The past few days i've noticed that whenever I type(including now) the letters "lag" before they appear on screen. So for instance I could have the word "experience" typed but then I'll have to wait a few seconds for it to appear one letter a time on screen.
Anyone know what could be causing this? I don't think it could be my broadband connection as its running fine and fast.
any solutions guys/girls?
sounds like your pc is struggling to keep up, are you running a lot of applications at the same time?
Also consider that there might be a slight possibility that there is a memory resident virus effecting your system.
regarding running alot of applications at the same time....no. only Internet explorer.
And regarding the resident virus...how do i go about this? I have virus protection.
Is it the same for local documents e.g. notepad/Word, etc or just web pages ?
Also are you using a laptop or desktop ? If desktop , what type of keyboard connection . Wireless , PS/2 or USB ?
Is your PC old or new?
Have you installed and unstalled loads of programs over the last while?
Have you run a virus check, adware check and spyware check recently? What software do you use for this?
Run a product like windowwasher too.
Your hard-drive might be filling up with too much temp junk.
No virus app is 100% proof. Are you updating it with definations regularly?
sounds like the op got a celeron......
Lol ! Too soon to rule it out , that's for sure ....
right click "my computer" and tell us what your system setup is and lets see is your system struggling to keep up.
its happening on both web pages and notepad. I'm using a dell xps m1710 laptop which is about 1.5 years old.
the typing lag seems to happen after every couple of words..and lasts a few words then goes back to normal. its really annoying me.
PC is only 1.5 years old. i use avast as my virus software.
I am guessing its XP you are running (not clearly stated anywhere)
Ok, straight away, do this .... Run Disk Cleanup
- Click Start.
- Click All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Disk Cleanup.
- Disk cleanup will calculate the free space on your computer, which may take a few minutes.
- After the calculation is complete, check all the checkboxes
- Click OK and Yes when prompted to delete files. Disk cleanup will delete the files and close automatically when finished.
Then Run Disk Defrag
- Click Start.
- Click All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Disk Defrag
- Select C: Drive and click 'Defragment'
Reboot you PC and see how you go with that first. If it still happens then its definitely a virus hogging resources.
yes i've done this, and also did a system restore point, but still the same annoying lag every couple of lines of typing. And also the mouse scroll lags as well. its beyond a joke.
I use avast and yes i update it regularly.