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Keyboard Lagging

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#1 jackspal


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Posted 14 June 2006 - 04:03 PM

[b]Hello everyone,
I am new to the forums and hoping someone here can help me solve a problem with my computer.
I think my keyboard is lagging. Sometimes I can type a word or 2 and then it quits. After a few seconds I may be able to type another letter or 2. After awhile it beings typing again. I don't have to be using the internet. I have the problem with my word processing pograms and spread sheet programs too. the darn thing just quits me.
I don't know if it is a problem with the keboard or my computer.
Does anyone have any ideas?
I'm using a Sony Vaio about 4 years old with Windows XP Home Version.

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 04:16 PM

Welcome to BC! :thumbsup:

Hit ctrl + alt + del keys on your keyboard. This will bring up the Task Manager. Click on the Performance tab.

Under Physical Memory, tell us the amount listed for Total and Available.

Also look at CPU Usage. How high is the CPU usage when you are experiencing these problems, and how high is CPU usage when the computer is just at rest?

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 10:41 PM

When was the last time temp files were deleted from the computer?

Have you run Adaware or Spybot recently?

If not - run them from safe mode after you update their definitions.

If you do not already have them installed get them, download them, update them and run them from safe mode:

Ad-Aware SE Personal - freeware

Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Be sure to enable “Teatimer” which gives you realtime protection against malware invasion. (absolutely necessary)

Follow the tutorial you will find here:
Slow Computer Checklist

Because many members post about their computer responding slowly, BC is posting a summary checklist of general steps a member can take to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes: malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance.

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 10:09 AM

After taking Albert Frankenstein and Enthusiast's advice, I'd suggest the following:

IMO, a 4 year old computer with resource issues (the lagging is symptomatic of it) is a candidate for upgraded components (or a new system).

Generally Windows XP doesn't function well without 512 mB of RAM (you can make it on less - but you'll spend a lot of time tweaking the system to make it work fast enough).

Other resources (CPU, motherboard/system bus, video, etc) can also cause this problem. The solution for these is to upgrade the components.
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