Is your keyboard or mouse isn’t working in Windows 11 after a recent update? Don’t worry about that, we are here with a few ways to help solve this issue. Sometimes the error will fix automatically by just restarting your PC or laptop, and disconnecting and reconnecting your mouse or keyboard. But If all else fails, then you can try the below ways that can help you.
What to do if Keyboard or Mouse Not Working in Windows 11?
If you are a touch monitor or laptop user, then you can easily use your Windows 11 PC without a mouse or keyboard. If you are not a user of a touchscreen monitor or PC, and your mouse or keyboard has stopped working due to errors in Windows 11, this will make things a little bit annoying. First, go through the list and consider which of these suggestions you can accomplish under the circumstances. By right-clicking on the taskbar, enable your onscreen keyboard in Windows 10/11 and choose Show Touch Keyboard Button.
1. Use your keyboard or mouse on another PC
You can verify that the problem is with your keyboard or mouse by connecting it with another PC. You can also connect another working mouse or keyboard to your computer to see what the case might be in your PC.
2. Check Bluetooth & Wi-Fi connection
Check your wireless input devices Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections, if they are connected by a connection. A disconnected connection may be the cause of the keyboard or mouse not functioning on the computer.
3. Check the cable of the wired keyboard and mouse
Check the cable, if you are using a cable keyboard or mouse. You can also connect the cable mouse/keyboard to another PC in order to diagnose the problem. If you do not have another computer nearby and you have an OTG cable, you can check on your smartphone by connecting to it. But you won’t be able to test older PS2 models with OTG cable.
4. Performing a clean boot
Fix the various driver or software related issues by easiest Clean Boot way. You have to Boot your PC into a clean boot state and then test. Then check it works or not? If it works, then manually troubleshoot the issue using trial and error.
5. Check the device driver
By updating your drivers, you can solve the errors if your mouse or keyboard doesn’t work. Although in wireless devices, do not require any software to be installed on Windows 11. But you may need some third-party software or driver to install if you are using older models. Device Manager is suitable for this.
6. Uninstall secondary keyboard or mouse drivers
Sometimes, drivers from other previously connected keyboards or mice can automatically disable your laptop or PC keyboard. Customize your keyboard by uninstalling any laptop drivers that are not your primary keyboard. Open Device Manager, tap on the View tab and select Show Hidden Devices. Now, you will see all the keyboard or mouse drivers that were connected a long time ago. Go ahead and remove them all, then reboot your system.
7. Disable Hybrid Shutdown
See if disabling Fast Startup helps, some reported that it did the trick. Open the control panel and go to the “Power supply” section. Find on the left “What the power buttons do”. In the new window that appears, click on “Change settings that are currently unavailable” and uncheck the “Enable fast startup” checkbox below to disable the function. Save changes and reboot. If it does not help, then turn on the quick start function back.
8. Disable filters
Disable Filter keys, if you have enabled them. Go to Windows Settings > Accessibility > Keyboard and on the right, look for Input Filtering. Disable it and check.
9. Run troubleshooter
By Running the troubleshooter you can fix the issue if the mouse or keyboard is not working in windows 10/11. Go to All Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot and choose Keyboard on the right and then Hardware and Devices.