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Keyboard locked` when i press my keys it doesnt respond but some keys they do and it opens irrelevant windows i.e search windows. when i open microsoft windows, a windows alerts saying, you are holding CTRL key would you like to open word in safe mode. when pressed yes it opens word but i can't type a word. do u have solution for that?

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  • DEKR
    DEKR May 11, 2010

    does your keyboard just need cleaned

    is your ctrl key stuck

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If ctrl is not stuck
then do a virus scan
please let me know

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The number keys to the right will not work, even after pressing number lock. suggestions?


Please open Device Manager and uninstall what is showing under "Keyboards". If you're unsure on how to perform these steps, follow this link:http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&dlc=en&docname=c03540049&lc=en&product=5450010&tmp...
Once you have uninstalled the keyboard driver, restart your notebook and it should automatically reinstall for you.
Let me know if this resolves the issue.


  • If the keyboard is not working in Windows, continue with these steps to uninstall and reinstall the keyboard software in Device Manager.
  • Click Start , then click Control Panel.
    Control Panel opens.
  • Click Hardware and Sound.
  • Click Device Manager under Devices and Printers.

    Device Manager opens.
  • Click View, and select Show Hidden Devices.
  • Double-click Keyboards, right-click the keyboard name, and then click the Uninstall button to remove the device from Windows.
  • Restart the computer.
  • The keyboard should now work correctly.
  • Your computer comes with several software programs that can test the keyboard for key or hardware failures. For more information, see the HP Support document Testing for Hardware Failures.
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    If there is a short delay from the time a key is pressed to the time the character displays on the screen, the Filter Keys function might be activated. The Filter Keys function provides a greater range of key press options to fine-tune key delays and prevent inadvertent key presses. To disable Filter Keys and return to the default keyboard behavior, use the following steps:
    1. Click Start , and type keyboard in the Search box. Then select Change how your keyboard works under Control Panel.
    2. Remove the selection from Turn on Filter Keys. Then click Set up Filter Keys.
    3. Remove the check next to Turn on Filter Keys when SHIFT is pressed for eight seconds.
    4. Click Apply, click OK, and then close the Ease of Access Center.
      The keys should be more responsive.
    Pressing a notebook key once types several characters
    If two or more characters appear when pressing a key, use the following steps to adjust the key repeat delay:
    1. Click Start , and type keyboard in the Search box. Then click Keyboard under Control Panel.
      The Keyboard Properties page opens.
    2. Set the Repeat delay slider to Long. Click Apply, and then click OK.
    Notebook beeps while typing
    If the computer sometimes beeps while you are typing, Toggle Keys or Sticky Keys is active. Toggle Keys causes the computer to emit a beep when the Lock keys are pressed. Sticky Keys causes the computer to emit a beep when the Ctrl, Alt, Shift, or Lock key is pressed. Use the following steps to disable Sticky Keys and Toggle Keys:
    1. Click Start , and type keyboard in the Search box. Then click Change how your keyboard works under Control Panel.
    2. If selected, remove the check next to Turn on Sticky Keys. Then click Set up Sticky keys.
    3. Remove the check next to Turn on Sticky Keys when SHIFT is pressed five times.
    4. Click Apply, and then click OK to return to the Make the keyboard easier to use page.
    5. Remove the check next to Turn on Toggle Keys.
      If selected, remove the selection from Turn on Toggle Keys by holding down the NUM LOCK key for five seconds.
    6. Click Apply, click OK, and then close the Ease of Access Center.
      The beeps no longer sound.
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    If the wrong characters appear when you are typing, or you are trying to use a different keyboard, use the following steps to synchronize Windows to the type of keyboard you are using:
    1. Click Start , and type region into the Search field. Click Region and Language from the search results.
    2. Click the Keyboards and Languages tab, and then click Change Keyboards.

      The Text Services and Input Languages page opens.
    3. Click Add.
    4. Select the keyboard you want to use, and click OK.
    5. From the Text Services and Input Languages page, select the new keyboard in the list and click Move up until it is first in the list. This makes it the default keyboard.
    6. Click OK. You can now use the new keyboard.
      If you find that the new keyboard service works correctly and you do not want to use the other keyboard, repeat these steps and Remove the keyboard service that you do not need.
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    Amazing shortcuts


    Getting used to using your keyboard exclusively and leaving your mouse behind will make you much more efficient at performing any task on any Windows system. I use the following keyboard shortcuts every day:<br /><br />Windows key + R = Run menu<br /><br />This is usually followed by:<br />cmd = Command Prompt<br />iexplore + "web address" = Internet Explorer<br />compmgmt.msc = Computer Management<br />dhcpmgmt.msc = DHCP Management<br />dnsmgmt.msc = DNS Management<br />services.msc = Services<br />eventvwr = Event Viewer<br />dsa.msc = Active Directory Users and Computers<br />dssite.msc = Active Directory Sites and Services<br />Windows key + E = Explorer<br /><br />ALT + Tab = Switch between windows<br /><br />ALT, Space, X = Maximize window<br /><br />CTRL + Shift + Esc = Task Manager<br /><br />Windows key + Break = System properties<br /><br />Windows key + F = Search<br /><br />Windows key + D = Hide/Display all windows<br /><br />CTRL + C = copy<br /><br />CTRL + X = cut<br /><br />CTRL + V = paste<br /><br />Also don't forget about the "Right-click" key next to the right Windows key on your keyboard. Using the arrows and that key can get just about anything done once you've opened up any program.<br /><br /><br />Keyboard Shortcuts<br /><br />[Alt] and [Esc] Switch between running applications<br /><br />[Alt] and letter Select menu item by underlined letter<br /><br />[Ctrl] and [Esc] Open Program Menu<br /><br />[Ctrl] and [F4] Close active document or group windows (does not work with some applications)<br /><br />[Alt] and [F4] Quit active application or close current window<br /><br />[Alt] and [-] Open Control menu for active document<br /><br />Ctrl] Lft., Rt. arrow Move cursor forward or back one word<br /><br />Ctrl] Up, Down arrow Move cursor forward or back one paragraph<br /><br />[F1] Open Help for active application<br /><br />Windows+M Minimize all open windows<br /><br />Shift+Windows+M Undo minimize all open windows<br /><br />Windows+F1 Open Windows Help<br /><br />Windows+Tab Cycle through the Taskbar buttons<br /><br />Windows+Break Open the System Properties dialog box<br /><br /><br /><br />acessability shortcuts<br /><br />Right SHIFT for eight seconds........ Switch FilterKeys on and off.<br /><br />Left ALT +left SHIFT +PRINT SCREEN....... Switch High Contrast on and off.<br /><br />Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK....... Switch MouseKeys on and off.<br /><br />SHIFT....... five times Switch StickyKeys on and off.<br /><br />NUM LOCK...... for five seconds Switch ToggleKeys on and off.<br /><br />explorer shortcuts<br /><br />END....... Display the bottom of the active window.<br /><br />HOME....... Display the top of the active window.<br /><br />NUM LOCK+ASTERISK....... on numeric keypad (*) Display all subfolders under the selected folder.<br /><br />NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN....... on numeric keypad (+) Display the contents of the selected folder.<br /><br />NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN....... on numeric keypad (-) Collapse the selected folder.<br /><br />LEFT ARROW...... Collapse current selection if it's expanded, or select parent folder.<br /><br />RIGHT ARROW....... Display current selection if it's collapsed, or select first subfolder.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Type the following commands in your Run Box (Windows Key + R) or Start Run<br /><br />devmgmt.msc = Device Manager<br />msinfo32 = System Information<br />cleanmgr = Disk Cleanup<br />ntbackup = Backup or Restore Wizard (Windows Backup Utility)<br />mmc = Microsoft Management Console<br />excel = Microsoft Excel (If Installed)<br />msaccess = Microsoft Access (If Installed)<br />powerpnt = Microsoft PowerPoint (If Installed)<br />winword = Microsoft Word (If Installed)<br />frontpg = Microsoft FrontPage (If Installed)<br />notepad = Notepad<br />wordpad = WordPad<br />calc = Calculator<br />msmsgs = Windows Messenger<br />mspaint = Microsoft Paint<br />wmplayer = Windows Media Player<br />rstrui = System Restore<br />netscp6 = Netscape 6.x<br />netscp = Netscape 7.x<br />netscape = Netscape 4.x<br />waol = America Online<br />control = Opens the Control Panel<br />control printers = Opens the Printers Dialog<br /><br /><br />internetbrowser<br /><br />type in u're adress "google", then press [Right CTRL] and [Enter]<br />add www. and .com to word and go to it<br /><br /><br />For Windows XP:<br /><br />Copy. CTRL+C<br />Cut. CTRL+X<br />Paste. CTRL+V<br />Undo. CTRL+Z<br />Delete. DELETE<br />Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin. SHIFT+DELETE<br />Copy selected item. CTRL while dragging an item<br />Create shortcut to selected item. CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item<br />Rename selected item. F2<br />Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word. CTRL+RIGHT ARROW<br />Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word. CTRL+LEFT ARROW<br />Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph. CTRL+DOWN ARROW<br />Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph. CTRL+UP ARROW<br />Highlight a block of text. CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys<br />Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document. SHIFT with any of the arrow keys<br />Select all. CTRL+A<br />Search for a file or folder. F3<br />View properties for the selected item. ALT+ENTER<br />Close the active item, or quit the active program. ALT+F4<br />Opens the shortcut menu for the active window. ALT+SPACEBAR<br />Close the active document in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously. CTRL+F4<br />Switch between open items. ALT+TAB<br />Cycle through items in the order they were opened. ALT+ESC<br />Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop. F6<br />Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer. F4<br />Display the shortcut menu for the selected item. SHIFT+F10<br />Display the System menu for the active window. ALT+SPACEBAR<br />Display the Start menu. CTRL+ESC<br />Display the corresponding menu. ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name<br />Carry out the corresponding command. Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu<br />Activate the menu bar in the active program. F10<br />Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu. RIGHT ARROW<br />Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu. LEFT ARROW<br />Refresh the active window. F5<br />View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer. BACKSPACE<br />Cancel the current task. ESC<br />SHIFT when you insert a CD into the CD-ROM drive Prevent the CD from automatically playing.<br /><br />Use these keyboard shortcuts for dialog boxes:<br /><br />To Press<br />Move forward through tabs. CTRL+TAB<br />Move backward through tabs. CTRL+SHIFT+TAB<br />Move forward through options. TAB<br />Move backward through options. SHIFT+TAB<br />Carry out the corresponding command or select the corresponding option. ALT+Underlined letter<br />Carry out the command for the active option or button. ENTER<br />Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box. SPACEBAR<br />Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons. Arrow keys<br />Display Help. F1<br />Display the items in the active list. F4<br />Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box. BACKSPACE<br /><br />If you have a Microsoft Natural Keyboard, or any other compatible keyboard that includes the Windows logo key and the Application key , you can use these keyboard shortcuts:<br /><br /><br />Display or hide the Start menu. WIN Key<br />Display the System Properties dialog box. WIN Key+BREAK<br />Show the desktop. WIN Key+D<br />Minimize all windows. WIN Key+M<br />Restores minimized windows. WIN Key+Shift+M<br />Open My Computer. WIN Key+E<br />Search for a file or folder. WIN Key+F<br />Search for computers. CTRL+WIN Key+F<br />Display Windows Help. WIN Key+F1<br />Lock your computer if you are connected to a network domain, or switch users if you are not connected to a network domain. WIN Key+ L<br />Open the Run dialog box. WIN Key+R<br />Open Utility Manager. WIN Key+U<br /><br />accessibility keyboard shortcuts:<br /><br />Switch FilterKeys on and off. Right SHIFT for eight seconds<br />Switch High Contrast on and off. Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN<br />Switch MouseKeys on and off. Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK<br />Switch StickyKeys on and off. SHIFT five times<br />Switch ToggleKeys on and off. NUM LOCK for five seconds<br />Open Utility Manager. WIN Key+U<br /><br />shortcuts you can use with Windows Explorer:<br /><br /><br />Display the bottom of the active window. END<br />Display the top of the active window. HOME<br />Display all subfolders under the selected folder. NUM LOCK+ASTERISK on numeric keypad (*)<br />Display the contents of the selected folder. NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN on numeric keypad (+)<br />Collapse the selected folder. NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN on numeric keypad (-)<br />Collapse current selection if it's expanded, or select parent folder. LEFT ARROW<br />Display current selection if it's collapsed, or select first subfolder. RIGHT ARROW<br /><br />

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    Keyborad doesnt have num lock key


    Try opening your on screen keyboard. In the start menu search for 'on screen keyboard' and try to activate your num lock from there

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    Locked keyboard


    Examine your keyboard to ensure your "Number Lock" key is not activated.

    This activation is indicated by the key being lit up.


    If the key is activated, press it to deactivate the lock.

    The number lock key will deactivate an entire segment of your keyboard


    Start, click Run, and type regedit to open the Windows registry editor.

    In the registry, open the below folders.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\
    Control Panel\
    Keyboard\

    Within the keyboard folder, you should have a string value named "InitialKeyboardIndicators" with a value of 0, 1, or 2. Below is the explanation of each of these values.

    0 = Num Lock is turned OFF after the logon.
    1 = Disable Num Lock.
    2 = Numlock is turned ON after the logon.



    On most laptops there is a function key that will lock the keyboard.

    You would need to pres the [Fn] key and the appropriate [F#] key. In mine the combination


    would be [Fn+F1] keys. If you shut down to re-activate the keyboard you will loose whatever you are working on.


    hope this helps

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    CAP LOCK STUCK


    Examine your keyboard to ensure your "Number Lock" key is not activated.

    This activation is indicated by the key being lit up.


    If the key is activated, press it to deactivate the lock.

    The number lock key will deactivate an entire segment of your keyboard


    Start, click Run, and type regedit to open the Windows registry editor.

    In the registry, open the below folders.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\
    Control Panel\
    Keyboard\

    Within the keyboard folder, you should have a string value named "InitialKeyboardIndicators" with a value of 0, 1, or 2. Below is the explanation of each of these values.

    0 = Num Lock is turned OFF after the logon.
    1 = Disable Num Lock.
    2 = Numlock is turned ON after the logon.



    hope this helps

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    perform the following on the keyboard

    1. On the keyboard press the windows logo (image below)
    2. keep holding the windows key whiles you press the key U key in addition
    3. You should have a list of options.............choose on screen keyboard and with your mouse you can login and keep using your pc without a physical mouse.
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    1. Press the Windows logo key + U. This will open the ease of access center. Click on the keyboard icon. It will say, "make the keyboard easier to use" next to it. In some versions of Windows you will need to get to the option by pressing the left shift key five times rapidly.
    2. Select "turn on sticky keys" and "turn on filter keys." Select "save." Your computer will now only make sounds when the keyboard is hit.
    3. Follow steps 1 and 2 to unlock your keyboard. Unselect the "sticky keys" and "filter keys" and click on "save."
    4. Lock your workstation. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del. A blue screen or a box will pop up that has a variety of options, such as restart or shut down the computer. Click on "lock this computer."
    5. Lock your workstation using the keyboard. Press the Windows key and the L key at the same time. This will lock the computer. To unlock press the combination again.

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    Try to press Fn + Num Lock or Fn + Scrl lock to check if they keyboard will respond. If it doesnt. try to turn off the computer, remove the cables and battery, press/hold the power button for 8 secs. Reinsert cables and battery then turn on the pc. Press again Fn + Num Lock or Fn + Scrl lock. If the keyboard still did not respond, go to the device manager . Click Start > right click My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager . Then click the (+) on Keyboards, right click the device and uninstall it. Then, go back to the device manager and right click Keyboard then click Scan for hardware changes. Then press FN + Num Lock or Fn + Scrl lock. If symptom persists, call HP to replace your keyboard.

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    You need to check in the BIOS if the keys when typed does make beeping noise. Set BIOS defaults.
    If the keys are still not working than boot the sys to the recovery manager and press ctrl+d to open the CMD box and test the key board there.
    Boot the sys 3 times to BIOS and set BIOS defaults,
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