typing delays

Dell INSPIRON 1501
August 27, 2009 at 06:26:19
Specs: Macintosh
My father's laptop now gets continual delays when he's typing. No matter what program he uses, he starts typing and has to wait for it to actually show up a few seconds later. We've tried removing and installing three different kinds of anti-virus and have upgraded his memory to 2GB. He has very few things that startup when he turns the computer on. Any other suggestions?

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August 27, 2009 at 06:33:50
Is your father also using Voice/Speech recognition? If so, disable it and the typing delay will go away.


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August 27, 2009 at 06:37:05
...three different kinds of anti-virus...

How about Spyware checks ???
Spyware includes ----
Adware, Dialers, Browser Hijackers, Trojans, Cookies,
Key Loggers, Trackware, and other Malware while browsing the internet.

Most Virus and Spyware scans are likely to work better in Windows Safe-Mode.

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August 27, 2009 at 08:06:53
Found this article and once I had my Dad set the ATI hotkey service to manual and reboot, it fixed the problem!


Fix slow keyboard response inspiron 1501 by paul jurco http://paul.jurco.ro/2009/01/07/fi [...] omment-585

Read the following from his site.........

One of my colleague asked me to take a look at her laptop and check why the characters appear so slow sometimes.
At that moment I thought it’s a software issue. After several checks we reinstalled the XP but the problem persisted. So, we sent the notebook to the service.
After one month, we received it untouched with the following resolution: please reinstall the OS :).
Ok then…

So I started to investigate by killing unneeded processes.
I have started with ati2evxx.exe.
I was lucky, after two days of tests it seems that this was the problem.
The exe is started by a service named ati hotkey poller (I can’t remember exactly right now).
This process is installed together with the Ati driver (catalyst).
I have changed the service settings to not start at boot time (it cannot be stopped) and rebooted.

The problem was resolved.

Open services from control panel (click start->Run-> enter services.msc-> Hit Enter).
Double click the service and change the startup type to Manual (from Automatic).
If you want it back as it was, change it to Automatic.

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