CTRL + command not working

#1
Whenever I do
  • CTRL + Z
  • CTRL + P
  • CTRL + C
  • CTRL + R
  • etc
It barley works. What I usually do is hold CTRL and press the key. I end up having to press it like 5 - 15 times then it gets back to normal for a while, then goes back to me having to do that. I installed no new programs or nothing It just randomly happened. I used the on-screen keyboard and it worked fine.
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#2
Does this happen using either CTRL key? It sounds like the CTRL key is sticking or not making good contact.

You might need to clean the keyboard or try a new one. Sometimes just turning it over and tapping lightly will help.
 


#3
It happens with both CTRL keys. It seems to be working now that I have the on screen keyboard running now. I don't think its my keyboard because It works after just holding CTRL and pressing a key a few times.
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#4
I suppose then the only thing I could recommend is to plug the keyboard into another port, or reinstall the drivers..
 


#5
I'm using a laptop, but I guess I could reinstall the drivers.
 


#6
Where exactly can I reinstall them?
 


Pauli

Extraordinary Member
Premium Supporter
#7
The drivers need to be installed on the HDD... but I don't think that's the problem, since you're with a laptop. My bet would be that it's dirt and dust causing the trouble, or other pure electric contact issues. Cleaning and vacuum cleaning might be a solution.
 


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