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 suddenly stopped working once Windows 7 launches

16 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
Keyboard suddenly stopped working once Windows 7 launches

Hello windows gurus.
I believe this is a setting problem, but can't figure it out.
Dell Studio 1749 laptop running Windows 7 pro 64

I was browsing the internet with IE10, had a bunch of other stuff open (xcel, quickbooks, other software).

All of a sudden, I must of hit some kind of key combo, because the scroll wheel on the mouse started zooming in and out the active windows instead of scrolling them up and down. Also IE10 looked different, the tabs on top "dissapeared" until I hovered the mouse up top, and then they popped back down. Kind of like the Dell Dock.

Then when I typed in a key different windows would open. I believe "i" opened IE favorites, and some other keys did different things.

The keyboard did not work in the sense that I could not type in url's into IE, or information into exel cells, notepad, etc.

I clicked around in control pannel thinking somehoe I activated some global stickey keys, but couldn't find anything.

Num lock and caps lock still activate, and if I reboot, I can login into windows with my password, so I know the keyboard is still connected and working.

Device manager says the device is working properly.

Please help?????
Thansk in advance. I know this is something stupid.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

16 Jul 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to the forum,

Quote:
Also IE10 looked different, the tabs on top "disappeared" until I hovered the mouse up top, and then they popped back down. Kind of like the Dell Dock.
Sounds like you hit the F11 button, try hitting again.

You may have an F lock key on the top row somewhere too.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks. Tried f11 but no luck. Also don't see a f lock anywhere. One strange thing is if I press really hard on the keyboard it works but the letter repeats are very slow. I uninstalles and reinstalled the keyboard drivers as well as removed and reinstalled the acgual keyboard.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


16 Jul 2013   #4

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Keyboard works fine in bios. Up down left right at least.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2013   #5

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Keyboard does not work in safe mode.
Sorry for short replies. Doing this from phone.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If possible, try having a look at these settings: Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Ease of Access Center there is one to use the computer without a mouse or keyboard you may have turned on somehow.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2013   #7

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
solved!

Thanks guys!
After poking around in safe mode, I discovered a setting in control panel under ease of access.

"Turn on filter keys " was checked.

Unchecked it and all is good.

Thanks again
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Cool, I was in the neighborhood at least. Stuff like that can drive ya nutz.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Keyboard suddenly stopped working once Windows 7 launches




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Keyboard suddenly stopped working once Windows 7 launches
Thread Forum
Keyboard Suddenly Stopped Working After I Pressed a Key(Laptop) Hardware & Devices
Solved Stopped working: the convenient Windows + right keyboard shortcut General Discussion
Solved Wireless keyboard suddenly stopped working altogether Hardware & Devices
Keyboard Suddenly stopped working Hardware & Devices
onboard lan suddenly stopped working. Network & Sharing
Keyboard - Shift & Alt keys stopped working for keyboard shortcuts Hardware & Devices
IE 32 bit suddenly stopped working Browsers & Mail

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 06:14 PM.
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