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  • Question

  • Hello,

    I have a Windows Vista SP2 system that has two separate accounts; one is an administrator and one is the standard client. When the system starts up, the keyboard works fine but when the standard client logs in the keyboard stops working.

    The keyboard works for the administrative user, however.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.
    Regards, Christopher K.
    jeudi 4 février 2010 21:54

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  • Had what sounds like a very similar problem on a Windows XP computer. User could enter their logon details, but when their profile loaded the keyboard did not work.

    In this instance it was the Filter Keys.

    The user had an icon that looked like an alarm clock down in the System Tray. Double clicking on that brought up the Accessibility Options and I unticked the Use Filter Keys check box, then OK'd out.

    Another way to get to the Accessibility Options is go to Start>Control Panel>Accessibility Options.

    Hope that this helps someone.

    • Marqué comme réponse ckoeber vendredi 19 novembre 2010 03:12
    vendredi 20 août 2010 01:17

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  • Had what sounds like a very similar problem on a Windows XP computer. User could enter their logon details, but when their profile loaded the keyboard did not work.

    In this instance it was the Filter Keys.

    The user had an icon that looked like an alarm clock down in the System Tray. Double clicking on that brought up the Accessibility Options and I unticked the Use Filter Keys check box, then OK'd out.

    Another way to get to the Accessibility Options is go to Start>Control Panel>Accessibility Options.

    Hope that this helps someone.

    • Marqué comme réponse ckoeber vendredi 19 novembre 2010 03:12
    vendredi 20 août 2010 01:17
  • Had what sounds like a very similar problem on a Windows XP computer. User could enter their logon details, but when their profile loaded the keyboard did not work.

    In this instance it was the Filter Keys.

    The user had an icon that looked like an alarm clock down in the System Tray. Double clicking on that brought up the Accessibility Options and I unticked the Use Filter Keys check box, then OK'd out.

    Another way to get to the Accessibility Options is go to Start>Control Panel>Accessibility Options.

    Hope that this helps someone.

    This was a long time ago for me now but I believe what Richard wrote above was the fix for it.

    Thanks.

    Regards,

    Christopher Koeber


    Regards, Christopher K.
    vendredi 19 novembre 2010 03:12
  • As the character Col. Hans Landa says near the end of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds (sic), "That's a bingo!"

    It was quite a hassle searching help forums with the on-screen keyboard for the answer you provided here.  I thought I was loosing my mental faculties.  Other users could use the keyboard, other computers could use the keyboard, I could not use the keyboard.

    I never would have thought to check Filter Keys because of its obscurity.  Well, a round of snaps, a hearty hurrah...Thank you and well done, sir

    -

    • Modifié Robert1117 mercredi 12 janvier 2011 11:26 a space in Mr. Tatantino's name
    mercredi 12 janvier 2011 11:25
  • Thanks so much for this gem. My forehead was bleeding from banging my head against the wall trying to figure it out. Unchecking 'Sticky Keys' in 'Accessibilty' got my keyboard functionality back.
    mercredi 11 mai 2011 15:00
  • Thanks Richard Pestell I used your tip and It's working all rite............

    have nice day

    samedi 15 septembre 2012 06:41
  • Worked for me, thanks for the heads up.
    • Proposé comme réponse Cpt SID jeudi 22 février 2018 22:26
    mercredi 31 juillet 2013 20:13
  • well done it help and save time .........
    lundi 22 décembre 2014 07:50
  • Thank you so much! I've had this problem for months. I worked around it by turning on the On-Screen Keyboard but felt that was an extra step that I shouldn't have to take. Your fix worked!
    dimanche 13 novembre 2016 18:43
  • Thank you so much!  I've been trying to fix problems on my boss's profile and it wouldn't let me type but I could when I was me.  You saved my day!
    mardi 30 mai 2017 12:31
  • It works well for me.. thanks much.
    vendredi 23 mars 2018 01:32
  • Thank you so much! It worked after 3 days of trying everything else!! 
    lundi 30 avril 2018 23:54
  • Thank mate! I would not have figured this out on my own.
    jeudi 13 septembre 2018 05:08