Windows 10: Keyboard stops working randomly
Keyboard stops working randomly
Hi. Recently, I've been experiencing some keyboard problems. The issue occurs at random times, and I've tried updating the drivers. I am certain that this is a software/driver problem, as opposed to a hardware/mechanical problem, as the keyboard starts working fine right after a hard restart (holding the power button). Other details that come with the issue is that, since the mouse would still work, I could still navigate around the desktop and try to restart through the windows button. The issue is that the shut down process doesn't completely go through and just gives me a black screen up until it gives me the "start windows normally screen," which is impossible to operate since the keyboard doesn't work. I would then resort to doing a hard reset to make the keyboard functional again.
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