Resolving Laptop Keyboard Issue

How to resolve the problem Keyboard on your laptop not working? Find out how to solve the problem


All computers including desktops and laptops come with a keyboard. Keyboards are the primary input devices in a computer and they are essential for inputting very large amounts of data into computers. Keyboards also come with shortcuts that would enable users to work efficiently. However, there are some problems that might come up with the use of keyboards on computers. These problems include keyboard not working, lag when typing, some keys not working, system restarting when keyboard is used etc. The keyboard not working on laptops is a common problem and it might be because of many reasons such as malware infections within the system, problems with the keyboard drivers, issues with some of the system files associated with the keyboard drivers installed etc. Keyboard not working issue would make working on the laptop difficult as users would not be able to enter data or passwords when prompted.


Following details give users more information and tips to fix keyboard not working issue on laptops:




  • Verify keyboard drivers

  • Check system files

  • Scan for threats



Verify keyboard drivers



Although the keyboard is an integral part of a laptop, they require drivers to function. Drivers are the link between the keyboards and the Operating System installed on the laptop. Problems with the keyboard drivers would mean that the OS would be unable to communicate with the keyboard resulting in malfunction. Laptop users having keyboard not working issue are suggested to verify the keyboard drivers installed on the system. This can be done using the Device Manager. If the keyboard drivers are found incorrect, illegitimate or outdated, they would have to be replaced to solve the issue.



Check system files



Damage to the system files associated with the working of keyboard drivers can also cause keyboard not working issue. Laptop users experiencing keyboard not working problem are suggested to check the integrity of the system files using the sfc/ scannow command in the CMD. If the system files are found damaged, then repairing or restoring the OS (using default OS repair tool or System Restore feature) would solve the issue and get the keyboard working.



Scan for threats


Malware infections within the laptops can cause malfunction of keyboards. Malware cause such problems so that users would not be able to log onto the network connection and use Internet to find malware removal information. Such problems caused by malware can be resolved by installing the system with a good malware removal tool and removing the infections.




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