and after working for a while the laptop and touch pad will lock up. They stop responding but things on the screen keep going. such as a web page loading or a program running so I know the whole laptop has not locked up. Other things on it such as the cd-rom work and such. I have tried to plug in a keyboard and a mouse but it still doesn't respond. I have even jumped over to Linux and reinstalled Windows a few times hoping it might fix it but I keep getting this problem.

A:Laptop keyboard and mouse stop working

It would help to know what kind of laptop it is..

You get the same problem even in Linux?
The separate mouse and keyboard you tried.. Were they USB or PS/2?
The embedded touchpad and keyboard may be hardwired to the PS/2 controller, that may be malfunctioning. USB keyboard and mouse should work.

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Hello everyone, this problem had started for me only about 3 or so days ago, and is rather annoying. What happens is that randomly while using the mouse, it would freeze up and I would hear the "Device Disconnect" sound, and a second later the mouse would work again. This happens absolutely randomly, and after a bunch of times, both the keyboard and the mouse completely stops working. They are both connected to the USB ports on the motherboard at the back of the computer, and unplugging and replugging does not make them work again. I have tried plugging them into other USB ports, such as in the front and top of the PC, and they start working again, but only temporarily until they once again stop working completely after like 10-30 mins or so. The only solution to get the mouse and keyboard working again [temporarily], is to restart the PC using the main power button. When they stop working, the numlock light is still lit on the keyboard, but the keyboard does not respond, and I have a small indicator light on my laser mouse that just starts blinking, when it normally has never done that. Everything else is still working, such as any music playing, and the internet. I have read soooo many forum posts on the internet and have tried sooo many different things, and nothing has worked thus far, and that is why I am posting, so that perhaps someone could find a solution. Things I have already done:
I have uninstalled and reinstalled all the usb, mouse, and keyboard drive... Read more

A:Mouse and keyboard randomly stop working

Welcome to SevenForums.

Are you using 2 antiviruses on your computer by any chance?

There are no blue screen dump files in your zip. Are you getting BSOD-s or just the issue with the keyboard and mice? Did you try different keyboard or mice?

Do not use CCleaner if you're getting BSOD-s. It can clean away the dump files.

Follow the tutorial below, it might help:USB Driver - General Fix for Problems
Check for a BIOS update:

BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A06, 10/17/2011
Run the System File Checker that scans the of all protected Windows 7 system files and replaces incorrect corrupted, changed/modified, or damaged versions with the correct versions if possible:
Click on the
Type CMD on Search
Left click and Run as Administrator
Type SFC /scannow
Full tutorial here:SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Run Disk Check on your hard disk for file system errors and bad sectors on it:Disk Check
Let us know if any of this helps.

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As of lately my mouse and keyboard sometimes just stop working. It seems to happen more often while I'm playing games (but that's mostly what I do so not sure if that has anything to do with it ). Usually before it happens I'll hear the usb sound and the mouse will disconnect and reconnect and it'll work fine then just out of the blue it'll disconnect and that's that. I have to shutdown and restart. It only just started doing this a couple weeks ago. My mouse is a logitech UAE-96 (I think) and the keyboard is a microsoft ergonomic 4000, its an ASUS MoBo, I've checked keyboard drivers and they are up to date and I've also checked my usb drivers, also up to date. I used the mouse on my laptop for quite awhile before I built this pc and never had a problem.

A:7 x64 mouse and keyboard randomly stop working.

I'm going to make a new post about the issue I'm having. It's a similar problem to yours.
Take a look. I've done lots of troubleshooting and still no luck. Try turning of the power saving feature on the USB devices.

Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Power Options/Edit Plan Settings - Change Advanced Power settings

If a USB mouse and keyboard scroll to USB devices open the Plus mark, and disable the power feature. This will prevent windows from shutting off power to the device, a common cause for this problem. Hope it works for you. If not rule out the mouse and keyboard by trying them on other computers, then start walking down the road I'm on...lol

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I havent been on my computer for a few months because I've bought a laptop, but I needed to get some of my data off my computer, but I turned it on and it says Alert! System battery voltage is low. On the bottom of the moniter it says Press F1 to continue, F2 to enter SETUP. I pressed F1 to continue and my keyboard and mouse stop working. How can I fix this?

(My Computer is a Dell Dimension C521)

A:Help! My Keyboard and Mouse stop working on login!

Replace the CMOS battery. You've lost your settings.

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someone know what could be the cause?

A:Satellite Z30-A-1E8 keyboard light stop working

mine has done this too. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I recently built a computer and installed Windows 8.1 on it. All was working smoothly until my mouse grew a tendency to stop working at random, the Windows "USB Unplugged" noise played and then it began to work again. This happens completely randomly whether I am playing a game or I am moving things around on my desktop. This continues to happen until my mouse and keyboard stop working completely. This also happens to my audio, the sound that was playing in the background continues to play, but an odd, sort of glitchy noise plays as well. I have attempted to unplug and plug back in the devices that started working improperly, but it does not work. However, the lights on the devices continue to show. The only solution that I have found is restarting my computer, and when it comes back on, the cycle repeats. Can anyone figure out what is going on!?
Computer Specs:
Windows 8.1 (duh)
Intel Xeon 1230 v2
ASUS GeForce® GTX 760 DirectCU II
Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD ST1000DM003

Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

| Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL9 @1.5V UDIMM 240-Pin Memory BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00 (Just added this kit)
Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt ATX/EPS  80 PLUS (CX600)

A:Keyboard, Mouse, and Sound stop working

Look in the Device Manager to see if there are any yellow warnings or red errors.

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I just received my new Yoga and have noticed a very annoying glitch.  The keyboard and touchpad stop working and the only way to get them back is by closing the lid and opening it again.  It seems to do it when I use the touchscreen while in the "laptop" position.   Any suggestions?  I am curious if it is a defect or if I am turning them off some how. Help!

A:Yoga Keyboard and touch pad stop working...

This happened to me last night, in fact. But after shutting down and restarting, it hasn't happened again so far. 

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