The reason I ask is you want to make sure it's not an unresponsive PC and not just the keyboard. If just the keyboard, you replace it...plain and simple. Sticky keys on membrane types can do all sorts of weird things. But, if the mouse still works, the PC is probably not hung and a replacement keyboard is the obvious choice.
I would really appreciate it if someone could help me with this problem. I have a desktop HP Vista computer 2007. It has always worked wonderfully. But, all of a sudden, lately, my keyboard just stops working. I'll be on Facebook or surfing on Google and the keyboard stops working. I can't type or do anything. I thought that it might just be an on online thing so I went into notepad or even in the search area of the start button and still I can't type anything. After shutting down my computer for a few hours, the keyboard starting working again. Today, I was told by a few people to just smash the keyboard on the table. Low and behold that worked. That's why I can type right now!!!! But, who knows how long this will last. Do I need a new keyboard or is this more of an interior computer problem???? I would really appreciate anything suggestions that anyone would have.
Thanks again for all your help. It's greatly appreciated!!!