Keyboard Number Keys Not Working Windows 11

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The most recent version of Microsoft's well-liked operating system, Windows 11, comes with a slick interface and enhanced performance. The malfunctioning of keyboard number keys is a regular issue users encounter, nevertheless, as is true with any software. Don't worry if you struggle with your Windows 11 computer's non-responsive number keys. In this blog post, we'll examine the potential causes of this problem and offer four efficient troubleshooting and repair techniques.

Look for physical damage

Making sure your keyboard is not physically damaged is the first step. Accidents sometimes happen, and it's possible that a key is stuck or that something has spilled on the keyboard. For a physical damage check, follow these steps:

  1. Remove the keyboard's connection to the computer.
  2. Look closely for any evidence of liquid spills, dirt, or other debris on the keyboard.
  3. Use compressed air or a soft brush to gently clean the keyboard to get rid of any debris that might be causing the keys to malfunction.
  4. Check the number keys again after reconnecting the keyboard.

Update keyboard drivers 

Number keys that aren't responding can be caused by outdated or damaged keyboard drivers, among other problems. To update your keyboard drivers, do the following:

  • When a menu appears, press "Windows + X" and choose "Device Manager" from the list.
  • Expand the "Keyboards" category in the Device Manager window to see your keyboard displayed.
  • On your keyboard, right-click, and then choose "Update Driver" from the context menu.
  • Select "Search automatically for updated driver software" to instruct Windows to locate and install the most recent keyboard drivers.
  • Restart your computer after the update is finished, then check to see whether the number keys are working properly.

Check for Num Lock and Function Lock 

Sometimes, a problem can be resolved by simply turning on the Function or Num Lock. Here's how to check for them and turn them off:

  1. Check to see whether the Num Lock light goes out by pressing the "Num Lock" key on your keyboard. If so, try again with the number keys.
  2. If your keyboard has a "Function Lock" key, press it to test the number keys once more.

Utilize the on-screen keyboard 

You can temporarily get around the problem by using the on-screen keyboard if none of the aforementioned fixes worked:

  • Open the Run dialog box by using the "Windows + R" keys.
  • To open the On-Screen Keyboard, enter "osk" (without the quotations).
  • While the actual keys are still unresponsive, you can enter numbers by clicking with your mouse on the number keys.


It can be annoying to have problems with the number keys on your Windows 11 computer, but using the techniques in this article, you should be able to identify and resolve the issue. Always start by looking for physical damage before updating keyboard drivers or, if required, disabling Num Lock and Function Lock. Using the On-Screen Keyboard can be a workaround if all else fails while the fundamental problem is fixed.

Keep in mind that keeping your drivers and system updated can help you avoid such issues in the future. We really hope that this article has been useful in fixing your Windows 11 keyboard number key issue. 

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