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How To Unfreeze Your Frozen Windows 10 Keyboard

ByBinyomin Terebelo

Dec 13, 2020

How To Unfreeze Your Frozen Windows 10 Keyboard

How To Unfreeze Your Frozen Windows 10 Keyboard. Of course this after you check and make sure there is no problem with the hardware such as the keyboard, cable or USB port.

  1. Your drivers are missing or outdated. Drivers are needed to make sure your computer parts all function as intended even if they aren’t natively supported by Microsoft. If correct keyboard drivers are missing or outdated, your keyboard may not work.
  2. You’re using the wrong USB port or no port at all. Yes, this does happen to make sure your keyboard is plugged in and that it is plugged into the right port.
  3. Your power settings are poorly configured. Windows 10 has multiple power saving options. One of these functions allows your computer to turn off inactive devices, this may have turned your keyboard off.
  4. Windows 10’s Filter Key bug. Is your keyboard only an issue when you log in? There’s a known bug in Windows 10’s Filter Key feature which causes issues with typing on the login screen.
  5. A new major Windows 10 update. Windows 10 updates can really mess up your computer.

Fixing Your Keyboard

Before troubleshooting, we recommend turning on the on-screen keyboard in Windows 10. This will allow you to follow instructions even if you need to type something in or press keys on the keyboard.

Here’s how to turn on the on-screen keyboard in Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Windows icon in your taskbar and choose Settings.
  2. Choose the Ease of Access tile.
  3. Scroll down in the left-side panel, click on Keyboard listed under the Interaction section.
  4. Click on the toggle under “Use the On-Screen Keyboard” to turn on the virtual keyboard in Windows 10.

First Solution And The Simplest

Ssimply press the Windows + Space bar keys on your keyboard simultaneously.

Method 2: Turn off the Filter Keys feature

As mentioned above, the Filter Keys feature has a known bug that causes issues with your keyboard.

Turn off the filter keys

  1. Press the Windows + R keys using the on-screen keyboard to bring up the Run utility, then type in “control” and click the OK button to open the Control Panel.
  2. Make sure that your view mode is set to Category.
  3. Then click on the Ease of Access heading.
  4. Next click on the “Change how your keyboard works
  5. Uncheck the checkbox next to “Turn on Filter Keys” is Checked.
  6. Click the Apply button, then click OK. Now check to see if the keyboard is working.

Method 3: Power Saver

If your power saver setting might be the cause.

  1. Press the Windows + X keys on your keyboard and click on the Device Manager option from the menu.
  2. Expand the Universal Serial Bus controllers menu by clicking on the arrow next to it.
  3. Double-click on the USB your keyboard is connected to (usually either USB Root Hub or Generic USB Hub,) then switch over to the Power Management tab in the new window.
  4. Uncheck the box next to “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” then click OK.
  5. Restart your device and see if you still experience issues with the keyboard.

Method 4: Use the Windows 10 Keyboard Troubleshooter

Windows 10 comes pre-equipped with many troubleshooters that allow you to diagnose and get rid of specific issues. There’s a troubleshooter designed specifically for detecting keyboard related errors, which can be fixed automatically by your system.

Here’s how you can run the keyboard troubleshooter on Windows 10.

  1. Click on the Windows icon in your taskbar and choose Settings.
  2. Search for “Fix keyboard” using the integrated search in the Settings application, then click on “Find and fix keyboard problems.”
  3. Click the “Next” button to start the troubleshooter.
  4. If any issues were successfully identified, you can follow the on-screen instructions to attempt an automatic fix.

Method 5: Disable Fast Startup

Some users suggest that the Fast Startup setting may cause issues with the functionality of your keyboard. You can test this by disabling Fast Startup using our guide below.

  1. Press the Windows + R keys using the on-screen keyboard to bring up the Run utility, then type in “control” and click the OK button. This is going to open the Control Panel.
  2. Make sure that your view mode is set to Category.
  3. Next, click on the Hardware and Sound heading.
  4. Open the Power Options menu.
  5. Click on the “Choose what the power buttons do” link from the left pane.
  6. Here, you should see options to change the way your computer boots up. To be able to modify these settings, you need to click on the “Change settings that are currently unavailable” link.
  7. Simply make sure that “Turn on fast startup” is unchecked, then click the “Save changes” button.
  8. Restart your device and see if your keyboard works properly.

Method 6: Update Your Keyboard Drives

Outdated drivers can cause a whole bunch of issues on your system. Make sure to update them in order to possibly fix any issues with your keyboard on Windows 10.

  1. Press the Windows + X keys on your keyboard and click on the Device Manager option from the menu.
  2. Expand the Keyboards menu by clicking on the arrow next to it.
  3. Right-click on your keyboard listed in the menu and choose Update Driver.
  4. Allow Windows 10 to look for the newest driver on your local computer or online, then follow any on-screen instructions.

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