This article explains how to deal with a situation when your keyboard gets locked without you even knowing it.

Holding down shift key for more than 8 seconds will lock the keyboard and it will stop responding. But if you keep pressing keys for few seconds you would be able to type in but it will be very slow. Plus, it will produce a nasty sound.

To get around this, go to start and then settings, then control panel and then finally accessibility options. Make sure all the 3 boxes are unchecked.


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  1. KAY | September 10th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    thanks , it actually worked!!.

  2. Schery | October 24th, 2008 at 12:37 am

    Thanks!! absolute life saver (actually you just saved my computer and my sanity) :)

  3. Suzanne Jarvis | November 24th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Awesome, just what I was looking for!

  4. igormoney | December 8th, 2008 at 2:20 am

    thanks i appreciate it!!!

  5. rosie | December 23rd, 2008 at 5:38 am

    omg. thankyou you just saved me from being murdered by my mum for wrecking our new keyboard

  6. Sonika Khandelwal | January 19th, 2009 at 5:45 am

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  7. Ashly | May 4th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Thank you a million! I called all my friends and family, uninstalled it, restarted it, unplugged it and all sorts of stuff and couldnt figure it out!I plugged it into my laptop and it workd so i knew that it workd. I was getting so annoyed with it. thank you again!

  8. cindy | May 5th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Thank you for the keyboard information. My ten year old locked mine up at my office and would not have gotten anything done without you!

  9. Gema | May 5th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Hello,everyone. I love this new keyboard and the information to unblock my keyboard. Awsome!!!!

  10. Kylie | May 30th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Oh my gosh! Thanks so much! You’re a lifesaver!

  11. KG | May 31st, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Thanks so much. You gonna be Great!!!!!!

  12. Anita | July 29th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Now our workday can proceed!

  13. Janet Geist | August 24th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Thanks so much it worked like a charm!

  14. rachel li | September 14th, 2009 at 12:19 am


  15. kathy | September 16th, 2009 at 1:48 am

    it worked. thanks!!

  16. Bianca | September 20th, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Thanks!!!!, my mom was getting on my nerves.This was really helpful now I would know what to do if something like this happends to me or other people I know

  17. jonathan | September 30th, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Thank A Lot!

    This article save me from deleting my user account.

    Be Happy!

  18. souvik | October 18th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    omg that was really helpful!!!!!!!!

  19. Michael | December 1st, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Thanks for this tip! My wife is happy to have her laptop back.

  20. Nicki Soules | December 14th, 2009 at 7:45 am

    Thank you for this information. Sounds like we are not the only computer people that have had this problem.

  21. JT | December 17th, 2009 at 4:34 am

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. malcolm | December 17th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    thank you massivley. that little problem was truley annoying.

  23. Alex | September 15th, 2010 at 5:55 am

    Thanks you - this was really helpful!

  24. maie | December 8th, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Thank you, I breathe again.

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