I have windows vista home premium as OS in laptop and recently control keys have stopped working all of a sudden. Both the keys are not working. I removed the sticky keys....shortcut keys....but nothing is working...please help...
I just encountered this for the first time. CTRL+C & CTRL+V would not copy and paste. I could see one burning out or something, but both control keys are not working. Tried a reboot and it didn't help.
I have a ps2 mouse and keyboard, both plugged into a USB adapter. Just unplugged the USB adapter and replugged it in and the keys work normal again. Seems odd that resetting the USB connection resolved it and a restart would not have fixed it, but at least it was a simple fix. Hope that helps someone else.
I got this problem in Word, in MS Office 2007 on newly installed Windows 7 (on a new Lenovo X200 laptop). The reason was a keyboard switch with a certain key sequence. See the tiny language icon at the bottom right corner of the screen? It got switched from standard English US keyboard to English multilingual (also had a French keyboard option). I went and removed all English keyboards except US. No more CTRL key problems.