1.    06 Sep 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 3

    Windows key suddenly stopped working a few days ago.


    Plugging an external keyboard in and pressing the windows key seems to work, pressing the windows button on my mouse seems to bring up the start menu. Only problem is with the laptop keyboard. I've taken the key off, checked it and everything. No problems there: No sticky/dirty bits. Pressing down on the rubber bit doesn't seem to register though. Keyboard tester applications do not register the windows key being pressed on the laptop keyboard, but it does register it on the external keyboard/mouse.

    It did work for a few presses when I repeatedly pressed down on it, but it seems to have stopped working now.

    Computer problem, or should I be searching for a new keyboard?
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  2.    06 Sep 2016 #2
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 2,560
    EL Capitan

    Uninstall the keyboard driver and then reboot and let the OS reinstall the driver. If you are plugging in the keyboard while Windows is running, it can cause problems when plugging in a USB keyboard. Also the keyboard mapping may be incorrect for the type of keyboard that you are using.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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