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Key strokes slow response

When I type a word, there is a slight delay before it shows up on the monitor. Dell can't figure it out. This slows the typing speed considerably.

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  • bgat2206home Jan 14, 2009

    A second problem is that once in a while, I try to turn off my laptop but it won't shut down. I have to disconnest the battery for a few seconds. Dell can't come up with an answer.

  • bgat2206home Jan 19, 2009

    I still can not get the words on the monitor to keep up with the key strokes. There is a delay which causes a slow down in the typing process.
    What ever I type on my Dell Vostro 1500 keyboard, it shows up moments later on the screen. I had the laptop reformatted but still no change.

  • bgat2206home Jan 19, 2009

    No matter where I type, either on a web site or word processor, the problem still exists. I had a computer tech turn off all unnecessary programs but there was no change to the original posted problem.

  • bgat2206home Jan 19, 2009

    I have 2 Gig of memory installed. That should be sufficient.

  • bgat2206home Jan 19, 2009

    I've done all the maintenance such as deleting Temp files and defraging. That is done weekly by Live One Care.

  • bgat2206home Jan 21, 2009

    I've tried all your suggestions and even discussed it with a computer repair service. The problem still exists no matter where I type. That includes internet, e-mail, word processor. This is quite frustrating.

  • bgat2206home Jan 31, 2009

    I reformatted my hard drive, reinstalled Windows XP and all is well.

    Thanks

    Bob Remp

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Slow response is a defective keyboard ribbon cable, or a defective keyboard, the part must be replaced.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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Hit Ctrl Alt Delete And See What Your Cpu Usage Is At While Typing.
Please Let Us Know The Result

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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1. Most probably it is a virus. Chek it for viruses firs. If you have McAfree it can slow down the PC when ther is a virus. If cleaning failed you need to reinstall softwear.
2. physical memory is low
3. Also check the virtual memory: control panel - system - settings -performance - virtual memory. Try to increase it
Good Luck

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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Are u running allot of background programs? if so type in MSCONFIG in the run menu and follow instructions, and shut off all the programs that u can. these programs will still be available but will only start running when u request that program, this should speed the system up.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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Is the boot up time normal? If not, the motherboard might be faulty.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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Just reinstall the software again and properly.also format the laptop if its the problem after reloding the software.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, would suggest you try:

  • BIOS reload or update;
  • Chipset reload or update;
  • or run the Dell Diagnostics.
All of the above are available at the Dell Downloads & Support page.

Pls post back result(s). Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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My dell is the same way you can type a word and it takes a minute for the word to appear,,,its a flaw in the dell systems that they wont correct...i tried for several months to get them to send me a different computer and they refused even hough im paying 1000.00 for this one. they told me its just the way it is

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

  • Ronnie Houston Jan 22, 2009

    dell is notorious for slowness on the keyboard to the screen.ive had several of them and they were all the same way. nothing you can do but accept and live with it

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Hi there
May i ask if this only happens on-line or if it happens across the board?
If its only happening on-line, the reason is your java script needs updating and this should resolve the problem (sometimes with the machine itself) a flash update may also be required.
If its happening across the board ( the whole PC ) its one of 2 things.
1. there is a fault with the keyboard, degraded wire for example. try another keyboard
2. A slight fault with system memory due to build up of dust, Take out the memory and clean the dust away from the contacts and the slots and re-seat.

Good luck

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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I went thru this same issue with another asker for two days ... you need to increase the amount of memory your computer has.

Robert

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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    Roberta Smith Jan 19, 2009

    you may also wish to try... start menu... control panel... keyboard... you can control the repeat rate in there... tho i suspect in the long run you will indeed find it a memory issue



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Welcome to Fixya! OK, I have heard this about a Few Dell Laptops. This is a Problem with the Processor. You will have to take it to an Authorized Service Center and Get it Replaced with a New Processor.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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    Travis Humphries Jan 19, 2009

    Have you triedto Defragment and Clean out your Temp. Files?????

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I would suggest you reload the windows into the laptop from the recovery cd or from the original windows installation cd.

If you have a slow writing speed on the internet browser another browser might solve the problem.

it may be caused by too many programs runing on the background or a hardware fault generating interupt requets etc. I would need to have a closer look at the laptop to know more.

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Try the same with external keyboard connected and check out.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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