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ghartzell

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I have a Dell Vostro 1500 laptop.

This last week - I can't remember exactly when it started - the computer has developed a lag between the time I strike a letter on the keyboard and when that letter shows up on the screen. I don't really type all that fast, but I'm running way ahead of what is immediately visible on my screen. If I stop typing, the screen will catch up, zipping the cursor across the screen from left to right and revealing the letters.

It is really bothersome if I mis-type something because I can't see it to immediately correct it.

It happens when I type messages in Lotus Notes email,when I write in MS Word, when I fill in a form or enter a password on a website - and it is happening now as I write this. There even is a lag between pressing a directional arrow and the response in a falling piece when I take a break and play the old Tetris game.

Any suggestions for how I might correct this?

Thanks in advance for anything you might be able to tell me.
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Hello ghartzell

Welcome to Geekstogo

May i request some more information about this computer ???

Click on start , locate "my computer"right click and select "properties " ensure the "system"tab is selected
Can you post back the "system"details and the "computer"details , thank you

Anthony19

PS: this could be a spyware/malware problem... in that case , you may be directed to the malware forum
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May i request some more information about this computer ???

Click on start , locate "my computer"right click and select "properties " ensure the "system"tab is selected
Can you post back the "system"details and the "computer"details , thank you

Anthony19

PS: this could be a spyware/malware problem... in that case , you may be directed to the malware forum
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Thank you, Anthony 19. I appreciate your taking the time to check back with me. Here is the information in the "My Computer" section:

System:
Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Registered to: Gary

Dell Vostro 1500
Intel® Core ™ 2 Duo CPU
T5470 @ 1.60 GHz
1.60 GHz 1.99 GB of RAM
Physical Address Extension


I will run my spyware detection/cleaner program and see if that makes a difference.

While getting the information you asked for, I came upon the "System Restore" tab. The title says that "System Restore can track and reverse harmful changes to your computer." Is that something that I should investigate using?

Thanks again for your time and thought.

Gary
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Hello ghartzell

Quote: " The title says that "System Restore can track and reverse harmful changes to your computer." Is that something that I should investigate using? "

Answere: Yes... If the Lag has only just started , Simply choose a time frame Befor all of this happened

Please Note: If you are infected by a virus however , the virus will probably have affected the restore points also

I personally suggest getting checked by malware before we proceed :)

Thank you for your time

Anthony19

PS: as i can see you are running 2GB of RAM ( computer detecting 1.99GB , that is Normal :) ) , more then anough to run XP smoothly ( however many of factors come into troubleshooting / diagnosing a slow running computer )

PSS: to get checked out before we proceed any further follow the link's below...

Please start here: http://www.geekstogo...-Log-t2852.html
Follow through step by step , Saving all logs and scan results

Then go to: http://www.geekstogo...o-Here-f37.html

Start a new topic EG: Just Requesting a check-up
Post all relevant logs and results

Thank you for your co-operation , BTW: Could be the settings on the computer EG: Lots of start-up progs /services ( taking all your RAM on start-up before you even start doing anything

However... Artellos has kindly taken the time to write a topic just on these issue's for everyone to read , i recommend you read the post and check it all out , Thank you , and thank you artellos for such a great write-up :)

This topic can be found at : http://www.geekstogo...ow-t210685.html

please post back your findings ( sorry for long reply )

Edited by Anthony19, 16 February 2009 - 01:20 AM.

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