Keyboard Keys Not Working Windows 11

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Windows 11 has introduced some interesting new features as well as an improved user experience. However, it, like every other operating system, has its flaws. Keyboard keys not working properly is a common issue that users may encounter. This vexing problem can stymie productivity and annoyance. In this blog post, we'll look at four efficient ways to troubleshoot and fix the "keyboard keys not working Windows 11" issue. Let's get started!

Examine Physical Damage

  1. Before we go into software solutions, we must rule out any physical damage to the keyboard. Disconnect the keyboard from your computer and carefully inspect it for visual signs of damage, such as broken keys or loose connections.
  2. Clean the Keyboard - Over time, dust and debris can collect and impair key responsiveness. Clean the keyboard gently with compressed air and a gentle brush. Make sure to properly clean in between the keys.
  3. Check the Keyboard on Another Device - To see if the problem is with the keyboard, connect it to another computer or laptop. If the problem persists, the keyboard may be defective and must be replaced or repaired.

Update keyboard drivers 

  • Pick "Device Manager" from the menu by pressing the Windows key plus X.
  • To see the installed keyboard drivers, expand the "Keyboards" category in the Device Manager window.
  •  From the context menu, choose "Update driver" when you right-click on the keyboard driver.
  • To finish the driver update procedure, select "Search automatically for updated driver software" and adhere to the on-screen instructions.
  • Restart your computer after updating the driver to see if the keyboard keys are working properly.

Run the Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter 

  1. To access the Windows Settings, press Windows key + I.
  2. Select "Troubleshoot" from the menu on the left-side by clicking "System" first.
  3. Select "Hardware and Devices" under "Find and fix other problems," and then click "Run the troubleshooter."
  4. The troubleshooter will check for hardware faults and make an effort to resolve any issues it discovers.
  5. Restart your computer after the procedure is finished, then check the keyboard's operation.

Perform a system restore 

  • Press Windows key + X in the first step, then choose "Run" from the menu.
  • To launch the System Restore wizard, type "rstrui" into the Run dialog box and hit Enter.
  • Adhere to the on-screen prompts to select a restoration point from when the keyboard was working properly.
  • Verify your decision and wait for the system restoration procedure to finish.
  • After the computer restarts, see if the keys on the keyboard are now functioning as they should.


Having keyboard keys that don't function on Windows 11 might be a frustrating situation, but fortunately, there are workable fixes available. In this blog post, we looked at four ways to analyze and fix the problem. Don't forget to look for physical damage, install the most recent keyboard drivers, use the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter, and think about running a system restore. You may regain your keyboard's functioning and resume a seamless Windows 11 computing experience by following these step-by-step instructions.

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