How to fix keyboard beeping noise when typing

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Are you experiencing a keyboard beeping noise when typing on your computer or laptop? If so, we have the solutions to deal with this seemingly frustrating and irritating issue.

A few things you need to check or consider before you fix the keyboard beeping noise issue include:

  • Whether you made any recent hardware or software changes to your computer prior to the keyboard beeping noise issue
  • Your device’s manufacturer
  • The type of machine you’re using – PC or laptop
  • Make and model of your keyboard

Once you’ve double checked on these, let’s help you understand some reasons why the keyboard beeping noise comes up when you’re typing.

There are several reasons why you may be getting the beeping noise on your keyboard. Here are some of the main causes:

  1. Active Filter, Toggle or Sticky keys

Filter keys cause Windows to suppress or discard keystrokes sent too fast, or keystrokes sent simultaneously, for example when you type hurriedly or while shaking. Sticky keys, on the other hand, cause modifier keys such as SHIFT and CTRL to stick until released, or till the specific keystroke combination is entered. In a sense they behave like Lock keys. Toggle keys cause Windows to emit a beep or audible indicator when any lock keys are pressed.

  1. Keyboard hardware settings
  2. Memory issues
  3. Battery going bad
  4. Date and time settings under BIOS

Without further ado, here are the troubleshooting steps to follow.

Keyboard beeps when typing [FIX]

  1. Disable Non-Plug and Play driver
  2. Check keyboard settings
  3. Check On Screen Keyboard
  4. Create new user profile
  5. Turn off Filter Keys
  6. Turn off Toggle or Sticky Keys
  7. Update or install drivers

Solution 1: Disable Non-Plug and Play driver

If you feel the issue is related to your hardware, here’s how to execute this:

  1. Right click Start
  2. Select Device Manager
  3. Locate the View tab and click on it
  4. Choose Show Hidden Devicesshow hidden devices device manager
  5. A drop down list with the devices will come up
  6. Click Non-Plug and Play Drivers
  7. Right click Beep option > click Properties
  8. Select Driver tab < hit Disable
  9. Click Apply then Ok

 

After performing the above actions, try a different keyboard. If it works with the different keyboard, the issue is probably with the keyboard you’ve been using. In this case, we also recommend buying one of the following keyboards.

If this doesn’t fix it, try the next solution.


Solution 2: Check keyboard settings

Windows 10 has a different sound effect for device disconnections. Sometimes the keyboard disconnects itself to save on power.

In order to disable this setting, do the following:

  1. Click Start
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Choose Hardware and Sound
  4. Click Devices and Printersdevices and printers control panel
  5. Right click on your hardware (keyboard)
  6. Click Properties
  7. Select USB input device (or your keyboard name)
  8. Click Change settings>Power Management
  9. Uncheck the box ‘Allow Computer to Turn off this device to save power’

 

Did this work? No? Let’s try the next solution.


Solution 3: Check On-Screen Keyboard

Check Options under On-Screen Keyboard application (osk.exe), then remove the check mark (tick) from the box, and instead Use Click Sound.


Solution 4: Create new user profile

You can create a new user profile then change settings to administrator privileges, and check if the beeping noise persists.

Here’s how you can create a new user profile:

  1. Click Start
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select Accounts > Go to Family and other Peoplefamily & other people windows 10 settings
  4. Click Add someone else to this PC
  5. Fill in the form with the user name and password. Your new user account will be created.
  6. Click on Change account type
  7. Click the drop down arrow and choose Administrator to set the account to administrator level
  8. Restart your computer
  9. Login to the new account you just created

 

If the keyboard works, then it may mean your other user profile is corrupted.

You can try the following in case of a corrupted user profile:

  1. On your new account, use it to downgrade your usual account
  2. Click Apply or Ok
  3. Raise back your old account to its default admin level
  4. Rinse and repeat a few times as this will help to remove any corruption
  5. Leave your account on as Administrator

Check whether the beeping noise disappears when using the newly created account. If it does, then you can either fix the old user account or migrate to the new account.

ALSO READ: How to install Windows 10 Creators Update without a Microsoft account


Solution 5: Turn off Filter Keys

Here’s how to do this on Windows 10:

  1. Click Start
  2. Choose Settings
  3. Select Ease of Accessease of access windows 10 settings
  4. Click Keyboardkeyboard settings windows 10
  5. Find Filter Keysdisable filter keys function
  6. Slide it let to turn it off

 

 

 


Solution 6: Turn off Toggle or Sticky Keys

If your computer or keyboard is making a beeping noise while you type, you’ve probably enabled or activated Toggle keys, and/or Sticky keys.

Toggle keys beep when the Lock keys are pressed down, while the Sticky keys beep when CTRL, ALT, SHIFT and LOCK keys are pressed.

Here’s how to disable or deactivate Toggle and Sticky keys on Windows 10:

  1. Click Start
  2. Choose Settings
  3. Select Ease of Accessease of access windows 10
  4. Click Keyboard
  5. Find Toggle Keys, slide it let to turn it off. Find Sticky Keys, slide it let to turn it off

 

disable sticky keys and toggle keys windows 10

If using other earlier versions of Windows, take the following steps to remove the Toggle or Sticky keys:

  1. Click Start
  2. Go to the search field and type Ease
  3. Select Ease of Access
  4. Select Make the keyboard easier to use
  5. Uncheck the selection on Turn on Sticky keys
  6. Click Set up Sticky keys
  7. Uncheck the selection on Turn on Sticky keys when SHIFT is pressed five times
  8. Click Save
  9. Uncheck the selection from Turn on Toggle keys
  10. Uncheck the selection on Turn on Toggle keys by holding down the NUMLOCK key for 5 seconds
  11. Click Save

Does this work?


Solution 7: Update or install drivers

If you’re convinced that the issue is related to your hardware, you can try updating the drivers and see if it works for you.

This can be done from Device Manager Settings, or download and install the latest Windows 10 drivers using these steps:

  1. Right click Start
  2. Select Device Manager
  3. Select your hardware from the list of results
  4. Expand the specific category to find your device’s name
  5. Right click your device
  6. Select Update Driver
  7. Select Search automatically for updated driver software

In case Windows does not find a new driver, look for one on your device’s manufacturer website and follow the instruction details.

If this doesn’t work, try reinstalling the driver using this:

Device Manager>Right click Device name> Uninstall>Restart computer

Windows will try to reinstall the driver for you.


Solution 8: Check Date and Time on BIOS settings

Note: you should only do this if you know what you’re doing.

Go into your BIOS settings on your computer to check date and time settings.

We sure hope one of these solutions worked for you. Let us know by sharing your comment.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2017 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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