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Suddenly my "ENTER" key doesn't work

by eamon / February 17, 2004 2:09 AM PST

Works fine, then suddenly, no response.
Very frustrating as it means having to reboot all the time to answer emails etc.

I have a wireless keyboard & mouse, but have changed the batteries....problem still occurs.

Any help appreciated.

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Try the other enter key?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 17, 2004 5:56 AM PST

Many keyboards have two of them.

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Re:Try the other enter key?
by jlhjr / February 17, 2004 6:41 PM PST

HELLO,
I HAVE XP-HOME AND RECENTLY I HAVE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM. BOTH OF THEM WONT WORK WHEN IT HAPPENS.(NONE OF THE KEYS DO.) MY PC IS A SONY VAIO PCV-RX651 1.7 GHZ P4 PS/2 KEYBOARD.ANY SUGESTIONS WOULD BE GREATFULL.
THX...

DRIVER UPDATES (IF I COULD FIND THEM)

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Re:Try the other enter key?
by JenDScot / February 17, 2004 9:55 PM PST

there may be an activation button on both the receiving device and keyboard, you may have to press. Most keyboards have this button located on the upper right hand corner of them.

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Re:Suddenly my
by eamon / February 17, 2004 9:00 PM PST

Still nothing.All other keys work, except the enter ones.....both of them.Keep having to reboot....real pain.

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Re:Re:Suddenly my
by fjb / February 17, 2004 9:52 PM PST
In reply to: Re:Suddenly my

try uninstalling the keyboard from the device manager and re-boot.

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Greate simple solution !!!
by abdulhalim_hamid / October 13, 2009 4:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Re:Re:Suddenly my

Thank you very much. it worked fine for me..
thank you again....

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This is Mean Simmons speaking.
by Mean_Simmons / February 19, 2016 12:57 PM PST
In reply to: Re:Re:Suddenly my

What if the keyboard is the default keyboard, and what if there is a password screen at startup? Will it recognize the device at the password, or do I have to sign in first?

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Many ifs, but first question is not a question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 19, 2016 3:03 PM PST

To the second sentence it reads like 2 questions to which I'll write yes and no.

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Two items.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 17, 2004 10:45 PM PST

1. Try another keyboard.

2. Use REGEDIT and drill down to the keyboard scancodes as noted in http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=216893

You'll have to see if yours matches my entries:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout\DosKeybCodes]
"00000402"="bg"
"00000404"="ch"
"00000405"="cz"
"00000406"="dk"
"00000407"="gr"
"00000408"="gk"
"00000409"="us"
"0000040A"="sp"
"0000040B"="su"
"0000040C"="fr"
"0000040E"="hu"
"0000040F"="is"
"00000410"="it"
"00000411"="jp"
"00000412"="ko"
"00000413"="nl"
"00000414"="no"
"00000415"="pl"
"00000416"="br"
"00000418"="ro"
"00000419"="ru"
"0000041A"="yu"
"0000041B"="sl"
"0000041C"="us"
"0000041D"="sv"
"0000041F"="tr"
"00000422"="us"
"00000423"="us"
"00000424"="yu"
"00000425"="et"
"00000426"="us"
"00000427"="us"
"00000804"="ch"
"00000807"="sg"
"00000809"="uk"
"0000080A"="la"
"0000080C"="be"
"00000813"="be"
"00000816"="po"
"00000C0C"="cf"
"00000C1A"="us"
"00001009"="us"
"0000100C"="sf"
"00001809"="us"
"00010402"="us"
"00010405"="cz"
"00010407"="gr"
"00010408"="gk"
"00010409"="dv"
"0001040A"="sp"
"0001040E"="hu"
"00010410"="it"
"00010415"="pl"
"00010419"="ru"
"0001041B"="sl"
"0001041F"="tr"
"00010426"="us"
"00010C0C"="cf"
"00010C1A"="us"
"00020408"="gk"
"00020409"="us"
"00030409"="usl"
"00040409"="usr"
"00050408"="gk"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout\DosKeybIDs]
"00000410"="141"
"0000041F"="179"
"00010408"="220"
"00010410"="142"
"00010415"="214"
"0001041F"="440"
"00020408"="319"

Bob

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extra codes
by kullmer / January 29, 2014 4:33 PM PST
In reply to: Two items.

Bob,

Certain keys on my keyboard have stopped working. Some include the Backspace, both enter keys, the left shift, and the entire number pad to the right of the keyboard. I can use the on-screen keyboard to access all of the keys, but it is a hassle. I used the REGEDIT as you suggested and found extra codes such as,
"00000442"="tk"
"00000452"="uk"
"0000046e"="sf"
just to name a few. Is this odd, or is it something I should not worry about?

Thank you!

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Re: extra codes
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 29, 2014 4:37 PM PST
In reply to: extra codes

That are just country codes. No problem at all.

I'd try another keyboard to see if the old one happens to be broken.

Kees

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Re:Suddenly my "ENTER" key doesn't work
by Jessicawilliams03 / March 11, 2016 3:50 AM PST

Hey,

have you checked your Keyboard properly? Just clean it , if still not works out change the keyboard.

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