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Windows 7: Unable to type after a few words

05 May 2014   #1
gilloz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit/Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit
 
 
Unable to type after a few words

I've noticed that when I am typing anything in the Search window in Google Chrome, all of a sudden nothing happens or everything stops. I can't type anymore and my blinking cursor is gone. In order to get it back and functioning, I have to click on the mouse each time it stops. At the same time, I've noticed that the border around the window changes color when this happens. I have also noticed that in the Start Task Manager, the CPU usage jumps up momentarily when this happens. I happens on any webpage where typing is permitted. I notice it more when I am trying to type in a web address or URL address at the top of the page. What is causing this and how can I find out what it is?


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05 May 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Try Clean boot,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/179159-troubleshoot-application-conflicts-performing-clean-startup.html
Click Start and type in the search box,
msconfig
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,
Cheers.
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05 May 2014   #3
gilloz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit/Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks ThrashZone for your response. Well, I went through the whole procedure as outlined in your link and it quit failing after the first step. I went ahead and did the additional steps, but it never failed again. I am back to my normal setup and it is still working fine. Not sure what to make of this.
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05 May 2014   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You could post the screen shots so we/ I can review them for problematic entries
Glad it's working better but it maybe temporary,
Cheers.
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06 May 2014   #5
gilloz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit/Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit
 
 

OK. Hopefully, I have attached a screen shot of my entries as requested. My failure stopped after the first step and never occurred again, even after the following steps. Seems to me that maybe something in the background was updating during the time I was trying to type some information in the URL window or Search window. Have not experienced this failure anymore since yesterday when I followed your procedure.

NOTE: This is my first try in attaching a screen shot file to a response.

Unable to type after a few words-stepone.png


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06 May 2014   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi thanks for the screen shot,
Post the Startup section if you don't mind,
Cheers.
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06 May 2014   #7
gilloz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit/Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit
 
 

OK ThrashZone, here is my msconfig file. As you can see, I only have my Anti-Virus program and my Start menu X checked off, nothing else.

Unable to type after a few words-msconfig.png


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06 May 2014   #8
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Sounds an awful like the GPU is on the verge of a TDR failure. The only reason there's no BSOD is the driver set for 9600 is smaller and recovers faster. If you are overclocking the GPU, STOP. Return all graphics settings to default and see if the problem continues.
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06 May 2014   #9
gilloz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit/Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit
 
 

I've never overclocked anything since I started using computers in 1995. BTW, I presently do no have a problem anymore since I went through the procedures of a Clean Boot yesterday, but thanks for your response.
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06 May 2014   #10
gregrocker

 

May I suggest you uninstall the AV and replace it for now with the one we recommend for best performance Microsoft Security Essentials.

Run with that for awhile to see the difference and if it doesn't solve you problem, uninstall Start Menu X and try that for awhile.

Other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 for tracing processes, utilitizing System Resources and testing hardware will often reveal the cause.
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