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Old 4th November 2019, 03:08 PM   #1
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keyboard Ignoring Us

Home PC has a microsoft keyboard that has an annoying habit of ignoring any key strokes for a few seconds, and finally working fine.

So for example, when typing the title of this thread, I had to press K a number a number of times before it woudl respond, after which it was fine.So it doesn't appear to be a memory issue, as it doesn't catch up.

Searches suggest malware, or a BIOS issue, but am open to suggestion how I would address either of these.

I have done a scan with windows security (both quick and long), and found nothing.

Am running Windows 10
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Old 4th November 2019, 03:14 PM   #2
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What kind of keyboard? Wired, wireless, USB, PS2, model?
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The first thing I suggest is trying the keyboard in another computer. That should tell you if the problem is with the keyboard/receiver pair or with Windows. Try fresh batteries as well.
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Old 4th November 2019, 03:59 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by wobs View Post
Home PC has a microsoft keyboard that has an annoying habit of ignoring any key strokes for a few seconds, and finally working fine.

So for example, when typing the title of this thread, I had to press K a number a number of times before it woudl respond, after which it was fine.So it doesn't appear to be a memory issue, as it doesn't catch up.

Searches suggest malware, or a BIOS issue, but am open to suggestion how I would address either of these.

I have done a scan with windows security (both quick and long), and found nothing.

Am running Windows 10
You haven't enabled FilterKeys by accident?
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Old 4th November 2019, 06:56 PM   #5
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Here's a fun thing to try. Shut down the PC. Disconnect the keyboard and the power supply. Wait 10sec, then plug the keyboard in first, then the power. Restart the computer.

This resets the keyboard buffer on the mainboard, or something. I don't really know. But it's a little trick I've learned after years of providing support.
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Old 4th November 2019, 07:19 PM   #6
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^That's what they always say.

Microsoft keyboard on Windows 10 and Windows security finds nothing? Sound like a feature, not a bug.

Oh, and try Linux.
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Old 4th November 2019, 08:36 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by wobs View Post
Home PC has a microsoft keyboard that has an annoying habit of ignoring any key strokes for a few seconds, and finally working fine.
Does this happen only in the web browser, or in any app where you use the keyboard for input (notepad, word, excel, etc?)

If it happens across all applications using the keyboard, it's probably driver or hardware related. Using the keyboard on a different PC is an excellent suggestion, then try using the keyboard from that PC on your computer. The results from those tests could give good clues.

If it only happens with one application (like your web browser), then it's trickier. Try removing the driver for the keyboard in Device Manager, reboot the computer and plug in the keyboard so it reloads. (I know a driver should affect all applications, but they can sometime be weird. ) You can also try removing and reinstalling the application.
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Old 5th November 2019, 02:30 AM   #8
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Thank you all for replying! You guys rock. Lots of good advice here.

It is a wired Mircosoft keyboard. I tried unplugging and turning off, and restarting, then plugging in again as it was booting up, which seemed to have fixed it!

Thank you again.
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