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Do you have a limp keyboard after rebooting?

Jan 25

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Monday, January 25, 2016 8:46 PM  RssIcon

imageHave you reboot\restarted your computer only to have the keyboard limp\non-responsive or just DOA? I think I can help!

I’ve recently gotten a new Windows 10 machine at work. Oh man, it’s a SMOK’N machine, yes, I know I’m VERY lucky! But with that power, comes much responsibility. I do have to do extra work at home in the evenings sometimes (ok, often). So VPN and Remote Desktop Connection to the rescue! GREAT! I can do my code, testing, checkins, etc, good! Work is done, then to start the next day fresh, I usually restart my computer, remotely.

THEN, the next morning, after my coffee, at my desk, I start typing out my password into my com…….pu….. huh? What the heck? There’s no stars going across the screen when I type my password? HUH? What the? I use the mouse, yup, I have have a mouse, but no keyboard, it’s completely not working. MIA! DOH! YIKES!

Turns out, there is a feature Microsoft created to try to speed things up…….but you might have to turn it off to stop this from happening to you! The CEO version is turn off Fast Startup.

Steps to (hopefully) fix!

  • goto Control Panel
  • open Power Options
  • select “Choose what the power button does” on the left hand menu
  • click the top link that says “Change settings that are currently unavailable”
  • now you’ll see the bottom section become enabled, specifically the Turn on fast startup (recommended), uncheck this.


Now that you have control over your keyboard again, it’s time to grab a coffee and get coding!



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Re: Do you have a limp keyboard after rebooting?

Thanks John for your hint about the spelling mistake, just fixed. Thanks.

By Peter Henry on   Tuesday, January 26, 2016 12:14 PM

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