TechSpot

It's as if the OS is continually refreshing every 2-3 seconds

  1. As it reads in the title my computer is refreshing every couple of seconds. When trying to write on a search engine I am barely able to type my search prior to the refresh comes on to select the words I've already written. I don't know if this is hardware or software. I have good reason to believe it's not the average run of the mill malware. I'm currently running ESET online. Can you help?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    Try using a different browser - - We all have IE, but what else do you have and which VERSION of windows are you using?
     
  3. PhilipMoore62

    PhilipMoore62 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 303

    I use Firefox as my default browser. I'm using Windows 10. I need to clarify that this is not only happening in browser if I want to go to run and try a command I get the same response.
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    Try disabling Search Indexing service ..
     
  5. PhilipMoore62

    PhilipMoore62 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 303

    That did the trick thanks so much for your assistance!
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    OK, now let's make it all correct.

    1. delete the current index
    2. set the system for no sleep/hiberating and no screen saver
    3. stop ALL user programs
    4. disconnect from the internet
    5. plan ahead and go to lunch with a buddy AFTER you reenable Search Indexing.
    6. the may run for hours (the first time) but real time thereafter all will be good as new documents and edits take place.
     
    bazz2004 likes this.
  7. PhilipMoore62

    PhilipMoore62 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 303

    This sounds as if it's right up my alley. I'm researching how to delete the current index. Once I'm done I shouldn't any other issues going through your directions. THANK YOU
     
  8. PhilipMoore62

    PhilipMoore62 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 303

    Rebuilding
     
  9. PhilipMoore62

    PhilipMoore62 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 303

    Index completed performance improvement noticed.
     
  10. PhilipMoore62

    PhilipMoore62 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 303

    Thanks for the assist on this. I appreciate your hard work.
     
  11. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    WELCOME :)
     

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...