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Typing delay When I type any text in any software package there is a significant delay before the text appears on screen. This is very frustrating. What is causing this delay? When I am typing online my words don't come up until like 5 seconds after I am typing. It is fine when I am not online. Please help it is very frustraiting. There is a delay when typing anything into the computer. When typing, it can sometimes take a few seconds for each keystroke / mouse click to register on the screen. Sometimes it will lag and then suddenly catch up if I hit no keys at all. This has become extremely frustrating. Lately this has also been affecting the time it takes for certain sounds to play, for programs to open, and for the copmuter to shut down (hours once). I have 896mb of RAM. I have run disk defragmenter many times and even anti-virus software. I don't ever have very many programs open, and if I open Task Manger, ther are about 50 or so processes going on at once - and I don't recognize most of them. Could this be ther problem? Can anyone help me?

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  • jmarx747 Feb 03, 2009

    Thanks for the suggestion, but the problem isn't the repeat delay. It's actually when I'm typing anything: this comment, for example. The keys that I hit appear very slowly, in spite of how fast I type them.

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    it's all about the graphics card ati* unninstall and you will se it's working well,

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You can change the repeat delay times on your keyboard.
Click on the Control Panel then Keyboard icon. In the Speed tab you can change the Repeat delay and the Repeat rate settings to suit your requirements..

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee Feb 05, 2009

    A high number of processes can slow down your computer, but only if there is a high CPU useage. The most intensive CPU useage would most likely be the virus scanner, it is most likely running in the background.

    To check on the CPU usage goto the Task Manager and click on Performance, if it is running over 40% the CPU is really busy.

    Open Word and Task Manager, click on Applicatons to see what applications are running. Take a note of the applications that are running and get back to me.

    Now click on Processes and click on the CPU label twice and you will see how much CPU useage is used by each process. Take a note of the process and the User name that have high CPU usage and get back to me.



    Are you using a wireless keyboard and mouse? This could be the problem, if so use a standard keyboard and mouse.

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