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Windows 7: Keyboard Not Working Properly

13 Apr 2010   #1

Dual Boot of WinXP Pro SP3 & Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Keyboard Not Working Properly

I'm using a MS Comfort Curve Keyboard and for some unexplained reason all of a sudden I cannot use the Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V commands they just will not work.

I have downloaded the latest drivers for the keyboard - searched the net until I'm in information overload and I'm still stuck with the problem.

Can anybody help me out please!

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14 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

If this is a wireless keyboard, have you tried resetting the keyboard and reveiver? Usually a small button on bottom of keyboard, and another button on the wireless transmitter... also you could try another usb for the receiver.

If its a wired kb check the connection... after you power system down. Unplug and then plug in again firmly. You could also try a different usb here as well.

Hope this helps!
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14 Apr 2010   #3

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Check to see if the CTRL key is even working by pulling up the On Screen Keyboard (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Ease of Access > On Screen Keyboard).

If the key darkens when you press it on the keyboard then its working, if not, then it's not. If it's not working then I'd pull the keyboard apart and see if something is wrong inside, keyboards are pretty simply and hard to break.
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14 Apr 2010   #4

Dual Boot of WinXP Pro SP3 & Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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If its a wired kb check the connection... after you power system down. Unplug and then plug in again firmly. You could also try a different usb here as well.
Darryl Thanks for your reply.
I tried all of the above along with updating drivers and all the usual PITB fixes etc. but the keyboard was still dead.

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Check to see if the CTRL key is even working by pulling up the On Screen Keyboard (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Ease of Access > On Screen Keyboard).

If the key darkens when you press it on the keyboard then its working, if not, then it's not. If it's not working then I'd pull the keyboard apart and see if something is wrong inside, keyboards are pretty simply and hard to break.
notsograymatter Thanks for your reply also, your test for the Ctrl never crossed my mind so my gray matter is in worse condition than yours .... however I have copied & pasted that tip into my Help folder for future reference.

I finally did the one thing I should have done in the 1st place and that was plug it into my wife's PC to see if it worked over there, Yep!, Ctrl+ any key was as dead as a mouse.

Mods please close this thread Thanks ........ problem solved.
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