Dell laptop developed slow key board

  Edith 18 Nov 12
Locked

My Dell M1330 laptop key board has started to react slowly to key strokes. As you type you have to wait for the letters to appear in the document or in the task bar if looking for or trying to connect to a site. Anybody have any ideas why?

  Taff™ 19 Nov 12

I doubt if this is a problem with the keyboard. Can you attach an external keyboard and see if it reacts the same way? It is more likely to be caused by a program running in the background on the computer - malware might be the cause or a legitimate program such as antivirus running or Windows Updates being installed in the bckground. (There were a dozen or so released last week and if they have failed to install will retry every boot up)

Does this happen when you boot into safe mode as well?

  Taff™ 19 Nov 12

Incidentally, unless this is a recently bought Dell, this should probably be in the normal help forum. FE may move it. Can you tell us how old this Dell is as well.

Advertisement

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Should I upgrade to Windows 10? 8 reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 10... and 2 why you…

We are being sold the ability to spend money we don't have. And we love it

IKinema aims to banish droopy shoulders and wonky spines in animated CG characters

How to use Apple Music in the UK: Complete guide to Apple Music's features

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message