Why is my keyboard not working after I log in to Windows?
You may have the filter keys feature enabled if you can type your Windows password but your keyboard will not work after you log in to Windows. You can test this by holding down a key on the keyboard for five seconds and then releasing it. If the character you pressed is typed, you probably have filter keys enabled. You can disable filter keys by holding the Shift key down on your keyboard for 8 seconds. You can also use the following steps to search for the term filter keys to disable this setting.
- Click Start , select Windows System and choose Control Panel.
- Double-click Ease of Access.
- Select Change how your keyboard works.
- Uncheck the box Turn on filter keys to disable the filter key setting.
- Click Apply and OK to save the changes.
- Press and hold the Windows () key on your keyboard for 5 seconds to go to the Windows Start screen.
- Press and hold the F key for 5 seconds. The letter F should be typed in the Search box.
- Press and hold the I key for 5 seconds. The letter I should be typed in the Search box after the letter F.
- Select Turn filter keys on or off from the search results.
Windows 7 and Windows Vista:
- Click Start and select Control Panel.
- Select Ease of Access Center.
- Click Change how your keyboard works.
- Remove the check mark from the box labeled Turn on FilterKeys.