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Dell Vostro 1500

I purchased a dell Vostro 1500 from dell last month...It came with windows vista..I removed the vista operating system and I install xp...When I am typing now there is a delay on the letters..I have disabled startup items and that didnt solve it...Any other solutions?

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  • Jean Sintulaire Mar 18, 2008

    it sounds like you might solve the problems...I will let you know..


  • Jean Sintulaire Mar 20, 2008

    I have tried all that and that didnt work..any other suggestions? You think I should put it back to vista?

  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    We're having the same problem here. Same DELL Vostro 1500. Even as we type this message it did it twice.

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    PCMServices.exe seems to be the repair in 90% of the cases, I do not have this option on and it continues with delay! thank you kindly



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There is a solution on these Dell Models.

Go to Start>RUN and type in MS Config

Go to the startup tab and uncheck the PCMServices.exe

Restart the computer, and it should fix it.


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After I started to experience this issue after two year of having the Vostro 1500 on Window XP the keyboard delays in the Office Products began to happen. The PCMService solution did not work for me so I keep searching on the web and found a forum that suggested that it was the MediaDirect Instant Office that is causing the delay. One post said to disable it and reboot. That didn't work so I went into add/remove programs and removed the entire MediaDirect software from Dell. And presto, all delays are gone, and the computer is actually running much faster, booting faster, and the blasted delays when typing are completely history. Hope this helps others who have suffered with this extremely unproductive typing delay.

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Have you installed your graphics adopter properly. It might cause delay the character to be appear on screen.

So, first check out your display driver.

Additionally you can go Satart->Conptrol Panle->Keyboard sttings but you can set only the repeat delay there. Also try this.


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