Author Topic: Win 7 Pro X 64 SP1 Cant start On Screen Keyboard  (Read 633 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Boggin

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 7500
  • Location: UK
  • Karma: 108
    • View Profile
Re: Win 7 Pro X 64 SP1 Cant start On Screen Keyboard
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2018, 08:24:05 AM »
What are you going to try if you don't have an install disk ?

Offline Magdalene

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2018
  • Posts: 12
  • Location: UK
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Win 7 Pro X 64 SP1 Cant start On Screen Keyboard
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2018, 04:27:45 AM »
Hi Boggin,
Just noticed that osk.exe is showing as running in task manager, in both Applications and Processes tabs, when osk is invoked from 'ease of access'
Then when OK is clicked in the pop-up box 'Could not start on screen keyboard' the entries disappear.
Is this any help to you? It confuses the hell out of me.

Magdalene.

Offline Magdalene

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2018
  • Posts: 12
  • Location: UK
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Win 7 Pro X 64 SP1 Cant start On Screen Keyboard
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2018, 04:35:53 AM »
Ps:
Forgot to mention have managed to get my hands on a disk from a friend, but would appreciate your thoughts on previous post first. (Task Manager) as always like to solve a problem and advance my learning of windows rather than just re-install. However sometimes ......


Magdalene

Offline Boggin

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 7500
  • Location: UK
  • Karma: 108
    • View Profile
Re: Win 7 Pro X 64 SP1 Cant start On Screen Keyboard
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2018, 06:42:34 AM »
I think that when you click on OK, that will cancel the operation so the process ends in Task Manager.

Offline Magdalene

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2018
  • Posts: 12
  • Location: UK
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Win 7 Pro X 64 SP1 Cant start On Screen Keyboard
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2018, 08:26:44 AM »
Yes think that's it, when the osk pop-up Could not start is acknowledged by clicking OK it terminates the process.
However presumably the process is running (as reported by task manager) so is the prog running but cant display its Window?

Magdalene

Offline Boggin

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 7500
  • Location: UK
  • Karma: 108
    • View Profile
Re: Win 7 Pro X 64 SP1 Cant start On Screen Keyboard
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2018, 09:49:20 AM »
I don't know the answer to that.

I don't think it would be a graphics problem but you could check to see if there's an update for your graphics driver.

I'll ask my Support to see if he's come across this problem before where the regular fixes didn't work.

Offline jpm

  • Administrator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2015
  • Posts: 160
  • Karma: 36
    • View Profile
    • Tweaking.com
Re: Win 7 Pro X 64 SP1 Cant start On Screen Keyboard
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2018, 09:49:38 AM »
There may be a security issue where you can't run certain programs in the  system32 directory. (some antivirus apps will do that to protect hijacks.)


go to C:\Windows\System32\osk.exe. and copy the osk.exe to another folder and see if it works.

If so, just make a short cut to the new copy and you should be fine.

Offline Magdalene

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2018
  • Posts: 12
  • Location: UK
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Win 7 Pro X 64 SP1 Cant start On Screen Keyboard
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2018, 01:04:29 PM »
Hi JPM,
Already tried that. Created new folder on desktop, copied OSK.exe to it and even ran as admin. No joy. Permissions by the way all correct.

Magdalene