Typing Word Issues
June 19, 2016 11:20pm CST
Has anyone else had issues with typing words and they take awhile to catch up? It's like the sites or email I am in that require typing does this since yesterday. It's doing it here. It will freeze too. I ran test and find nothing. My lap top is old so can it be programs?
6 people like this
• Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
22 Jun 16
Usually that problem comes from your computer's cpu being overloaded. In other words, there's either too many programs running at once, or more likely, one of the programs is using a lot of cpu time. Another possibility is that some program is doing a lot of disk accesses. That can also slow down responsiveness. You might want to check to see if there's a particular program that's running when the slowdown occurs.
• United States
24 Jun 16
I am not computer technical and not sure how to find out if there are background programs running. I don't download and barely have anything loaded on here. I've always been that way, not loading a lot of stuff. I have a lot of free space. Norton isn't finding anything. I do hear something like it's running. It's an old lap top so not worth me taking it in to see what can be found. It will stop for days and then start again like tonight.
• Kingston, New Hampshire
20 Jun 16
I have this happen to me now and then when commenting on some news articles and, even here, sometimes. It could be the computer or security software doing background 'cleaning' or your Internet connection having a bad day. I've done both: Restart the computer and/or my DSL Modem. Seems to help.
• Cambridge, England
20 Jun 16
This kind of lag is quite common. It is due to a shortage of RAM and tends to happen most when you have several programs open or many tabs open in the browser. If it has only started happening recently, it may indicate that there is some program running in the background which was recently installed. This might be something legitimate, such as a large update downloading, or it may be something unnecessary and unwanted. It might be time to scan your PC for unwanted programs such as adware or malware (i.e. a virus of some kind). Make sure that your antivirus program is up to date and run a full scan (it may be best to schedule a scan on start-up and to restart the computer). There are several tools which can help identify and deal with background programs IOBit do a free program which does a good job:
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