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#1 mswolves

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 04:48 PM

Hi newbie posting
When i post it takes a while for my letters to appear on the screen some delays longer than others and using the delete key is also slow no viruses apparently any ideas?

Have a dell inspiron 9400 11 months old and both dell and microsoft can't help
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Posted 27 December 2007 - 05:31 PM

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Do you have an old keyboard laying around you can plug in and see if that produces the same results?
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Posted 27 December 2007 - 05:55 PM

I also think keyboard...it's always the culprit in such cases for me :thumbsup:.

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 09:25 AM

I don't have a spare keyboard do you think it is worth buying one to try it out

Thanks for replying

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 09:36 AM

Well...I generally shake the dust, crumbs, etc. out of my keyboard first, then retry it (after also wiping off all the gooey things which might result in stuck keys).

Then I try a different keyboard, if still bugging me.

Keyboards and mice are two of the cheapest, most necessary items related to a computer, it's nice to have a spare of each and cut down on possible frustration. And...they don't become obsolete :thumbsup:.

Apologies, just bothered to look up the system and see that it's a laptop...whereas I tend to think desktop when responding.

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Edited by hamluis, 28 December 2007 - 11:12 AM.


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Posted 28 December 2007 - 09:57 AM

Does this happen all the time, or just (for example) when you are using the Internet? Or only when you are using a word processor (if so, which one?). How many windows do you have open when this happens? Lastly, how much RAM does your computer have?
Assuming you take reasonable care of your keypad, and this was not happening when you first purchased your computer, it may not be a hardware problem at all (though it certainly doesn't hurt to clean the keyboard).
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Posted 30 December 2007 - 07:49 AM

So can I just ask would it be worth trying a keyboard via a USB?

I do take care of the computer, the error happens all the time whether on the internet or producing documents.

120GB Hard Drive and 2GB RAM (I think)

Thanks again

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 11:20 AM

You have decide what is "worth" trying...it's your system.

I always have at least 3 keyboards available (USB and PS2) for situations that might pop up.

If you are going to use a USB keyboard, you might want to go into the BIOS and edit your settings to enable "USB DOS support" or something like that. There may be two settings in the BIOS for USB...one for USB functionality within XP and one for USB functionality at boot (DOS support).

The setting may simply say "USB keyboard", there are a variety of ways it can be expressed, but the function is the same.

Louis




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