What is ‘ESC Button Keyboard not working’ issue in Windows 10?
If you are experiencing ‘ESC Button Keyboard not working’ issue in your Windows 10 computer, then you are in right place for the solution. Here, you will be guided with easy steps/methods to resolve the issue. Let’s starts the discussion.
‘ESC Button Keyboard not responding/working’ issue: It is common Windows problem associated with Keyboard issue. This issue indicates that ESC (Escape) key is not working/responding in your computer for some reasons. There could be several reasons behind ‘ESC key on keyboard not working’ issue. Usually, ESC key on keyboard is used to close the application, exit Full Screen window, and for various other purposes in computer.
However, several users reported that they faced ‘ESC Button Keyboard not working’ issue while they tried to press ‘ESC (Escape)’ key on keyboard in order to close a application or exit Full Screen window in their computer. Before troubleshooting the issue, you should make sure your keyboard hardware is not problematic. If this issue is occurred due to damaged keyboard hardware, then the only solution to fix the issue to repair keyboard hardware or replace with new keyboard.
If keyboard hardware is not problematic and even there is no issue with ESC key hardware placed on keyboard but still you are facing the issue, keyboard driver incompatibility issue could be another possible reason behind this issue. Missing, corrupted, outdated or incompatible keyboard drivers in your Windows computer can cause ‘ESC Button Keyboard not working’ issue or others. So, you should make sure keyboard driver is properly installed and is up-to-date in your computer.
Another possible reason behind this issue can be interference of third-party software or recently installed software in your computer. It might possible that certain applications or recently installed software blocks some keys on keyboard or entire keyboard’s keys from functioning in your computer. Malware or viruses attack in your computer could one possible reason behind keyboard’s keys not functioning issue. Let’s go for the solution.
How to Fix ESC Button Keyboard not working issue in Windows 10?
Method 1: Fix ‘ESC Button Keyboard not responding/working’ issue with ‘PC Repair Tool’
‘PC Repair Tool’ is easy ways to find and fix BSOD errors, EXE errors, DLL errors, problems with programs, malware or viruses issues, system files or registry issues, and other system issues with just few clicks. You can get this tool through button/link below.
Method 2: Try ‘SHIFT + ESC’ keys
This issue can be occurred in your computer due to changed pattern to use ESC key in your device by your device’s manufacturer. Usually, when you press ESC key on keyboard in order to close certain app or services, it works without any issue in your computer. But depending devices model, way to use ESC key may vary. Some device manufacturers recommend to press ‘SHIFT + ESC’ keys on keyboard in order to use function of ESC key. So, you can try this and check if it works.
Method 3: Check Keyboard hardware issue
One possible reason behind this issue can be keyboard hardware issue. You should make sure your keyboard hardware or ESC key on keyboard is not damaged or malfunctioning. To check keyboard hardware issue, you can disconnect your external keyboard that is causing the issue, from computer and connect it to other computer and check if it works.
If it works fine on other computer, then you need to fix your PC problems, and if you found your keyboard hardware is problematic, then you can replace keyboard with new one, or repair the damaged keyboard.
Method 4: Run Keyboard troubleshooter
Windows 10 built-in ‘Keyboard’ troubleshooter can find and fix keyboard issues.
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + I’ keys on keyboard to open ‘Settings’ App in Windows 10
Step 2: Go to ‘Update & Security > Troubleshoot’, find and select ‘Keyboard’ troubleshooter, and click on ‘Run the troubleshooter’ button.
Step 3: Follow on-screen instructions to finish troubleshooting process. Once done, restart your computer and check if it works.
Method 5: Update Keyboard drivers via Device Manager
Outdated or corrupted keyboard driver in Windows 10 can cause ‘ESC Button Keyboard not working’ issue or others. You can fix the issue by updating the driver.
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + X’ keys on keyboard and select ‘Device Manager’
Step 2: In ‘Device Manager’, find and expand ‘Keyboards’ category
Step 3: Now, right-click on your keyboard and select ‘Update driver Software…’ and follow on-screen instructions to finish update process.
Download or reinstall Keyboard driver update in Windows 10 [Automatically]
You can also try to update keyboard driver and all other Windows drivers with ‘Automatic driver update Tool’. This software will automatically find the latest updates for all Windows drivers including keyboard drivers and then install them into computer. You can get this tool through button/link below.
Method 6: Uninstall the problematic software in Windows 10
Sometimes, this problem is occurred due to certain problematic software or recently installed in your computer. You can fix the issue by uninstalling recently installed software or problematic software in computer.
Step 1: Open ‘Control Panel’ in Windows 10 and go to ‘Uninstall a Program > Programs & Features’
Step 2: Find and select the incompatible or problematic software, and select ‘Uninstall’ option. Follow on-screen instructions to finish uninstall
Step 3: After that, restart your computer and check if the ESC Button Keyboard not working issue is resolved.
Method 7: Disable ‘Filter keys’ in Windows 10
One possible way to fix this issue is to turn OFF Filter Keys in Windows 10.
Step 1: Open ‘Control Panel’ and go to ‘Ease of Access > Easy to Access Center > Make the keyboard easier to use’
Step 2: Scroll down to ‘Turn ON Filter keys’ checkbox and deselect the checkbox if checked, and then hit ‘Apply’ and ‘OK’ to save the changes
Step 3: Restart your computer and check if ESC key on keyboard works.
Step 1: Run system scan for malware or viruses with some powerful antivirus software or with Windows 10 built-in Windows Defender antivirus. After system scan is finished, check if the issue is resolved.
Step 2: Disconnect your keyboard and then reconnect it to your right port of your computer and check if it works
Step 3: Try connecting a different keyboard to your computer and then try using ESC key in order to check if it works.
I am sure this post helped you on How to fix ESC Button Keyboard not working issue in Windows 10 with several easy steps/methods. You can read & follow our instructions to do so. That’s all. For any suggestions or queries, please write on comment box below.