When a PC keyboard locks up, the numbers or letters that you type will appear on the screen very slowly. This may also be accompanied by a strange sound coming from your computer. At the time it may seem like a serious problem, but in fact, the problem can be resolved quickly with a few clicks of the mouse.
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Click "Start" or the Windows icon at the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. Select "Control Panel" from the Start menu.
Double-click on "Accessibility Options." A dialogue box should open.
Uncheck all three boxes on the dialogue box that appears. If no boxes are checked, move on to Section 2.
Click "Apply" and then "OK." Exit out of the dialogue box. You should now be able to use your keyboard with no problems.
Turn Sticky Keys Off
Click "Start" and then select "All Programs" at the bottom of the Start menu.
Select "Accessories." Click "Accessibility" and then select "On-Screen Keyboard."
Click "File and Exit" to close the on-screen keyboard. You should now be able to use your keyboard.
Close On-Screen Keyboard
Tips and warnings
- Pressing SHIFT on your keyboard for more than 8 seconds will automatically lock your keyboard.
- If none of the solutions work to unlock your keyboard, you may need to take your PC to a professional.
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