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Solved Spacebar doesn't work after reboot (Moved from Windows 7)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TheOneAndOnlyJG, Jun 20, 2019.

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  1. TheOneAndOnlyJG

    TheOneAndOnlyJG Thread Starter

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    Hello all,

    So i was gaming normal the other night and turned off to go to bed, next day when i booted my space bar will not work (the only key), also tried 4 other keyboards and they are the same so i know its not the keyboard, i have uninstalled all drivers for keyboards an still the same. i have no virus on the pc as checked with 2 of my anti-virus

    I have put the on screen keyboard on while typing and the "Ctrl" buttons are highlighted when i press space bar,

    thank you for reading! :)
     
  2. plodr

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    1. Make sure sticky keys and/or filter keys are not on.
    2. Boot into safe mode and see if the space bar works there.
    (Someone tried this and after doing it, his/her space bar started working.)
    3. If you don't want to use the onscreen keyboard the following works to create a space:
    Make sure num lock is on
    Hold down the alt key and press 255 on the numeric keypad.
     
  3. TheOneAndOnlyJG

    TheOneAndOnlyJG Thread Starter

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    Thank you for your reply @plodr

    sticky keys are turned off checked all them settings about 6 times
    space still does not work in safe mode
    and thanks for the 255 trick will be helpful in writing but not gaming, i mainly game on my pc at the moment

    i am really confused about how this has even become a thing
     
  4. plodr

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    By trying other keyboards, you proved it is not hardware.

    It's a software setting somewhere but I have no idea where to look.
     
  5. TheOneAndOnlyJG

    TheOneAndOnlyJG Thread Starter

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    thank you for the help @plodr but i just decided to lose out in the 2 weeks of work on the pc and do a system restore, all working fine now, still have no idea what happened haha
     
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