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Very slow typing on xp!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by BSA70, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. BSA70

    BSA70

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    Awhile back, I had to reinstall xp due to very slow typing on the forums, email, facebook etc. That fixed the problem.

    Well now it is back. You will type awhile and see nothing, then all of a sudden what you have typed pops in the field. What is causing this? Have I picked up a virus. I try to run ccleaner and spybot occassionally. AVG does not indicate a problem.
    It does not seem to do this when typing in WORD program.

    Any help greatly appreciated!:wow:
     
  2. j-glock22

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    I had a similar issue some time back... apparantly (my theory) a keylogger can do this... we're talking about something that bypassed the firewall and attatched to your system, and your keystrokes are leaking out of your browser to whomever is monitoring or recording it.
    BUT!!!!!!
    Also it may be your processor and or bad keyboard or motherboard.
    In my case in the end game (after complete and clean install) I still had slowness problems (but not the typing) and it boiled down to a dying processor (it was a Celeron at the time)
    My new system sports a non-celeron cpu, and I'm quite pleased with the massive increase of speed all accross the board, even with suped up network security working with my router's firewall.
    Something to consider....
     


  3. cgwahl

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    What browser do you use? Try a different one.
     
  4. BSA70

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    I use firefox, it has always run great...
     
  5. cgwahl

    cgwahl Sheriffs a near

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    Had a feeling this is what you use. Since you probably didn't try a different browser, give IE a shot (or Chrome/Opera) to verify the slow typing doesn't occur in them.

    I'll do some searching online, but I think the fix for this is to create a new profile. But it could also be an issue with a recently installed/upgraded add-on.



    Also, maybe try firefox in safe mode.

    Close FireFox

    Start->Programs->Mozilla Firefox->Firefox (safe mode)

    Otherwise, Start->RUN->Firefox -safe-mode


    This of course assumes you're using Windows...if using Linux, a penguin will hopefully be along shortly to help out.
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2010
  6. cgwahl

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