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Well the problem is just that non of the keys on my keyboard is working; they all appear frozen or disabled, and as such I cannot make data entries on any application using this laptop

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Turn your lap off and on it again try entering in to the bios by using delete if you can able to enter means it may be a OS corruption or corrupted keyboard driver , if not means it may be hardware issue try to use external keyboard and check

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You might consider using, at least tempory, a external usb keyboard with a touchpad, you can get get them at Wal-Mart for around $20.00
Otherwise consider taking it to a computer shop and have them test the keyboard and if need be order you a new one. If this computer is still under warranty then I would would talk to the support team that you purchase it from. Good Luck.

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My keyoard delays typing


This is a very odd issue, but not hard at all to fix. I had a similar issue in Windows XP. Now first of all, as with all of those weird and unusual Windows problems, it leads to the Windows Registry. Now, first a little disclaimer:

Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Now on with the issue at hand.

First of all, open regedit by one of the following actions:

Windows XP/2003/2000 Users: Open the Start Menu and click on "Run." Then type "regedit" without the quotes in the dialogue and press the Enter key.

Windows Vista and 7 Users: In the search bar at the bottom of the Start Menu, type "regedit." It should appear in the search list above. Right mouse click it and select "Run As Administrator," then, confirm and say "Yes" or "Allow" to the User Account Control dialogues.

The rest from this point is pretty straight forward.

Click the plus sign or drop down arrow next to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, then the plus sign or drop arrow next to Control Panel. Look for the key which will look like a folder marked "Keyboard." There are 2 ways this entry might be causing an issue. If it is there, it is corrupted. The second way might be that the key is non-existant.

If the key is there, go ahead at this point, right mouse click it and click "Delete" and then "Yes." Now, simply recreate the key or folder only by right mouse clicking the Control Panel key and selecting "New" and then "Key" and name the key "Keyboard" without the quotes.

Keep regedit open for a test and do not close it yet. Make sure that you have the Keyboard key entry that you just created highlighted

If the key does not key does not exist, simply create the key or folder only by right mouse clicking the Control Panel key and selecting "New" and then "Key" and name the key "Keyboard" without the quotes.

Keep regedit open for a test and do not close it yet. Make sure that you have the Keyboard key entry that you just created highlighted

Now, go ahead and open Control Panel from the Start Menu.

For those of you in Category View, you want to click on "Printers and Other Hardware" and then double click on "Keyboard." For those of you in Classic View, you want to simply double click on "Keyboard."

Now, go ahead and set your sliders, then click "Apply" and then "Ok." Click back again on regedit and then the F5 key on your keyboard. 2 New string value entries should appear marked "KeyboardDelay" and "KeyboardSpeed" with numbers trailing them. Make sure that these entries are there, then, close regedit.

Go ahead now and look back at the Keyboard control panel applet and remember the settings that you just made. Now, restart or log off of your computer and log back in. Go back to Control Panel from the Start Menu and open the Keyboard applet again and make sure that the settings are where you left them.

This should definately fix the issue at hand and allow the settings to stay where they are. It is yet unknown what exactly may cause this entry to become deleted or corrupted, but, it happens every once in a while on some computers.

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My keyboard wont type


Restore a Laptop Keyboard b> When a keyboard stops working, has odd key letters, stuck keys and non-functioning keys for no reason at all, the laptop may have an easy fix solution. However, if liquid spilled on the laptop or the laptop was dropped and as, a consequence, the keyboard doesn't work, or the keyboard device has simply failed, fixing the problem may require a more involved laptop keyboard replacement.

Click start control panel keyboard hardware make sure you have the right keyboard selected or you might have uninstall the keyboard then restart your computer then reinstall it and its drivers Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll to keyboard you might see a yellow question /exclamation mark ? ! or a red X right click update driver if your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it. If its still not working Tap the "Alt" and "Shift" keys simultaneously if you are pressing one keyboard key and getting a different symbol or letter. This will reset the keyboard defaults on some laptops. Press the "Ctrl" key and tap the "Shift" key simultaneously if the procedure in Step 1 did not work. Press the "Fn" and one of the "F" keys to disable the "Num Lock." Different laptops use different "F" keys to disable the "Num Lock." Toggle each "F" key and press the "Fn" key at the same time to find the right key combination. Check your laptop manual to find the right key combination. Press the "Fn" key and the blue "NumLock" key simultaneously if the keyboard is typing numbers instead of letters or wrong letter keys and the above steps did not solve the problem. b> Keyboard Maintenance b> Blow compressed air in the cracks and crevices of the laptop keyboard. Sometimes dust and debris can cause keys to lock, making such keys non-functional. Disconnect the laptop from the power outlet and remove the battery. Make the tip of a cotton swab as thin as possible by rolling it between your finger tips. Dip the thinned cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and clean the crevices of the keyboard with the cotton swab. Continue cleaning between each key of the keyboard with the alcohol-dipped cotton swab. Use a new cotton swab whenever necessary. Slightly tip up one side of the laptop so dust will move from under the keys to the crevices so you can clean. Blow compressed air into the keyboard again as you did in Step 1 of Section 2. Reconnect the computer to the power and check to see if the issue is resolved. Insert the flat edge of a flat-blade precision screwdriver under a keyboard key and gently pry it up and off. Remember where the keys go, so you can easily replace them. Remove three keys at a time and clean with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol. Replace the keys and remove the next three. Do this until the entire keyboard has been cleaned. Disconnect the laptop from the power outlet and remove the battery again. Turn the computer so the rear is facing you. Remove the screws that hold the plastic hinges in place. Insert a small flat-blade precision screwdriver in the plastic hinge seam and pry the hinges up. Turn the computer back face forward and open the screen as far back as it will go. Continue lifting the plastic hinge and power plate until it comes off. Remove the screws you see holding the keyboard with a precision Phillips screwdriver. Blow compressed air under the keyboard. Lift the cable connector levers slightly and remove the data cable. Clean the cable pins with an alcohol-dipped cotton swab. Replace everything, power on the computer and try the keyboard again to see if the issue is resolved. b> Keyboard Replacement b> Connect an external keyboard to the USB port on the laptop and verify its working condition. Disconnect the external keyboard and verify that the keys on the laptop are still inoperable. Disconnect the laptop from the power outlet and remove the battery. Remove the laptop keyboard as you did in Step 3 of Section 2 by removing the plastic hinge and power button plate, the keyboard screws and disconnecting the data cable from the motherboard connector. Replace the keyboard with a new laptop keyboard for your laptop make and model.

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Conflicting Extensions


Add-ons, also called plug-ins or extensions, are mini-applications that attach themselves to independent software and add extra capabilities to the program.


Extensions can change a browser's interface, alter the behavior of existing operations, add new functions or install in-browser support for programs like Shockwave Flash or Adobe Reader.


Because these extensions make changes to the overall operation of a browser, they can also affect the shortcut keys.


Most browsers offer an option to run the application with add-ons disabled; if the shortcut keys work when extensions are turned off, one of the add-ons is at fault.


Key Reassignments


Programs like MapKeyboard, SharpKeys and KeyTweak can reassign the functions of each key on the laptop keyboard.


If the computer is running a non standard keyboard layout, certain keys might not behave or respond normally.


For example, if the "Ctrl" key has been disabled or is set to work like "Shift," shortcut keys won't work as expected because the keyboard is no longer using its default mapping.


If the keyboard layout has been changed in the Dell laptop, the registry will contain a Scancode Map entry in

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout or the language bar will show a keyboard language different from the default ("English (United States)," or "EN," for Dell laptops purchased in the U.S.).

Virus Infection


Malicious software can affect the function of peripheral components like the keyboard and mouse.


If the keyboard is exhibiting strange behavior for example, if certain keys do not respond or if keys output unexpected letters a virus is most likely the cause.


Running an anti malware software from within Safe Mode accessed by pressing "F8" on the Dell logo screen should remove any viruses interfering with keyboard response.


Browser Software


Upgrading or downgrading a browser on the PC can affect the Internet shortcut keys associated with that program, especially if the version removes a function that was once associated with a particular keyboard combination.


Alternatively, if you've switched to another browser, you might find that certain shortcuts that worked in the previous browser don't work in the new one.


For example, while "Shift-F10" opens a context menu in Internet Explorer, the same keyboard combination does nothing in Mozilla Firefox.


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To fix an unresponsive touchpad on your laptop, reactivate it by using the Function key on the keyboard and the Fn key.
This process is different for each computer manufacturer.
If unsure which Function key enables and disables the touchpad, try each one at a time(F1,F2,F3) and then attempt to use the touchpad after each one.
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The "Fn" key has different colored text or the key is a different color.
B...Locate the function (F1 through F12) key at the top of the keyboard that disables or enables the touchpad on the laptop.
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C...Press both the "Fn" and touchpad Function key at the same time to reactive the touchpad on your laptop.
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Windows only recognizes the standard keys on a keyboard. Special-function keys need to have appropriate driver software installed to make them work. If you bought this keyboard as a replacement, there should be a CD included with the required drivers. If this is the keyboard that came with a retail computer system, the drivers would already have been installed.

Most manufacturers include a directory somewhere on the hard drive with any special drivers so you can reinstall them if needed. Or you may have gotten one or more CDs with your system, and the drivers will be on those. You can also find the drivers at the manufacturer's website in their "support" or "download" section. This is usually the best way to get the drivers anyway, since you will get the most recent versions with any updates. Installing the drivers once you have them is normally a simple matter of running the installation program.

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