How come it takes a few seconds for the key I press on the keyboard to appear on my computer screen?

by on July 26, 2010

Q: I have a 2006 Compaq that has Windows Vista. Recently the keyboard is not typing correctly. It takes about 10 seconds for a letter to type at a time. I just got internet service and the repairman says it looks like I have a virus or I need a new keyboard. So I went out and bought a new keyboard and it still does the same. The computer also runs very slow. I ran something called a CCleaner. I’m not sure if that was supposed to get rid of the virus or even tell me if I had one. Please help me if you can!!


3 Responses to “How come it takes a few seconds for the key I press on the keyboard to appear on my computer screen?”
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    The keypresses taking a long time to show up and the system running slow are basically all the same problem. Usually, some program is running on the computer that is causing it to run slowly.

    What anti-virus or anti-spyware software do you currently have installed on your computer?

     
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      i don’t think i have any anti-virus or anti-spyware software

       
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    Picked as best answer

    Install and run (free) Microsoft Security Essentials: http://bit.ly/btJ6Jy

    Cleaning will probably take a while, just let it run.