In this article, we will show what you can do if your Spacebar key is stuck or your computer keeps typing spaces continuously. According to some users, when they press the spacebar key, their computer starts typing multiple spaces continuously. Whereas, some users reported that their computers keep typing spaces even after disconnecting the keyboard.
If your computer keeps typing spaces, check if the spacebar key of your keyboard is stuck or not. In addition to this, the issue might also be associated with your keyboard hardware or the driver. If your keyboard is not damaged, the problem is somewhere else, like your system image files might have been corrupted or your computer is infected.
Spacebar key is stuck and computer keeps typing Spaces continuously
It is clear from the users’ feedback that the cause of this problem may or may not be associated with the keyboard. If your computer keeps typing spaces continuously, the following suggestions will help you fix the problem.
- Check your keyboard physically
- Run Keyboard Troubleshooter
- Roll back your keyboard driver
- Update your keyboard driver
- Repair your system image files
- Scan for viruses and malware
- Troubleshoot in a Clean Boot state.
Let’s see all these fixes in detail.
1] Check your keyboard physically
The first step is to check your keyboard. Connect your keyboard to another USB port and then check if the issue persists. If you have a Bluetooth keyboard, disconnect it and then reconnect it to your system. Laptop users can disable their laptop keyboard to check if the problem is associated with their keyboard or not.
Such types of problems also occur when a particular key is stuck on the keyboard. Hence, check if the spacebar key is stuck. We also suggest you clean your keyboard. If the problem still persists, the cause of the problem lies somewhere else. Read further to troubleshoot the problem.
2] Run Keyboard Troubleshooter
Keyboard Troubleshooter is an effective automated tool in Windows 11/10. Running this tool will help you fix the keyboard related issues. You can access this tool in Windows 11/10 Settings.
3] Roll back your keyboard driver
Windows Updates also installs the latest version of device drivers (if the update for the same is available). Sometimes, the driver updates cause problems. That’s why the roll back option is available in Windows 11/10. By using this feature, you can uninstall the latest driver updates. Check if this option is available for you. If yes, roll back your keyboard driver.
4] Update your keyboard driver
A corrupted keyboard driver also causes problems. We suggest you reinstall your keyboard driver. To do so, follow the steps written below:
- Open the Device Manager.
- Expand the Keyboards branch.
- Right-click on your keyboard driver and select Uninstall device.
- Restart your computer.
The missing drivers will be installed automatically after restarting the computer. If this does not work, download the latest version of your keyboard driver from the manufacturer’s website and install it manually.
5] Repair your system image files
If you have checked your keyboard and it is working fine, the cause of the problem lies somewhere else. The corrupted system image files also create several issues on a Window computer. Therefore, we suggest you repair your system image files. This may resolve the issue.
To repair system image files, you can use the System File Checker and DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) tools.
6] Scan for viruses and malware
Your computer is typing spaces continuously, no matter whether a keyboard is connected or not. One possible cause of these types of problems is a virus or malware infection. A virus or malware can enter a user’s system in many ways, like by downloading files from untrusted websites, clicking on untrusted links, etc.
Run antivirus and antimalware scans. You can use Windows Defender or any other free antivirus software for Windows.
7] Troubleshoot in a Clean Boot state
In some cases, problems occur due to a conflicting background third-party app or Service. Such conflicting programs can be detected by troubleshooting in a Clean Boot state. In the Clean Boot state, only the Windows Services remain enabled and the rest of the Services and background apps remain disabled.
If the problem does not occur in the Clean Boot state, there is a background app or Service causing the problem. Now, you have to identify it. To do so, enable the startup apps and restart your computer. If the problem persists, disable the startup apps one by one and restart your computer every time you disable a startup app. After restarting the computer, check if the problem persists. This will help you identify the problematic startup app.
Follow the same procedure to identify the problematic third-party Service. Once you find the problematic Service, keep it disabled.
How do I stop continuous keyboard typing?
If your keyboard is typing continuously, the key might have been stuck. We suggest you clean your keyboard and check if this helps. Other things that you can try are reinstalling your keyboard driver, running the Keyboard Troubleshooter, turning off the Sticky and Filter keys, resetting your keyboard, etc.
Also read: How to turn off or disable Num Lock on Windows laptop.