Windows 10: Disabled Keyboard

  1.    17 Nov 2017 #1

    Disabled Keyboard

    I just received a new HP Spectre laptop today and I'm having a very strange problem with the keyboard. I go through the normal Windows setup and the keyboard works fine. As soon as I finish Windows setup, the keyboard stops working. When I reboot the laptop, the keyboard works to let me enter my PIN, but as soon as I login, it stops working. I have both an external USB keyboard and the standard built-in laptop keyboard and both do the same thing. I went into Windows Recovery and completely reinstalled Windows from scratch and the same thing happens.

    I think something is disabling the keyboard - perhaps it thinks it is in tablet mode when it is actually in laptop mode. Any ideas?



    I solved my problem! I did a web search and found this article:

    Basically it’s an “Ease of Access” setting. If you have “filter keyboard” turned on it causes this problem. I have no idea how it got turned on but as soon as I turned it off, it started working!
    Last edited by chuckcobb3; 17 Nov 2017 at 18:05. Reason: Found solution
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       17 Nov 2017 #2

    Must be a bug in the way HP put it together because you said you did a recovery and completely reinstalled with the same results. So how would you have done it twice?

    Thanks for posting, hopefully it will help others. Please mark your thread solved.

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  3. bro67's Avatar
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       23 Nov 2017 #3

    Take the laptop back to where you got it from, if you believe that it is a hardware failure. Otherwise it is most likely the "tweak" that you have made that is causing the keyboard to not work.
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