Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Keyboard randomly refuses to accept a key or two when game is running

25 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Keyboard randomly refuses to accept a key or two when game is running

I have a fairly new (two days?) installation of Windows 7 on a new laptop. Everything here is Genuine etc. It's all working fine, except for...
When Vindictus (a game) is running, the keyboard randomly stops responding for a fraction of a secnd (so for example, the user would notice that random lettrs are missing from the typing).
It's unlikely to be a resource problem (machine is running at like 16% CPU) and the keyboard should be new (HP Envy Laptop btw).

How can I debug this problem? MS Security Essentials is running, but as far as I can tell, the problem occurs even when it's not. I don't believe anything else out of the ordinary is running. Task Manager process list is bloated with loads of random stuff, but I can't imagine where anything malicious could have come in this early in the product's life.
It does not occur on my other laptop, which is virtually identical software-wise, though an older model hardware-wise.


Edit: I don't know if it's related to games now... seems like it does happen even after booting :/

Edit: It even happens in safe mode.
I guess I need to find another keyboard to test with or something.

Edit: Uncertain, but seems to be resolved by changing power settings to full performance. Could have been a side effect of the CPU needing to re-clock itself due to programs requiring resources, then releasing them? (Min/Max CPU state thing)

My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Keyboard randomly refuses to accept a key or two when game is running

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Keyboard randomly refuses to accept a key or two when game is running
Thread Forum
Solved Very Odd Wired Keyboard 600 Problem -- Win7 x64 refuses install Drivers
How to accept license terms with Keyboard shortcut General Discussion
INI File Refuses To Accept Changes Software
Solved 'Binaries' folder from Wheelman (game) refuses to be deleted? Software
W7 refuses to accept encrypted connection Network & Sharing
Windows 7 doesn't accept my Keyboard, HURRAY. Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:31 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33