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CTRL + V won't work, how do I fix this?

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    CTRL + V won't work, how do I fix this?


    Hi, so back in January I got this TOSHIBA Satellite laptop and about 2 months ago CTRL + V (Paste) stopped working. the V key works fine, the CTRL key works fine, and I can do all other shortcuts besides this one. This is very frustrating, especially for playing video games, given that you can't right click>paste. For some reason can't get onto the other site that I asked this question on, so I'm turning to here. A month ago, if I did SHIFT + CTRL + V it worked, (I only need to control C or X for any others shift was only for the pasting) and it puzzled me, but I just used it anyways. This stopped working two weeks ago and I couldn't keyboard paste since. just restarted my PC and it let me paste twice, and I thought it was fixed (it had just updated) and it turns out the third this I tried to paste, nothing happened, and I was back to square one. Please help me, this is driving me crazy. Thank you.

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    Posts : 151
    Win8 Pro


    Hello Pat,

    Try uninstalling your keyboard driver as follows:

    1. Windows Key + X > Device Manager
    2. Expand the "Keyboards" entry
    3. Rt. Click your keyboard and choose 'uninstall'
    4. After Windows has removed the keyboard, go to the 'Action' menu (at the top of Device Manager), choose Scan for Hardware Changes

    At this point Windows will re-initialize the driver and reinstall the keyboard.
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  3. #3

    That didn't work :/


    Quote Originally Posted by lastof View Post
    Hello Pat,

    Try uninstalling your keyboard driver as follows:

    1. Windows Key + X > Device Manager
    2. Expand the "Keyboards" entry
    3. Rt. Click your keyboard and choose 'uninstall'
    4. After Windows has removed the keyboard, go to the 'Action' menu (at the top of Device Manager), choose Scan for Hardware Changes

    At this point Windows will re-initialize the driver and reinstall the keyboard.

    I tried this, and it didn't solve my problem at all, thanks, though.
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    Welcome to Windows Eight Forums, Patrick,

    Are the Filter Keys are enabled in Ease of Access settings by any chance?
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Run this batch file.
    Right click it & choose run as administrator---

    dism.bat

    It might help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Welcome to Windows Eight Forums, Patrick,

    Are the Filter Keys are enabled in Ease of Access settings by any chance?

    No, they aren't at the moment
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Run this batch file.
    Right click it & choose run as administrator---

    dism.bat

    It might help.
    It just opens up the cmd prompt and spams commands too fast to read. I'm not sure if this isn't supposed to happen, but when I right click run as administrator is not an option
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    Try David's suggestion. It may also be a faulty keyboard driver.
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickZePerson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Run this batch file.
    Right click it & choose run as administrator---

    dism.bat

    It might help.
    It just opens up the cmd prompt and spams commands too fast to read. I'm not sure if this isn't supposed to happen, but when I right click run as administrator is not an option
    Nevermind, I figured I'd right click it in file explorer, now the program, not it's started a verification phase.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickZePerson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Run this batch file.
    Right click it & choose run as administrator---

    dism.bat

    It might help.
    It just opens up the cmd prompt and spams commands too fast to read. I'm not sure if this isn't supposed to happen, but when I right click run as administrator is not an option
    Open Task manager & type in the location of the .bat file with highest elevation---

    Click image for larger version
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