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wreck_design

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Hi
i have recently bought a new computer (pentium 4,512mb ram blah blah) and im having trouble.

When i hold down any key on the keyboard it causes my computer to lag. when i looked in task manager it told me "system idle process" was flying up to 100% (which makes no sense coz that means my comps doing nothing).

i later found that it was a subcatagory of system idle process called "hardware interrupt" causing the slowdown.

Thats the start of the problem and i have done the following.

*formated the hard drive with ntfs and fat 32 with windows setup and a third party program
*Installed windows with all but the hardware needed to be unplugged
*3 differant keyboards (differant makes)
*updated drivers for keyboard
*differant harddrive (when i first installed it it had windows xp on it already and it worked but when i reinstalled windows on it it buggered up.)

I dunno, ive looked on the net but with no luck. Im hoping im not the only one with this problem and someone knows a cure. it makes games and music unusable when im using the keyboard (games are a big no no).

i think thats everything. Ive tried so much. its really p*ssing me off.
cheers people.
mike
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Just one more thing. When i try to do a dskchk in dos it sez
"f paremeter not specified Running chkdsk in read only mode". Im normally d/l stuff of the net but ive completely reformated with no additional harddrives and its saying that straight away, also the slowdown thing slows down even at windows setup. What the...!!!!
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Welcome wreck_design :D

From your description, my best guess is that you've got a bad motherboard. <_<
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Would updated drivers hel pfor the motherboard?? what about a usb keyboard??/ cheers for the help dude!!
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I really don't think updated drivers would help, but a BIOS upgrade might. You should always have the latest drivers and BIOS installed anyway. :D

It hard to imagine a USB keyboard helping much either, but I've seen stranger things happen. <_<
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