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Typing lag/delay mystery WTF?

Q: Typing lag/delay mystery WTF?

I recently purchased a Lenovo y50 with the following specs:
Intel Core i7-4720HQ 2.6 GHz Processor
256 GB Solid-State Drive
15.6-Inch Screen; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M Graphics; Intel HD Graphics 4600
Windows 8.1

Randomly while I use the laptop, I get an odd typing and deleting delay. When deleting a line of text, it goes realllllly slow. When I type quickly, there is a noticeable delay as well.

This lag doesnt happen always but once it starts, i usually have to restart my pc to get it to stop. Is there something wrong with the intel driver? or what i have no idea!!

Thank you for any insight/suggestions

Preferred Solution: Typing lag/delay mystery WTF?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Typing lag/delay mystery WTF?

Hi use Clean boot,
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Click Start and type in the search box,
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,

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Using Vista Home Premium 32 bit on new Toshiba Laptop - P105-S6197, Core 2 Duo processor, T5200 1.60 GHz, 2048MB Memory Size. Has anybody experienced a typing delay from the time you type the words to the time it appears on the screen? This has occured on my new laptop. Never a problem on my 2 yr old Sony desktop (Windows XP Media Center) or Sony laptop (Windows 98SE).

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No, but i can probably tell you that the problem is the 1.60GHz processor. You will probably need atleast 1.80GHz to 2.00GHz clock speed.

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I am a Wikpedia editor and about a year and a half ago I encountered a problem where when I type something in the edit box, it would take a second before the words actually appeared on the screen. This only happens in wikpedia. So I scanned with Malwarebytes and got a malware and quarantined it. After that the issue was gone. About a week ago the problem came back. But I don't know if it's malware again, because Malwarebytes and Avast couldn't catch it. Please help me get rid of this annoying problem.

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This happens quite often and usually a reboot fixes the problem but I was wondering if anyone else is experiencing this issue.

Once my laptop has been running for a while (day or two) I will notice that when I am pounding away at the keyboard typing there will be a delay until the characters actually show up. Sometimes I am 8-10 characters ahead of what is being displayed on the screen. It makes it real hard to understand if I have typed the correct letter/characters sometimes. If I go to tap the Backspace key a few times to delete it's delayed as well.

When I reboot the problem is gone. Very strange problem and I am sure it's a bug or something that causes a memory leak of some sort somewhere. Call me crazy... LOL!

Anybody else experience this?


A:When Typing There Is a Delay

Quote: Originally Posted by bigboy

This happens quite often and usually a reboot fixes the problem but I was wondering if anyone else is experiencing this issue.

Once my laptop has been running for a while (day or two) I will notice that when I am pounding away at the keyboard typing there will be a delay until the characters actually show up. Sometimes I am 8-10 characters ahead of what is being displayed on the screen. It makes it real hard to understand if I have typed the correct letter/characters sometimes. If I go to tap the Backspace key a few times to delete it's delayed as well.

When I reboot the problem is gone. Very strange problem and I am sure it's a bug or something that causes a memory leak of some sort somewhere. Call me crazy... LOL!

Anybody else experience this?


I'm curious as to whether yer keyboard is a USB one. Could be the USB port is underpowered or something. You could try plugging your keyboard into another port (if it is USB). Do not plug it into a USB hub. Try plugging it directly into one of the rear ports on your computer.


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I notice sometimes if i type or hit whatever key on the keyboard, there can be up to a 2 sec delay before it actually does it on screen. What cause this? I tried rebooting, defraging, spyware, etc. OS or hardware problem?

My specs are below.

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Hello everyone ! I have a slight problem with my wifes typing on web pages and that seems to be the only place it takes place does not happen in word or any other software installed just the world wide web. she is using IE 8 due to the fact she will not let me upgrade here system from XP so anyway whenever she starts hammering away over there in he corner the text input on the web page does not keep up with her input on the key board. She has to stop for 2 to 4 seconds and wait for her typing to appear on the screen . Have not had the chance to disable all add ons yet as she always seems to be there when I have a chance to work on her system. I have though run several virus scans and malware scans and so forth and so on but nothing really showing up to amount to anything. Everything goes in fine in word and whatever else she uses just seems to be the web . I hope I have been clear enough to explain the situation so if more info is needed I will do my best to offer and continue to research on.

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Windows 7 has been giving a bit of issues with delay or lag in typing
I called Dell and received help in upgrading drivers.

Things seem to work better then it went back to its old ways

Can anyone shed light? why is there such a lag in typing when using win 7 having issue with cursor

A:Windows 7 delay and lag in typing

Try this and see what happens
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
It may correct the problem or just identify it.

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I recently downloaded IE6. Since then I have been experiencing delayed typing when filling out the forms on web pages and very slow scrolling. This only happens on a few websites, like ebay and some shopping sites. I found a post from a person who was experiencing the same problems and tried to follow the same fix, however my "Hijack This" log does not look the same. Following is my log, any help would be greatly appreciated, I've been going nuts!!!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.2
Scan saved at 6:57:30 PM, on 8/25/03
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

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Hello there, this problem is not extremely important, so by all means, if someone else needs to be helped first, no problem.

When I open firefox 3 or the IE Explorer, and I procede to type in the search bar of any search engine or just the address bar there is a slight delay in when I type to when the typed shows up on the screen. Just wanted to know if there is any remedy to this situation.

Steps I have taken....

1. I have just rebounded from a devistating virus attack. Thanks to your forums and Simon I was able to get things cleaned up.

2. I am using clamwin as anti virus

3. I am always scanning my pc for malwar via spybot, ad aware and other such programs as well.

If you need a greater detail for what I have done in reguards to the virus there is probably a way you can link to my other posts in the other forum.

Let me know, and thanks again in advance.


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windows xp, new Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop. Why won't the the screen keep up with my key board when I type? It doesn't matter if it is an external keyboard or the laptop keyboard. I have Avast running, and have tried shutting down, no difference. Please help.

A:Delay from keyboard to screen in typing

Check task manager to see what % your CPU is running. You may have some malware or failty software that is occupying almost all the CPU time.

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I just got this HP Pavilion x360 (the convertible laptop/tablet) last week, and I've been having troubles with the keyboard. On certain websites, such as this one, there is no typing delay. However, on Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Word Online, the characters I'm typing DO NOT appear on the screen at the same time that I'm typing them. It either freezes for a second and then quickly inputs all of what I've typed, or it just takes a few seconds longer for each key I press to show up on the screen. I've checeked to make sure Filterkeys isn't enabled and that no extensions are running in the browser. This happens in both Microsoft Edge and Chrome. P.S. when I was registering for an HP support account, I just realized that the @ key and the " are switched. So shift+2 gives me an ", and shift+" gives me an @ sign. Please help! I really like the computer other than this horrible typing lag. 

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Hi all -

What a pain! Recently I've started having a problem where each time I type a character there is a one second delay before it appears on my Yahoo Messenger window. Logging in and chatting takes forever.

I downloaded trillian and same problem.

I ran Spybot, Microsoft AntiSpyware, AdAware, HijackThis and tons of others. Cleaned up but to no avail. Here's my HijackThis log. Any advice?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 10:39:36 PM, on 1/18/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
F:\Program Files\Winamp3\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
F:\Program Files\QuickTi... Read more

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I have a laptop (attached to a server) that is being affected by mysterious typing and access of the pull-down menus - as if someone is accessing it remotely.

For example, I open up an email message, start typing, but then words I am not typing myself (that have nothing to do with my own message) start typing onto the screen.

The server has a firewall, and the laptop itself has MacAfee Firewwall installed. It is running Windows XP.

We have four laptops in the room. No other laptops are experiencing this problem.

There is no wireless access, expcept that the keyboards and mouses/mice are all wireless. But, the phantom text that appears is not related to anything anyone is typing on other laptops.

Our official tech support people have absolutely no idea why this is happening. Has anyone ever heard of this?

A:Mystery typing and access of pull down menus


Sounds spooky!

I have never heard of this but off the top of my head it sounds like a virus. What things does it type?

Things to try: (Apologies if they have already been done)

1. Update your virus tables and scan your pc. (also try a free scan from www.antivirus.com)
2. When the mystery typing starts etc check taskmanager for any "dodegy" looking processes.
3. Do you have pcanywhere on the pc? Are you sure someone is not playing a prank on you?

Thats all I can think of for now.
Will post again if anything comes up.

Very strange!
Good luck


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When I restart or turn on my lap top after it's been off for a while it will only give me my background picture. No icons, no start menu at the bottom, nothing. Until I try to run a new task from the task manager (CTRL-ALT-DEL is the only keystroke-type command I know) Then everything starts appearing as if nothing was wrong. When I type online there is a huge delay between when I push the buttons and when they appear on the screen. My virus scans show nothing is wrong. (I use trend-mirco's firewall and virus scanning products and also use firefox and I don't know if trend-micro only works on internet explorer or not...) I tried defragmenting to try and speed up the typing ting but it did no good... I don't know what is wrong but I do know that I can't get the updates from the updates.microsort.com website even though they are in the trusted websites thing in internet explorer (which is what I used to try and get the updates because you can't get them through firefox) and every time I open the computer (even from stand-by) I get a message from trend micro telling me it is stopping unauthorized changes and that change is some sort of "program Library Injection" that has to be blocked about a hundred times in a minute for the first 2 to 5 minutes of the computer being on. I don't know what is wrong but I do know that something is not right.

A:Slow Start Up And Delay In Typing I Don't Know What's Wrong

sorry here is the hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:58:12 AM, on 1/3/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\SfCtlCom.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\BM\TMBMSRV.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exeC:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TmPfw.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\Pro... Read more

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So it may just be a coincidence. I just installed Windows 10 on my PC. And now when I try to type in yahoo mail it only lets me type one letter at a time. Then I get this twirling blue icon indicating it is working on adding that ONE letter to the message. I have never had this problem before.

Has anyone else had this problem. And if so, how might I get yahoo mail to accept letters typed as I type them?

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Just started having problems with my internet access yesterday. Coincidentally (or not), I also downloaded software from the partypoker.net site the same day. I'm guessing that is what is causing the trouble. When I type, there is a significant delay and sometimes the keystrokes don't appear at all. I've gone through each step in the "Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log" and the problem has improved but still seems present. I'd be very grateful for any help in solving the problem. Hijack this results are below.Thanks!!!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 2:06:22 PM, on 1/2/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exeC:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exeC:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mmtask.exeC:\Program Files&... Read more

A:Delay When Typing--internet Access Is Slow

Print out these instructions and then close all windows including Internet Explorer.Then I want you to fix some of those entries. Please do the following:Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:How to see hidden files in WindowsRun Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of these. Then click the Fix button:R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {4D25F926-B9FE-4682-BF72-8AB8210D6D75} - (no file)Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exeO6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel presentO9 - Extra button: PartyPoker.net - {F4430FE8-2638-42e5-B849-800749B94EED} - C:\Program Files\PartyPoker.net\partypokernet.exe (file missing)O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PartyPoker.net - {F4430FE8-2638-42e5-B849-800749B94EED} - C:\Program Files\PartyPoker.net\partypokernet.exe (file missing)O16 - DPF: {3C648A72-C49A-48EF-9F90-68EF13293F97} (Cacher Class) - http://www.priv.njmls.xmlsweb.com/XMLSearch/XMLCache.CABReboot your computer and post a new log and tell me if your computer is better.

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Hi all.

I come now with a new problem. I pretended for some time I did not care, but that is now making me pull the hair from my head.

I installed something (which I did not pay attention to at that time and I don't remember what it was) and too many other programs after that (programs I constantly use, and therefore I don't want to get rid of). If I roll back my computer to an earlier time to dismiss this problem, I would be uninstalling all those valuable programs I am talking about.

Since the first installation, when I select in excel (using the mouse), when I am typing in Word, Internet or whatever other program, things stop working. There is a delay in response. I type, but I don't see what is just typed on the screen, because the computer freezes undexpectedly, and then it comes with the whole thing at once. In the meantime, I could have made a mistake in typing, but because I couldn't see it right away on the screen, I cannot be sure if I made it, and have to wait until the computer 'defreezes' back and keeps working along.
The delay doesn't last too long, but it's frequent and recurrent. So it's always there. It is a pain in the neck, and I am being very decent to say it.

It is not the Ram, because I have plenty of it. It is not the speed of the chip, because my computer is not old. It is not a wrong installation of the programs I installed because everything works fine at the end. It is just that freaking delay that re... Read more

A:Solved: Windows XP, Delay in response as typing or selecting

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When I input something with my keyboard, the touchpad/trackpoint doesn't accept any clicking for about ~0.5 seconds. Its a small delay but it is driving me insane. T460 laptop, Synaptics Clickpad V1.1 Things I've tried:-  Reinstalling drivers, and restarting laptop. Nothing changed.-  Turned palm rejection to minimum. This fixes an earlier problem where the mouse would stop moving with keyboard presses, but it doesn't affect the clicking delay.-  Went into the registry editor, found 'synaptics' under 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE' but couldn't find any variables that indicate a delay after keyboard presses. I'd really appreciate any help with this. ~3 hours of googling isn't helping me. Thanks in advance. 

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I'm so new to this, and have no idea how to fix the typing delay/skip problem after I updated to windows 10. I have scanned my computer and there was no spyware/malware/virus detected that would result in this problem.

Is there any help out there? Thanks!

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Hi all Help please! I have had this new machine 2 days (HP 250 G4 Core i3-5005u-8GB ....) and I first noticed a long delay when starting typing in any new location (e.g. move form google to a spreadsheet, or move from Amazon to a google drive doc). Very frustrating as I have to restart typing each time! Then when trying to copy and paste from a word doc it pasted the below which I wonder if is linked: Should I return the laptop to Laptops direct or just call HP? [Window Title] Synaptics TouchPad 64-bit Enhancements [Main Instruction] Synaptics TouchPad 64-bit Enhancements has stopped working [Content] Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... [Cancel] Thanks for any advice! Pippa 

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hi guys,

whenever i start typing the cursor disappears and i have to repeatedly keep clicking back in the typing area multiple times in order to type a few letters more b4 it happens again. can someone plz help. i tried alot of things already

A:typing cursor disappears when typing and deselects typing box

Check Control Panel mouse properties. See if the hide pointer while typing option is set

If it is, untick the checkbox apply the change. Then OK out of the mouse properties

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Title I wanted to use: Windows XP SP3: Slow Startup / Boot: Black Screen Delay & Delay after logging in

For some reason I can't preview my post when I use this title: I have tried removing all the punctuation, including the &, which doesn't work and have tried other titles with the same character length, which does work.

Problem Begins Here:

When I turn on or restart my computer, the boot up time from the time I press the power button to the time the final icon on my desktop loads is slow. I am not too concerned about the time after my desktop is shown since I have several items to run at startup.

The two areas of concern are:

1) After the XP logo is shown, my screen goes black. This lasts for about 17 to 19 seconds. I don't know when this started as I rarely restart my computer. The problem is worse if I startup in Safe Mode. It's about 1 minute and 10 seconds before I see anything on the screen, and another 40 seconds before something else is shown on screen. Note: In order to not to have to waste time pressing F8 and choosing Safe Mode, I enter safe mode by specifying so in msconfig. The options I chose were /SAFEBOOT and Minimal.

2) After I login, there is a delay of about 30 to 45 seconds before the desktop is shown. Windows stays at the login confirmation screen during that time. This I feel has happened recently.

Boot Time Results tested using a stopwatch:

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A:Windows XP SP3: Slow Startup / Boot: Black Screen Delay & Delay after logging in

Hi and welcome to TSF I have changed the title for you hope it is now ok.
Did you try running any diagnostics like seatools for dos on the HDD SeaTools for DOS tutorial

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After the Windows 10 April 2018 update, my Lenovo Yoga 3 14 laptop is not starting immediately. It's not boot-up delay, it's a device start-up delay like after pressing the power button, just keyboard back light blinks once and nothing will happen and it's taking 35 to 40 seconds (earlier it's 1 to 3 seconds) after pressing the power button to show Lenovo UEFI screen along with Windows loading animation (this boot-up is quick like earlier versions about 5 to 7 seconds). Re-installed the complete OS (clean install) and re-installed the BIOS (Version BACNA0WW and BIOS date 07/15/2016). But nothing helps. Changed to earlier version of windows with clean install (the one with creators update, but issue not resolved.) Formatted complete drive and cleared all partitions (including OEM) and installed on a fresh partition, re-flashed BIOS, but nothing helps. Later I thought about hardware issue. Opened laptop, removed display connector, cleaned and attached, but issue not resolved. So, it's not a new Windows issue and It might be a problem with BIOS and it needs to be updated. Since my laptop is mote than 3 years old, Lenovo probably don't bother about updating this BIOS. Any solution that I missed?Thanks in advance.

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I have had this problem for nearly a month. When I type anywhere in IE it does this: "the quick rownfx jumped overthe lazy dg". It works fine in Firefox (but I dont like it) and works fine in Notepad or Wordpad etc. Here is what I have done so far.

Replaced Keyboard. (Gates you owe me $15.)
Gone though the "Add-ons" one by one.
Uninstalled Google Earth.
Uninstalled Itunes.
I spent 2 hours on the phone with Microsoft Tech Support.
They had me turning things on and off and still no solution. (I had plans to go see Jeff Dunham so I had to go. He was great BTW.)

Everything I have searched for has never had a solution.



A:skipng leters we typing in intrnet exprer (Skipping Letters In Typing in IE)

Welcome to TSF

Go to Tools/Internet Options/Advanced Tab/ Reset button.

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Like when im typing its moves to the beginning or the middle just not where i want it too.

i know im not infected now.

its really bothering me a lot.


A:when typing, cursor moves throughout. doesnt stay where im typing.

Try disconnecting your mouse or updating the drivers/software for the mouse and see if the problem continues.
Is it wireless?

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Do hope you can help.

I type a few words in any program and then my Tecra A11 stops typing and there is no cursor or responsiveness until I click on the page I was typing on, reposition the cursor and I can then start typing again.

It's taken me several "clicks" to get this amount of text typed and this is driving me crazy. I can't seem to find why it is doing it.

Have you any ideas please?

A:Tecra A11 - typing stalls every few words in the middle of typing

It is not easy to understand what happen exactly.
Maybe I understand you wrong but i think the certain window where you are typing becomes inactive and you must activate it clicking on it.

Have i understood you right?

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Hello, i've the same problem and i don't find any solution
I've already searched on google but i've just find this website so if anyone have a solution, it's welcome

A:IE7: youtube delay, facebook delay.. why?

Hello and welcome to the forums

Please read this:


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Hi all,
Very strange problem with my IE7 on Win XP system (Fujitsu Siemens laptop Xi1546 btw).

Basically, so far ive only noticed it on those 2 sites but essentially the problem is, certain links on the site, when clicked, do nothing.
Youtube for e.g. the videos always have a 10 minute delay before they load. Regardless of time of day, whether im using GB youtube servers, or the kind of video, OR even if i change go home and use my home internet, same problem: 10 minute delay before the video loads. This must mean a setting which has gone awry? Metacafe works fine and it also uses Shockwave so why does my laptop hate youtube?
Also if i click to change servers on youtube, e.g. choose youtube UK, IE just 'loads' the page but stays stuck. Other websites work fine so its not a temporary lack of internet thats causing this.

Facebook is really bad and has the same 'loading but stuck problem.' I post messages on walls and it stays stuck but if i click profile, that loads instantly and it says ive posted..? I cant goto the groups page, or events, it just stays stuck and wont load. ive had this problem for about a couple of months..

overall i think its a setting for my IE, but what do you think? really appreciate help, really fed up.

A:IE7: youtube delay, facebook delay.. why?

Hello and welcome to TSF

Do you have these problems in any other browsers? Please try one of the below (both are free):


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hello everyone

I changed my OS form vista to windows 7 home premium 32bit, since changing I'm facing problem when I'm typing.

The typing arrow move by its self while typing. for example if I'm writing a sentence the arrow suddenly move to beginning of the sentence or middle etc.

example : *I'm typing now* - * I'm tynowping*

its like I'm clicking there but I'm not!

I'm using Lenovo T400 and I updated all the drivers.

A:Moving typing error when typing

Dear Luna333,
Welcome! Sorry for the delay. Are you using a mouse OR the Touch pad(laptop). A moving cursor is quite common for laptops. I guess there is a way to disable the touch pad and allow use of the mouse.

Regards and best wishes,

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I have tried to fix this but to no avail. This is a list of what I have tried (I probably forgot a few things):

- run IE9 with no add-ons
- run IE9 in 64bit mode
- tried the above 2 in safe mode
- deleted the registry keys corresponding to Spybot, even though it's not installed
- uninstalled and reinstalled IE9
- "regsvr32 actxprxy.dll" in an admin cmd
- reset to default settings in the advanced tab
- tried with GPU rendering on and off
- ran Malwarebytes and found nothing

I have a Q9400, 8GB RAM, Radeon 6850, and a SSD for my W7x64 Ultimate; so my computer is blistering fast. Any more ideas? Thanks

A:IE9 - 2sec startup delay; 0-2sec delay when opening tabs

Doubt you want to hear this, but my honest solution to the problem is to use either firefox or chrome instead.
I have friends who put your system to shame and I.E. just never seems to 'pop' for them.

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Computer seems to be sticking all around.. thought it was browser(s), and then connection,, but it is like some kind of delay...approx 100ms delay.. between the initial double click and PC processes any request... just started today.. have been uninstalling and installing quite a bit this last month.. but up to this point all was pretty good.. by that i mean nothing like what is happening now has transpired..



A:Delay Delay.. [Moved]

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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Hi i bought a old pc, it was perfect apart from the sound not working.

When i link up the speakers and put the lead in the pc it is making crackling noises, but not the actual sound file i want to play

what is going on??

There was a Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device in device manager it had a yellow sign, this was uninstalled apparently by the previous owner

How can i make this work??

Also i have know idea what the make and model is of the sound card, nut the only thing i can see in belarc adviser is BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 1.0K 07/30/2003
Hope someone helps


A:Mystery.. what is going on??

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So after surviving a severe spyware attack over a month ago, my computer has been in fairly good working condition, BUT I still get pop up ads on a fairly regular basis. Many (almost all) of these ads are blocked by Windows, but whenever the system needs to block an ad it interrupts the current program in use which is becoming more and more annoying. A few of these ads are even breaking through, and I can no longer stand this mystery. Ad aware, sbybot, and microsoft Defender declare my system is clean, but ALAS they are all lying. These mystery pop ups must be stopped. I was hoping to solve this by myself, but I can't figure out what else to do, so if anyone can help it will be greatly appreciated.


A:Mystery Pop Ups

Hi and late_at_nineWhat are these pop up ads for?What was the severe spyware attack you had?Can you give us more details?Have you tried Ewido Anti-Spyware? if not....Download Ewido anti-spyware from HERE and save that file to your desktop.Once you have downloaded ewido anti-spyware, locate the icon on the desktop and double-click it to launch the set up program.Once the setup is complete you will need to run ewido and update the definition files.On the main screen select the "Update" icon then click "Start Update". The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.Once the update has completed select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.Once in the Settings screen click on "Recommended actions" and then select "Quarantine".Under "Reports"Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"Un-Select "Only if threats were found"Close ewido anti-spywareNow.... reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following : * Restart your computer * After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually; * Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear; * Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter". * Choose your usual account.Launch Ewido-anti-spyware by double-clicking the icon on... Read more

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Hello, I have a self made problem that probably has no answer. I purchased couple of computer cases the other day at a yard sale ($15.00). Both are generic cases. Case # 1 had a power supply and a couple of drives, Case #2 had a MB, CPU (Cel. 400), and a couple of drives no HD. Well I took a chance and tried to combine the two, I had all the other hardware needed. After switching the motherboard to the other case, adding memory and an old HD with Linux on it. Believe this or not but it worked! But not exactly the way it should. (A) Although it shows the drives Floppy, CD, and HD. The HD is the only thing that works. If I put a CD in the player it doesn't recognise there is a CD inside and the same with the Floppy! This has to be on the Bios/MB level because no matter how I set up the boot sequence it will not boot from these devices. Also I THINK I have all the little lites and buttons on the front contol hooked up properly. If not could that affect the board in this manor? Also I almost forgot it is a Gateway board with Intel chips. Anyone for this challenge? Oh one more thing the case I removed the MB from had 6 screws with plastic washers that connected into metal stand offs. The case I put it in had four Plastic stand offs (At the four corners and two metal stand offs in the middle edges of the board where I used two of the screws with plastic washers.

A:A Mystery to me!

Could this have anything to do with in an old Linux you need to mount a floppy and a CD drive before you can access the files?

However setting floppy/CD drive to boot is no business of any operating system. It sounds more like a hardware connection problem but that can be clear if the POST screen reports them.

So may be you can confirm

(1) Have the devices been reported in the POST screen?
(2) Inside the BIOS screen are these devices correctly identified?

If they are not reported correctly recheck all the connections

If they are reported correctly but still do not respond then next time you pick up another box ask the seller "Do all the components work?".

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Hello there,

First of all apologies if there is any topics similar to this but I haven't located them. It's just that I have lots of things to explain and though it may be worth to share this with you guys/girls.

So I have a new flatmate who has 2 Windows 7 laptops which fail to connect to the LAN Network with a cable in his room. We tried the following:

1. I took my personal laptop (Win XP) to his room, plugged in the LAN cable and internet works. I also brought my work laptop (Win 7) to his room, plugged it in and internet works.

2. We compared my work laptop's (Win 7) settings and his laptop's (also Win 7) and they are completely identical to last dot. His laptop receives data when the LAN cable is plugged, the package received is 0.

3. He brought his laptop to my room and plugged the LAN cable, and internet works! I decided to mix up the LAN cables connected to the router with the idea that smth might be wrong with one of the sockets on the router... Same result as already explained above.

I also thought that maybe the router can support 3 LAN connections only, so took one of the LAN cables off the router, his laptop still doesn't connect in his room, but is completely fine and connected to the internet when in my or my other flatmate's room...

Has anyone experienced this at all? Do you guys know how this can be fixed?

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Hi. I'm someone who's not had occasion to deal with mp3 files downloaded from a website (entirely legally) and my assumption was that once the downloading was complete, some program like Windows Media Player (my default) or Real Player or Quicktime would automatically pop up and I would simply click 'play'. However, when that did not happen, I opened each of these programs manually and searched in their library for the downloaded mp3 file. But none of these had it there. I know the downloading occurred because as it was underway, in the lower left hand portion of my screen, it said "downloading from site". And after a short time it said "Done". Incidentally, when I download PDF's, the same sort of process occurs but then, when it is 'done', Adobe opens automatically and reveals the file. I was expecting that to happen with the mp3, but it didn't. So I have two questions: Is something malfunctioning with my computer? If so, what do I do to remedy it. If not, where is the mp3 file and how do I access it and play it? I would really appreciate any help.

A:mp3 mystery

What program are you using to download these files?

Most XP programs will search in MY Music folder for these types of files.
But you have to tell the program you are using to download these files to MY Music for Media Player and such to "see" them.

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So, long story short.
Few months back I changed my motherboard and processor to intel i5-750, old but decent choice.
1 Week ago I bought a good GPU and more ram, because I wanted to aim on high res games.
Changed to win 10 64bit and I started.
The pc seemed a little bit muddy for the stats it has in it. At first it lagged at a point when I was typing too fast.
I downloaded GTA V, read articles, did a game-debate test about it, also talked with people who build them computers and they told me I should be able to run it at around 40-50 fps
However, every time I try to enter the game, my processor ( and I assume its the processor, cause its from where the noise comes) starts making that buzzing noise, as if it was electricity spinning down there in the box.
Game loads, pictures change, till the point of the first ingame video, as soon as the video starts my pc shuts down and resets on its own.
Sometimes when I push the pc a little bit harder on another surface, not GTA V, the noise comes back for a few seconds, as it seems to be overheating or something.
At one point my pc started shutting down on its own before it could even load to my desktop, but I fixed that by fixing my processor cooling system, had to pin it more carefully.
Any ideas or tips ? Why does it give that noise? Is it maybe time for me to change the processor? Could it be something else that's overheating my PC? Any thoughts would be helpful, with the following explanation and fixes I shoul apply. Thank you.... Read more

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Q: Mystery

I am attempting to service a neighbor's E-Machine. At the log in prompt I enter the password at the Owner account log in and the XP desktop appears momentarily and then the system logs me off back to the welcome screen. There is no guest account.

In any of the Safe Mode options the neither the Administrator log in nor the Owner account are accessible. The Administrator account states there is an account violation and the Owner account accepts the password and does nothing. There is no Guest account listed there.

I had hoped to recover some of their data, pictures, word files and email accounts before using the restore disks. There is no floppy drive on this E-Machine.

Does anyone have any ideas?



I enter the password at the Owner account log in

are you sure you have the correct password?

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I have a brand new Gateway with XP Home installed from the factory. The problem: It apparently becomes captivated with some thought of it's own and refuses to acknowledge the users desire to run a program. (Now.) After some delay, which only it understands, it will eventually load and execute the program. The delay is usually on the order of 30 minutes to as much as 2 hours. The owner considers this to be unacceptable performance.

The only things "added" to the box are Norton Internet and AV software, plus some software provided by the DSL provider. Connection to the external world is through a FW router.

Other symptoms noticed: Event log has several warnings about missing W32 time sync and a few "can not connect to the DHCP server, lease has expired, etc., errors". (How this can be, I do not rightly understand since the router is only three feet away and acts as the DHCP server.) Apparently, it recovers and obtains a new lease at some point because it does not continue to produce the errors. Finally, NetDetect (Symantec) was scheduled to run every 5 minutes, forever. (Seems a bit overly done to me since the live update is only scheduled for every three days or so.)

Any thoughts will be appreciated greatly.


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XP won't let me install updates...................when I run it it says install these then it just sits there..............the install window comes up..........but no blue line runs across it........................and it said ready to install updates when turn off computer...............i turned it off.........and it said installing up dates....then shutting windows down.........went through this 7-8 times...................never installed them......................looked like it was trying to but didn't.


A:A mystery for you all

if you have norton installed, you might have to disable it for the updates to download.

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Among my pc?s I have a p111 450 with 128ram
Its old 12gb h\d started palying up a while back so I put it aside
This week I pulled it of the shelf after having forgoton about it.
I have a matrox 80gb with partitions of around 15 and 61mb so I thought I would se that.
So I tried this h\d with an old xp pro
I formatted the 61 section but when the system re-boots after the initial formatting and installation at re-boot I get error on loading operation system?
I have even tried starting over again with an xp home edition and it?s the same.
So I tried putting the H\d on another pc (amd xp1700 with 256ram)
Blow me down exactly the same.
What am I doing wrong?
Would point to the almost new h\d but the reason some time ago I ripped the old 12gb h\d out was cos it was giving trouble and when I tried re-installing I got same message.
There you go 2 h\d?s and 2 pc?s and 2 versions of xp aqnd still got same problem.
Can someone suggest how to go from here preferable without formatting all the h\d as the 15gb sector has some backup stuff I would prefer to keep (but I will if I have to?)

A:Xp mystery

Can you or have you installed the 80g as a slave in another system. Can you see the drive partition then. This is assuming all partitions are NTFS.

Did you use any hard disk drive manufactures hdd managment software?

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It seems to never end. Always a new problem appearring out of nowhere. I have a french computer and lately I can't send any accents when using Yahoo Mail or Hotmail. I'm even using Yahoo.ca in French. I can write the accents and I see them on screen but when my friends receive the messages they just receive unreadable symbols. The same thing when I receive a reply for a message I've sent. The original message is full of unreadable symbols instead of my french accents.

Another unsolved mystery ! I have other unsolved mysteries in here...


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Who changed my profile? I logged on a few minutes ago to find that someone had changed my status in my profile and added a rather odd-looking avatar. I've since corrected these things, but come on guys, what's the deal?

Is this a penalty for something...did I do something wrong? If so, I would like to be made aware of said things...... Hmm, or did your forum simply get owned by someone who has it in for me?

I won't stop until I get to the bottom of this! And then there will be cake...

A:A mystery...

Very strange indeed

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My computer suddenly would not start up. It would get to the loading personal info and then just sit there. So, I decided to format, and install, a new version of XP on a new drive and then deal with the other drive. So I formatted, and then tried to install. It copied all the files over and then started windows - forever. Ok, perhaps the drive is wrong, tried another drive, same thing. Then I tried another drive yet, all the files copied, I went away for about 45 minutes and, when I came back, it looked as if it was actually going to work so I let it copy more files, etc. and then it came to reboot, I did that and it started doing stuff and then the screen went blank and stayed that way. Oh, I also ran the ultimate boot disk and ran my drives (about 5) through all the tests, I also tested all my memory, (I ran a LOT of tests) as well as the cpu, etc. and everything came up good. I also tried to put a system on a clean drive with no other drives in the machine (just to make sure nothing was contaminated) and that too failed.

I have been at this, now, for quite some time. I notice one thing through all of this, my machine is dead slow. It is running with a 2.6ghz intel 2 core duo and 2gb memory. (I am writing this with another machine). Anyway, I then went back to the original drive and decided to simply re-install on that drive. That drive seems to be taking the operating system! (it has now told me it has 39 minutes to go for the last half hour and I suspect... Read more

A:a mystery

Sounds like you might have a failing PSU. Go into the Bios and post the voltages, temps and fan speeds. Or try using a different PSU.

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Q: Mystery

Sometimes when I shut down WinXP pro on my P4 2.6 Mhz I get a message
that windows is trying to shut down a program and I'm given the option to
shut it down immediatelly or cancell. The program is identified as
"SheWconHiddenWindow". I looked this up on Google and your archives.
I've found nothing. What is this ???


As you say,no information available,suggest you go here and give this antispyware program from Microsoft a run http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx get rid of all that this program finds ....

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My son had a new hard drive installed in his Acer laptop, along with the factory XP disks, now I can access Internet Explorer on an ethenet cable, but not on wireless. Yes, I have installed a new wireless USB adaptor, and I tried a PCM wireless adaptor. All the updates have been downloaded and installed from Microsoft.
Anybody have any ideas?

A:I.E. Mystery

Sometimes you have to disable the hard wired connection so that the wireless will work.

When you go to the networking area, you'll see two connections.

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