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Sometimes the letters dont appear immediately on

\015 Sometimes the letters don't appear immediately on the screen or not at all and sometimes the curser won't move when pressing the space bar. Wots wrong and hoe do I fix this problen? I have an Acer Aspire 5102WLMi laptop. I just want to throw it out the window when I'm trying to type.\015\012\015\012Maureen\015

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Dear Maureen,

This isa problem I have had myself, and any number of things can indeed cause this, but lets start with the most likely.

Have you recently beenon the internet and downloaded anything, clicked any links, or had any files run on your computer that you are not entirely sure of their origins? If yes, it could be malicious software that has ruined a piece of coding that makes your computer function properly. Antivirus and anti spyware scans should rule this out.

Secondly it could be a driver issue. Have you checked your device manager and confirmed that all of your drivers and their related software is properly functioning?

Physically damaged your computer? Dropping a laptop, jolting, and suddenly moving any computer can cause internal components to play up or become "volitile". Hard drives when they "go rogue" can cause this problem. In order to confirm this, get onto google and get a hard drive recovery and diagnostics tool. A good one that springs to mind is Spinrite. So type "spinrite free download" into google and see if you can get a copy of the program.

Your operating system. Have you had this machine for a while and noticed other things slowing down, and your computer act like its "stuck in a tar pit"?. Just perform a piece of good housekeeping and uninstall all the junk that could be on there. Better still, find your operating system disk, or do a hard recovery and start from a fresh clean vanilla (standard) install. See if that helps.

Try the above and pleaselet me know how you get on. If nothing still works, let me know and I personally will investigate this for you further.

I hope that this is the fixya for you!

kind regards, and yours sincerely


Unfortunately, there is quite a few things that can cause this. My experience in fixing systems since 1986 suggests there are too many resources in use..\012
\012Basically, there are too many routines running, or something is working way too hard for nothing...\012
\012First, remove what isn't necessary from your runtime. \012
\012Open MSConfig\012 Under Services\012 Disable ATI * services\012 Disable NVidia * services\012 Under startup programs\012 Disable acrotray.exe\012
\012reboot your computer, then check the box to keep the msconfig from appearing every boot.\012
\012Note that * represents any possible text following the early text.\012
\012What did we do? We turned off key polling services for the 2 top offenders. Since most people don't use the hotkeys to change their video settings, they are completely unneeded. For some reason, they seem to react to antivirus programs, and to .NET services, although I can't tell exactly why.\012
\012If you have installed Microsoft Search 4.0, either remove or disable the service. This ties down computers drastically, and unless they get a complete index, will take forever to generate one.. (same with FindFast from Office 97)\012
\012Next, if you have IE7 or IE8, click Start, right click on the IE icon and click Internet Properties. (Do not open IE.) Click on the /Advanced\\ tab, then click the second [RESET] button. Now, if a check box appears in the dialog, uncheck the box. You might want your favorites and settings. Once this is complete, allow it to restart IE.\012
\012Finally, clear your temp areas. download CCleaner from www.piriform.com and install it on your system. (I believe this is for personal use only..) Once installed, click settings -> Advanced and uncheck only temp files within the last 24 hours (first box).\012
\012Now, click on [Cleaner] at the left (the brush). Uncheck Cookies and History for IE, then add under Advanced, [x] Old Prefetch Data, [x] Hotfix Uninstallers\012
\012Under /Applications\\, uncheck Cookies and History for any other browsers you may have. Check Compact Databases for any of the sections.\012
\012Once these are checked, click Analyze. (It could take a few minutes.) Once the list is done, click [Run Cleaner].\012
\012This clears out most of the same temp files I deal with, and is a great one step clean.. however, we aren't done yet.\012
\012Click on [Registry] to the left, then Analyze again. Once done, click [Fix Selected issues] and SAVE THE CHANGES. Once you've SAVED CHANGES, click Fix all, then close CCleaner.\012
\012If you are still having troubles, click Start -> Run and enter MRT. Run a Full scan (could take a few hours.)\012
\012If you are still having issues, download the Microsoft Security Essentials program, update and do a full scan..\012
\012Believe me, if this doesn't fix it, you have a spyware or a virus.\012
\012Good luck!
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