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Windows 7: Keyboard stopped working but works on different user!

06 Dec 2009   #1
DavidVI

Vista 32bit premium
 
 
Keyboard stopped working but works on different user!

Ah please help me this is bizarre and driving me the up the wall!

I was playing a game then noticed keyboard wasn't working, randomly! I exited using mouse and found keyboard wasn't working in windows at all. I rebooted and got the same result.

Ive tried a different keyboard and it does the same.

What is odd is it works at the login screen, if I log in to my other acount its fine! yet on my normal user account it doesn't work

Tried driver reinstalling, system restore and msconfig to start up in diagnostic.

Any ideas?
Oh please someone must have an idea?!
Thanks
David


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06 Dec 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try removing the drivers and rebooting. Control Panel>Device Manager.
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06 Dec 2009   #3
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

You may want to take a look at this thread

Keyboard does not work with one user, but OK with another
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07 Dec 2009   #4
DavidVI

Vista 32bit premium
 
 

Thanks for your replies but god I feel stupid!

I found the issue. Somehow Filter Keys was turned on, must have been during a game due to pressing of keys..

I can't believe it!!!

David
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07 Dec 2009   #5
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidVI View Post
Thanks for your replies but god I feel stupid!

I found the issue. Somehow Filter Keys was turned on, must have been during a game due to pressing of keys..

I can't believe it!!!

David
No need to feel stupid at all. I'm sure this will help someone out at some point. You're right though, it's so simple it's painful. It's amazing how we overlook the simplest settings and dive straight in with more complex solutions isn't it!?
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