Typing Delay / Major lag while typing

By TridentCrash ยท 12 replies
Mar 30, 2009
  1. ok first off im running the same del inspiron i was runing few months back when i had the audio problems(damn dell). running windows xp and just currently wiped comp clean so i think im running SP2 again. Ok well my problem is that when ever i type (no matter the program. IE8 Opera firefox outlook notpad and so on...) there is a MAJOR lag time from when i typitthegs at least 5-10 sec behind.and it also types random stuff. i recently wiped my comp hoping it would fix the problem with little luck it did (for5 min). now i dont kno if this thread is in the right spot but if you can, PLEASE HELP!!!
  2. neill1973

    neill1973 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    To me it sounds like something else is running in the background. I would look in the task manager to make sure that unwanted processes are not running.
  3. TridentCrash

    TridentCrash TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 68

    yea that deff didnt work... there really isnt anything running in there =(

    I dont kno what else to do
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    If you wipe the system, you remove software problems. But if there is a hardware problem causing this, 'wiping' isn't going to fix it.

    Please give me the model number of the Dell Inspiron, how much installed RAM and description and model number of mouse you're using. We'll go from there. One other thing> you might be able to find an Error in the Event log that gives some clue to a contributing cause:

    Start> Run> type in eventvwr

    Do this on each the System and the Applications logs:
    1. Click to open the log>
    2. Look for the Error>
    3 .Right click on the Error> Properties>
    4. Click on Copy button, top right, below the down arrow
    5. Paste here (Ctrl V)
    Ignore Warnings UNLESS you are seeing the same Warning repeating consistently.
    Possible indication of malware.
  5. TridentCrash

    TridentCrash TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 68

    Ok in the event log there is one warning that shows up at least 4-5 times. and the only error is from when i was reinstalling my anti virus. my comp froze and the program thought there was a tampering but that has nothing to do with my problem. i hope. ill post it anyways. theres also a few application hangs but i dont know if that has anything to do with my problem. I have noticed tho that today my typing is much faster. still a little laggish but slightly improved.

    Event Type: Warning
    Event Source: Userenv
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 1517
    Date: 3/30/2009
    Time: 1:14:40 AM
    Computer: CORI-333A5E085F
    Windows saved user CORI-333A5E085F\Cori registry while an application or service was still using the registry during log off. The memory used by the user's registry has not been freed. The registry will be unloaded when it is no longer in use.

    This is often caused by services running as a user account, try configuring the services to run in either the LocalService or NetworkService account.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Symantec AntiVirus
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 45
    Date: 3/30/2009
    Time: 2:31:25 AM
    User: CORI-333A5E085F\Cori
    Computer: CORI-333A5E085F


    Target: C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\SymCorpUI.exe
    Event Info: Suspend Thread
    Action Taken: Logged
    Actor Process: C:\WINDOWS\system32\dumprep.exe (PID 1780)
    Time: Monday, March 30, 2009 2:31:25 AM

    I have a dell inspiron 1501
    AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile
    Technology TL-60
    2.00 GHz, 896 MB of RAM
    Also a correction to my first post. I am indeed running SP3
    The mouse? I use the built in synaptics touchpad
  6. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    Event Type: Warning
    Event Source: Userenv
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 1517
    Happens every time you shut down without logging off first! My Event log is full of them. No worry about this one.
    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Symantec AntiVirus
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 45
    This event is recorded when the antivirus "thinks" someone is trying to attack it. In this case, the 'tampering' file is noted as C:\WINDOWS\system32\dumprep.exe, which is the Dump Reporting Tool. Dump files are created when an error occurs for which there is additional information that would be useful in diagnosing a problem.

    As near as I can tell, SAVCE stopped the dump and logged the event. That is as far as I can go with it. Lots of question on this. The following should fill you in:

    Never fails! Every time I think I've seen it all, something new comes around!

    You have choices here> get rid of the Symantec program or get rid of Defender!

    Application hangs are "usually" but not always, caused by a program that started on boot and isn't shutting down properly. It is almost always something you don't need to start on boot and can be resolved by unchecking the process on the Startup menu using msconfig.

    Be advised that IE8 is a bloated, major resource problem! And unless you also check for malware, it can't be ruled out.
  7. TridentCrash

    TridentCrash TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 68

    You mention IE8. it was after i upgraded to that and then rebooted that the problem came back. I dont currently use IE but either mozillia, opera or chrome. so maybe IE8 is the problem?
  8. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

  9. TridentCrash

    TridentCrash TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 68

    hmm... interesting. I have removed IE8 and reverted back to IE7 and still continue with thelag/ delay in typing. also when i type and its behind i also cant move the mouse either. just a thought
  10. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    This is a new problem?

    Are there any restore point set? If yes and you can come up with some kind of timeline for the delay in the typing, do a System Restore to date right before it started.

    If you want help with the mouse, you need to give more info. Is the mouse cursor frozen on the screen? What make and model mouse do you have? You can check for malware, but it sound more like something 'mechanical' Are you sure you got all the drivers back in and that they are the correct drivers?
  11. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Hi TridentCrash!!

    Hope at least your audio has been behaving! :D

    1) Suggest you see [post=739139]this post[/post]. Run Process Explorer to keep an eye on your CPU and disk I/O activity to determine if that's causing the slow down.
    2.) To automatically start Process Explorer on logon, you should
    => Download/install Startup Control panel
    => click Control Panel->Startup
    => Click HKLM/Run tab. Click on any entry. Rt click New.
    => Browse to Process Explorer's .exe file. Click OK
    => At the very end of the program path add a blank followed by a /t. Click OK
    3) fyi... Make sure IE8 is NOT installed should you ever choose to go to SP3 (vs. running IE7). Cuz if IE8 is installed at the time of an SP3 upgrade, you can not uninstall IE8 (unless you can manage to first uninstall SP3).
  12. TechBrowser

    TechBrowser TS Rookie

    Dell software may be the issue

    I read on another site while researching drag that Dell laptops are having an issue with their Media Direct software. Try uninstalling that and post back if your issue resolves.
  13. Scenesoyea

    Scenesoyea TS Rookie


    This same thing happened to me and it turned out to the be the video driver causing it. If you've tried everything else, go to run > Services.msc and look for "ati hotkey poller" and disable that. It's the part of the video driver that's causing the issue. See if that works for you.
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