[Solved] Window 7 keyboard stops working intermittently

while on the web site before this, my keyboard did not work as it has not all day. It just started functioning. Sometimes I reboot and it works and sometimes, like now, it just begins on its own. I have wasted up to 4 hours rebooting, reloading the driver from the install CD. What can I do?

It does not always begin to function after I reboot.
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  1. Hi :)

    You seriously think we can diagnose a problem without knowing what its on ....

    PC..LAPTOP...SINCLAIR SPECTRUM ??

    And specs ?

    All the best Brett :)
  2. VIRUS AND EVERYTHING SCAN......
  3. wireless or wired also please?
  4. NHOJOM said:
    while on the web site before this, my keyboard did not work as it has not all day. It just started functioning. Sometimes I reboot and it works and sometimes, like now, it just begins on its own. I have wasted up to 4 hours rebooting, reloading the driver from the install CD. What can I do?

    It does not always begin to function after I reboot.


    John Mosier johnmosier1946@gmail.com
    12:38 PM (3 minutes ago)

    to forums

    My computer is a 2005 Dell E310 desktop with WIndows 7.

    I have a Microsoft ergonomic keyboard and a generic one from Target, both hardwired. When the keyboard has stopped functioning, I have tried one, and both at different ports, each connected separately. And I have inter-changed them with other ports. I have disconnected them from a multiple UBS connector cable and connected directly to the PC UBS port and it made no difference. I have not re-connected either keyboard to that cable; the Logitec camera continues to function without fail on that same UBS auxiliary cable. I have rebooted, cleaned the registry, performed numerous security scans, and cleaned and defragmented and rescanned it with McAfee. I deleted the keyboard drive and reloaded one from the original Dell CD. The keyboard returns to functioning when it wants to. I have had to use the screen keyboard (-activated with the mouse for every keystroke-) to do simple messages. It always functions. Whether I am working with the onscreen keyboard or attempting to work on the desktop keyboard, all of a sudden the desktop one begins to work again. It does not cutout once it is functioning. I can see no pattern nor any defined thing that makes a keyboard work. Today I have had no problems. It sounds like a broken wire or something. That doubt was why I replaced and eliminated the cable UBS auxiliary port and went direct to the PC port.
  5. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    You seriously think we can diagnose a problem without knowing what its on ....

    PC..LAPTOP...SINCLAIR SPECTRUM ??

    And specs ?

    All the best Brett :)


    And you think the sarcasm helps?
  6. scottiemedic said:
    wireless or wired also please?


    Both keyboards are wired with USB ports and I have used front of CPU USB ports, an auxiliary cable with USB ports and the back side USB ports. Yesterday I opened the computer and the keyboard did not work. I rebooted. tried another log-in with google instead of IE. Nothing. I tried Firefox. Nothing. I logged in with Google and after an hour working with no functioning keyboard except the on screen one, the normal keyboard began to function out of the blue.
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