How to Fix Windows 11 Not Detecting Keyboard

Several users have reported the issue, the majority after returning the OS to its default settings. You are essentially without options because the keyboard is not usable.

Depending on whether you have a wired or wireless keyboard, there may be a variety of causes for this. But one of the problems that both have is when the drivers are ineffective or absent.

In addition, incorrect connections, misconfigured settings, or even Fast Startup can be the root of the issue. If you do manage to spot the root of the problem, simply go to the appropriate patch and put it into action.

The causes of the problem, the best workarounds for Windows 11 not detecting the keyboard, and instructions for temporarily enabling the touch keyboard are all listed in this guide.

Perform Basic Check

Clean the USB and the port first, then unplug the keyboard and inspect the cords for damage (for wired keyboards).

Reconnect the keyboard and test it to see if there are any issues. Additionally, try connecting it to a different system port to check sure the ports are not inactive.

Keyboard Troubleshooter

Press Win + I to open Settings.

Go to System and look for Troubleshoot.

Select Other troubleshooters.

Look for the Keyboard troubleshooter and click on Run beside it.

Follow on-screen instructions.

Disable Fast Startup

Type Control Panel in your Windows search bar and press Open.

Set View by to Category.

Click on System and Security.

Under Power Options, select Change what the power buttons do.

Click on Change settings that are currently unavailable to disable fast startup.

Uncheck the option Turn on fast startup (Recommended), and click on Save changes.

Update Keyboard Driver

Press Win + X to launch Quick Access and select Device Manager.

When Device Manager opens, click Keyboard to view your drivers.

Right-click on your keyboard driver and select Update driver.

On the next window, select Search automatically for drivers.

Follow any on-screen instructions.

Remove the battery (Laptops)

Since it’s located underneath the keyboard, the laptop battery is frequently to blame for issues with it. When the battery overheats, it can interfere with the keyboard’s operation, and occasionally Windows 11 won’t even recognize it.

Shut down the computer, take out the battery, connect it to a power source, and then switch it on. If the keyboard now functions properly, the battery was most likely the source of the issue.

Reset Windows 11

Press Win + I to open Settings.

Go to System and look for Recovery.

Select Reset PC.

Select Keep my files or Remove everything.

Pick from Local reinstall or Cloud download.

Click on Next, then select Reset.









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