Keyboard function stopped working


  1. Posts : 160
    Windows 10 PRO
       #1

    Keyboard function stopped working


    Earlier this evening I must have had something sitting on top of my keyboard on my desktop Windows 10 PRO PC. My wife and I heard some beeps and tones. When later I went to type something, nothing happened. I use wireless USB keyboards. I thought the batteries died, so I replaced them. Nothing. Tried a new wireless keyboard. Nothing. Paired a bluetooth keyboard which was recognized. Nothing. I thought I should reboot to see if it would fix itself. Now I cant even enter my pin. I am using my laptop to post this.

    Does anyone have any idea how I can fix this. I really need my desktop as I don't have outlook on the laptop, so no emails.
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  2. Posts : 35,545
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    My wife and I heard some beeps and tones
    Hi, using a wireless keyboard alone is likely to cause difficulty in using Safe Mode and your BIOS, so your options are more restricted.

    Do you have System Restore enabled?

    You might try booting from a Win 10 bootable installation disk, and via 'Repair your computer' attempt to use System Restore.

    If you have been using disk imaging routinely as is so, so, so often recommended here (e.g. Macrium Reflect - free+ paid + large enough external storage for image files) you can boot from its bootable disk and restore a recent image.
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  3. Posts : 160
    Windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I don't have a restore disk. Any other ideas?
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  4. Posts : 35,545
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #4

    Thank you for your reply.

    You can create a Win 10 bootable disk freely. See Tutorial section.
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10

    You would need access to a working PC.
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  5. Posts : 160
    Windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter
       #5

    All I got is my laptop. DELL XPS 15 (95300). I guess that would work.
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  6. Posts : 35,545
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #6

    I heard some beeps and tone
    Also please confirm whether you hear any beeps other than anything you normally hear if you try to boot the PC.

    You might try begging or borrowing a wired keyboard.
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  7. Posts : 160
    Windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Guess what!!! My keyboard is now working on my desktop. I w at times.
    I as able to log-in. Strange things happen. I guess I will always wonder what actually caused this whole thing in the first place.
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