Resolve keyboard not working issue

Is the keyboard connected to your system not working? Find out how to solve them


Keyboard is the primary input device in a computer. It can be used to enter very large amounts of information in a short time and as most keyboards come with shortcuts, they make working on the system more productive. Keyboards can also be configured to suit user requirements. Customizing keyboards on Windows computers is very simple. Depending on the typing speed of users, data can be inputted into the system and keyboards are essential for working in an office environment. Some users might face some keyboard related issues on their computers. Some of the common issues include lag when typing, keyboard not working at all, some keys not working, blue screen errors when using keyboards, system restarting when keyboard is used, etc. The keyboard not working on your system might be because of reasons such as problems with the keyboard drivers, issues with system files that are aligned with keyboard driver, registry related errors, etc.


Following details give users more information regarding ways to resolve keyboard not working issue on computers:




  • Check drivers

  • Repair system files

  • Clean system registry



Check drivers



Drivers are the link between the keyboard and the operating system installed on the system. Any issues with the keyboard driver would directly cause issues to come up when the keyboard is in use. All users having keyboard not working issue are advised to check the keyboard driver installed on the system. If the keyboard drivers are found incompatible/ illegitimate or outdated, they would have to be resolved by replacing drivers with suitable versions.



Repair system files



If system files associated with keyboard drivers are damaged, then keyboard connected to the system would not be able to work. This is because operating system would throw unexpected errors when the keyboard is invoked to work. Users facing keyboard not working issue are advised to repair the system files on the OS using the OS repair tool and the original installation disk to solve such issues.



Clean system registry


All information regarding the working of hardware components and software applications on the system are stored in the registry of the system. If the registry entries associated with keyboard are having some issues, then keyboard connected to your system would not work. In such cases, the problem can be only solved by cleaning the registry of the system using an authenticated registry cleaning software. It is advised that the users backup the registry before cleaning it.




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