Resolving Keyboard Not Responding Issue

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Keyboard is the primary input device in a computer. Keyboards allow users to input large amounts of data into the system and they can be also configured to suit various user requirements. Operating systems and applications also come with keyboard shortcuts that make working with them more productive and efficient. There are no complicated procedures involved in using keyboards and as most keyboards come with drivers that get installed on the system as keyboards are connected, even users with little or no experience using keyboards can install and use them. However, there are some keyboard related issues that might come up with the use of keyboards. Some of the common keyboard related issues that might come up on computers include lag when typing, keyboard not responding, some keys not working, etc. Keyboard not responding is a common problem that can be resolved very easily. Some of the reasons as to why keyboard connected to your system has stopped responding include problems with keyboard drivers, issues with system files associated with keyboard drivers, registry related errors, etc.


Following gives users more information regarding ways to resolve keyboard not responding issue on computers:




  • Check Drivers

  • Verify System Files

  • Clean System Registry



Check Drivers



The keyboard connected to your system works with the help of keyboard drivers. keyboard drivers are the links between the keyboard and the operating system. If the keyboard drivers are having some problems, then functioning of keyboard would be affected. All users having keyboard not responding issue are advised to check the keyboard drivers installed on the system using the Device Manager and if keyboard drivers are found incompatible/illegitimate or outdated, they would have to be replaced with suitable versions to solve the issues.



Verify System Files



Keyboard drivers installed on your system are associated with system files on the operating system. If these system files are damaged, issues such as keyboard not responding issue might come up. Users having keyboard not responding issue are advised to check the integrity of system files using 'sfc/scannow' command in CMD and if system files are found damaged, the OS would have to be repaired with genuine installation disk to solve the issue.



Clean System Registry


Windows-based operating systems have a database of information known as system registry. There are registry entries for all hardware as well as software components on a computer and if the registry entries of keyboard drivers are clashing with some other registry entries, issues would come up. Users facing keyboard not responding issue are advised to clean the registry of the system using registry cleaning software.




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