My Keyboard Drivers Are Not Working Properly

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  1. DeriLoko3's Avatar
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    My Keyboard Drivers Are Not Working Properly


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    If you look at this sentence above, you will realize that my keyboard drivers are not working properly. They look out-dated, including the driver date of the keyboard drivers. I need your help with this issue.

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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    You may have sticking keys, maybe caused by food particles in the keyboard and perhaps cleared up with a can of compressed air.

    I have the same drivers from a clean install a couple of months ago on a Dell XPS 17" Notebook.
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  3. DeriLoko3's Avatar
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    Well, every time I type a letter or a number, it comes out to 2 letters or 2 numbers. Maybe, that is the issue.

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    I have the desktop.ini files around my computer. Are they the source for corrupting my keyboard drivers?
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  4. Try3's Avatar
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    Deri,

    The desktop.ini files are normal and do not affect your keyboard.

    All MS drivers have the date you are seeing. It's part of the OS and is also normal. It does not affect your keyboard.
    The date is actually a false one designed to ensure that any drivers provided by hardware makers can take priority. But hardly any of them make separate drivers for keyboards these days as it's simpler to let MS provide them.

    Look in
    Start menu,
    Windows system,
    Control panel,
    [set the View by in the upper right to Large/Small icons so you can see everything],
    Keyboard,
    Speed tab,
    set the delay to long and repeat rate to slow then see if the problem disappears,
    - if it does disappear then play with those settings to get a decent balance, or
    - if the problem remains even with these set to slow then I agree that the next step is to give the keyboard a good clean.

    Denis
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  5. DeriLoko3's Avatar
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    Try3 said:
    Deri,

    The desktop.ini files are normal and do not affect your keyboard.

    All MS drivers have the date you are seeing. It's part of the OS and is also normal. It does not affect your keyboard.
    The date is actually a false one designed to ensure that any drivers provided by hardware makers can take priority. But hardly any of them make separate drivers for keyboards these days as it's simpler to let MS provide them.

    Look in
    Start menu,
    Windows system,
    Control panel,
    [set the View by in the upper right to Large/Small icons so you can see everything],
    Keyboard,
    Speed tab,
    set the delay to long and repeat rate to slow then see if the problem disappears,
    - if it does disappear then play with those settings to get a decent balance, or
    - if the problem remains even with these set to slow then I agree that the next step is to give the keyboard a good clean.

    Denis
    Should I restart my computer, after I set the delay to long and the repeat rate to slow?
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  6. Try3's Avatar
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    No, there's no need as the effect is immediate.

    Denis
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  7. DeriLoko3's Avatar
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    I changed the keyboard settings, but it did not work. I cleaned my keyboard thoroughly, using the old toothbrush, but it also did not work.
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  8. Try3's Avatar
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    If your toothbrush had long enough hairs to reach down underneath the keys then that would seem to bowl out dirt as a cause. Using compressed air would be a more effective cleaning method.

    A final demonstration that it is not Windows processing at fault could be achieved by booting from any repair disk such as a Windows installation disk and seeing the keyboard's behaviour there.

    Since it is affecting all keys, which is what I think you are saying, then the most likely common factor is the connection between the keyboard and the computer. Since you have a laptop then either go to the computer maker's website to get a servicing manual that tells you how to change the keyboard or take it to a computer technician to do it.
    - Check your warranty first.
    - In the first instance, I'd suggest just going through the motions of changing it just as a procedure for checking each connection
    - If even this does not fix the problem then search your computer maker's website and any user forums for reports of similar problems then you can consider changing the keyboard for real.

    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 03 Mar 2020 at 13:19.
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  9. DeriLoko3's Avatar
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    Can a small keyboard vacuum cleaner do the trick?

    I was searching through Amazon.
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  10. Posts : 264
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    The date is correct for those Microsoft drivers. They are all dated like that. I donīt think it is a driver issue, more like a HW or another process or service interfering.

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    Boot in safe mode, CMD and see if it does the same. You can try Linux too.
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