Keyboard keys randomly malfunction.

protoxzz Posts 1 Registration date Wednesday November 13, 2013 Status Member Last seen November 13, 2013 - Nov 13, 2013 at 05:29 AM
 Redstoner - Oct 31, 2014 at 08:51 AM
Its been about three days since the problem first presented itself. Using my USB keyboard random keys such as ", w,3, num lock 5 key, capital p, and the right arrow key. I am using the on-screen keyboard to help me write this post.

Things I have tried (according to research via google):
Trying a different keyboard. Same problem, temporary fix for roughly thirty minutes.
Trying a different USB port (front and back). Failed.
Uninstalling keyboards on device manager. Rebooting, failed.
Ease of access, keyboard shortcuts, sticky keys, filters. All of that now unchecked and failed.
Turning computer off, holding power button down for 10 seconds

Computer specs:
Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit.
AMD phenom II X4 945 Processor
Keyboard: Steelseries Shift

Mouse: Razer Deathadder

Sidenote/story: I modified my Razer Deathadders lights on the razer logo and scrollwheel to have them off. As soon as I turned them back on my keyboard started working just fine. Then shortly after five minutes it went back to having problems.

I have read many threads on this site regarding the issue, but to no avail. Help please.

2 responses

Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,181
Nov 13, 2013 at 06:13 AM

If the issue is not replicated on another computer, some users have found that the problem may be caused by a virus.

I suggest that you refer to Kioskea's download section, download and run Malwarebyte, full scan. If the issue persists, download and run USBFix.

Good luck
I have had this problem befor myself. I've found that when this problem presents itself that it happens to all computer keyboards inputting to the computer. (Laptop keyboard, analog keyboard, USB) the only way I've found to fix this problem is to perform a hard restart of the computer. Press and hold the power button on the physical computer until it shuts off, then when you start it back up again it should work correctly.