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Yesterday I have reinstalled windows, and my wireless (Natural Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard) started missing keystrokes and having delays. I have followed instructions here (paired the device without much luck (pairing worked fine but keystrokes are still playing up), changed batteries, etc.).

UPDATE:

Same windows version, tried different USB slots, I am certain batteries are new, I have turned PC on the side for direct visibility between keyboard and receiver and its 2 feet away from keyboard ATM. It does work, but then every minute or so it stops for 2-3 seconds (sometimes 10-15) then works fine again or delays the keys pressed by a second or two.

Also downloaded IntelyType driver but it says it's up to date.

Keyboard is quite old and it could be just a coincidence that it started dying same time that I have reinstalled OS.

Does signal deteriorate on old keyboards? How do I check what is causing this?

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    Are you sure you just reinstalled Windows? From what you wrote you either changed versions of windows (and drivers installed are maybe faulty somehow) or you added either distance between keyboard and receiver or extra obstacles. I'd say you moved your receiver to another usb port (like from front to back of your desktop). I've worked with several keyboards, including 10-year old Logitech, and all of them still work fine. That or your new batteries are not new. – AcePL May 5 '15 at 9:50
  • @AcePL Same windows version, tried different USB slots, I am certain batteries are new, I have turned PC on the side for direct visibility between keyboard and receiver and its 2 feet away from keyboard ATM. It does work, but then every minute or so it stops for 2-3 seconds (sometimes 10-15) then works fine again or delays the keys pressed by a second or two. – Matas Vaitkevicius May 5 '15 at 9:55
  • I will assume you have different drivers (different manufacturer, or a generic, or a different version) or a new conflict... Tricky to debug I'm afraid but to answer your question, yes, anything can deteriorate but it's hardware so usually it works or doesn't! – Dave May 5 '15 at 10:07
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    "Does signal deteriorate on old keyboards?" - Nope – Ramhound May 5 '15 at 10:07
  • Did you change anything else at the same time? E.g. did you add or enable wireless or bluetooth (both tend to use the 2.4GHz band, which is often also used for wireless keyboards). – Hennes May 5 '15 at 10:37

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