The keyboard is an important and most effective input device for a personal computer user. It’s needed to do almost anything on a computer or laptop; allow users to enter data, information, text, and run command. But if for some reason your PC keyboard stops working, it becomes a cause of discomfort.
Many Windows 10 users, especially after updating the windows feature unable to type any text in the start menu, File Explorer’s search bar, and Cortana’s search bar on the taskbar. The same things also happen on the Windows Lock Screen, you are unable to press Enter or Space bar to remove the lock screen. Literally, Windows doesn’t accept any input from the keyboard. Not only you, but many other Windows users have experienced this kind of problem. So there is nothing to worry about as there is a simple fix for this problem.
Fixing your keyboard in Windows 10:
Method 1: Activating the ctmon.exe
This problem can be solved by activating the ctfmon.exe program of windows 10. ctfmon.exe is known as CTF (Collaborative Translation Framework) loader, is a Microsoft process that always runs in the background and controls Alternative User Input and the Office Language bar. To solve the typing problem on your Windows menu and search bar, you need to run the ctfmon.exe program again.
Here’s how you can run ctfmon.exe on Windows 10.
1. Go to C:\Windows\System32 and search for ctfmon.exe in the windows explorer search bar. It will bring two files to the search page.
- ctfmon.exe.mui file type: MUI File, and
- ctfmon file type: Aplication
2. Pin ctfmon (type: Application) to your start menu.
3. Now open ctfmon from the start menu. By clicking this file, ctfmon will started run the background and also start the Collaborative Translation Framework loader that allows you to enter text and run a command via keyboard.
yep. thank you
the keyboard wouldn’t work after disabling 1. windows update, 2. orchestrator service, 3. task scheduler, & 4. medic service
they programmed it this way so you’d get scared and re enable the services, however, the fix is:
place ctfmon.exe in the startup folder