Windows 10: Tap keyboard to start computer: now dead


  1. Posts : 63
    windows 10 professional
       18 Jan 2018 #1

    Tap keyboard to start computer: now dead


    Since yesterday I can't turn my computer on by depressing a key on the keyboard.
    Previously when I typed "shut down" the computer shut.
    And then to revive it I depressed a key on the keyboard.
    I have to use the computer's on/off button to do that now. No big deal but wonder if I can get the old functionality back.
    Just used to it.
    Thanks very much.
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  2. pepanee's Avatar
    Posts : 1,052
    Windows 10 Professional
       18 Jan 2018 #2

    Is this setting enabled?
    1) Search for, and open, Device Manager
    2) Expand Keyboards
    3) Double click on the keyboard there
    4) Click the Power Management tab
    5) Is Allow this device to wake the computer already checked?

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  3. Posts : 63
    windows 10 professional
    Thread Starter
       18 Jan 2018 #3

    Bingo! Thanks very much.
    Latest update must have changed the setting
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  4. pepanee's Avatar
    Posts : 1,052
    Windows 10 Professional
       18 Jan 2018 #4

    You're welcome.
    You should double check to see if that solution works, if you haven't already.

    Enable that option from above, shut down your computer, and then try pressing a keyboard key to wake it back up.
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  5. Posts : 63
    windows 10 professional
    Thread Starter
       18 Jan 2018 #5

    yes, it works!!
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  6. pepanee's Avatar
    Posts : 1,052
    Windows 10 Professional
       18 Jan 2018 #6

    Good. Glad you got the problem solved =)
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  7.    19 Jan 2018 #7

    That's only for waking up computer out of sleep or hibernation, for real start from complete shutdown you must enable that feature from BIOS if available.
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  8. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       19 Jan 2018 #8

    Ya you can`t be doing a true shutdown if you can wake the computer with the keyboard.
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  9.    19 Jan 2018 #9

    AddRAM said: View Post
    Ya you can`t be doing a true shutdown if you can wake the computer with the keyboard.
    My previous MB had that option in the BIOS and it worked, also by mouse or PCI. Not if you disconnect power though.
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