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: Windows 7 not allowing keyboards to work

04 Sep 2013   #1
cubrilopetar11

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 not allowing keyboards to work

Hello. A few days ago, I was chatting when suddenly my computer went to sleep on its own. After i turned it on, the keyboard wasn't working at all. I have tried a lot of things, and none worked. I have tried 3 different wireless keyboards that all worked on other computers but not on mine (I don't have any usb keyboards to try). The keyboards work while booting up, so the problem appears when Windows 7 loads. The thing is: I have a Logitech Unifying Keyboard, and on the Unifying software, the keyboard is paired up and when I press any button on my keyboard, a symbol comes next to my keyboard icon, showing that the keyboard is active. PLUS the FN controls work (like Volume up, Volume down, Put computer to sleep, etc.). Please, if you have any suggestions, tell me. If you need more Info, I will try to help in any way I can. Thank you in advance.
Specs:
HP Pavilion HPE H8-1335ez Desktop
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...name=c03411592


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
04 Sep 2013   #2
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I guess you will have to buy/borrow a USB keyboard to do this, but my first suggestion would be to reinstall the drivers for the wireless keyboard. When Windows loads, it loads the drivers for all devices installed. It either does not recognize the keyboard or somehow the drivers are not there or can't be found. That would be my guess. Are your USB ports working?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Sep 2013   #3
razy60

windows 7 64 bit and dual boot Pinguyos
 
 

does the mouse use the same unifying software? if not unplug the dongle uninstall the software and drivers then restart the PC plug the dongle back in and redownload the latest drivers from logitech.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 Sep 2013   #4
cubrilopetar11

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Ok so I borrowed a USB Keyboard and surprise! It doesn't work. Oh and I must have re-installed the drivers a dozen times. I have a Razer USB mouse, so that's not the problem. I thought it could be a hardware malfunction, but then it wouldn't react to FN buttons and the unifying software wouldn't react to the keys, and it wouldn't work in the boot menu. I will return it for repairs soon.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Sep 2013   #5
johngee

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

You've probably tried this - does the mouse work from the USB port that the keyboard had been plugged into?

I presume the POST doesn't bleep to indicate a "Keyboard Error" (and suggests pressing F1 to continue )

I've found (on more than one computer) that some USB ports (on the same PC) can supply adequate power for a "hungry" peripheral and others can't.

John
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Sep 2013   #6
cubrilopetar11

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Haha yes I have tried that. I have tried every port this computer has.
And no, it doesn't bleep :/ and how would I press F1 if it is a keyboard error? Genius Microsoft (just like "Internet has stopped working, click here to search for solutions online")
Am I really the only one with this problem? Sick of writing on this damn virtual keyboard.
Btw thanks for your answers guys (or girls)!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2013   #7
razy60

windows 7 64 bit and dual boot Pinguyos
 
 

You could try to create a second account then restart then PC log into that account plug in key board and hopefully it should be recognized once you have done that log into your account see what happens. i read about it here:
Windows 7 - USB keyboard and mouse do not work once Windows starts - Microsoft Community
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Sep 2013   #8
cubrilopetar11

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hey Guys. I had to re-install the whole system. But now it works! Thanks for all your help guys.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows 7 not allowing keyboards to work




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Delete key on ALL keyboards doesn't work, but CTRL+ALT+DEL does.
Hi all, Just started experiencing this problem a few days ago. No idea what caused it. The delete key on my keyboard(s) no longer works. I've tried 3 different keyboards (which I know to function), and pressing the delete key (either one, on the numpad or above the arrow keys) doesn't have...
General Discussion
Keyboard keys doesn't work on multiple keyboards after spilling tea!
Hello! So I managed to spill a cup of tea earlier today, spilling tea over my desk, hitting a few keys of my keyboard - a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2012 edition. Most of the keys on the keyboard didn't work, or needed to be hit several times before anything happened. I have restarted the PC,...
Hardware & Devices
Now even Windows keyboards are being Dumbed Down
Hi there If you've already had your fill of people walking around in the Street bumping in to you because they are just thumbing away on Mobile Phones without looking where they are going - it's going to get even worse. Beware - this stuff is about to come to a COMPUTER near you. In future...
Chillout Room
USB Keyboards not initializing at Windows Start up.
Hi, I have an ASUS Rampage II Extreme MOBO, with the lates BIOS update (ver. 2101). When I boot the Comp, I can get into BIOS and what not with keyboard (logitech G-15-original one). Problem starts when I log on to Windows. It takes over 1 minute for me to start typing or even being able to use my...
Hardware & Devices
Windows 8: IE10, Touchscreen Keyboards and File System Access
Source... This is the Windows 8 Tablet & PC Interface Source...
Chillout Room
Windows Mobile and keyboards
I know I shouldn't post questions in the chillout room, but this is a question about Windows Mobile so it doesn't fit elsewhere. I just hope somebody here is enough of a Windows geek to know quite a lot about Windows Mobile :p My first question is the geeky one: Can I use an external...
Chillout Room


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 14:00.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App