How to Fix Windows 11 not Detecting the Keyboard?

Windows 11 not detecting the keyboard is a common issue. This error can arise due to various reasons. One main reason that may lead to this problem is missing or problematic drivers. Fast startup, misconfigured settings, and improper connections can lead to Windows 11 not detecting the keyboard issue.

It is easier for you to fix this issue if you know the underlying cause of the problem. In case you fail to identify the cause of the problem, then worry not as here we can provide you with multiple solutions that can help your get rid of this problem. 

How to Fix Windows 11 not Detecting the Keyboard Problem-

1) Do Some Basic Checks

There are some basic things that you can try in order to fix this problem. Disconnect your keyboard and then clean the port as well as the USB. Check if the cable you are using is broken or damaged. If you don't see any damage, then reconnect your keyboard and check if it's working.

If it fails to work again, then try to connect it to another port on your system. If switching the port also doesn't work, then maybe the issue lies with the system or keyboard. To identify the cause of the problem, connect your keyboard to another computer. 

2) Check If the Ports are Disabled

Windows 11 not detecting the keyboard issue can also occur because of disabled USB ports. You can check whether the ports are disabled by opening the BIOS mode. To enter the BIOS mode, you need to press the F12 or F2 key when you turn on your laptop.

Try pressing the key multiple times. After entering the BIOS mode, go to the Advanced tab and then search for the USB Configuration Setting. Once you get there, enable the ports. 

3) Run the Troubleshooter

If the above two solutions don't fix your problem, then try resolving your issue by running the keyboard troubleshooter. 

Step 1: Press the Windows key and I key simultaneously to open the Settings app. After that, go to the System tab and then select the troubleshoot option

Step 2: After that, select the option of "Other Troubleshooters". 

Step 3: Then, start searching for the keyboard troubleshooter and then click on the Run button

Step 4: After that, select the right response and then carry out the prompts appearing on the screen to start with the troubleshooting process. 

It is recommended to use the troubleshooter to fix any issue you encounter on Windows. The troubleshooter will diagnose the issue and fix it in no time. 

4) Disable Fast Startup

You can also get rid of the Windows 11 not detecting the keyboard issue by disabling fast startup. The steps for the same are mentioned below. 

Step 1: Launch File Explorer and then go to the top-left corner of the screen and select the caret icon. After that, choose the control panel from the list of options appearing before you.  

Step 2: Now, you will see various options on the screen. Select System and Security from there. 

Step 3: After that, select the option of "change what the power buttons do" from Power Options. 

Step 4: Then, to disable fast startup, you need to select "Change settings that are currently available". 

Step 5: After that, uncheck the box of "Turn on fast startup" and then save changes. 

5) Try Updating the Keyboard Driver

Below are the steps that you need to perform in order to update the keyboard driver. 

Step 1: First of all, go to the Start icon and then right-click it. Now, select Device Manager from the drop-down list. 

Step 2: Double-click on keyboards. Now, you will see various devices listed under it. 

Step 3: Now, select the keyboard that you are not able to detect. Right-click on the keyboard and then choose the option of Update Driver from the menu. 

Step 4: After that, the Update Drivers window will open up before you. From there, select the option of "Search automatically for the drivers". 

Drivers play an important role in the functioning of every device as they help your hardware to communicate with the OS. So, a problematic driver can also result in Windows 11 not detecting the driver issue. Hence, it is always recommended to install the latest driver.

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