The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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DOITTOIT Mar 12, 2013 @ 3:47pm
mouse/keyboard not working
I redownloaded the game today and when I am in the game my mouse and keyboarand 360 controller won't work. I have tried a reinstall, a comp restart, and changed the bGamepadEnable to 0. The game has all the button markers for the controller in game so I tried plugging the controller in and it also doesn,t work.
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deltaagent26 Mar 13, 2013 @ 3:29pm 
it sounds like your usb drivers are off. try updating them, and or reinstalling them.
DOITTOIT Mar 13, 2013 @ 10:40pm 
Thx for the suggestion, but it works with absolutly everything else. Skyrim is the only thing I am having problems with.
deltaagent26 Mar 22, 2013 @ 6:43pm 
if skyrim is the only game you are having issues with,
1.) I would try to make a clean save.
2.) then try verifying game cache, and see if that fixes the issue, if not
3.) try uninstalling and re-installing the game. but before you reinstall, defrag the drive.
Zaphod Mar 22, 2013 @ 7:05pm 
Just a suggestion - - plug the controller in before launching the game, it could be that the game is recognizing the keyboard inputs and ignoring the newly found device.
-A- Scryercloak Apr 5, 2013 @ 1:35pm 
I'm having a similar issue. I think something is interfering with the way Skyrim loads my keyboard and mouse. These are the noticiable changes since the last time I could play.

1. Mouse does not load at the Skyrim menu to Continue, Load, Options etc. However keyboard's arrow keys and enter key work in regards to selecting from those menus. Only the enter key can be used to select instead of A or B for yes or no. Can't select No.

2. Once In game No keys on the keyboard work (except for alt/tab and perhaps alt/f4), and the mouse does nothing in game. If I alt/tab out and back in twice and create the double mouse bug (where the Desktop mouse overlaps the User interface) then the desktop mouse will move around properly but has no effect on where I look in game. I just stand where I loaded.

I hope this more specific issue is the same with you and that this will better inform everyone on how to resolve this issue.
-A- Scryercloak Apr 5, 2013 @ 1:52pm 
DOH!~ Ok everyone :) here's my solution! ^^ unplug your Gamepad controller. Looks like Skyrim gives preference to any gamepad controller you have plugged into your computer over your keyboard/mouse method of play. Not sure how to edit settings to change that,... but that's my fix. ^^ enjoy!
talldumbdork95 Jun 5, 2014 @ 1:50pm 
scryer18 this may be a very late reply, and not sure you get this, but this thread was on the money for me! I freaked out for 10 minutes before I googled it. Had my xbox controller in the usb and just pulled it out. Easy fix. Thanks!!
InvertPanda Jun 18, 2014 @ 7:29am 
I have this issue and the solutions posted did not help, sorry to bring up such an old thread but im really irritated about this, been trying for over an hour now
talldumbdork95 Jun 19, 2014 @ 2:33pm 
The unplugging the gamepad didn't work for you two? Could it possibly be your mods installed causing issues?
MageThis Jun 19, 2014 @ 2:35pm 
Or, after unplugging the controller did you re-boot your computer?
Halfazedninja Aug 3, 2014 @ 9:48am 
The same thing just started happening to me today and I'm stumped
Xessive Aug 6, 2014 @ 10:59am 
Same here. Suddenly the keyboard is not working at all. Not even in the main menu.

I can use the mouse but the keyboard behaves as though it's not even detected.

To be clear, I'm using the same mods I've been using over the past 3 months.
Denmoseth Mar 14, 2015 @ 1:30pm 
I can't use my keyboard/mouse only § works and i used ps3 controller then i got a new pc tried skyrim and a month later this happens

EDIT: my arrows work in menu
Last edited by Denmoseth; Mar 14, 2015 @ 1:32pm
Halfazedninja Mar 14, 2015 @ 4:27pm 
Shift+Tab to Steam Overlay and back
drach Mar 14, 2015 @ 7:00pm 
Same here, only it does not want to work on steam either. Works fine on my non-steam games
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Date Posted: Mar 12, 2013 @ 3:47pm
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