Fix: Keyboard is not working and sometimes makes a clicking noise

Many Windows users have reported an issue related to keyboard on Windows 8 and 8.1. Users faced difficulties while striking a key to type and the Keyboard outputs a beeping noise without writing any letter on the screen.

Although keyboard can write by holding a particular key for a while which can be frustrating as it would take hours to write a few words. These clicking sounds are caused by  Filter keys that make keyboard operations easier.

These sounds and typing delays caused by Filter Keys can become very troublesome. But, it is not hard to solve this problem.

Reasons behind this Issue

There are other options similar to Filter Keys, Sticky Keys and Toggle Keys. There are certain shortcut keys on a keyboard and if you press the keys in a specific way, it activates one of those options and then cause problems like clicking noise and not writing.

The solution to this problem lies in Keyboard Settings. When you first run the Window 8/8.1, Filter Keys option is already activated.

Solution for Windows 8 and 8.1 Keyboard Making a Clicking Noise and Not Working

To rectify this issue you need to change the settings of Windows to ignore keystrokes caused by rapid succession of keystrokes.

Following are the methods described to help you out against this annoying problem. Follow the method mentioned below to fix this issue.

Method # 1: Turning off Filter Keys

To Turn Filter Keys off, follow the instructions below:

1. Go to Control Panel by pressing Win + X shortcut key on the keyboard and selecting the Control Panel from the list.

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2. Change the view to Small icons located at the top right of control panel window. It is just for accessibility purpose.

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3. When your control panel is set to Small icons view mode, then, look for Ease of Access Center option and click over it to move to the relevant window.

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4. Inside Ease of Access Center window, scroll down to find the option labeled as Make the keyboard easier to use. Click over it find the way to turn-off Filter keys.

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5. Scroll down in the next window and uncheck the box labeled as Turn on Filter Keys. Click on Apply and OK buttons respectively in order to apply these settings. It will turn off the filter keys. Check your keyboard for clicking noise and see if it now stops making the noise

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PRO TIP: If the issue is with your computer or a laptop/notebook you should try using the Reimage Plus Software which can scan the repositories and replace corrupt and missing files. This works in most cases, where the issue is originated due to a system corruption. You can download Reimage Plus by Clicking Here

About Kevin Arrows

Hi! I'm Kevin. Thank you for reading the article above. I am a certified MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) with over 10 years of experience. I love to address tech issues, and write tech how-to's in a way that it can be followed by everyone.
  • Ronn Audrey Jade Alcantara

    thank you very much Kevin. this really helped me a lot.

  • Geri

    Thank you posting it. It helped me a lot.

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