This video will show you 2 methods of fixing keyboard issues in Windows 10. It includes the following:
- Keyboard Driver Update
- On-Screen Keyboard
- Registry Fix
How to fix Keyboard Issues in Windows 10
Your mouse and keyboard are the most important peripherals when it comes to using your computer efficiently. Quality keyboards are reliable and the hardware should last for years if you purchase a well-known brand such as Logitech, or Genius. However, sometimes the keyboard can become unresponsive, non-working, or doesn’t type the correct characters that it should. The latter is quite a common problem and is easily fixable by configuring the language settings located in the Keyboard Language settings – sometimes when you type “@” it registers as quotation marks. This is because your default keyboard layout is probably set to the UK. When you change the layout to the US layout, it registers as the correct symbol.
With that being said, here are a few ways that you can diagnose and fix your keyboard issues with a series of different methods:
- Update Windows – The latest Windows updates provide fixes for almost any problem on your computer, the main culprit for the faulty keyboard could be software that got corrupted, or damaged, and needs an update to the core software components on your PC.
- Change language settings – Sometimes it’s possible that the user can change the language and layout settings of the PC. To configure these settings go to Control Panel, select “Clock, Language, and Region“, then click on Language. On the left select Advanced Settings and find “Override on Default Input Method” – choose your display language selection and click OK, then Restart your PC.
- Change AutoCorrect settings – This can be done by launching Word, go to “File“, click on “Proofing“, and select AutoCorrect Options to configure the settings as necessary.
- Uninstall keyboard driver – This can usually resolve the issue of your keyboard not working. To uninstall the driver go to devise manager and uninstall the propriety keyboard driver – note that your keyboard will not function until your PC has been rebooted.
- Keyboard Troubleshooter – Windows 10 comes built-in with so many troubleshooters that it’s difficult to keep count of all of them. To access the keyboard troubleshooter go to Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Keyboard Troubleshooter and wait for the tool to complete the process. Restart your computer afterward and check if the problems are resolved.
If you are unable to fix the keyboard issues, the problem is most likely malware or viruses on your computer, or your keyboard is actually broken. In this case, it’s best to purchase a new keyboard.