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Windows 7: Typing Response Time

29 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7
Typing Response Time

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, i7 920 CPU, & 9 GB Ram. The problem I'm experiencing is a delayed response time quite often when I'm online and typing on a site such as this, Facebook, or any other site which requires key input. I also notice I cannot scroll my browser when this happens and may last 5 or 10 seconds. I have the issue no matter which brand of browser I use but I can't say for sure if it happens with other programs or not. CPU usage does not seem to spike during this time. I keep all of my software updated regularly.

I'm not sure how to go about troubleshooting this issue, but any help would be appreciated as it is really irritating when this happens.

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30 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7

Hmmm, okay so maybe I have a very rare problem going on here. That or nobody has a clue maybe??
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30 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

A few suggestions:

- background programs? Check what is happening using Task Manager or better still Resource Manager. You may want to check (use msconfig or Autoruns from Sysinternals) if unwanted startup programs are running in the background

- hard disk errors? run "chkdsk /r C:" from an elevated command prompt (Start, type cmd.exe in run window, right click and select Run as Administrator). It will ask to schedule the check for the next boot. Say ok, and reboot - it will check your filesystem for errors and your drive for bad blocks. Note that it takes a long time on a big drive

- hard drive errors, part 2? Download SeaTools or Western digital diagnostics and check your drive's SMART status. If your re-allocated sector count is too high, it is a sign that the disk is about to fail.

- obvious stuff? run an anti-virus scan. Download and run Malwarebytes' scanner to ensure your system is clean.

Hope this helps!
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30 Jun 2011   #4


In addition to the excellent suggestions above:

Test your RAM: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Test your HD with maker's diag/repair extended CD scan: HD Diagnostic

Uncheck everything in msconfig>Startup except AV and gadgets. After several reboots check back if anything has written itself back in and turn it off in its program Preferences or uninstall. Startup Programs - Change

Next in msconfig>Services choose "Hide all MS services" to see what is running without your knowledge. Uncheck these, after reboots check back to see if any write themselves in and turn them off in Prefs or Uninstall. You now have a clean boot.
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