This started happening all of a sudden a few days ago. I thought for sure - and kind of still do - that there was some malware on my system logging my keystrokes. But I was just put through the paces over in the malware forum, and given a clean bill of health. What happens is that as I type, the text will spit out at speed for a second, but then it falls behind and starts coming out letter by letter, and I have to wait for it to catch up. It's very weird, very disconcerting, and I've never seen this before in 25 years of computer use. So I'm kind of freaked out. Filter keys are not enabled. No other weird keyboard accessibility thing is enabled. I have swapped out keyboards. The same lag/delay occurs with both a wireless keyboard and a wired usb keyboard. No new applications have been installed recently. WinXp Ver 2002, SP3, all available updates installed Pentium CPU, 2.8 GHz 3GM RAM It's an old, but trusty and snappy, computer - well-maintained. A clean install of winxp was done maybe a year or so ago. So it's in pretty good shape; no other weird, anomalous things going on. Any ideas? Help! This is driving me crazy.