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Windows 7: Stopping and starting when typing

21 Nov 2013   #1

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Stopping and starting when typing

Hi folks. During the last couple of weeks I find that my curser stops flashing while I am typing, mainly when I am on the internet, and then starts again. This is a nuisance as I have to constantly look at the screen and wait for the curser to start flashing again before I can continue to type. I have disabled all start up programmes individually but none of them seems to be causing it. I have spyware and antivirus enabled and am running IE 11 64 bit. The problem appeared to get worse when I updated to IE 11 but I can't be sure it wasn't there before that. It has taken for ever to type this, HELP.

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21 Nov 2013   #2

Dual Boot: Windows 7 Pro & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

First do you have the correct drivers for the keyboard? Try updating the drivers and see if that helps.

Beyond that, can you post your system specs so we know exactly what PC you're working with?
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21 Nov 2013   #3

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Thanks for such a quick reply. I am not really too clever when it comes to these things. I have had the pc and keyboard for a year or so and haven't had any problems so I assume the drivers are ok. Not sure what info you need as the pc was built by a computer shop in town. What I know is AMD processer 2.50ghz, RAM 4.00 gb, 64bit. Don't know if that's enough. Just noticed that it's not just the cursor that stops and starts, the hourglass comes on and off which stops everything for a few seconds as well. I'm happy to reinstall the drivers if I had the first idea as to where to look and what to do. Where would I find that out?
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21 Nov 2013   #4

Dual Boot: Windows 7 Pro & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

As far as specs, I don't need a whole lot of information from you just yet. I was just making sure it wasn't a Laptop. Sometimes the issue of the cursor can be solved by disabling smart pad on the laptop because the users palm would be resting on it and that would then create the issue you're having.

Lets backup for a minute and tell me exactly when this happens. So is it mainly while you're on the internet? What about if you're not surfing whatsoever and lets say you're typing in Word, does it still happen? If its not as bad in word while your internet is connected, can you disconnect your internet completely and see if it stops? You can simply disconnect the ethernet cord to test this. If so, I think your issue would be connection related and not have anything to do with your Keyboard or drivers.
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21 Nov 2013   #5

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Just tried typing in word and no problem so it looks like you are right, it's an internet connection thing. What could I do to check the connection. Sorry to be so thick, old age .
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21 Nov 2013   #6

Dual Boot: Windows 7 Pro & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Ok so do you have any other problems with your connection? Can you open webpages as normal or is that slow too?

Also, is this only while you're in Internet Explorer, or does this happen in Chrome and/or Firefox?
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21 Nov 2013   #7

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We're getting somewhere now. Just downloaded Chrome and no problem. Shame cause I don't like Chrome, guess the problem is with IE 11 somewhere and I'll just have to get used to Chrome. Thanks so much for pointing me in the right direction. If you've got any idea what is wrong with IE I would appreciate it.
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21 Nov 2013   #8

Dual Boot: Windows 7 Pro & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Do you know if you installed any add-ons or changed any settings when this problem started? Maybe you just upgraded to IE 11 from 10 or another version and the problem started then? What you can try is using a program like BackRex ( http://backsettings.com/internet-explorer-backup.html ) and try either reinstalling IE 11 or going to IE 10 and see if the problem still persists.

Another thing you can try if you did add some features to IE 11 recently, try disabling or getting rid of your add-ons one by one and see if the problem gets fixed after disabling them. If you disable one and it doesn't help, go ahead and add it back because it is most likely not the issue.

I am heading off to work but I will link this thread to some of the members to see if they can come in and help out. If nobody is available I will be back later tonight to offer further assistance.

Good luck.

EDIT: Please try uninstalling add-ons before totally reinstalling IE 11.
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21 Nov 2013   #9

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Thanks so much. haven't found any advantage in E11 so will go back to 10. Fingers crossed.
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21 Nov 2013   #10

Dual Boot: Windows 7 Pro & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by longdog View Post
Thanks so much. haven't found any advantage in E11 so will go back to 10. Fingers crossed.
If that fixes it for you I'd stick with IE 10. Also, please mark the thread as solved if that does work.

If you keep getting the same issue, post back here and we can offer more help.

Just as a precautionary measure, I would also run your Antivirus and Malware/Spyware software.

Its also good to use CCleaner (CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download) often to keep unnecessary files from building up on your PC and it can also clean up your browsers. Keep in mind this may remove your saved passwords which is fine as long as you're ok with that. If not on the left side when you open Ccleaner there is a box next to "Cookies" and "Saved Passwords", untick those and your passwords should remain saved.


Good luck!
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