Esc and some F keys not responding

#1
Last night, without any reason, my F4, F5, F6, and Esc keys stopped working. It solved itself, but shortly afterwords it did it again, and even after two reboots I cannot get them to work again. I use hotkeys all the time in Firefox and elsewhere, and these are probably my most-used keys. They're very useful and not being able to use them feels really restricting. I don't know what caused this, but I do know that both times it happened I was browsing YouTube. I don't know if that's coincidental or not, but at this point I just don't care. I just want to know what's wrong with my keys and solve the problem. This is seriously the most frustrating issue I have ever had with a computer.
 


MikeHawthorne

Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#2
Hi

Do you have a system restore point that was created before the problem started?
If so try that.

Try a different browser like Google Chrome and see if you still have the problem.
I may be Firefox that initiates the problem.

Try another key board if you have access to one to make sure the problem isn't mechanical.

If nothing works try a repair install of Windows 7 as a last resort.
It's pretty easy and only takes about 45 minutes.

Mike
 


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