A number of Windows users report (Microsoft forum, Reddit forum) After recent windows 10 version 21H1 upgrade USB keyboard and mouse stopped working on their system. Some others report keyboard and mouse not working after install windows 10 updates. There are various reasons that cause the keyboard and mouse to stop working, But the incompatible driver is the most common we found while performing troubleshooting on different systems.
Fix Windows 10 keyboard and mouse not working
If your Keyboard or Mouse is not working in Windows 10 after a recent update/ upgrade. And performing system restart, disconnecting, and reconnecting the mouse or keyboard can’t help. Here are some solutions you may apply to fix and restore the keyboard and mouse to a working state.
Test the keyboard and mouse
First of all, try to connect the same keyboard and mouse with another computer to check and make sure keyboard & mouse devices are in a working state. And there is no problem with the keyboard and mouse itself. At the same time, You may also connect another keyboard or mouse to your computer and see if that works.
Also, try to connect the keyboard & mouse to the Different USB ports.
Start in windows in Clean Boot State to check and identify if any third-party application or driver conflict causing keyboard and mouse to stop working.
Note: If on clean boot keyboard mouse started working then you must uninstall recently install applications to check and identify which apps prevent keyboard and mouse working normally.
Run keyboard and mouse troubleshooter
Also, Run the Build Hardware and Device And keyboard troubleshooter, and first let windows identify and fix the problem itself.
- Go to the start menu.
- Open Settings.
- Select Update & Security.
- Select Troubleshoot from the left pane.
- For the keyboard not working after the update problem, select Keyboard from the troubleshooter list.
- For mouse not working after update problem, select hardware, and devices.
- Click on Run the troubleshooter.
This will scan and fix problems with your computer’s keyboard settings, After complete the troubleshooting process restart windows and check on the next login keyboard or mouse started working.
Allow the troubleshooter to run itself. If it’s able to detect the cause of the issue, apply the fix as instructed accordingly.
Adjust your keyboard settings
Windows has a setting, called Filter Keys, that allows you to control how it deals with accidentally repeated keystrokes. A number of users report “Filter Keys” as a working solution, help them to fix the keyboard and mouse not working problem.
You Can check and “Turn off Filter Keys” From settings -> Ease of Access -> Keyboard And Ensure Filter Keys is OFF. Restart windows and check it helped.
Update your keyboard and mouse driver
Incompatible, corrupted keyboard and mouse driver is the most common reason behind this problem. Especially if the problem started after a recent windows upgrade then there is a chance the installed keyboard mouse driver is not compatible with the current windows version or it’s corrupted while the upgrade process. which results in keyboard and mouse stopped working.
If Applying the above solutions didn’t fix the problem you must try to update or reinstall the keyboard and mouse driver which mostly fixes the problem. You can Automatically update your mouse and keyboard from Device Manager. Go to the start menu, search for Device Manager and open it. Expand Keyboards category. Right-click on the installed keyboard driver and then select Update driver. And follow on-screen instructions.
For mice, expand Mice and other pointing devices. If you cannot find your keyboard or mouse under the said categories, unplug and reconnect them and then select Action > Scan for hardware changes in the device manager.
Reinstall keyboard and mouse driver
Or visit the keyboard or mouse manufacturer’s website and download the latest drivers for your keyboard or mouse. This is especially important for a high-end gaming keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals such as those from Razer, SteelSeries, Logitech, and Corsair. Then uninstall the currently installed driver from the device manager and restart windows. On the next login install the latest keyboard & mouse driver and check it worked.
Disable Fast Startup
Also, Some users recommend Disabling Fast startup feature or Changing Power Management Settings help them to fix the keyboard and mouse not working on windows 10
You Can also apply these options to check it may work for you. To Disable Fast startup open power options from the control panel-> Choose what the power buttons do -> Change settings that are currently unavailable -> then Uncheck “Turn on fast startup” and click on Save changes.
To Changing Power Management Settings Open device manager -> expend keyboards -> double click on the installed driver to get its properties. Move to the power management tab and uncheck the option “Allow this device to wake the computer” Do the same for with mouse. (This solution is especially helpful if the keyboard and mouse not working after windows wake up from sleep mode.)
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How can you do any of that without the actual mouse or keyboard if its the main problem and they are not working ?!