Windows 10: I deleted CTF Loader ctfmon.exe

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  1.    21 Dec 2017 #1

    I deleted CTF Loader ctfmon.exe


    So i noticed i was having problems with my computer.. some keys would not register until i pressed at least three or four times. Namely the N and " . " keys ..

    Seems to be working okay now. But during my quest to fix that, i deleted something called CTF Loader i think its called ..

    It was in the task manager, and it stood out as something i didnt notice before, figured it was a virus, and deleted it . In frustration, i called up a app i often use called " Everything " typed in CTF Loader, or anything related to that file, and just managed to delete everything .. It wasnt even related to my problem i think.

    Now the problem i think resulted from that, is i cant type into the SEARCH BAR for Cortana Win 10 .

    What actually solved at least the problem with the N key, was i changed something in the registry having to do with Number lock, which is repurposed
    to the N key on this particular keyboard i use called
    "
    Matias Mini Quiet Pro Keyboard ". It was causing some conflict .

    I also recently deleted some device drivers, trying to fix the "." key, and other things . So the " . " still takes time to register. I've exhausted all the menu options i have access for normal users .

    How do i fix this ; so that i can type into Search in Win 10 again ? Reinstalling windows 10 is not possible at this time. I have accumulated a lot of files for my design work .So much that i need to buy a extra hard drive to store that before i can re install windows 10 ?

    Any advice about the keyboard issue is welcome too, because that is still a problem sometimes, it resurfaces then goes away .
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  2.    21 Dec 2017 #2

    How do I fix the Windows 10 Cortana Search so i can type into it again ? Currently, when I try to type , nothing happens .
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  3.    21 Dec 2017 #3

    I'd do a repair install - that should put it back. You get to keep your data and applications.

    See this tutorial Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade Installation Upgrade Tutorials
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  4.    21 Dec 2017 #4

    lx07 said: View Post
    I'd do a repair install - that should put it back. You get to keep your data and applications.

    See this tutorial Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade Installation Upgrade Tutorials
    I will try that thank you .
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  5.    21 Dec 2017 #5

    Repair installation works for fixing bugs like this. Next time you mess around with the system you should use Macrium Reflect Free and do a image backup. If you mess up you can restore the system exact like it was when you created.
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       21 Dec 2017 #6

    Just SFC scan should do to restore that file, which is required in order to type into MS apps.

    Code:
    schtasks /Change /TN "Microsoft\Windows\TextServicesFramework\MsCtfMonitor" /Enable
    schtasks /Run /TN "Microsoft\Windows\TextServicesFramework\MsCtfMonitor"
    Run SFC Command in Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials
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  7.    21 Dec 2017 #7

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Just SFC scan should do to restore that file, which is required in order to type into MS apps.

    Code:
    schtasks /Change /TN "Microsoft\Windows\TextServicesFramework\MsCtfMonitor" /Enable
    schtasks /Run /TN "Microsoft\Windows\TextServicesFramework\MsCtfMonitor"
    Run SFC Command in Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials
    If it will work. SFC /scannow is mostly useless.
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  8.    21 Dec 2017 #8

    reddice said: View Post
    If it will work. SFC /scannow is mostly useless.
    No it is not, it works well for me.
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  9.    23 Dec 2017 #9

    Well , this is still problem.. Any way i can get a copy of the files i need ?? Maybe i can just copy paste them back
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  10.    23 Dec 2017 #10

    I now notice i cannot copy paste into Calculator. The Skype win ten app wont allow me to type into it either Grief.

    I cant use Microsoft Edge either cant type into it .
    Last edited by OtherWay1982; 23 Dec 2017 at 21:28.
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