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Keyboard completely stops working until hard reset...

Q: Keyboard completely stops working until hard reset...

Good evening,I've purchased a Lenovo ideapad 700 (a pretty high performance laptop) almost one month ago and in this month i've noticed a very annoying issue, the keyboard stops working randomly.In one month this happened 6-7 times, no one of the keys responds and the only way is to Hard shut down pressing the power button for 10 seconds, then it returns back to normal.Fact is, i use this pc also for gaming and i press keys pretty fast, is there a combination of keys that shut down the keyboard completely? Is the driver outdated/corrupted? Am i pressing keys faster than processor's response time?Thanks if everyone want to reply, btw i'm really considering the possibility to return the product if the issue is not resolved.

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It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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I have 1tb HHD, and connected it to take backup as I'm facing some BSOD problem. But during backup BSOD death occurred and backup process halted. I restarted it but didn't showed progress so I aborted it. After disconnecting my external hhd still it shows Backup in Progress. So to reset it I downloaded that Reset.reg key and ran it. It did partial work, my backup status is in default state but Action center still shows Backup in progress"
Now how to reset this so that I can take new Windows backup?

A:Backup Reset Not working completely.

Please Sevenforum members please find solution to me, I unable to carry out any activities on my laptop. Even today its showing "Backup in progress", what else information I need to provide so that you techies can analyze and solve me problem?

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Hi All,

My laptop had a blue screen and keyboard stops working as well, I plugged the external keyboard and re-install the windows, now half of the keys are working and half dosent.

I am wondering has the kyboard damaged, I am also not sure if the I replace the keyboard will it work?

is there any settings in bios or any utility can fix the problem, could some one please advise?


A:Keyboard stops working - USB external keyboard is fine

Hello Nysoh

On this virtual way nobody can say for sure what the problem is but if the internal keyboard is not working properly first step is keyboard replacement. If the problem still persists then troublemaker can be keyboard port or keyboard controller.

As far as I know BIOS has nothing to do with this issue.

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I have a problem - my internet continues stopping by itself.
I am wired through a router which is wired to a modem.
This router is connected to 3 computers, and all computers lose connection simultaneously. It started as a few times a week but not happens every 5-20 minutes.
I tried to buy a new router - but problem persists.
I can not download the new router's software nor install it's software because it does not support win7 (the installation stops working at some point). I use Belkin. Old router was D-Link.
I have googled for days but nothing helped.

I am using Win7, AVG and ZoneAlarm as firewall. (Problem persists with the build-in firewall aswell)

A:Internet stops working until router is reset

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Hi all,
For some reason, my HDMI audio output to my television stopped working about two months ago. I finally came across a solution this afternoon to fix it, but as soon as I reset the laptop, it reverted back.
First, some specs:
Laptop: MSI GT70
OS: Windows 10 x64 Home
Audio Driver: Realtek HD Audio v.
Seems like I've tried everything I can find on forums. Here's a rundown of everything I've checked:
1. Playback Devices -> Show Disabled/Disconnected Devices? Yes
2. Restarted Windows Audio Service? Yes
3. Device Manager -> Sound, Video, and Display Controllers -> Scan for Hardware Changes? Yes. (This was the fix this afternoon, is no longer detecting TV for an audio device after reset)
4. HDMI cable integrity -> verified.
5. Remove and reinstall audio driver? Yes
6. Remove cable from both laptop and TV and re-connect? Yes
7. Remove cable and restart laptop and tv? Yes
8. Repeat above step in various different ways.
9. Verify audio path on TV HDMI port is working? Yes, with a different laptop using same cable.
I didn't have this problem for the last two years I've owned the laptop. I've been to sever hotels with different TV's and it's been plug-and-play the entire time - until recently.
Like I said before, it worked briefly this afternoon again until I reset the laptop. Now the above steps I used to correct the issue the first time are no longer working. Does anyone else have any ideas?
Your time and hel... Read more

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Hey guys, i'm stumped.
Laptop Info:
Toshiba Satellite L75D-A7283
Windows 8.1
Track pad doesn't work. All started randomly one day when I started the laptop up. Just didn't work. Now the keyboard will stop  working after about 10 minutes.
Things I've tried:
FN Key  + F5 (enable/disable trackpad)
Double tapping the top left corner of track pad.
Uninstalled all trackpad drivers, restarted, let windows install drivers.
Uninstalled all trackpad drivers, restarted, installed Toshiba Drivers
Checked BIOS for disabled Trackpad.
Lastly, reinstalled windows 8.
I got nothing. I'm stuck.
Any suggestions?
Picture of error; http://i.imgur.com/jTMau9y.png

A:Laptop trackpad not working. Keyboard stops working.

Ruhhh rohhhh. No one has any ideas?

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Hello My Lenovo y50 keyboard has completely stopped working. Every single key will not respond.The only thing that works is the back light. No fluids have been split on the keyboard recently!(6 months ago a bit of water but it was ok). A few things I have tried 1) plugging in a external keyboard - it works2) reinstalling the keyboard drivers - no3) Using a live version of Ubuntu - no So any guesses what could be wrong? Loose cable? Hardware failure? But most important how do I fix this? thanks in advance!

A:Lenovo y50 keyboard has completely stopped working

Hi fobstaa ,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
I am also expecting that the keyboard fails to respond in the BIOS too. If cleanup and checking for corroded contacts still have the same issue then replacement of the internal keyboard should be considered.
It is probable that the issue is hardware in nature since using different OS shows the same failure but using external keyboard is ok. This can be verified if persistent in the BIOS since it works on basic I/O firmware interface only.
Here is the guideline on looking for part number specific to your machine. The support site have documentation tab for the hardware manual as reference to replacement steps.
I hope this helps answer your query.

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I'm having an issue with my laptop keyboard not registering what keys I type. It's been starting when I'm using Microsoft Works. I've tried a few of the different Fix It- Microsoft ATS that seemed to apply, and that works for a little while, but then the problem returns when I'm using Microsoft Works. Once the problem happens, I can't use the keyboard again at all in any program until I reboot.

There was a Windows update yesterday that I installed that I thought could be causing this issue, but I was unable to find a System Restore point available to go to that was prior to the update to see if that helped.

Other things I tried are cleaning the registry, doing a scan/Deep Clean. I'm running low on ideas, anything else I can try? Below are my system specs:
Dell Inspiron 1525
Vista Home Premium 32bit
Intel Premium Dual CPU T2370 @ 1.73GHz
Memory 2 GB

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

A:Keyboard stops working

Some suggestions
Stop using those reg cleaners, they may have even been the cause of the problem. If they were not, they may cause different problems in the future
Go to search, by start button, type device manager and look for any small yellow markers near the keybaord drivers. If there are, update.
If they are not, update to the most current from the company website (the company that made the keyboard)

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I have a thread here, Keyboard stops working about the keyboard stops working. Was advised to run the DDS and GMER tools.

Here are the logs.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17041 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.55.2
Run by Niks at 15:07:46 on 2014-06-04
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601...... [GMT -5:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\DU Meter\DUMeterSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EPW!3 SSRP\E_S50STB.EXE
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A:Keyboard stops working

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I see no sign of infection in your logs. We'll see what turns up.

Please attach the second DDS log, Attach.txt, to your next reply.

It should be on your desktop. If not...

Press the Windows "logo" key and "R" key then copy/paste the following into the Run box and click OK:


A text file should open. Save it to your desktop then attach that file to your next reply.


Please download AdwCleaner from here and save it to your desktop.Do NOT click the green 'Download' button(if visible).
Click the blue 'Download now @bleepingcomputer' button.
Run AdwCleaner and select Scan
Once the Scan is done, select Clean
Once done it will ask to reboot, please allow the reboot.
On reboot, a log will be produced. It can also be found at C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S#].txt
Please copy/paste the contents of the log in your next reply.

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Hello.  Hello. I have a Lenovo Y700 which I purchased a few months ago. Recently the keyboard has stopped working regularly. The rest of the computer is fine, I can use the mouse and the computer normally, but I cant write. When I restart the computer, the keyboard works again.  Is this a known problem and is there a solution to this? Regards,Staalek

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I am running windows7 on an HP G50 (laptop). If it goes to screen save mode, the keyboard will not function at all when it comes back, including the mouse pad. The external mouse works fine, so I can surf until I need to key something. When I restart it, it works fine until the screen goes to sleep again.
Any ideas?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3400 @ 2.16GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3002 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1308 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228905 MB, Free - 153937 MB; D: Total - 9565 MB, Free - 450 MB;
Motherboard: Wistron, 360B
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

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Hello everyone,

I've been having a problem that began on December 9th, 2016. My keyboard, seemingly at random, stops working. The green indicator light that it's powered stays on but the buttons will not respond. I'm using Windows 7 x64.

I've tried various options and none have worked.
- Different USB ports
- Different keyboards (Logitech K120 and Microsoft Curve)
- Different mice, just in case. (Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse G400 and Amazon Basics)
- Unplugged unnecessary USB connections
- Full virus scan, nothing found
- Full system scan through command prompt, nothing found
- Disabled power options to turn USB ports off to save power
- Updated my nVidia graphics card
- Installed a few new updates for Windows
- A friend of mine did some changes in the BIOS that I'm not familiar with, (I can ask them), but that didn't work either.

Then I moved on to see if it's a program that's causing this. But I got to a point where I had closed all the normal programs I use day-to-day, (I also tried disabling all Chrome extensions), but the problem still occurred.

There's two instances where the keyboard stops working.
1.) When the computer is left to idle for fifteen minutes, the screensaver comes on and then my two monitors turn off. When I return, the keyboard no longer works. The mouse does, however.
2.) But this has also happened seemingly at random without the above coming into play. With and without certain programs running.

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A:Keyboard stops working.

When you switch user, does the same thing occur with the new user as well?

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Hi, I was using my laptop and everything was working fine, then my laptop died from low battery, and as I plugged it in and turned it back on my keyboard stopped working except for the G and sometimes the H key.

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Hi everyone, so I'm having a big problem. My keyboard was just fine few days ago, but now it stopped working, it's really annoying because I have to you desktop keyboard or what it is. Sometimes it works for a moment, but suddenly windows starts to show that usb device not recognized. Anyway, I searched for the solution for my problem many times. I tried to re-plug in my keyboard, shut down pc and turn on again, I also tried to search for drivers, but then it showed that there isn't any drivers, I tried to up to date them, but it's already up to date, I unistalled drivers and turned on pc for drivers to be installed again, but it showed that it failed. And ethernet controller, SM bus controller and universal serial bus (usb) controller are with yellow thing near to them, all the time (control panel>device manager>other devices). My other devices plugged in with usb work just fine, but keyboard doesnt do it at all. Can it be the problem or something else, or i just need to buy a new keyboard? Please help!

A:Keyboard always stops working

It sounds as though you are using a USB keyboard? It is not a wireless keyboard is it? Did you try plugging the keyboard into one of the other USB ports for which the devices are working instead of the same one which is not working? Did you run Windows Update to look for drivers? Do you have internet access on the machine still or is it not working due to the Ethernet controller problem? If you have access, and if Windows Update doesn't get you the drivers, you might try IOBIT driver booster free if you are having trouble installing drivers. It will look for missing drivers and will update them for you.

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Recently, when I'm in a game (Call of Duty, Starcraft, etc) my keyboard just goes out. First, it happened with Call of Duty. About 2-3 mins into the game, it just stops working. I deleted my configuration for the game and then it worked, so I thought I fixed it. But then 10 mins ago in Starcraft, it did the same thing..

Specs 'n Stuff: The keyboard lights stay on, its default dell keyboards, non-usb, when this was happening I plugged in a different keyboard and it's still doing it with both - making me think its computer related.

My mouse is fine in game, so I can only control certain aspects of the game. Additionally, I can't use the keyboard in-game or out of game. But the problems starts when I'm in games.

Update: Ok, I had my computer on standby because I wanted to watch TV. I come back and the keyboard was working. I go in game, and immediately it stops working (Starcraft). I'm able to get out of game in SC, so I go to try it in Call of Duty and it doesn't work. There's no way to get out of game so I have to shutdown my computer with the power button. Once I do that, my computer boots without a display on the monitor. I remember this happening before when I shutdown my computer this way.. so I really have no idea what is wrong..

Update2:I let my computer sit, and it booted up fine on first try. But the keyboard isnt working on the desktop either now.. Device Manager says there's a keyboard there, but my light isn't ev... Read more

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My ps/2 keyboard, every 3 or 4 days, simply stops working - no response at all in any application. I switched keyboards, but the problem persists. Reboopting works every time. The Device Manager shows it's working properly. As far as I can tell, no specific application is triggering the problem, although it usually occurs when I'm working in IE7. I have Windows XP.

Any thoughts?

A:Keyboard stops working

The only thing i could think of would be a port problem. You might try using a ps/2 -> USB adapter(if they exist <.<) to bypass the ps/2 port.

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Every time I try to install Windows XP from the CD onto my friend's computer, I get to the blue screen where you're able to format/partition the hard drive and then his keyboard stops working. I don't know how to get around this because I can't continue the installation w/o the use of the keyboard. Unfortunatly, he has Windows ME on his computer right now so this issue needs to be resolved! Thanks in advance!

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I see a others postings like this. All of a sudden my keyboard stops inputting. It doesn't happen enough to blame a certain app or sequence. The device manager showing the keyboard as working. I have to reboot to correct the issue.

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Hi, I have a fairly new (3 month old) lenovo ideapad 320 laptop. Yesterday the keyboard completely stopped working. I have attached a remote keyboard to log on and type this. I have updated windows and lenovo. I have gone into lenovo solution centre and completed all hardware scans etc. I have rebooted numerous times. I have done everything that the forums recomend but no fix. The only thing I haven't done in open up the back and remove the battery  and turn the computer off and on, as that does not seem like something easy and I am worried I will break something. This is extreamly frustrating and hoping that someone can tell me what to do?kind regards Y

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I upgraded my parents' computer a few months ago and installed Win7. Ever since then, they've been having problems w/ the keyboard randomly not working after the computer is rebooted or woken from sleep. I've tried 2 different PS2 keyboards and a USB unit, but the problem persists. Could it be a driver issue, even though it happens on 2 different types of ports?

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G860 @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 8062 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 244095 MB, Free - 167283 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, Z77A-G41 (MS-7758)

A:Keyboard occasionally stops working

When you installed Windows 7 what order did you install the drivers, update to the latest service pack and did you update to the latest BIOS?

The recommend order is

crjdriver said:

A Install os
B Update to latest service pack; for win7 sp1
C Install chipset/mb drivers
D Install sound, nic/lan drivers, etc
E Install video driver lastClick to expand...

Drivers, latest BIOS version etc for your motherboard can be found HERE

Remember to read the motherboards manual about updating the BIOS and follow every step VERY CAREFULLY, mistakes can turn motherboards into doorstops.

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The keyboard runs fine for a little while then it locks up.  I am honestly surprised its working right now.  I've tried to troubleshoot it with information I've found online with no luck.  I am trying to avoid a system restore/factory reset.  I have tried turning off the computer, unplugging the a/c cable, removing the battery, holding the power button for 20seconds, reassembling and rebooting.  No luck.  I've made sure neither sticky keys nor filter keys are on.  I have tried plenty of options and none seem to work.  Please help.

A:HP Envy Keyboard Stops Working

 Hi @oARKITEKo, Welcome to the HP Forums! I read your post on the HP Support Forums and wanted to reach out to you.  I see your keyboard is not working correctly on your HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 Notebook.  Here is some things to try start under the set keyboard language settings. Have you tried to uninstall the Keyboard under the Device Manager? Then proceed with the BIOS under the above document. Let me know how this goes. Click the Thumbs up to give me a Kudos high five, just to say thanks for trying. Thanks. 

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When I start up my computer, my USB keyboard works fine. However, when it gets to the WinXP load screen, the LED on my keyboard goes off and I find that when I get to the log-in screen, my keyboard doesn't work. My mouse has no problems. This has happened before, but I think it was just by pure luck it started working again then (it started working when I unplugged my ethernet last time, but I think that was just a fluke as it doesn't work when I try it now). There is NOTHING wrong with my keyboard and moving it to different ports doesn't help. It works in safe mode and when I go into setup/boot menu at start-up. I'm trying to figure out what the real cause of this problem is, so any help would be greatly appreciated! I can't think of any similarities between what I was doing on my computer the last time this happened and this time, so I'm baffled. It's like it just decides to randomly stop working.

A:Keyboard stops working during boot and can't log in

Is your ethernet connection usb? How about the mouse? May be
a hitch somewhere in your usb, hitch/conflict. Get a ps2 converter
for your keyboard and see if it works, do the same for your mouse.
This will free up the usb resource. If your ethernet is usb I would
change that to a standard nic card or use the onboard cat5 ethernet
connection. Imho...

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I'm trying to boot from a DVD, and it says "press any key to continue". Problem is though, my keyboard dosent respond. When i'm entering BIOS it works fine, its only after it tries to boot. I know this because i also tried inserting a boot CD that didnt need a key pressed to boot, and when i tried using the keyboard inside that it didnt work either.
I'm trying to install Vista on a clean harddisk so my computer is completely useless till i get this to work, please help.

A:My keyboard stops working after boot?

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Ive recently bought me this laptop 5 days ago. Everything works fine on it other then when im typing the keyboard stops working and its like the computer is freezing. So i can type a few letters and then I have to wait for a few seconds for the keyboard to start working again.WHATS WRONG WITH MY COMPUTER? Do I need to take it back to where I got it from?Or can I do something in my settings to stop it.  Tu (:

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Hi thelastbonbona,

It may not be an issue with the keyboard at all. You may try using a good-known keyboard with the system, if available; will help you to isolate the keyboard as the possible root cause. Alternatively, you may use this keyboard with another system to see if the issue duplicates.

If no extra computer/keyboard is available, you may check the 'keyboard/system' performance in 'Safe mode'. It is a diagnostic mode and may help us isolate if a 'program' is causing interference.

Do reply with the findings; will take it forward from there.

A:Keyboard randomly stops working.

Which model of the keyboard is it ? have you downloaded and installed their driver for it ?

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I recently bought this laptop.After about a month of using daily the keyboard stopped working. I did these things multiple times1. restart - no effect2. uninstall keyboard and reinstall - no effect3. taking the laptop to tablet mode and changing the mode few times. After 30 minutes or so the keyboard started working again. Now this has happened again today. Again I tried these tricks and it took 30-45 min this time. Last thing I did was swapping between laptop and tablet mode ( however it didnt work when I did it earlier). It feels like a little hit and miss. I am worried that the keyboard might die and all these resuscitation techniques will not be successful. Anyone had this problem? Any definite solution to it? Should I send it back? All drivers are up to date.

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Hey CommunityI encountered a rather strange problem yesterday when my wife turned on her Lenovo we bought a month ago. It is possible to enter the PIN at the Win10 startup page, but as soon as we enter Windows, no(!) key works. Neither Keypad nor Keyboard.We tried:- accessing the Bios, which works and in which the Keyboard works normally- deleting the Keyboard PS/2 Driver from the Hardware Setting Menue, which results in a re-installation of this driver but still the error remains- plugging in a USB keyboard which interestingly receives power and the volume buttons works, but here the same, the keys do not function (and this one also does not work at the windows pin screen).- waited until Win10 installed all updates, even the anniversary update, but still nothing changed (was my last hope. D'oh!). Right now I'm quite lost and don't see why things do not work. Really need some help here...Thank you in advance BTW: It's a  Lenovo B50-80 80EW0521GE as far as I understand it. 

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I've already been on a bunch of other threads relating to this issue and I'm really starting to panic.
My laptop is a HP running Windows 7 (I don't know how old it is, it was my brother's before he upgraded and gave it to me). Recently (as in a couple days ago) my keyboard would randomly start cutting out, all keys refusing to work. My mouse would still function
fine (but it's a USB mouse since the trackpad stopped working about a year ago). On the first day I restarted it and it worked for the rest of the day. On the second day it happened again after the first restart, but worked for the rest of the day on the second
restart. On the third day I restarted after uninstalling keyboard drivers, Windows automatically reinstalled when it came back on and it worked the rest of the day. HOWEVER, today, the fourth day, it stopped working very quickly and I had to restart again,
trying the driver fix again.
It always crashes at some point after I log in (so it's never prevented me from typing in my password to log in or anything). Restarting has been working as a temporary fix every time, but only temporary. I have no idea what to do and have no access to a
USB keyboard right now.

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I have a Microsoft surface pro 10. If I am using my computer and then stop for a minute I come back and the mouse and keyboard that clicks in have stopped working. I have to remove it and hook it back up in order to use it. I can use the tablet when it
disconnects but it's very annoying because it'll stop working if I pause for even a minute. How do I fix this??

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Hello. I have a Lenovo Y700 which I purchased a few months ago. Recently the keyboard has stopped working regularly. The rest of the computer is fine, I can use the mouse and the computer normally, but I cant write. When I restart the computer, the keyboard works again. 
Is this a known problem and is there a solution to this?
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

A:Y700 - Keyboard stops working

Hi Staalek1 , 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
Is this something that would happen as soon as you log in within Windows? 
How about using the onscreen keyboard or using and external USB keyboard?
If a recent windows update just happened before this event , a system restore to a previous working date may help . Proceed to disable automatic drivers updates from Windows so it would hold back any unexpected driver change in the future as this usually happens on Windows update related cases. 
Update us how this goes.

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ASUS K95VB laptop, Windows 8.1
Occasionally, often after waking from sleep or hibernate modes, but not always, the keyboard stops working. The mouse (USB Logitech) works fine. Programs open are Firefox, Thunderbird and Jarte Notepad, and when I try to write something in them, they go into "Not responding" mode.
However, when I go to other Windows functions, like Run or Search, there the keyboard works just fine.
After restarting the computer everything works again.
Have checked for malware, virus, etc. - nothing obviously wrong.
Any ideas?

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An hour ago my keyboard quit working so i restarted my computer. When i came back, i could login with a password but once i logged in my keyboard stopped work. Could anyone provide help?

A:Keyboard stops working after login

Check to see if you have filter keys on

Hold down the RIGHT shift key for like 10 seconds or so and it should turn off filter keys

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I just converted to Vista Enterprise with and IBM laptop and docking station. I keep losing my external IBM keyboard, 3 or 4 times a day. If I pull out the USB plug and put it back in to reset it my keyboard starts working again.

I've updated the latest driver on the IBM website but still have the problem.

Anyone seen anything like this?

A:Keyboard intermittently stops working

It is probably a hardware issue, especially if you see the same problem when the machine is booted to safe mode and left to run overnight.

Does it make a difference if you pull out all other USB devices and run for 24h that way?

What about if the external keyboard is plugged into a USB socket on the laptop itself instead of the docking station?

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I have windows7 installed on my laptop and any time i log off my system or just keep it idle for sometime it logs off and the keybaord starts behaving differently.

Like when i press the j key it reads it as 1

when i press f it reads it 4 and so on.

So i have to switch off the laptop and then turn it back on to make it work correctly any help?

A:When i log off my laptop the keyboard stops working

That's extremely odd behavior. Did this problem happen suddenly? Do you recall what you did prior to it happening (like opening an e-mail attachment or visiting a new website)? First, before any other troubleshooting, make sure your anti-virus is up to date and run a malware scan (e.g. MalwareBytes). If it's not a virus, it may be due to a fault with the keyboard driver. Perhaps you have an older laptop and a recent Windows update created a conflict? You could also try going to the Device Manager, select your keyboard, and then check to see if there's a driver update.

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All of a sudden my keyboard stopped working in Fallout 4 so i restarted my pc. After I hit enter on the Windows startup the LED goes dark on the keyboard and I cannot use it. My usb headphones work as well as the mouse. Im running Windows 7 Pro x64. If you need more specs ask. (ASRock motherboard and startup menu)

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So i have windows ultimate 32 bit, and i noticed this problem. My keyboard randomly, doesnt matter what im doing, stops working. All i hear is a beep and then the keyboard is frozen. Sometimes i can go into on-screen keyboard and press a few buttons and my keyboard will unfreeze, but sometimes i have to restart or put the computer to sleep so it unfreezes. It's highly annoying, because sometimes it freezes after a few key presses, but sometimes it works no-problem. I tried a different keyboard (mine is ps/2), i tried removing drivers and reinstalling them, but nothing seems to work. So anybody, help? Thanks.

A:Keyboard randomly stops working

Hello Jay and welcome to Seven Forums. Sorry to hear you're having these issues.

I understand that you already tried a different keyboard on your computer, but did you also try using the problem keyboard on a different computer? Have you tried using a different USB port? I found this previous Forum thread that has some additional suggestions. (Even though it talks about a mouse and keyboard issue, the suggestions are still valid for any USB device.)

Mouse and keyboard randomly stop working

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I've AMD Athlon 3600+ on Asus A8N-E Motherboard with 1GB RAM.
Recently I've encountered a weird problem: from some unknown reason my keyboard sporadically stops working, as if was disconnected, although the Num Lock led shines. Unplug and replug don't help, only reboot.
Driver reinstall didn't help. Replacing the keyboard didn't help.
I've tried to find some pattern - at the beginning thought that it happens after awaking from sleep, but no, I've deactivated sleep mode at all and it happens just in the middle of my work.

Does anyone have an idea?

Thanks in advance!

A:PS2 keyboard sporadically stops working

The problem was solved by restoring my system to the restore point before the two last Win7 updates.

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I bought a T440s last week. The keyboard stops working almost every half an hour!!! Some keys still respond when some fault occurs, but not doing what it is supposed to do. After restarting, it seems to be working but normally won't last for longer than 1 hour. I have called customer support and upgraded to latest keyboard driver as advised, but nothing improves. Please advise, thanks.

A:T440s keyboard stops working

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I?m sorry to hear that a few keys of your Lenovo ThinkPad T440s is not working properly.
Check if the keys are working in different applications. Some keys such as the function keys F1 through F12 will not work with every program. An easy way to test this is to open notepad or other word processing program and trying the key. Try getting into safe mode and see if the keys work. Remove the key from the keyboard and clean it. In some situations dirt, hair, dust, etc. can obstruct keys causing them not to work.
Please try to get into BIOS mode and see if the keyboard is working there.
1. If you are able to use the keyboard in BIOS, it could be a software issue. I would recommend in that case to do a System Restore which will revert the settings in your system to a previous time.
2. If keyboard doesn?t respond in BIOS as well, it probably indicates a faulty keyboard. I strongly suggest you to contact our technical support for assistance.
Best Regards,

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hey all,

in past I did have this problem with Windows 7, and now that I came back (was on XP Sp3), they annoying me again.

I have a DELL Vostro 1510. Sometimes, after I turn on the computer and it loads my desktop, the keyboard doesn't work. The weird thing is that the media keys are working fine all the time, however all the letters, caps lock, num lock, F1-F12... well, every single key simply doesn't respond.

So I go and check it on the "device manager", and it shows I have a keyboard installed. I scan for hardware changes... and no changes detected... The driver is there, the hardware is perfect (I never had these issues while on XP, and I was with 7 on past, did have these problems, then did migrate to XP, and now back to 7 and having it again).

I know how to solve it... I simply need to go to the device manager, click on uninstall and then "scan hardware for changes" and it comes back to life. If that doesn't work, just need to reboot and Windows 7 install the driver for me (after uninstalling it, of course).

The annoying thing is that I don't want to do those steps... I want it to keep always working... And this is just not normal, so for sure there is some cause.

DELL doesn't offer drivers for notebook keyboard on their website, at least not for my model, because it's simply a default one... So the default driver should handle it.

How can I debug it? There must be anything causing these random issues.

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A:Notebook keyboard stops working sometimes


Go here and download the latest BIOS, chipset, and Input device drivers: Drivers & Downloads

Good luck!


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For the past couple of days my keyboard starts to go crazy after about 2 hours worth of use. It will not let me type. And, if I hit a letter it will do something else that it shouldn't. For instance, if I hit the "letter" key it opens the file/save as.

I read a very old post here and tried to do what that said. I changed my batteries, cleaned the keyboard, and even used a different keyboard that isn't wireless. The very same thing happens no matter which keyboard I use.

Sometimes if I wait a few minutes and reboot it is fine again (like right now). This just started happening. Do you have any advice what might be causing this?

By the way, my mouse works fine.

Thanks for your help.


A:Keyboard Just Stops Working (wireless or not)

I suggest posting on one of the sites that have some good malware removal folks, like:


You could try running Malware Bytes Anti Malware (free version) and see if it finds anything. Download it on another computer. Boot to Safe Mode with Networking then install it on this computer if necessary. Let it update then do a Quick Scan, see what it finds. Let it fix everything.

Also do a scan with your installed anti-virus software (in Safe Mode if it allows it). If no help then go with one of the above sites. They are all busy so it may take a day or two before they can get to you.

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I have encountered a weird problem that I cant seem to find a solution too.

My install of windows is messed up, it still works just to much has been installed and installed. So I backed everything up I needed and dropped in an XP Cd.

When I start up I get the normal "Press any key to boot from CDrom..." except the keyboard stops working at this point. It only stops working while it says this message. It then times out and the system boots up as normal.

Tried 3 different keyboards; 2 USB and 1 PS2. They all work fine in windows, they all work and get me in to the BIOS. The Caps lock LED on all 3 also stops working when I have the "press any key to boot from CDrom" on screen.

If I boot off a CD that does not have the "Press any key to boot from CDrom" it will boot off that CD.

As a side issue I an SATA DVD drive (A lite-on DVDRW LH-20A1S (9L08)) I can not boot off this DVD drive, BIOS set to boot off it. I have dropped in some older DVD drives so I can boot off the disk. Same issue with all three of them.

The motherboard is a Foxconn C51XEM2AA

Does anyone know a solution or work around?

Thank you in advance for any help that can be offered.

A:Keyboard stops working when booting of a CD

not sure what is causing your different keybaords from working and yoru DVD drives not working....sounds like a bad Motherboard, the eide controllers for the DVD or if SATA then bad SATA controllers..
if your pc is still functional with the old CP load...,,,just trya nd clean it out of as much as you can to see if you can improve perforamcne

sounds liek even a brand new Harddrive with aan attempt to install windows would not work if you cannot get an optical drive to work have you tried a a CD drive?

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One day before school, the keyboard was working, after I come back from school, boot up XP, and the keyboard doesn't work anymore. I noticed that the keyboard works on the BIOS, but once booting XP, stops working. I am running on Windows XP that I just installed on my slave drive to get this post though. My computer specs:
Intel Celeron 1.7GHz
512+256MB of RAM
60GB Master
10GB Slave
eMachines Keyboard (PS/2)
Compaq Optical USB Mouse

A:Keyboard suddenly stops working.

Hi DeltaStrikeZeta and welcome to TSF !

So the same keyboard works with another installation of XP on the same computer ?

Does another keyboard work better ? Does a usb keyboard work ?

Were there some updates pending to be installed when you turned the computer off ? Had you installed anything new during the last session ?

Try booting on the installation that doesn't work and repeatedly pressing the F8 key. Can you get to the advanced options menu ? If so try "last known good configuration" and see if it helps.

Does your XP pro install CD have SP2 integrated ?

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The BSOD is a random occurrence. There doesn't seem to be any thing specific that triggers the BSOD. The only indication is that my keyboard stops working, as in that it wont type anything or accept any kind of input. I have a had BSODs happen to after being on of only a couple of hour to being on all day. Most days there isn't an issue. There doesn't seem to be a program, that I can tell, that causes the crash. I have had BSODs happen when I have only had Chrome running to multiple applications running. I have a Razer Lycosa keyboard, it is up to date with drivers and firmware. When I notice my keyboard stops working, if I try to restart or shut down my computer it starts to shut down but Blue screens before it can, otherwise it will eventually Blue screen after a few minutes.

Here is the Windows System log that reports the dump:
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000001e (0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 071413-15444-01.

I have run Malwarebytes, Combofix and ccleaner. They came back with nothing.

I am running windows 7 pro 64-bit, installed on a Samsung 470 Series 256 GB SSD.

Thanks for the help in advance.

A:Keyboard stops working and then BSOD

Is the firmware of the SSD up to date? check for one and see if stability returns.

Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Also, save a copy as a .txt file and include it also (it's much more difficult to read, but we have greater success in getting the info from it).

Please open an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt and type (or copy/paste) "systeminfo.exe >%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\systeminfo.txt" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then navigate to Desktop to retrieve the syteminfo.txt file. If you have difficulties with making this work, please post back. Then zip up the .txt file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.

Make scans with - TDSSKiller Rootkit Removal Utility Free Download | Kaspersky Lab US

Online Virus Scanner EsetRazer Lycosa/Razer Tarantula Keyboard Driver. Older versions have BSOD issues with Win7. I would update its drivers to the latest, or try another keyboard.Driver Reference Table - Lycosa.sysTest and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+:RAM - Test with Memtest86+ Pay close attention to part 3 of the tutorial "If you have errors"


Built by: 7601.18113.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533
Debug session time: Mon Jul 15 00:10:57.809 2013 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:20:42.653
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Every time I sign out keyboard stops working for no reason, I have to restart in order to make it work. Any ideas?

A:Keyboard stops working if I sign out, need to use OSK

I found the culprit, the OSD (OnScreenDisplay) program was messing with my my keyboard.

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I have an IBM R52, lately I've been having this really annoying problem!

The keyboard and touchpad stop working - right now the keyboard is still working but the touchpad is unresponsive. Suspending the system gets the keyboard working occasionally (this is faster than restarting), however its usually necessary to restart the computer.

I can work around the mouse by plugging a USB mouse in, but I dont have another keyboard.

Any advice? Im thinking perhaps a driver reinstall or theres a conflict somewhere?


A:Keyboard and mouse stops working on IBM R52

Please only ask your question once, asking the same question on different parts of the forum is not allowed, closing this one, your thread in laptop support is open

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Running Vista on asus A8V MB. w/AMD 3500.
Lately my keyboard stops working after a few hours.
I reboot and it works fine for another few hours before it dies again.
I've changed keyboards twice, same problem.
Any solutions?

A:Keyboard stops working after 4-5 hours

Hi I was wondering weather your key board is usb or what and weather your computer is a laptop as laptops will automaticaly turn devices off through the bios some times to reduce power usage and also do you have any other devices attached to your computer if the keyboard is usb?

After you give me this info then I may be able to give you more info.

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