Delay in Typing


While typing emails, the text would take ages to come up on the screen. I first thought this was the keyboard buffer. then my mouse went all choppy and froze (after reboot was ok for a while) I cleaned the mouse rollers and it still happens.

The cpu performance is constantly at 100% in task manager and it never used to be.

It did idle at about 10% before and it slowly got higher (over about 2 months). the heatsink works.

It's a 4gig hdd with about 500 meg left on it and I am trying to delete any unnecessary files, thinking that the hdd was too full. It hasn't been defragged in 2 months.

Now it slows down to a stop (mouse will move but I can't have more than one window open at one time)

Can you help?



This question was answered on October 30, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hello shane, I'm Arturo, There is a program that is execute at the startup of Windows 2000 and start to run and once you open a program such as Microsoft Word and the CPU is doing a multicasting which is handling two program running at the same time

My advice is to look at your start menu, go to -->program-->startup, see if there is an icon program in that folder, just delete if you see one.

Try to defragment your hard drive at least a week, this will increase your computer performance little by little and will also help alot.

Use the clean up utility that Windows 2000 has on the system tools menu and use it, this might take a while and once it finish select all the check box and click ok.

Try not to install program that are from the internet because this sometimes this program will corrupt your system.

There is a feature or utility and is on Windows XP and Windows 98 call "Msconfig.exe", if you the CD of look for it and make a copy of this file and run it to your computer You can get a download of this file in Microsoft website Once you run this file you it opens an application program and tells you which program is running.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 30, 2003