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What to do if Ctrl+Alt+Del not working on Windows PC

What to do if Ctrl+Alt+Del not working on Windows PC


What to do if Ctrl+Alt+Del not working on Windows PC - The threesome Ctrl+Alt+Del is a popular sequence key being entered all at a time to either escape from an issue or to end a function or to browse multiple admin level tasks. It generally asks CPU to open a menu containing multiple tasks. The tasks include Signing Out, Lock the system, Switch between users, Open Task Manager or Shutting down the System. The three-finger event helps us to overcome System freezing, wrecking due to varied cause and also rebooting.


What to do if Ctrl+Alt+Del not working on Windows PC

In case your system crashes, use keys to open the task manager and quit the event. In the Task Manager, the users are allowed to repair, make a change, test, end the process and start the program all over again. The problem usually occurs if you have updated the system with unofficial firmware or have installed some third-party apps. What actually happens when you install a third-party app is that it makes changes to the Registry and modify the default values.

What to do if Ctrl+Alt+Del not working on Windows PC


So, before proceeding further kindly clean up the keyboard keys physically. Check if there is any missing on Windows updates. Also check if the system is not infected with the malware. If it is infected, scan the PC completely.

Procedure to fix Ctrl+Alt+Del not working in Windows PC



  • Perform System Restore


This can be done to restore windows settings back to the original and check if problem is solved.


  • Reset the Keyboard


Third party app might change the default settings of keyboard. As a result malfunctioning of keys are seen.

  • Check if there is any hardware problem


Make sure that we don't use any defective keyboard. It is good to change with a new keyboard. After changing check if problem is solved. Else proceed to next step.

  • Perform booting in Clean Boot Mode


Run PC on Clean boot mode to ensure that any third party application is not creating the problem. If it is creating, search and uninstall it immediately.

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