How Do I Unlock the PC Keyboard?

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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A locked keyboard can be a huge problem, but fortunately, solving it only requires a few clicks of the mouse.

Turn Sticky Keys Off

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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.

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Double-click on "Accessibility Options." A dialog box should open.

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Uncheck all three boxes on the dialog box that appears. If no boxes are checked, move on to Section 2.

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Click "Apply" and then "OK." Exit out of the dialog box. You should now be able to use your keyboard with no problems.

Close On-Screen Keyboard

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Click "Start" and then select "All Programs" at the bottom of the Start menu.

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Select "Accessories." Click "Accessibility" and then select "On-Screen Keyboard."

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Click "File and Exit" to close the on-screen keyboard. You should now be able to use your keyboard.