HP Pavilion 15 p033cl Keyboard not working
I just recently swapped out a hard drive and re-installed Windows 10 on a HP Pavilion 15 p033cl laptop. After the Windows 10 install the keyboard was working fine. Then it did a windows update and found the p033cl keyboard not working.
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This is how I was able to fix my issue. First I verified that the keyboard was still functioning by restarting and hitting esc to see if I could get into the setup menu. This did work so I knew the keyboard did function and my cables did not come lose after swapping the hard drive.
Next I plugged in a mouse and then turned on the built in Windows on screen keyboard.
start menu –> Windows Ease of access –> On screen keyboard
Then I navigated to control panel device manager.
You can just right click the start button and then click device manager.
Once in device manager I could see the keyboard and touchpad had the yellow warning icons.
The error I was seeing was “Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)”
To fix it, I right clicked on the Keyboard and clicked properties. Then I went to the Driver tab.
First I tried to update the drivers and that did not resolve the issue. So I uninstalled the device. I did this for both the touchpad and the keyboard. One of them gave me the option to delete the driver during the uninstall and I did chose that as well.
After removing the devices and rebooting the laptop the keyboard was working again. It reinstalled everythign correctly. I guess during the windows update something went wonky on the laptop and the drivers or software got messed up. Hope someone else finds this helpful.
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