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Temporary Keyboard lockup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by socks, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. socks

    socks Flightless Bird

    Hello,

    As I'm typing I notice notice my keyboard will lock up. For example I may
    type the word "computer" & look at the screen & only see the little "c". The
    cursor will be locked up. After about 10 seconds the rest of the letters
    appear. I cleaned my keyboard but the problem still occurs. However, as I
    typed this message the problem didn't occur. It comes and goes. I can
    speed up the 10 second delay by clicking on another web page & then coming
    back to my message & the cursor will be blinking fine.

    john
     
  2. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    You have a program running in the background that is taking a lot of system
    time.
    Look in task manager to see if you can identify it. Do you have virus
    programs running? Check for malware?
    "socks" <socks@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:97B7FA64-588E-4ACD-A350-E1ED2CFEB072@microsoft.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > As I'm typing I notice notice my keyboard will lock up. For example I may
    > type the word "computer" & look at the screen & only see the little "c".
    > The
    > cursor will be locked up. After about 10 seconds the rest of the letters
    > appear. I cleaned my keyboard but the problem still occurs. However, as
    > I
    > typed this message the problem didn't occur. It comes and goes. I can
    > speed up the 10 second delay by clicking on another web page & then coming
    > back to my message & the cursor will be blinking fine.
    >
    > john
    >
     
  3. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 20 Feb 2010 10:56:01 -0800, socks
    <socks@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Hello,
    >
    >As I'm typing I notice notice my keyboard will lock up. For example I may
    >type the word "computer" & look at the screen & only see the little "c". The
    >cursor will be locked up. After about 10 seconds the rest of the letters
    >appear. I cleaned my keyboard but the problem still occurs. However, as I
    >typed this message the problem didn't occur. It comes and goes. I can
    >speed up the 10 second delay by clicking on another web page & then coming
    >back to my message & the cursor will be blinking fine.
    >
    >john


    What program are you using to type with ?
     
  4. john

    john Flightless Bird

    Hello,

    I brought up Task Manager & the only thing that I could see was that I had
    two browsers in the task bar (Internet Explorer & Avant). I also ran a
    malware application & there is no malware. BTW, this problem only recently
    started &, so far, as I'm typing this response, the cursor has not locked
    up. Could it be that I have two browsers open that is causing this issue?
    --
    john


    "Unknown" wrote:

    > You have a program running in the background that is taking a lot of system
    > time.
    > Look in task manager to see if you can identify it. Do you have virus
    > programs running? Check for malware?
    > "socks" <socks@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:97B7FA64-588E-4ACD-A350-E1ED2CFEB072@microsoft.com...
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > As I'm typing I notice notice my keyboard will lock up. For example I may
    > > type the word "computer" & look at the screen & only see the little "c".
    > > The
    > > cursor will be locked up. After about 10 seconds the rest of the letters
    > > appear. I cleaned my keyboard but the problem still occurs. However, as
    > > I
    > > typed this message the problem didn't occur. It comes and goes. I can
    > > speed up the 10 second delay by clicking on another web page & then coming
    > > back to my message & the cursor will be blinking fine.
    > >
    > > john
    > >

    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  5. john

    john Flightless Bird

    Hi Jim,

    I use Open Office. However, it seems the problem occurs when I use my
    hotmail program & try to type an e-mail or reply to an e-mail. It has also
    occurred trying to type a response here earlier today. (BTW, this issue only
    recently started) However, in my previous response to "Unknown", I had two
    different browsers open (I.E. and Avant). I closed one & so far as I'm
    typing this message the cursor has not locked up. Any thoughts or
    suggestions would be appreciated.

    John
    --
    john


    "Jim" wrote:

    > On Sat, 20 Feb 2010 10:56:01 -0800, socks
    > <socks@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    > >Hello,
    > >
    > >As I'm typing I notice notice my keyboard will lock up. For example I may
    > >type the word "computer" & look at the screen & only see the little "c". The
    > >cursor will be locked up. After about 10 seconds the rest of the letters
    > >appear. I cleaned my keyboard but the problem still occurs. However, as I
    > >typed this message the problem didn't occur. It comes and goes. I can
    > >speed up the 10 second delay by clicking on another web page & then coming
    > >back to my message & the cursor will be blinking fine.
    > >
    > >john

    >
    > What program are you using to type with ?
    > .
    >
     
  6. socks

    socks Flightless Bird

    Hi Jim,

    I think everything is okay now. I was typing you a response a few minutes
    ago using Avant as my browser & noticed the cursor freezing up again after
    typing a few words. I opened up task manager & under Processes, the CPU was
    running something like 95%. So I had an idea. I closed out Avant & opened
    up Internet Explorer & looked at Task Manager again & under Processes the
    CPU usage was only about 0-2%. I then typed this message again & the cursor
    didn't lock up this time at all.

    I guess my question is why would Avant cause this issue?

    Hopefully, this was the issue.

    Thanks,

    John
    --
    john


    "Jim" wrote:

    > On Sat, 20 Feb 2010 10:56:01 -0800, socks
    > <socks@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    > >Hello,
    > >
    > >As I'm typing I notice notice my keyboard will lock up. For example I may
    > >type the word "computer" & look at the screen & only see the little "c". The
    > >cursor will be locked up. After about 10 seconds the rest of the letters
    > >appear. I cleaned my keyboard but the problem still occurs. However, as I
    > >typed this message the problem didn't occur. It comes and goes. I can
    > >speed up the 10 second delay by clicking on another web page & then coming
    > >back to my message & the cursor will be blinking fine.
    > >
    > >john

    >
    > What program are you using to type with ?
    > .
    >
     
  7. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 08:31:01 -0800, socks
    <socks@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >
    >Hi Jim,
    >
    >I think everything is okay now. I was typing you a response a few minutes
    >ago using Avant as my browser & noticed the cursor freezing up again after
    >typing a few words. I opened up task manager & under Processes, the CPU was
    >running something like 95%. So I had an idea. I closed out Avant & opened
    >up Internet Explorer & looked at Task Manager again & under Processes the
    >CPU usage was only about 0-2%. I then typed this message again & the cursor
    >didn't lock up this time at all.
    >
    >I guess my question is why would Avant cause this issue?
    >
    >Hopefully, this was the issue.
    >
    >Thanks,
    >
    >John


    Have a look here
    http://forum.avantbrowser.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=27237
     

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