Keyboard doesn’t work after logging in to Windows

I had an interesting problem today where a client rang to say that after they logged into Windows the keyboard stops working, which makes it very difficult to do anything. It turns out there’s a feature in windows that is designed to help make the keyboard easier to use. Well in this case it was quite the opposite. It’s designed to ignore repeated key strokes, but instead it’s ignoring all keystrokes. To correct this problem luckily you only need the mouse.

The keyboard stops working after I log in to Windows.

The Cause
Windows mis-configuration: Filter keys is turned on.

How we Fixed it

  • Start your Windows machine.
  • Go to Start > Control Panel > Ease of Access.
  • Click on the Make the keyboard easier to use link


  • Scroll down to the Make it easier to type section.
  • Clear the turn on Filter keys check-box.


For Windows 10

  • Go to Start > Settings > Ease of Access.
  • Click on Keyboard and turn off Filter Keys


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