How do I fix my keyboard that won’t type Windows 11?

Answered by Jarrod Smith

To fix a keyboard that won’t type on Windows 11, you can try the following steps:

1. Open the Device Manager: Press the Windows key + X on your keyboard and select “Device Manager” from the menu that appears. Alternatively, you can search for “Device Manager” in the Start menu or taskbar search.

2. Locate the Keyboard section: In the Device Manager window, expand the “Keyboards” category by clicking on the arrow next to it. This will display the keyboard devices connected to your computer.

3. Uninstall the keyboard device: Right-click on your keyboard device and select “Uninstall device” from the context menu. If you have multiple keyboard devices listed, uninstall all of them.

4. Restart your device: After uninstalling the keyboard device(s), restart your computer. You can do this by clicking on the Start menu, selecting the power icon, and choosing “Restart.” Alternatively, you can press the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys together and select “Restart” from the options.

5. Automatic reinstallation: Upon restarting, Windows will automatically detect and reinstall the keyboard device(s). Wait for the process to complete, which may take a few moments.

6. Test the keyboard: Once the keyboard device(s) have been reinstalled, check if the issue is resolved by typing in a text editor, web browser, or any other application that requires keyboard input.

If the above steps don’t work, here are a few additional troubleshooting tips you can try:

– Update keyboard drivers: Right-click on the keyboard device in the Device Manager and select “Update driver.” Choose the option to search for updated drivers automatically. If any updates are found, follow the on-screen instructions to install them. Alternatively, you can visit the manufacturer’s website to manually download and install the latest drivers for your keyboard.

– Check for physical connections: Ensure that the keyboard is properly connected to your computer. If you are using a wired keyboard, disconnect and reconnect the USB cable. For wireless keyboards, make sure the batteries are inserted correctly and try re-syncing the keyboard with its receiver.

– Use a different keyboard: If you have access to another keyboard, try connecting it to your computer to see if it works. This will help determine if the issue is specific to your keyboard or a more general problem.

– Scan for malware: Run a full system scan using a reliable antivirus or anti-malware program to check for any malicious software that may be affecting your keyboard functionality.

If none of these steps resolve the issue, it might be worth considering contacting the manufacturer’s support or seeking assistance from a professional technician who can further diagnose and fix the problem.