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Windows 7: Cursor & Keys Cease Functioning

28 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 home 64 bit
Cursor & Keys Cease Functioning

Hi, my cursor disappears after a few seconds, likewise the keys just stop typing at anything from 5 seconds onwards, as I use my laptop (Acer 5733) mainly for forums this is very frustrating because I look at the keys whilst typing, so I can type a lot that just doesn't appear on the screen & has to be done again.

I have to left click with the mouse to continue typing or scrolling.

The laptop has a dual boot system with Ubuntu & it works fine on that so it must be windows & not the laptop itself,( oddly enough it seems fine on here, but some forums seem better than others bizarrely.)

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28 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

Do you know off hand how much ram is in your laptop? I only ask because I have had that same issue with my prior computer running xp; and it turned out it was a lack of enough available ram. Usually if that happens sometimes it can in fact be a lack of ram for what you have open and if there are other programs open then that can affect it as well.
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28 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 7 home 64 bit

Thanks Matts, you may well be onto something there, Windows seems to demand a lot more of everything than Ubuntu, the fan is on almost constantly on windows and barely ever on Ubuntu.

I have one of those CPU meters & its reading 67% for RAM with only firefox browser & thunderbird mail open, but I do tend to have a lot of windows open at once (10 +).

This laptop only has one 4gb ddr card, I might upgrade to a matched pair.
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28 Feb 2014   #4

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

If i were you; and if i could afford it; i would definitely max out the ram if you can; that way you will have more available resources to work with because yes; windows does use quite a bit of ram with all the background services that it uses etc.
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28 Feb 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

matts6887 is correct Windows 7 does like ram but if set up correctly Windows 7 will run great with 4 gig of ram.

Could you show us these using this tutorial.

By Brink:
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