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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?

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  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2008

    I have the same problem, did you find any solutions?



  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2008


    Got the same problem. It has been around since first receiving the laptop. I only recently contacted dell for help (I have been using my old computer instead) and the laptop has only slightly improved by disabling programmes only used occassionally from the startup in msconfig. He later fiddled with the registry & the recovery disk and botched it up. He had to use the system restore to go back to what was done in the first 10 minutes (1 hour later). He did not fix the underlining problem & offered no solution as to it potential cause. He just ask very casually whether I had any important files on the computer. I ask why and he indicated that he was intending to reinstall the OS. That's when I put the brakes and had had enough !! I may do to when I have the time. Typing is such a simple & fundamental component of computer how can they get it wrong. No solution I'm affraid just a whinge in the hope for a solution.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2008

    Thanks for reply bear001. My system restore will only let me to go back
    to Dec 13th 2007 but I had the problem a couple of months before that.
    cheers BS548



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After my whinge I did find the solution on the Dell forum support.
IT is a software conflict with Dell Media Centre. THe final comment on the page I found (do not have the link at hand) was from a Dell technician, his comment was to disable the PCMService in msconfig. Obviously Dell will not advocate to uninstall their own software but that was the other solution made by the other parties. I hope it works for you too!

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Have you tried to do a system restore to the point or day before it started, that may get you back to where you want to be. Give that a try and see if that works, if not write back here let me know We can try something else.

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