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

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

Although a keyboard can write by holding a particular key for a while, which can be frustrating as it would take hours to write just 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. However, it is not difficult 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 causes problems like clicking noise and not writing.

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

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

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

The following methods are described to help you overcome this annoying problem. Follow the method mentioned below to resolve this issue.

Method #1: Turning Off Filter Keys

To turn Filter Keys off, follow the instructions below:

1. Go to the Control Panel using your mouse, or right-click the Start button in the lower right corner and choose Control Panel. (Note: The image is for reference only).

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2. Change the view to Small icons, located at the top right of the Control Panel window. This is solely for accessibility purposes.

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3. When your control panel is set to Small Icons view mode, look for the Ease of Access Center option and click on it to access the relevant window.

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

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

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