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Windows 7: No keyboard while running 7

09 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
No keyboard while running 7

I recently installed windows 7 on my desktop. During boot up I can use my keyboard, but once windows loads the keyboard is unresponsive.

I've tried a wireless and wired keyboard. I also have a wireless keyboard and mouse combo in which the mouse still works but still no keys.

Any ideas to what the issue is very appritiated.

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09 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrFeenee View Post
I recently installed windows 7 on my desktop. During boot up I can use my keyboard, but once windows loads the keyboard is unresponsive.

I've tried a wireless and wired keyboard. I also have a wireless keyboard and mouse combo in which the mouse still works but still no keys.

Any ideas to what the issue is very appritiated.
Have you tried a PS/2 keyboard? or USB?

Was the keyboard working before the install? Was it upgrade or clean?

When you say it works before Windows loads, do you mean it works in the BIOS?

These are questions we will need answered before too much help.

It may need a BIOS update.

More likely it may need a driver. You can set Windows to install drivers automatically. (if you can get a keyboard to work)

You may also try safe mode and see if it works.
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10 Jan 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Start...All Programs...Accessories...Ease of Access...On Screen Keyboard
It's a pain to use - but it's less painful than not having a keyboard!
I believe that you can use it from the logon screen (if needed) by clicking on an icon in the lower right corner.

Right click on Computer in the Start menu, then select "Manage"
Then select "Device Manager" in the left hand pane of the window that opens up.
Anything have problems listed there?
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10 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post

Have you tried a PS/2 keyboard? or USB?
USB, but I've tried multiple ports.

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Was the keyboard working before the install? Was it upgrade or clean?
Yes it was working before. I upgraded.

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When you say it works before Windows loads, do you mean it works in the BIOS?
Yes.

I've also ran it in safe mode, and the keyboard is not responsive.
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More likely it may need a driver. You can set Windows to install drivers automatically. (if you can get a keyboard to work)
Checked for drivers. They are up to date.
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17 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

still having issues. any suggestions?
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30 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

No suggestions, just came in here with the exact same issue-USB Keyboard will work in BIOS, but not work in Windows 7 randomly. Will also stop working if I wake the computer out of sleep mode. Drivers are up to date.

Keyboard is a Kensington Keyboard for life-nothing fancy, and worked normally in Windows Vista last week.
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08 Feb 2012   #7

64 bit - Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I have a issue but the other way around.... I can not access Bios or press any key but I can use my keyboard 100% once the OS is up and running.

I also have a Win 7 machine... was working last week but has stopped which is odd
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